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Building Upwards in Paris: A Solution Showcased by Several Projects

March 23, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Building upwards is a simple and effective solution for visually enhancing and extending a solid construction. Because it is lightweight and quick to construct, Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber – is an ideal material for designing and building wooden…

Kentec Protects New Specsavers Distribution Hub

March 20, 2017 - in Buildings

A new fire safety system, designed and installed by life safety systems specialists Leader Systems LLP, comprises Kentec K11031 M2 Sigma XT Automatic…

Houses That Are One With the Environment

March 20, 2017 - in Awards, Buildings

Green Builder Media releases the 2016 Green Home of the Year Award winners. These green gems will further the goal of carbon neutral building, making…

A New Office Tower in Manila Tops Out

March 20, 2017 - in Buildings

A topping out ceremony was held late last month for The Finance Centre, a 42-story, class A office tower in Manila, Philippines. Thornton Tomasetti, along with local engineering firm SY^2, is providing structural engineering services to Daiichi Properties,…

Cortec Corporation Celebrates 40 Years of Fighting Corrosion!

“There are three things inevitable in life: death, taxes and corrosion. So, we are in the right business!” Such is a common saying of Boris Miksic, Founder and CEO of Cortec Corporation, a company that has become the global leader in innovative VpCI ®…

Temporary Wooden Market Hall Becomes Eye-Catching Landmark

March 15, 2017 - in Buildings, News, Projects

The distinctive new building in Stockholm’s Östermalm is a temporary market hall that was built as a temporary space while the old market hall is being renovated. What nobody expected was the tremendous popularity of this “wooden box”, which ended up…

‘New History’ the Plan for 2nd Biennial

March 6, 2017 - in Buildings, News

Organizers for this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial are asking 16 young architects to redesign Tribune Tower, like Helmut Jahn did in this drawing for a 1980 contest. ( Helmut Jahn rendering ) Blair Kamin Cityscapes With the newspaper business booming…

Los Alamos Project Receives Best Building Award

March 6, 2017 - in Awards, Buildings

The Associated General Contractors of America New Mexico Chapter has named the Los Alamos National Laboratory TA-63 Transuranic (TRU) Waste Facility one of the best buildings of 2017. Classified as a Hazard Category-2 multi-building nuclear facility, it took…

AISI Standards Council Small Project Fellowship Program Announces Winning Research Proposals

March 3, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has selected five winning research proposals for its 2017 Small Project Fellowship Program, it was announced today. AISI’s Small Project Fellowship Program was launched in…

New Book Examines Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

February 24, 2017 - in Buildings

Coming April 18, “The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects” captures the practical yet beautiful work of one of the leading architectural firms in the world   The “modern vernacular” work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects—winners of more…