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March 5, 2019

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BIG revises design for Oakland A’s ballpark

BIG revises design for Oakland A’s ballpark

Danish architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) continues to gather more input and refine designs for the 34,000-seat Oakland Athletics ballpark stadium in California.

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Sotheby’s reimagines its NY headquarters

Sotheby’s reimagines its NY headquarters

International auction house Sotheby’s is expanding its New York City headquarters. Designed by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu and associate Christy Cheng, the redesign features new exhibition galleries.

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Illinois adopts 2018 IECC

Illinois adopts 2018 IECC

Illinois has a new energy code. On March 1, 2019, the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) became law across the state. The updated code will increase energy efficiency and lower energy operating costs for commercial buildings.

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Cooper Robertson tapped to master plan Georgia university

Cooper Robertson tapped to master plan Georgia university

Cooper Robertson has been selected to develop the next phase of a master plan for Georgia State University (GSU). The work will help reshape and enhance the university’s six campuses.

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Features

Acoustic panels enhance multipurpose use of Colgate University fieldhouse

Acoustic panels enhance multipurpose use of Colgate University fieldhouse

Quick and easy installation of Eckoustic Functional Panels (EFPs), supplied by Eckel Noise Control Technologies, assured the Charles H. Sanford Fieldhouse in Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, would be completed in time for commencement.

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Restoring a historic cathedral with tall glass wall

For architects and building teams working in historic contexts, structural glass systems can offer compelling design solutions that can improve functionality while simultaneously highlighting and contrasting with the spaces’ original fabric and character. However, challenges with the integration of glass systems that relate to design development, specification, fabrication, and installation do raise a host of considerations that may not be immediately apparent.

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Project News

Los Angeles’ Union Station automates restroom applications

Los Angeles’ Union Station automates restroom applications

Known as the ‘last of the great train stations,’ the Los Angeles Union Station has stood as one of the city’s architectural icons since 1939. While operating purely as a train station for many years, it has now evolved as a destination complete with art exhibitions, live music, and fine dining. Water saving products, installed in both the facility’s public and private restrooms, played a part in the station’s transformation.

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Events

March 14-19
RCI International Convention and Trade Show

March 26-27
Air Barrier Association of America Conference and Trade Show

April 3-5
NASCC: The Steel Conference

June 6-8
AIA Conference on Architecture

June 19-21
CSI Master Specifiers Retreat

September 17-19
Glassbuild America

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I NEED YOUR HELP

I have an incredibly smart and motivated young man in my office who is interested in understanding PPD’s a little better. I do not have a lot of experience with PPD’s and have given him a couple of examples that I happen to have but they are not representative of a really good SD level PPD. Would any of you be willing to share an example (pdf is fine) of an SD level PPD that you have prepared for a project?

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PAINT MANUFACTURE LISTED ON SPECIFICATIONS

Wanted to see how to go about having a paint manufacture listed on your specs? We are based in Florida, throughout Central/ South America and the Caribbean. As I've come across there are some spec writers on Florida projects from other states and wouldn't know the brand name to list us. I can provide details and crossovers to other paint manufactures if that would help as well.

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