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DLR Group Awarded Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Service

In partnership with the University of Minnesota, the research will test the viability of mass timber systems for hotel design & construction.   May 19, 2020 – DLR Group was awarded the U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant to fund…

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy

May 14, 2020 - in Buildings, COVID-19, News

USGBC outlines path for how healthy places and LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses, governments and communities prepare for a post-pandemic…

Atlas Molded Products supports a synchronized structural infill 73-stories above Detroit

WESTMINSTER, Colo.- When Detroit’s Renaissance Center opened in 1977, the centerpiece was the world’s tallest hotel at the time. The 73-story tower…

WorldGBC and GRESB join forces to drive net zero carbon buildings

May 1, 2020 - in Buildings, News

World Green Building Council, a global network of around 70 Green Building Councils, has announced GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios, to recognise companies that make a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. London,…

Nickel Institute updates technical guides for designers, materials specifiers, architects and engineers

April 30, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

Toronto, ON, Canada – Thirty significant technical publications originally produced by INCO and American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) have been refreshed and re-published by the Nickel Institute. Popular titles, such as AISI’s Design Guidelines for…

College of DuPage Architecture Alumna Helps Transform McCormick Place Into Alternative Care Facility for COVID-19 Patients

April 28, 2020 - in Buildings, COVID-19, News

Glen Ellyn, Ill. - In just two weeks, hundreds of workers converted McCormick Place from a convention center to a medical facility with 2,250 rooms to treat COVID-19 patients. College of DuPage Architecture alumna Michelle Binet had the unique experience of…

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Phase 2 Recognized For Structural Excellence

April 28, 2020 - in Awards, Buildings, News, Projects

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Phase 2 was recognized with a Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) Project Award for its exemplary use of post-tensioned concrete to overcome challenging aspects of the project, such as its rotation…

National Building Museum Announces Summer Block Party 2020 Partner

April 28, 2020 - in Buildings, News

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind” National Building Museum and Folger Shakespeare Library bring the wonders of Shakespeare’s theater to the Great Hall beginning July 4, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum announced today…

Pandemic preparedness: How hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios

April 28, 2020 - in Buildings, COVID-19, News

A Canadian healthcare architect looks at how hospital staff can act now to modify facilities and contain a pandemic   By Tim Eastwood, Healthcare Principal   I spend much of my life thinking about hospital design. And these days, with the outbreak…

Video: Celebrating Steel’s Sustainability on Earth Day

April 22, 2020 - in Buildings, Structural components, Video

On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance celebrate structural steel’s commitment to sustainability. Join us as we celebrate steel as the most environmentally friendly construction…