For OTTO Brewerytown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a two-building, two-phase project with 52 high-end, high-tech condo units, the designers used metal panels to create an eye-catching look for the building’s exterior. Phase one of the project was completed last year, and ground broke this February for phase two comprising 32 more units.
To accommodate its growth in Colorado, the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, moved to a new 3809-m2 (41,000-sf), two-floor office suite in downtown Denver. The city’s first Class A office tower in more than 30 years and one of its tallest, the 40-story property serves as a hub of innovation and collaboration. To achieve its aesthetics and sustainability goals, this next-generation workspace used high-performance ceiling panels.
When two different metals are in contact and exposed to moisture containing salts or pollutants, one of the metals can experience accelerated corrosion while the other remains protected. This type of accelerated corrosion between dissimilar metals negatively impacts the overall corrosion protection of the project and is referred to as galvanic corrosion, bi-metallic corrosion, or dissimilar metal corrosion. It can be prevented by utilizing compatible metals and/or favorable surface area ratios, providing barriers to break electrical contact between metals, or isolating the metals from the environment.
Over the past few decades, construction has taken an increased role in public safety and security. “Use at your own risk” is still true, but good site design is expected to mitigate those risks. Bollards have taken a larger role in offering protection or guidance.
The façade restoration of 610 Newport Center Drive, an office building in Newport Beach, California, has won the 2020 Metal Architecture Design Award in the ‘Renovations and Retrofit’ category. Architects judging the award recognized the holistic restoration project for “nailing the recreation and restoration of the [original] design intent” and for “the pride in doing a job that well.”