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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…

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…

Zaha Hadid Architects Releases Images of Tower with the World’s Tallest Atrium

February 20, 2017 - in Buildings

Zaha Hadid Architects has released new images of Leeza SOHO, their mixed-use design in Beijing's Lize Financial Business District. The project is notable for its 190-meter tall atrium, which rises the full height of the building, uniting two twisting sections…

Wood Construction Battles Climate Change through Carbon Storage

February 17, 2017 - in Buildings, Structural components

The building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, thus it plays a vital role in mitigating climate change. Building with wood is a part of the solution, as wood is the only construction material that stores carbon. Wood products,…

Skanska Constructs New Building for Offices and Retail in Stockholm, Sweden, for SEK 1.2 billion

February 7, 2017 - in Buildings

Skanska has signed a contract with AMF Fastigheter to construct a new building for commercial and office premises in central Stockholm, Sweden. The contract is worth about SEK 1.2 billion, which will be included in order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the…

Nashville International Airport Begins Billion-Dollar Renovation with Atkins-Designed Parking Garage

January 30, 2017 - in Buildings

Atkins joined airport staff, elected officials and other stakeholders at Nashville International Airport (BNA) to break ground recently on a terminal area parking garage. Designed by Atkins, the garage is the first project initiated under the Metropolitan…

Finnish Broadcasting Company: Why Helsinki Doesn’t Extend Upwards?

January 27, 2017 - in Buildings

Extensions to existing buildings are beginning to rise above the urban and industrial areas of Helsinki’s currently rather horizontal skyline. As The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE reports, the number of extensions upward is still quite small – yet there…

New Trimble Technology Lab Gift to UMass Amherst Expands Training and Research for Building Design and Fabrication

January 27, 2017 - in Buildings

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and AMHERST, Mass. — A significant in-kind gift from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will expand the University of Massachusetts Amherst's leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment.…

New Revision of AISC Structural Steel Buildings Specification Available for Free Downloading

January 23, 2017 - in Buildings

(Chicago, IL) – The 2016 version of the AISC standard, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-16), is now available for free downloading at www.aisc.org/2016spec. The 2016 Specification supersedes the 2010 version (ANSI/AISC 360-10).…