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Jan 12, 2011
Zinc panels provide natural-looking, durable cladding for an administrative building and toll canopies at the newly expanded Queenstown Plaza U.S.-Canada border crossing at the Niagara Gorge.
Jan 12, 2011
NanaGlass SL25 is a frameless opening glass wall system for balconies, patios, and decks in multifamily buildings.
Jan 10, 2011
The York model YK-EP Energy Plus large capacity centrifugal chiller features a patent-pending mechanical compression economizer cycle that increases capacity and energy efficiency.
Jan 10, 2011
A biblical theme park in Petersburg, Ky., called Ark Encounter, which will include a replica of Noah's Ark built according to the dimensions in the Book of Genesis, is targeting LEED certification. The embrace of environmentalism among...
Jan 10, 2011
Swedish architecture firm Jagnafalt Milton thinks railroad tracks could be used as the base for buildings, which could then be positioned differently depending on the seasons and the weather. The firm’s idea is for cities to use...
Jan 10, 2011
What if a town or city finds itself partially underwater for the long haul? It’s not an unrealistic scenario—the world has experienced a rash of devastating floods in recent years, and let’s not forgot about New Orleans...
Jan 10, 2011
Abandoned by carmaker Renault almost 20 years ago, Seguin Island in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, is being renewed by architect Jean Nouvel. Plans for the 300,000-square-meter project includes a mix of culture, commerce, urban parks, and...
Jan 10, 2011
The Merchants Bank Building in Kansas City, Mo., was missing its door and most of its windows. For the renovation, local architecture firm Susan Richards Johnson & Associates opted for Marvin Custom Clad Ultimate Double-Hung and...
Jan 10, 2011
The Chateau Bethlehem, a historic 13th-century castle in the Netherlands, reopened as a 26-room hotel. The facility’s woven Wilton and Axminster carpet tiles are from Desso, and part of the company’s AirMaster and SoundMaster...
Jan 19, 2011
Michael J. Alter, president of The Alter Group, a national corporate real estate development firm headquartered in Skokie, Ill., on the growth of urban centers, project financing, and what clients are saying about sustainability.
Jan 10, 2011
Ecophon Master Solo S suspended ceiling panels combine style with Class-A sound absorption. The high-density fiberglass panels, made with 75% recycled content, are hung with ceiling wires fastened to suspension wire anchors on their...
Jan 10, 2011
The 47-year-old East Hills Mall in St. Joseph, Mo., was in need of a facelift, so Hollis+Miller Architects, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and consultant ComArts of Boulder, Colo., specified Citadel Envelope 2000 metal composite...
Jan 10, 2011
Trimble introduced Trimble ConstructJob, an updated version of the Accubid Web-based project management solution for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. In addition to supporting Accubid mechanical and electrical...
Jan 9, 2011
The Solar Powered Dimmer, made to work with 10-inch tubular skylights, uses a remote control to adjust the amount of sunlight allowed into the room.
Jan 9, 2011
Concerned about high HVAC energy use due to solar heat, and high energy consumption for heating in the winter, the school installed a 12-foot-diameter Powerfoil fan to recirculate warm air as it rises.