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The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Construction Manager The LiRo Group, and Architect Beyer Blinder Belle Complete New Boardwalk Café and East Games Area at the Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, NY

September 13, 2018 - in Buildings, News

The Boardwalk Café features an expansive outdoor area, including two levels of ipe wood terraces with tables, so that visitors can enjoy views of the beach and the ocean while having a meal or refreshments. The most interesting – and dramatic – architectural…

CTA Architects, P.C. Completes Final Phase of New $20 Million, Seven-Story Bronx Charter School for Excellence

September 8, 2018 - in Buildings

Bronx Charter School for Excellence 101 med.jpg  (Photo by Pericle Gheorghias) Bronx, NY – CTA Architects, P.C. (CTA) has completed the final phase…

Startup ‘Module’ Constructs First Expandable, Energy Efficient Home Using Passive House Principles

September 7, 2018 - in Buildings

Pittsburgh, PA  - Module, a technology startup in Pittsburgh that designs homes that can grow as the owner’s needs, family or lifestyle changes,…

Vulcraft Announces Winners of 2018 NuHeights Design Awards

September 6, 2018 - in Awards, Buildings

Norfolk, Neb.  – Vulcraft has announced the winners of its 2018 NuHeights Design Awards. The competition is designed to acknowledge outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel joist and decking. The award winners…

New Wood-Metal Hybrid for Lightweight Construction

September 6, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Wood foam and metal sponge – can they be combined? That was the question that experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI delved into in a project entitled "HoMe Foam" – with HoMe being a German acronym for wood-metal…

New Standard Provides Guidelines for Masonry Units Using Alternative Materials

September 4, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

ASTM International’s committee on masonry units (C15) has approved a new standard that provides guidelines for masonry units manufactured with materials not currently addressed by existing ASTM standards. Traditional ASTM masonry units are manufactured…

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation Partners with Rabbit Hole Distillery for World-Class Design

August 29, 2018 - in Buildings

Louisville, KY – 8/28/18 – Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the premier nationwide provider of metal roof and wall systems headquartered in Louisville, KY, was proud to play a key role in the design of the recently opened, $15 million, 55,000 square…

Escapod Takes Glamping to New Level

August 17, 2018 - in Buildings

A perceived lack of quality places to stay in regional areas has inspired a new style of accommodation designed to bring guests closer to nature without skimping on the creature comforts of a five-star hotel. South Australian company Escapod launched its first…

How to Assemble a World Record

August 16, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured

The world’s tallest wooden building is groundbreaking for more than just its height. When Mjøstårnet was to be built, Moelven employed a completely new and untested assembly technique. Outsiders may perhaps think that there is great risk involved in using…

U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Fabricated Structural Steel Imports from China

Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25% tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related…