Hotel owners are prisoners of a paradox—they must build near major thoroughfares, highways, and rail services so they are accessible and convenient, but this ideal location is also often the source of the noise problem.
A new, free e-book from The Construction Specifier examines glazing technology advancements that have allowed the use of glass assemblies in a wide variety of challenging design environments or life safety applications.
Located in San Francisco, 181 Fremont Street is a 244-m (800-ft) building designed to be resilient against structural damage in a 500-year earthquake. The steel and glass tower is anchored by construction shafts measuring more than 29 m (260 ft) down into the bedrock.
When ceramic or stone tile is the flooring of choice for a project, specifiers have a tremendous resource in the Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation. It is published yearly by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA).