In spring 2016, an interdisciplinary academic building opened at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. Previously called General Academic Building 1, University Hall was designed to earn Silver under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
In June, a 5000-seat concert venue joined the attractions of Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, as part of Riegelmann Boardwalk’s new Seaside Park and Community Arts Center. The Ford Amphitheater, a $53-million project, relied in part on its eyecatching roofing to achieve project goals.
Resilient channel has been on the market for more than 50 years, but it seems not everyone has a clear idea of when it can be used to solve sound transmission issues in wall and floor/ceiling assemblies.
Various regulations and guidelines for constructing and maintaining ceilings in facilities with hygienic requirements. A complement to one of the magazine’s feature articles, this short web piece looks at requirements and best practices for schools, laboratories, food preparation, healthcare, and other specialized spaces.
In October, the University of Iowa (UI) School of Music celebrated the opening of a new facility, replacing a former location damaged by the 2008 flood. The Voxman Music Building is a 17,651-m2 (190,000-sf), $152-million project.