The first phase of construction of a residential facility for families of patients at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut, was completed recently. The newly-built residential complex is larger and more conveniently located directly across the street from the hospital’s entrance. It offers a welcoming and natural setting in an urban context, providing both privacy and community for residing families.
When the National Football League (NFL) announced its 52nd championship game would take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, professionals in hospitality, commercial real estate, and construction industries in the Twin Cities scrambled to capitalize on the future economic infusion from the big game, slated for February 4.
Even those best-designed, well-constructed buildings degrade if the appropriate exterior coating and finishes are not applied and maintained in a timely manner—this is especially true for demanding environments.
Insulation manufacturers have devised numerous ways to improve the thermal performance of their products. Adding carbon or alumina particles to expanded polystyrene (EPS) increases infrared reflectance, and hence boosts R-value. For buildings that need heat stopped during the day and released at night, there are phase-change materials.