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Architecture Professor Builds Public Interest Design Hub at Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa, March 4, 2015–Eight years ago, Nadia Anderson blazed trails at Iowa State University when she offered a community design project as an optional studio class for architecture students. The idea of students collaborating with community residents…

New Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, Designed by HOK, Opens in Southern California

March 2, 2015 - in Buildings, Construction, Corporate

LOS ANGELES — Building on Scripps Health’s legacy, the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif., is conceived to be the region’s…

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Honors HOK for Leadership in Advancing Careers of Women in the Building Industry

February 24, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2015—HOK will receive the Foundation Award at the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s inaugural Leadership Awards Gala on…

Change Leader: Retooling the Structural Engineer, Detailer and Fabricator Relationship

February 22, 2015 - in Profile, Structural components

Douglas G. Fitzpatrick, P.E., is the founder, president and a practicing engineer of Fitzpatrick Engineering Group, a 10-year-old structural engineering firm specializing in commercial and healthcare building design. He has 32 years of commercial structural…

Denver’s Airport Expansion Pushing Toward BIM for Facility Management

February 21, 2015 - in Feature, Featured, Project management

Denver’s Hotel and Transit Center Program is an ambitious project that combines a commuter rail transit center and a 519-room Westin hotel to create a new gateway to the main terminal that incorporates sustainability goals. The building information modeling…

Giant 3D Printer Enables Freeform Concrete

February 17, 2015 - in Buildings, Construction, Products

Architects have complained for a long time that concrete forces their ideas into flat and angular shapes, that are unfit to bring their creativity to life. Large-scale 3D printing is now enabling freeform concrete and liberating architects’ true creativity.…

National Museum of Marine Science and Technology Breaks Ground in Keelung

February 16, 2015 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

Feb. 16, 2015—A ground breaking ceremony has been held for Taiwan’s new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST), attended by the Deputy Minister of Education and the city mayor of Keelung. The largest aquarium in northern Tawian, it will…

Future Forward Interview: Materials Help Move Beyond Rehabilitation to Ongoing Sustainability

February 14, 2015 - in Interview, Structural components

Ongoing research into micro- and nano-modified materials holds promise to improve material lifespan as well as rehabilitate compromised structures. Informed Infrastructure’s Editorial Director Matt Ball spoke to Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia, PhD, PEng, a distinguished…

Oldcastle Precast Supplies Precast Components for 15 Mile Creek Bridge Replacement

THE DALLES, Ore. (January 2015) – The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) selected precast concrete bridge components, supplied by Oldcastle Precast - Spokane, Wash., to replace the aging 15 Mile Creek Bridge, spanning a 60-foot deep canyon, that…

Thornton Tomasetti’s Denver Office Achieves LEED Gold Certification

February 10, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that its Denver, Colorado office has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Denver office is the firm’s second U.S. location to seek LEED for Commercial…