The Active Design Guidelines published by the Department of Design and Construction, Health and Mental Hygiene, Transportation and City Planning of the City of New York, includes multiple strategies that can be used for site planning, as well as the exterior and interior of a building to promote exercise.
A one-hour fire test was conducted independently at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Hollow brick was tested alongside vinyl siding and fiber cement in typical residential exterior wall sections.
A private residence in East Hampton, New York, won two first-place awards for the residential walls and interiors categories in Aluminum Trim and Shapes (ATAS) International’s 2020 project of the year competition.
Adaptive reuse is a process of retrofitting old buildings for new uses allowing structures to retain their historic integrity while providing for occupants’ modern needs. These projects preserve what’s best about historic properties, but develop them in a way that is modern and usable, and infuse new life into historic buildings.