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Design, Building Codes and Emergency Strategies All Play Important Role in Residence Hall Emergency Evacuations

January 18, 2019 - in Buildings, News

(St. Louis, MO) One of the elements of safe residence hall design is proper evacuation of the building. When someone enters a building, eventually they will have to exit, sometimes quickly in the case of an emergency. Building codes, emergency strategies and…

UDOT and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Reuse Materials from Homes Scheduled for Demolition

January 17, 2019 - in Buildings, Structural components

Partnership provides low-cost home improvement materials for the community and helps fund Habitat for Humanity projects WHAT: Habitat for Humanity volunteers…

Boral Resources Acquires Marketing Rights for Two Major Mexico Fly Ash Sources

January 17, 2019 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

ATLANTA - Boral Resources has acquired marketing rights for fly ash produced at two large coal-fueled power plants in Mexico. The power plants…

Friends of BelovED Community Charter School 2, Urbahn Architects, and Hollister Construction Complete the Structural Frame of the New $12.5 Million Middle School in Jersey City, NJ

January 10, 2019 - in Buildings

Jersey City, NJ – Friends of BelovED Community Charter School 2, Inc. (Friends 2) and the project team of Urbahn Architects and construction manager Hollister Construction Services have reached the important construction milestone of ‘topping out’ –…

DXA Studio Announces The Completion Of 280 St. Marks Avenue

January 4, 2019 - in Buildings

New York –  DXA studio, a New York based architecture and design firm known for a diverse range of projects primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn, has announced that 280 St. Marks Avenue, a condominium building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has been completed.…

Lorin Announces Distinct Advantages of Coil Anodized Aluminum for Architectural and Construction Applications

December 21, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Products

Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, Inc., the global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, produces materials for architectural, building, and construction applications. Lorin's coil anodized aluminum offers significant benefits…

Hidden Bolted HSS Splices

December 18, 2018 - in Buildings, Structural components

Standard, bolted, splice connections between HSS members are commonly achieved using: (i) a flange plate welded to the end of the member, with the bolts located beyond and around the perimeter of the HSS; or (ii) a plate welded into a slotted HSS, with the…

Norway Is Entering a New Era of Climate-Conscious Architecture

December 17, 2018 - in Buildings

The European Union has a target of making all new buildings zero-energy by 2020, but in Norway, carbon neutrality isn’t enough. A consortium in Oslo made up of architects, engineers, environmentalists, and designers is creating energy-positive buildings…

See How Termites Inspired a Building That Can Cool Itself

December 16, 2018 - in Buildings, Video

How do you cool a building without air conditioning? Using an approach called biomimicry, see how architect Mick Pearce harnessed the ingenuity of termites to design a natural cooling system for the largest commercial building in Zimbabwe.  Subscribe:…

Gupta Reveals Plans for Massive Australian Steel Revival

December 11, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has announced plans to build the largest steel plant in the developed world in South Australia.   Liberty Primary Steel – part of Gupta’s GFG Alliance – today announced major steps towards the transformation…