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May 14, 2019
 
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Architects propose a Gothic and biomimetic roof for Notre Dame
 
Architects propose a Gothic and biomimetic roof for Notre Dame
 
Belgian ecological architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) proposes a design for the cathedral that brings history, science, art, and spirituality together.
 
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Introducing CallisonRTKL’s new CEO
 
Introducing CallisonRTKL’s new CEO
 
Kelly M. Farrell, AIA, LEED AP, is the new president and CEO of CallisonRTKL (CRTKL), a global architecture and urban design practice.
 
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Architects propose a new paradigm for office buildings in NYC
 
Architects propose a new paradigm for office buildings in NYC
 
Perkins+Will reinvents the classic NYC ‘loft’ building with contemporary materials, systems, and technology for a 12-story boutique office facility in Manhattan, New York.
 
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World’s first 3D-printed community to be built in Latin America
 
World’s first 3D-printed community to be built in Latin America
 
Yves Béhar and industrial design firm Fuseproject partnered with the nonprofit New Story and construction technology company Icon to design, plan, and build the first ever 3D-printed community.
 
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Jennifer Bonner wins the 2019 Architectural League Prize
 
Jennifer Bonner wins the 2019 Architectural League Prize
 
Prosoco acquires Construction Tie Products
 
Prosoco acquires Construction Tie Products
 
Hyatt Centric hotel tops off in downtown Portland
 
Hyatt Centric hotel tops off in downtown Portland
 
Dramatically reduce noise in ceiling/wall assemblies
 
Dramatically reduce noise in ceiling/wall assemblies
 
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Ensuring occupant comfort and safety with smoke vents
 
Ensuring occupant comfort and safety with smoke vents
 
The architects of the Hale Centre Theatre in Utah faced a unique challenge in trying to limit noise intrusion as there was an interstate highway and airport in the area. Therefore, the project team installed 20 acoustical smoke vents to guard against noise intrusion.
 
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Role of WRB in open-joint cladding design
 
Open-joint cladding enhances the visual appeal of buildings. However, it exposes the exterior wall to wind, water, and ultraviolet (UV) rays, thereby risking havoc to building performance and causing the growth of mold and rot within the wall cavity. With a durable and effective water-resistive barrier (WRB) in place, building professionals can protect their designs well into the future and improve the overall performance as well as the appearance of a structure.
 
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Project News
NY casino complements the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains
 
NY casino complements the natural beauty of the Catskill Mountains
 
Created by JCJ Architecture, the designs for the Resorts World Catskills (RWC) in Monticello, New York, capture the natural beauty of the surrounding Catskills Mountains and bring together the dynamic qualities of an integrated entertainment campus. A key underpinning to the design approach for the 139,355-m2 (1.5 million-sf) hospitality and gaming property was to provide visitors with the opportunity to connect with the seasonal attributes of the landscape.
 
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SHOULD AN ARCHITECT HELP WITH THE OWNER CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT?
In a design-bid-build process, should the architect ever agree to help the owner draft the owner-contractor agreement? Personally, this sounds like it could put the architect into a conflicting role that I am not sure they would want to be forming. Any advice would be very much appreciated!
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SEALER FOR GLULAM CONSTRUCTION AT EXPOSED LOCATIONS
The buildings in question are located mostly in rainy and damp locations, such as Knoxville TN. Glulams are partially exposed at the entry in forms of arched beams and support structure. Specs called for manufacturer's standard sealant, and not much more concerning quality and durability. Maintenance is not performed every 3-5 years, so exposed members suffer from weathering and delamination. Is there a proven shop-applied sealer for glulams that will last 10 - 20 years between reapplications?
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Designs revealed for Wisconsin cultural center
 
 
How a coating’s application method influences finish color
 
 
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