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.
Construction is progressing on what will become Miami’s deepest, most expensive underground parking garage. Reaching nearly 15 m (50 ft) and three stories below sea level, the 9290-m2 (100,000-sf), 236-car garage for the Una Residences condominium will cost $25 million to build.
Overland Partners, an architecture firm based in San Antonio, Texas, has revealed the designs for the new Welcome Pavilion at the Houston Botanic Garden. The pavilion aims to inspire the public’s understanding and connection with the natural environment.
Designs have been unveiled for 799 Broadway, a 12-story boutique office building in Manhattan, New York. Perkins+Will’s New York studio creates an innovative design approach that reinvents the classic NYC ‘loft’ building with contemporary materials, systems, and technology.
The design and construction of today’s commercial buildings require a seamless integration of high performance with aesthetics and functionality. This must be achieved while containing the material, labor, and installation costs of the products specified.
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