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April 9, 2019
 
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BIG unveils a floating city of the future
 
BIG unveils a floating city of the future
 
Oceanix, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Ocean Engineering, and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have proposed the world’s first resilient and sustainable floating city.
 
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LA museum shrinks in revised design plan
 
LA museum shrinks in revised design plan
 
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has revised his design plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA’s) new campus. Renderings reveal the proposed building size has been scaled down to 32,284 m2 (347,500 sf).
 
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UK’s tulip-shaped skyscraper gets green light
 
UK’s tulip-shaped skyscraper gets green light
 
The Tulip tower has been given the go-ahead by the City of London, United Kingdom. It could become the tallest building in London and second tallest in Western Europe.
 
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Washington academic center features movable panels and passive cooling
 
Washington academic center features movable panels and passive cooling
 
Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, was inspired by wooden boats when designing the new Wagner Education Center in Seattle, Washington, for the Center for Wooden Boats (CWB).
 
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Self-adhered air and vapor barrier membrane
 
Self-adhered air and vapor barrier membrane
 
Download our new e-book on structural steel
 
Download our new e-book on structural steel
 
Roof Hugger’s metal-over-metal retrofit products
 
Roof Hugger’s metal-over-metal retrofit products
 
Rainscreen: 10 things to know
 
Rainscreen: 10 things to know
 
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Designing a high-performance building envelope with air barriers
 
Designing a high-performance building envelope with air barriers
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Controlling the movement of air between the conditioned interior environment of a building and the exterior is a core function of building science.
 
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Specifying insulation throughout the healthcare enclosure
 
When specifying insulation systems for healthcare facilities, architects and contractors can borrow wisdom from the world of real estate: it is all about location, location, and location. Specifying the right type of insulation to address the performance challenges in various locations within the healthcare facility enclosure can not only support the building’s performance objectives, but also help meet life-safety, comfort, and sustainability goals.
 
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Project News
New York company utilizes IMPs for its expansion
 
New York company utilizes IMPs for its expansion
 
To keep up with the company’s growing customer base, New York-based SKS Bottle & Packaging required a larger facility. To minimize interruption of services, the 13,006-m2 (140,000-sf) office and warehouse was constructed with insulated metal panels (IMPs). More than 8361 m2 (90,000 sf) of IMPs were used in two profiles and colors, both filled with a 76-mm (3-in.) urethane.
 
The flat roof features an internal gutter system and is 9 m (31 ft) high. The IMPs exceeded the eave lines to create a parapet of varying heights to break up the ‘boxy’ look of the building, and provide screening of the mechanical systems on the roof.
 
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HOW’D YOU HANDLE?
This is hypothetical. Your office—a design professional consulting firm—has a vice-president who is a bit on the insecure side. The vice-president is out of the office a lot. To help keep his local projects moving along, he has the senior technician with the high school diploma frequently handle smaller assignments for him, including preparing certain designs. On occasion, when a deadline is looming, the senior technician enters the vice-president’s office, opens the desk drawer, removes the vice-president’s professional seal and inkpad, and applies the seal to the work product prepared by the senior technician. What should be done about this, if anything? How would you handle it if you were one of the other licensed design professionals in the office?
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JUST AN OBSERVATION
Almost every building has at least one janitors’ closet. Almost every janitor’s closet has FRP. No PA/PM or interior designer in history has ever included FRP when requesting specs. Every spec writer knows to put it in anyway. What other sections do you always include, whether or not requested?
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Announcing Stage I winners of steel innovation projects
 
 
USGBC survey reveals need to highlight role of green buildings in mitigating eco problems
 
 
HGA to design $40M Sacramento college building
 
 
Studio ORD selected to design new O’Hare terminal
 
 
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