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March 26, 2019
 
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Snøhetta completes Europe’s first underwater restaurant
 
Snøhetta completes Europe’s first underwater restaurant
 
Half-sunken into the sea, the restaurant’s 34-m (112-ft) long monolithic form breaks the surface of the water to rest directly on the seabed off the coast of Lindesnes, Norway.
 
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ASHRAE hires design team to revamp its new HQ
 
ASHRAE hires design team to revamp its new HQ
 
The partnership of McLennan Design and Houser Walker Architecture, in collaboration with international engineering firm Integral Group, has been selected to revamp the Atlanta office.
 
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Revealing design of Chicago university’s Paris campus
 
Revealing design of Chicago university’s Paris campus
 
Studio Gang has released renderings of its Center in Paris project that will comprise an academic center for the University of Chicago and a mixed-use residential building.
 
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New LEED credit focuses on eliminating the use of illegal wood in buildings
 
New LEED credit focuses on eliminating the use of illegal wood in buildings
 
The Timber Traceability credit is designed to increase transparency in timber supply chains and reduce the risk of illegally harvested wood entering the buildings industry.
 
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New $1.5B terminal project breaks ground at Kansas City airport
 
New $1.5B terminal project breaks ground at Kansas City airport
 
NY’s Hudson Yards celebrates its grand opening
 
NY’s Hudson Yards celebrates its grand opening
 
Sound Seal acquired by the Stephens Group
 
Sound Seal acquired by the Stephens Group
 
Free e-book looks at architectural coatings
 
Free e-book looks at architectural coatings
 
Featured
Ceiling systems: Overhead investments
 
Ceiling systems: Overhead investments
 
Ceilings are one of the most visible architectural surfaces in many building interiors. Performance requirements for ceilings can be as complex as those required of walls, floors, and other finishes. Selecting the right product to use overhead should be seen as a wise investment in building performance. This article compares the performance of standard ceiling panel types to help with initial product selection.
 
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Bursting the sealant bubbles
FAILURES
 
On two different Midwestern projects, the surfaces of sealants exhibited gas-filled blisters, often referred to as bubbling, within a week of installation. The projects highlight potential problems that can occur when work is not properly protected and/or is conducted near the upper and lower thresholds of the temperature range allowed by the sealant manufacturer. These problems demonstrate the benefit of specifying narrower limits for installation temperatures as well as stricter environmental controls and protection protocols—not necessarily due to the sealant material, but because of challenges associated with preparing substrates and maintaining environmental conditions at extreme temperatures.
 
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Project News
Ergonomic flooring helps mitigate noise at Wisconsin hospital
 
Ergonomic flooring helps mitigate noise at Wisconsin hospital
 
UW Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, sought to reduce noise and improve the patient and staff experience in its 1208-m2 (13,000-sf), 18-bed neuroscience intensive care unit (neuro ICU). Installing an ergonomic healthcare flooring product—5 mm (197 mils) of rubber fusion-bonded to the back of a heterogeneous vinyl layer—was the solution. The project team also specified a premium noise reducing ceiling tile as another acoustics measure to work in conjunction with the floor.
 
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WHAT ONE SKILL NEEDS IMPROVEMENT?
What one skill do you think all construction industry professionals should work to improve? Why?
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WHERE WOULD YOU SPECIFY PERSONNEL TRAINING FOR QII OR OTHER QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM?
We are working on a GreenPoint-rated project with QII testing, inspection, and personnel training requirements. On this project, which has a bunch of other green and code requirements layered on, we want to get the requirements into the right place, and clearly identify the training in the same fashion in which we are identifying the testing and inspection requirements. What is the appropriate MasterFormat section?
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Missed this from the web?
 
Norway tower is world’s tallest timber building
 
 
Restoration of Chicago’s historic Union Station complete
 
 
San Francisco-based Pfau Long Architecture merges with Perkins+Will
 
 
Considerations for standard, modified, and custom aluminum doors
 
 
Ensuring shading devices are not just fair-weather friends
 
 
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