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June 18, 2019
 
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Studio Gang-designed NY museum breaks ground
 
Studio Gang-designed NY museum breaks ground
 
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has broken ground on the Studio Gang-designed Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.
 
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Historic Massachusetts warehouse gets contemporary makeover
 
Historic Massachusetts warehouse gets contemporary makeover
 
Designs have been revealed for a multifamily condominium in Boston that seamlessly integrates adaptive reuse and new construction.
 
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Grimshaw Architects appoints new chairman
 
Grimshaw Architects appoints new chairman
 
Andrew Whalley takes over the leadership reins from Nicholas Grimshaw, who founded the global practice in 1980.
 
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Iowa mid-rise may be the country’s first dowel-laminated timber office building
 
Iowa mid-rise may be the country’s first dowel-laminated timber office building
 
Neumann Monson Architects and Raker Rhodes Engineering collaborated with mass timber engineers to build a one-of-a-kind mixed-use facility in Des Moines.
 
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Virginia facility earns LEED Platinum
 
Virginia facility earns LEED Platinum
 
Photogenic photosynthesis on Amazon’s campus
 
Photogenic photosynthesis on Amazon’s campus
 
10 benefits of wood structural panel wall sheathing
 
10 benefits of wood structural panel wall sheathing
 
Michigan health center earns LEED Gold
 
Michigan health center earns LEED Gold
 
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Concrete testing goes wireless
 
Concrete testing goes wireless
 
Testing concrete’s strength is essential, but also messy and expensive. Though it seems like a waste of time and resources, it is necessary to know concrete’s early age-strength for construction operations or the mix’s long-term strength to ensure the specified concrete strength is achieved. However, is this testing process necessary?
 
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Construction documentation today
 
Documentation is a major factor in prudent project management. Then, too, proper documentation is the critical element of a risk control system. Whether the project manager represents the architect, owner, or contractor, their responsibilities are the same on every construction project.
 
Today, every construction project requires detailed documentation by project managers. Orderly and conscientious recordkeeping not only provides the information to effectively and efficiently manage a project, but is also essential preparation for contract disputes, delays, and litigation.
 
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Project News
Metal roof brings a ‘front porch lifestyle’ to Florida clubhouse
 
Metal roof brings a ‘front porch lifestyle’ to Florida clubhouse
 
The new Arbor Grande development within a planned community in Florida offers a number of features within its gated confines. The 650-m2 (7000-sf) clubhouse and fitness center reinforces a relaxed coastal vibe with a design that draws on the Gulf Coast vernacular, which includes distinctively ribbed metal roofing. The new development will eventually include 305 single-family homes, designed to promote what developer Lennar Homes calls a “front porch way of life.” This kind of summertime-year-round lifestyle appeal also informs the new clubhouse and amenity building.
 
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HOW DO YOU MAKE SEALANT SEXY?
Sealant is all around us. Modern architecture cannot exist without it. Yet, how many of us OOH and AAH over the stuff. It sticks all over our fingers and where we don't want it to. Nobody gets excited about it. How do you make sealant sexy?
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SITE VISITS BY DESIGN PROFESSIONAL – DOCUMENTATION
AIA B101 and EJCDC C-500 and pretty much every other contract for design professional services requires the engineer or architect to make site visits as appropriate during construction. What is the result, if any, of the design professional’s site visits during construction? Is the architect or engineer supposed to go to the site, look around (perhaps with their eyes open and sense alert) and go home? Or are they supposed to produce some type of documentation of their site visit?
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Zaha Hadid-designed Qatar stadium resembles the pleats of a ship’s sail
 
 
Tokyo tower sports a ‘sky forest’
 
 
Notre Dame restoration: Readers support the French Senate’s stipulation
 
 
Spec provider BSD merges with RIB Group
 
 
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