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August 13, 2019
 
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Designs revealed for the new Korean American National Museum
 
Designs revealed for the new Korean American National Museum
 
The Morphosis Architects-designed building in Los Angeles would follow the classic courtyard plan of a traditional Korean house, circling a central space with a ring of galleries.
 
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Studio Gang designs gem-like façade for NYC building
 
Studio Gang designs gem-like façade for NYC building
 
The façade of the 10-story office building in New York City is characterized by 3D glass units that carve away the corners of the structure to create balconies for tenants.
 
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Autodesk invests in modular construction startup Factory_OS
 
Autodesk invests in modular construction startup Factory_OS
 
The investment establishes a rapid response team to meet the demand for quick turnaround housing solutions following natural disasters and emergencies.
 
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AAMA and IGMA to unify
 
AAMA and IGMA to unify
 
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) are combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance.
 
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Announcing winner of the People’s Notre Dame Design Competition
 
Announcing winner of the People’s Notre Dame Design Competition
 
Texas adopts International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
 
Texas adopts International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
 
10 benefits of wood structural panel wall sheathing
 
10 benefits of wood structural panel wall sheathing
 
Download our new e-book on fire protection for free
 
Download our new e-book on fire protection for free
 
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Aiming for net zero in public buildings: Eight principles
 
Aiming for net zero in public buildings: Eight principles
 
Buildings account for as much as 40 percent of all energy consumed in the United States. If the country is to address carbon emissions, this needle must move. Recognition of this has led to a growing emphasis on the concept of net zero energy (NZE). The eight principles outlined in this article would help a project’s design team to meet the challenging goal of NZE.
 
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Considerations for integrating solar power in new construction
Horizons
 
As solar energy becomes increasingly mainstream, thoughtful consideration of how best to integrate photovoltaic (PV) technology into new construction has long-term implications for project success and building owner and occupant satisfaction. Architects, builders, and specifiers have a critical role to play in ensuring new structures incorporate quality PV products. Owners and builders’ priorities as they undergo the process of evaluating solar products for deployment in new structures must be the selection of efficient, affordable, and attractive PV technology.
 
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Project News
First United Bank goes green with two mass timber buildings
 
First United Bank goes green with two mass timber buildings
 
In envisioning two new branch buildings in Fredericksburg, Texas, and in Shawnee, Oklahoma, First United Bank wanted structures that aligned with their sustainability initiative. Global architecture firm Gensler responded with an innovative design and building materials.
 
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WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE WHEN PASSING A CONSTRUCTION SITE?
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MATERIAL & SERVICES CODING SYSTEM
During my engagement in the implementation of a new ERP system in my company, I tried to find a material coding system suitable for the construction industry (like MasterFormat and UniFormat). I failed to find such a globally agreed coding system. A material and services coding (numbering) system is very crucial for the generation of databases for estimation, inventory, procurement, and linking them together. Does anyone have any idea in this regard?
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LA Clippers to get a new basketball-inspired arena
 
 
Gensler unveils design for a temporary pavilion at Notre Dame
 
 
Oklahoma arts center offers a creative commons for the community
 
 
New ASHRAE standard allows air curtains as vestibule substitutes
 
 
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