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Long-Lived Wood Products are Significant Carbon Capturers

November 12, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Can the way we use wood mitigate climate change and support the bioeconomy? The answer is yes, according to a new PhD thesis from the University of Eastern Finland, investigating how wood use can contribute to avoiding or reducing the negative effects of climate…

Willis Tower Receives LEED Certification for Sustainability Achievements

November 9, 2018 - in Buildings, News

CHICAGO – Willis Tower, owned and managed by EQ Office, the portfolio company wholly owned by Blackstone’s real estate funds, is proud to announce…

Fall Ideal Time to Prepare Structures for Winter From Roof to Foundation

November 8, 2018 - in Buildings

St. Louis, MO-  Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic…

River of Life Christian Church Welcomes New Sanctuary and Lobby Addition to Santa Clara Facility

October 31, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Projects

Santa Clara, CA - On Saturday, October 20, River of Life Christian Church (ROLCC) welcomed a new sanctuary and lobby addition to its current church facility located at 1177 Laurelwood Road in Santa Clara, Calif., with a grand opening event attended by local…

Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. Announces Acquisition of Ready Products and Radius Tools from Radius Track Corporation

October 31, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Products

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions and a subsidiary of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., recently acquired the Ready Products (Ready-Hat®, Ready-Track®, Ready-Arch® and Ready-Angle®)…

AISI Publishes New Cold-Formed Steel Research Report on Load Bearing Clip Angle Design

October 31, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured, News, Structural components

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel research report on load bearing clip angle design. The report presents the second phase of a research project aimed at developing design methods for three…

Termite Mounts Hide Secrets to Sustainable Buildings of the Future

October 30, 2018 - in Buildings, News

RAPID CITY, SD (Oct. 30, 2018) — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded $475,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how termites construct mounds with the idea that humans might one day adapt the energy-efficient homebuilding…

New Standard on Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements from ASCE

October 23, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s newest standard, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement, ASCE/T&DI/ICPI 68-18, provides design, construction, and maintenance guidance for permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) to achieve stormwater management goals…

Video: Waterline Square Construction Time-Lapse

October 22, 2018 - in Buildings, Video

A time-lapse video of Waterline Square, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), shows the master planned development nearing completion and fully enclosed.

KWK Architects: Student Housing Safety Incorporates Sophisticated Technology, Traditional Design Elements

October 22, 2018 - in Buildings

(St. Louis, MO ) When designing or renovating a student housing facility, square footage, number of occupants and budget are often top design considerations. Designing for student safety ranks even higher, say the experts at KWK Architects.  “Protecting…