Power washing a facade with water is often considered a simple, low-cost way to remove minor soiling. Although this is an effective cleaning method on many substrates, using a water pressure that is not properly controlled and limited to levels appropriate for the materials present can cause damage to a facade.
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has announced the winners of 2023 PCI Design awards. Three panels of jurors awarded 25 winners, including eight honorable mentions for the special buildings and transportation categories.
Recent efforts in North America to reduce embodied carbon in concrete are similar to British solutions to eradicate cobras in colonial India. Simple solutions often create bigger problems than the complex ones they were trying to solve.
Holcim US, a sustainable building materials manufacturer, recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), HIIT Contracting, and Baker Concrete Construction to create innovative, low-carbon concrete mixes, promissing 35 to 45 percent lesser CO2 emissions.
425 Park Avenue is the first full-block office building on New York’s Park Avenue in over 50 years. It is located alongside other modernist icons such as the Seagram Building, Lever House, and the CBS Building, and provides ample views of Central Park and the neighborhood.
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