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Dow and the U.S. Green Building Council Work Together to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

January 17, 2018 - in Buildings

MIDLAND, Mich. – January 17, 2018 – Dow Building Solutions, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products division, today introduced a collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to deliver solutions that contribute to building…

The Top 10 Architectural Trends that Should Be Left Behind in 2018

January 11, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured

LOS ANGELES, California  – Each year, as technology progresses and lifestyles evolve, old trends are replaced with new ones. This process happens…

Western Specialty Contractors Works Night Shift, Establishes Phasing Plan to Repair Three-Level Arkansas Parking Garage

January 10, 2018 - in Buildings

(St. Louis, MO) – Parking garages are important structures that require extensive maintenance to minimize damage from environmental stressors and daily…

Use of Cortec MCI-2005 Admixture Raises Seawall Service Life Prediction to 150+ Years!

A new reinforced concrete seawall off the Gulf Coast of Florida is predicted to last more than 150 years, thanks to a high density concrete mix enhanced with Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor™ admixture MCI®-2005.   The owner of the structure had future…

Precast Wall Panel System Used for Airport FAA ALS Generator Building

BUFFALO, NY (January 2018) – Using precast concrete custom-made wall panels and hollow core plank, Oldcastle Precast Newnan, Ga., working in conjunction with CNS Communications, LLC, constructed the newly upgraded emergency generator runway light control…

Smart Buildings Save Energy and Improve Occupant Comfort

December 21, 2017 - in Buildings, Featured

Smart technologies can reduce a building's energy use by nearly a fifth and yield additional benefits, such as increased worker productivity, according to our new report, Smart Buildings: a Deeper Dive into Market Segments. This report documents how many…

First Portable Humanihut Base Camp Set for Deployment

December 19, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

Humanihut will deliver its first ‘Base Camp’ to South Australia’s State Emergency Service (SES) in the first half of 2018. The autonomous camp can be transported on trucks in six 20-foot shipping containers and can be assembled by five people and a forklift…

Construction Underway on New Williams Village East Residence Hall Designed by KWK Architects for University of Colorado Boulder

December 14, 2017 - in Buildings

(Webster Groves, MO) Construction is well underway on the 178,000-square-foot Williams Village East residence hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. KWK Architects is part of the design-build team, which also includes architect-of-record alm2s of Fort…

Western Specialty Contractors Working with Renowned Team to Restore Iconic May Company Building in Los Angeles, CA

December 13, 2017 - in Buildings

St. Louis, MO – Western Specialty Contractors branches in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA are teaming up on a project to restore the historic May Company building in Los Angeles, CA - the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Western crews…

Video: Hudson Yards Vessel Time-Lapse

December 7, 2017 - in Buildings, Video

  Thomas Heatherwick’s $150 million Vessel sculpture has topped out only eight months after beginning construction. The freestanding staircase is set to anchor phase one of the Hudson Yards megaproject when it opens in 2019, when the five-acre…