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July 23, 2019
 
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Tulip-shaped tower project axed by London mayor
 
Tulip-shaped tower project axed by London mayor
 
Mayor Sadiq Khan, London, United Kingdom, has rejected the Tulip tower project by J. Safra Group and Foster + Partners even though the City of London had approved it in spring.
 
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Seattle-based McLennan Design partners with Canadian firm
 
Seattle-based McLennan Design partners with Canadian firm
 
McLennan Design integrates with Christine Lintott Architects in Victoria, British Columbia. With this merger, the two firms seek to expand the boundaries of regenerative architecture.
 
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Design project inquiries score hits 10-year low
 
Design project inquiries score hits 10‑year low
 
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 49.1, down from 50.2 in May. Further, new design contracts score has hit a 10-month low.
 
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MAD designs China’s Yiwu Grand Theater as a floating boat
 
MAD designs China’s Yiwu Grand Theater as a floating boat
 
To reduce overall energy consumption, MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, has conceived the Yiwu Grand Theater in China’s Zhejiang province with a passive solar design.
 
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Enhanced glazing protects Florida public safety complex
 
Enhanced glazing protects Florida public safety complex
 
Got heat? RevealShield SA self-adhered can take it!
 
Got heat? RevealShield SA self-adhered can take it!
 
Proprietary specifying 101: A CSI exclusive
 
Proprietary specifying 101: A CSI exclusive
 
Mecanoo wins competitions to design high-rises in Germany and China
 
Mecanoo wins competitions to design high-rises in Germany and China
 
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Recent innovations in custom millwork
 
Recent innovations in custom millwork
 
Among carpentry specialists in commercial construction, the distinction between casework and millwork resides in the custom-made nature of the latter. Although one would not say casework amounts to ‘making boxes,’ it is nevertheless the case that some recent innovative millwork projects have amplified the distinction between assembly line carpentry fixtures and custom-made ones. This article highlights two such projects in Kentucky.
 
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Operating commercial restrooms: Designing for authentic, long-term sustainability
 
When architects are tasked with envisioning a brand-new building, with the potential to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, it should be designed with sustainability in mind every step of the way, from the cladding materials on the wall panels to its energy-efficient lighting system. Sustainable operation should factor into the scope of modern restroom planning and design. It is not only friendlier for the environment, but also closely linked to economical operation, providing architects with opportunities to support their clients’ long-term business goals.
 
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Project News
Metal panels create a colorful exterior for Texas animal hospital
 
Metal panels create a colorful exterior for Texas animal hospital
 
The new Kimbrough Animal Hospital in Longview, Texas, was born of tragedy. An overnight fire destroyed the hospital’s previous building and killed animals sleeping in the kennel area. In the plans to rebuild, the owners wanted a high level of fire protection and also a design reflecting the area’s agricultural heritage. Metal roof and wall panels helped with both these goals.
 
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LOCATION, LOCATION: HOW ENVIRONMENT IMPACTS THE WORK YOU DO
Temperature, moisture, and altitude, are just a few of the environmental factors particular to the region in which you work. But how, specifically, do they impact the work that you do?
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3 HOUR HM FRAME AND DOOR IN WOOD CONSTRUCTION
I am looking for standards related to NFPA 80 (ideally NFPA or UL Designs) for 3-hour rated hollow metal doors and frames built into wood construction. Most HM frame manufacturer information is for CMU walls, not wood. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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