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Mar 25, 2011
Engineers at Qatar University’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are busy developing what they believe could act as artificial “clouds,” man-made saucer-type structures suspended over a given soccer...
Mar 23, 2011
Web-based solution adds 13 popular Architect’s Scope of Services Documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand, providing easy access to documents anytime, anywhere.
Mar 23, 2011
The new Student Activity Center at the University of Texas campus, Austin, is the result of almost 60 years of students lobbying for another dedicated social and cultural center on campus. The 149,000-sf facility is designed to serve as...
Apr 15, 2011
The United States Environmental Protection Agency released its annual list of the top 10 American cities with the most energy efficient buildings—in this case, commercial buildings that have earned an Energy Star rating signifying they...
Mar 22, 2011
Plans for Hunter’s Point South, the largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s, include new residences for 5,000 families, with more than 900 in this first phase. A development team consisting...
Mar 23, 2011
Bolefloor offers floorboards, cut using custom algorithms, that follow the natural warp and weft of trees.
Mar 21, 2011
Two hundred years ago on Tuesday, New York City’s street commissioners certified the no-frills street matrix that heralded the city's transformation. The rigid 90-degree grid spurred unprecedented development and spawned a new...
Mar 17, 2011
Design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman is pleased to join The Green House project and NCB Capital Impact in announcing the launch of The Green House Prototype Design Package. The Prototype will help providers develop small home...
Mar 17, 2011
Hope’s Windows were installed in the U.S. Marines Memorial Chapel in Quantico, Va., a small 77-seat facility designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects.
Mar 17, 2011
The more than 50,000 sf of glossy exposed concrete floors inside the Operations Center of the Eugene (Ore.) Water & Electric Board were created with products from Lythic Solutions.
Mar 17, 2011
Installation of bright new LED luminaires from BetaLED were an integral part of building and safety improvements made to the 1,700-student James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wis.
Mar 17, 2011
Wasco Skylights' new high-performance unit utilizes electrochromic glazing from SageGlass. The specialty glazing reduces glare and solar heat gain with an electrical charge that automatically tints the glazing.
Apr 5, 2011
Mahlum Architects is designing the Finn Hill Junior High in Kirkland, Wash., to be 47% more energy efficient than targets set by the Energy Star program. They specified SIPs from Premier Building Systems.
Mar 16, 2011
Silestone’s new volcano texture quartz surfacing has an orange-peel texture that resembles molten rock. The nonporous material resists heat, scratches, and stains and has antimicrobial protection.
Mar 16, 2011
Island Exterior Fabricators of Calverton, N.Y., completed the exterior envelope of the 45-story Cassa Hotel & Residences  in midtown Manhattan using Reynobond R-4300 composite panels.