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May 7, 2019
 
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Western Europe’s tallest tower to rise in small Denmark town
 
Western Europe’s tallest tower to rise in small Denmark town
 
International fashion company Bestseller plans to build a 200-m (656-ft) tall skyscraper as part of its Tower & Village headquarter project in Brande, Denmark.
 
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Green roofs must in new NYC buildings
 
Green roofs must in new NYC buildings
 
The New York City (NYC) council has passed a suite of measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions including requiring green roofs and/or solar panels in new construction.
 
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BIG creates ‘domino-effect’ façade for UMass Amherst’s new business hub
 
BIG creates ‘domino-effect’ façade for UMass Amherst’s new business hub
 
University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management has added 6503 m2 (70,000 sf) of hyper-collaborative space, a copper-clad annex, at $62 million.
 
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New dual-tower high-rise complex debuts in Chicago
 
New dual-tower high-rise complex debuts in Chicago
 
Designed by Goettsch Partners and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA), One Chicago, a new, luxury mixed-use, two-tower complex breaks ground in Chicago, Illinois.
 
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Architect Tatiana Bilbao wins the coveted Marcus Prize
 
Architect Tatiana Bilbao wins the coveted Marcus Prize
 
Designs revealed for Wisconsin cultural center
 
Designs revealed for Wisconsin cultural center
 
NY vet college transformation creates a seamless campus
 
NY vet college transformation creates a seamless campus
 
D-Blaze FRTW: Built-in firefighters
 
D-Blaze FRTW: Built-in firefighters
 
Featured
Specifying stone composite panels
 
Specifying stone composite panels
 
Exterior cladding systems are receiving plenty of attention from architects, specifiers, building owners, and manufacturers. Composite wall panels made from natural stone provide a versatile, high-performing option for building design and construction teams. These systems allow architects to design innovative, affordable, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing building exteriors.
 
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Through the window: Security glass magnified
 
Security glass has mainly been used by the military and other government entities, such as prisons and jails, police stations, and healthcare facilities. The scope has now expanded to markets and industries, such as schools, data centers, and hospitals where security, particularly glass, used to be an afterthought because they were rarely threatened by violent crime, active shooters, digital warfare, or natural hazards. These market segments are employing security glazing products, but much of the money is being spent with limited direction and research.
 
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Project News
Washington university building juxtaposes metal and terra-cotta panels
 
Washington university building juxtaposes metal and terra-cotta panels
 
The new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, is now open. According to Seattle-based LMN Architects, the 12,542-m2 (135,000-sf) academic building establishes a new standard for the study of computer science by creating a connected, warm, and welcoming space, designed to attract a broad and diverse student population and enhance connections to the campus and community.
 
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DELEGATED DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
Where does the Delegated Design belong in a specification and how is it different from Performance Specifications?
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PARTNERING
I am currently assisting a project owner with reorganizing their Divisions 00 documents and Division 01 specifications into be more-consistent with MasterFormat (2018) and AIA A521/EJCDC N-122--2012, Uniform Location of Subject Matter (ULSM). This type of exercise is largely old hat for me, but there is one thing for which I am struggling to assign an appropriate location in the construction documents: partnering requirements. Neither MasterFormat nor ULSM addresses it. Where should partnering requirements be located in a set of construction documents?
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Another twisting tower, this time by Studio Gang, tops off
 
 
NYC mayor plans to ban new ‘inefficient’ glass skyscrapers
 
 
Notre Dame redesign proposals are pouring in
 
 
Gensler to design new California university stadium
 
 
Singapore airport features world’s tallest indoor waterfall
 
 
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