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Amazon unveils design for the Helix
 
Amazon unveils design for the Helix
 
Tech giant Amazon has revealed its proposed design for the second phase of its Arlington, Virginia, headquarters, which would be designed by architecture firm NBBJ.
 
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Studio Gang’s design for Denver mixed-use building is inspired by Colorado’s native aspen tree
 
Studio Gang’s design for Denver mixed-use building is inspired by Colorado’s native aspen tree
 
Studio Gang and real estate firm Urban Villages reveal designs of a new 13,471-m2 (145,000-sf), 13-story, mixed-use building called ‘Populus.’
 
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Architects Jennifer Bonner and Walter Hood designated 2021 USA Fellows
 
Architects Jennifer Bonner and Walter Hood designated 2021 USA Fellows
 
Jennifer Bonner of architecture firm MALL and landscape architect Walter Hood have been named 2021 Fellows by Chicago-based arts funding organization United States Artists (USA).
 
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Proposed development earns the ire of architects
 
Proposed development earns the ire of architects
 
Architects, landscape architects, scholars, and leaders in the design community are protesting a proposed development at the timberland company Weyerhaeuser’s HQ in Washington, which is dubbed as one of the “finest corporate campuses in the world” and worthy of National Historic Landmark status.
 
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Building the Super Bowl stadium in Florida
 
Building the Super Bowl stadium in Florida
 
State-of-the-art Texas high school tops out
 
State-of-the-art Texas high school tops out
 
USGBC elects new board members
 
USGBC elects new board members
 
Iowa master plan aspires to energize small city downtowns
 
Iowa master plan aspires to energize small city downtowns
 
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Five common failures in curtain wall installation
 
Five common failures in curtain wall installation
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Curtain wall installation requirements, means, methods, and materials continue to evolve, yet many of the basics remain the same. Most curtain walls have similar installations, but differ on size, location, alignment, and anchorage of components. Here are some of the critical areas to focus on for a successful curtain wall installation.
 
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Wood ceilings combine beauty with performance
 
Wood ceilings can not only provide inviting, eye-catching aesthetics, but also effective acoustical control, making them a versatile and functional design element. To obtain the acoustic benefits, the panels must be perforated and backed with a sound-absorbing material. By combining beauty with performance, wood ceilings are well-suited for use in applications ranging from retail, healthcare, hospitality, office environments, and higher education to lobbies, entryways, and conference rooms.
 
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Svigals + Partners design for Connecticut university hub fosters collaboration
 
Svigals + Partners design for Connecticut university hub fosters collaboration
 
Students at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, can now enjoy access to a state-of-the-art, technology-enhanced academic building designed to foster the type of inspired collaboration that is an increasingly important component of workflow in high-tech and other market sectors.
 
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SPECIFYING DONATED MATERIALS
Does anyone have experience with specification writing for donated materials? The owner will furnish donated materials while the contractor will install those materials and contractor-furnished materials. Aside from using Section 01 1000 Summary to possibly document a schedule of all “Owner-furnished Products,” how would Divisions 02-14 handle criteria under Part 2 and installation under Part 3 for the respective sections that cover the donated materials?
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SINTERED STONE
Through a ‘workforce reduction,’ I am now considering new opportunities. One of those is a company that manufactures sintered stone. It can be used interior and exterior for walls, floors and ceilings and in a variety of surfaces (i.e. countertops, furniture, etc.). Any feedback on pros and cons for this material?
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A rare look behind the scenes at Delaware Innovation Space
 
 
SOM revitalizes NY’s historic Moynihan Train Hall
 
 
Armenian American Museum to break ground in California this summer
 
 
A luxury floating sauna graces Norway shores
 
 
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