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NYC-based SHoP designing world’s tallest hybrid timber tower
 
NYC-based SHoP designing world’s tallest hybrid timber tower
 
SHoP and BVN are designing an 180‑m (590‑ft) tall hybrid timber tower for software company Atlassian’s HQ in Sydney, Australia.
 
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Architecture billings slightly up in May
 
Architecture billings slightly up in May
 
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Architecture Billings Index score for May was 32 compared to 29.5 in April. However, it still represents a significant decrease in services provided by U.S. architecture firms.
 
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Demo-Casts On Demand
 
Kryton International
 
 
Integral Concrete Waterproofing and Concrete Durability Admixtures
 
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Reliance Foundry
 
 
Crash-rated Bollards
 
Reliance Foundry
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CONSTRUCT goes virtual
 
CONSTRUCT goes virtual
 
Originally scheduled for September 30 to October 2 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, the annual AEC show is going virtual this year.
 
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Body Lawson Associates designs affordable housing complex in the Bronx
 
Body Lawson Associates designs affordable housing complex in the Bronx
 
Body Lawson Associates has completed work on Home Street Residences, an innovative, new affordable housing complex in the Bronx, New York City.
 
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Builders Hardware association updates two standards
 
Builders hardware association updates two standards
 
Free e-book discusses effect of ‘plastics’ on concrete
 
Free e-book discusses effect of ‘plastics’ on concrete
 
Re-shaping seating, staging design for a post-COVID era
 
Re-shaping seating, staging design for a post-COVID era
 
New contract doc integrates lean practices with design-build
 
New contract doc integrates lean practices with design-build
 
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The nuances of vision glazing color
 
The nuances of vision glazing color
 
As glass occupies more real estate on curtain walls, storefronts, and interior building components, ensuring color uniformity and consistency across the façade becomes both more challenging and more critical.
 
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Supporting functional fitness from underfoot
 
Many in the hospitality industry are offering a customizable approach to staying fit while away from home, including full-scale gym and wellness centers to support functional fitness activities such as jumping, sprinting, throwing, and crawling. To ensure these facilities meet the high expectations of fitness enthusiasts, contract architects and specifiers are opting for flooring that positively influences safety, ergonomics, and acoustics.
 
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PROJECT NEWS
Dallas university aquatics center meets sustainability goals with curtain wall system
 
Dallas university aquatics center meets sustainability goals with curtain wall system
 
Southern Methodist University’s (SMU’s) Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium, Dallas, Texas, has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To realize the project’s aesthetic, performance, and sustainability goals, high-performance curtain wall, storefront, and wide stile entrance systems was used.
 
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AIA G710 – TIME FOR A CHANGE?
AIA G710-2017, Architect’s Supplemental Instructions, is used by architects to issue additional instructions, interpretations, or minor changes in the work to contractors that do not change the contract sum or contract time. The form includes a signature block for the architect and informs the contractor that, “Proceeding with the Work in accordance with these instructions indicates your acknowledgement that there will be no change in Contract Sum or Contract Time.” A process allowing modifications to be issued without confirming acceptance until an undetermined time in the future is seems archaic and conflicts with common sense. Why should stakeholders have to wait for weeks or months until they know, for sure, that modifications have been accepted (or rejected) by the contractor?
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HOW TO HAVE A COST-EFFECTIVE AND MINIMAL IMPACT DRAINAGE MODEL
Leaks can be problematic in drainage runs on any building, and may lead to a myriad of issues if undetected and unresolved. Unfortunately, leaks in these systems are often harder to identify than in clean water supply pipes, as they are empty at least some of the time, and often have very little head (i.e. difference in depth). Ensuring drains and pipes are watertight is essential in reducing a building’s financial costs, structural integrity, and the burden that it places on the environment. The question is not if design and planning should be executed in a way that minimizes leaks; it is how. Careful thought and considered decisions are the answer.
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FXCollaborative to repurpose historic NYC church into children’s museum
 
 
Oregon mixed-used building merges the industrial with the commercial
 
 
California library design honors its coastal architectural roots
 
 
Seattle building cleverly navigates land use code to maximize space
 
 
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