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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,…

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,…

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…

Simpson Strong-Tie Puts New SCS Seismic Bypass Framing Connector to the Test

December 6, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Products

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the SCS seismic bypass framing connector, the first hybrid seismic clip engineered for either slide-clip or fixed-clip applications…

New Study Shows Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions for North American Steel vs. Chinese Steel for Building Construction

November 29, 2018 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

PITTSBURGH, PA -  Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from production of Chinese steel are substantially greater than emissions from production of comparable steel in North America, according to a series of reports released today by the Steel Market Development…

Pickard Chilton-designed 2+U Tops Out in Downtown Seattle

November 28, 2018 - in Buildings, News

Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced the recent topping out of 2+U, a premier office tower in the heart of Seattle’s central business…