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On New York City’s bulletin on lot line requirements – and how it applies everywhere else

1 hour curtain wall adjacent to a parking area in a private office in Valley Stream, NY. Products used: SuperLite II-XL 60 with PPG Starphire Low-Iron insulated with Low-E in GPX Curtain Wall Framing; Architect: RPF; Glazier: AMG Contracting

Bill O'Keeffe
Determining when fire rated requirements apply, the type of fire rated glazing allowed, how much fire rated glazing can...
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Altara Shopping and Lifestyle Center in Honduras

Jeff Alexander
From prismatic coatings with mica flakes to graffiti-resistant coatings to coatings with a crinkle finish, Valspar...
How HDR used computational design tools to design Omaha's UNO Baxter Arena

The new Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb. Photo: Dan Schwalm, courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc. Click here to enlarge.

Three years after writing a white paper about designing an arena for the University of Nebraska Omaha, HDR's Matt...
How retailers can create spaces to appeal to Millennial shoppers

The GS&P-designed 5th + Broadway mixed-use development provides provides pedestrian and mass-transit access as well as a variety of retail, dining, entertainment options on ground level. Images courtesy GS&P.

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Today's college students have a bit more spending power than past generations. In the third part of the The New Student...

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CallisonRTKL’s Kirill Pivovarov explores how densification can lead to increased productivity and innovation in the...
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Jeff Alexander
The process has made pre-painted metals a top choice for builders because of the aesthetic, environmental, performance...
5 ways rapid tech growth can drive sustainability leadership in Seattle

Rendering of the new Expedia campus bike trails, courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (via Paladino).

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Paladino's Nash Emrich writes that Seattle can keep its edge in sustainability by leveraging new energy performance...
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Kenny Stoner
Not having a complete understanding of what the steel line is can affect the building process, causing delays and...

A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

Nathan Miller
Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these capabilities in an...
Creating a home for eldercare using the ‘Green House’ design concept

Sketch: VOA Associates

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VOA Associates’ Douglas King offers design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for...
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