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Mighty Buildings Launches to Accelerate Homebuilding with 3D Printing and Automation

August 6, 2020 - in Buildings, News

With a total funding of $30M to date, Mighty Buildings is reimagining the building process from factory to foundation   SAN FRANCISCO - Mighty Buildings, provider of automated solutions for modern home building, today announced its launch out of stealth.…

New ASCE Publication Provides Overview of Design Connections for Composite Special Moment Frames

August 4, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

RESTON, Va. – ASCE’s newest publication, Composite Special Moment Frames: Wide Flange Beam to Concrete-Filled Steel Column Connections provides a…

Fire-proof building wrap sparks growth for Australian firm

August 4, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

The launch of a fire-proof and waterproof building wrap designed for high-rise buildings and homes in bushfire zones is set to drive growth for its South…

SpeedCore Update: NYC Approval, Fire Protection Research

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

CHICAGO - There have been two exciting SpeedCore developments recently as research and regulations continue to demonstrate the full potential of the groundbreaking composite superstructure system, which consists of concrete sandwiched between steel plates.…

American Concrete Institute Offers New Shotcrete Inspection Certification Program

July 29, 2020 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is now offering a Shotcrete Inspector certification program to certify individuals who demonstrate the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. Comprehension…

New Report Helps Local Communities Shift to Clean, Efficient, and All-Electric Buildings

July 27, 2020 - in Buildings, News

[BOULDER, CO] – A new report and summary infographic released today by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project guides local governments through policy options and pathways to electrify new buildings – a key strategy for meeting climate and public…

Understanding the Structural Behavior of a Duct System in Power Stations in New ASCE Report

July 27, 2020 - in Buildings, News

RESTON, Va. – Air and flue gas ducts are unique structures, yet the structural analysis and design of ductwork is not currently addressed or governed by any national code or design standard. A new report from ASCE’s Air and Gas Duct Structural Design Committee…

New LEED Guidance from USGBC Helps Cities and Communities Expand Resilience Efforts in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 23, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Credits integrate public health and social equity with sustainability planning   Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released two new Safety First pilot credits as part of the LEED for Cities and Communities rating system.…

$13.5 Million SUNY New Paltz Engineering Innovation Hub, designed by Urbahn Architects PC and built by PC Construction, Receives LEED Gold Certification

July 22, 2020 - in Buildings, Corporate, News

Photo by Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications. The new Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) building at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, designed by Urbahn Architects, has earned a coveted LEED Gold Certification award from the U.S. Green…

Pickard Chilton Tapped by Skanska to Design “The Eight,” An Innovative Office Tower in Bellevue, Washington

July 21, 2020 - in Buildings, News

Dynamic, Multifaceted Project in Downtown Bellevue Will Feature 25-Story Office Tower, Ground-Floor Retail, Public Space and Private Balconies   (New Haven, Conn. – July 21, 2020) – Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known…