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Chipperfield's sparkling brass-clad scheme selected to be new home of Nobel Prize

A unanimous competition jury has selected David Chipperfield’s and Christoph Felger’s slender brass-clad building as the winner in the Nobel Center architectural competition. 
 
“We are extremely excited and honoured to have been selected to be the architects for the Nobel Center.
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The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other finalists in the Nobel Center architectural competition.
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The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other finalists in the Nobel Center architectural competition.

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Tue, 2014-04-15 11:31
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David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition
David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition. Renderings: courtesy Nobel Center, David Chipperfield Architects
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The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other finalists in the Nobel Center architectural competition.

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40 Under 40 winners: Meet the contractors

In the April 2014 issue of BD+C, the editors named the winners of the 9th Annual "40 Under 40" competition. Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors, ranging from a life science facilities specialist (Sara Carmody) to a district manager who's the youngest person ever to hold his position (Aaron Wiehe).

To view the entire class of 2014, see our 40 Under 40 landing page.

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Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors.

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Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors.

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Thu, 2014-04-10 09:32
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Daniel Ulbricht, Vice President, Leopardo Companies, Chicago
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Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors.

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Start your engines: Ferrari plans to build first ever hotel

Ferrari is going beyond cars—the company is planning its first hotel, just outside of Barcelona.

In addition to the hotel, the company is also building its second theme park, called Ferrari Land. Both attractions will be located in Spain's PortAventura Resort.

Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars, and will feature an outdoor pool, 250 rooms, restaurants, and a driving simulator.

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Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars.

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Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars.

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Fri, 2014-04-11 08:46
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Renderings: courtesy PortAventura Resort
Renderings: courtesy PortAventura Resort
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Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars.

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12 award-winning structural steel buildings

Twelve structural steel building projects have earned national recognition in the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

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Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction for excellence in structural steel design.

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Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction for excellence in structural steel design.

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Tue, 2014-04-15 14:25
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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Maconochie
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Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction for excellence in structural steel design.

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Perkins+Will-designed KSU Engineering building now under construction

Earlier this month, McCownGordon Construction began work on the Kansas State University College of Engineering expansion.

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The facility will consolidate instructional, research, and office space from across campus into a flexible environment. 

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The facility will consolidate instructional, research, and office space from across campus into a flexible environment. 

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Mon, 2014-04-14 14:00
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The new College of Engineering expansion was designed by Perkins+Will and Moment
The new College of Engineering expansion was designed by Perkins+Will and Momenta. Rendering: courtesy McCownGordon Construction
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The facility will consolidate instructional, research, and office space from across campus into a flexible environment. 

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OSHA proposes $2.3 million in fines against Olivet Management for exposing workers to asbestos and lead

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA says the company exposed its own employees, as well as employees for 13 contractors, to asbestos and lead hazards during cleanup operations at the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dover Plains, N.Y., prior to a tour of the site by potential investors.

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Exposure occurred during renovation of former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in New York

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Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Fri, 2014-04-18 09:41
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Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons
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Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Massachusetts Supreme Court clarifies building code liability issue on mixed-use projects

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different structures under the state building code. The ruling clarifies more than 40 years of sometimes contradictory decisions.

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Distinct portions of a building can be considered separate structures

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different structures under the state building code.

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Fri, 2014-04-18 09:59
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Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different structures under the state building code.

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ASHRAE releases best practice guide for liquid cooling systems in data centers

ASHRAE recently released “Liquid Cooling Guidelines for Datacom Equipment Centers,” second edition, a guide for implementing liquid cooling systems in data centers. The guide provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and technology cooling systems and on the requirements of liquid-cooled systems that attach to a datacom electronics rack.

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The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and technology cooling systems and on the requirements of liquid-cooled systems that attach to a datacom electronics rack.

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The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and technology cooling systems and on the requirements of liquid-cooled systems that attach to a datacom electronics rack.
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Thu, 2014-05-22 20:44
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Photo: Fleshas via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Fleshas via Wikimedia Commons
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The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and technology cooling systems and on the requirements of liquid-cooled systems that attach to a datacom electronics rack.
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First international buildings among 700-plus certified by BOMA 360 Performance Program

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properties in the BOMA 360 Performance Program for commercial real estate markets across the U.S and, for the first time, abroad. The Hongo Segawa Building in Tokyo and Bankers Hall and the Exchange Tower in Canada were the first such properties to achieve certification outside of the U.S.

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Program now in place in 60 global markets

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In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properties in the BOMA 360 Performance Program for commercial real estate markets across the U.S and, for the first time, abroad.

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Fri, 2014-04-18 10:12
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The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot
The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Photo: Photogal via Wikimedia Commons
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In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properties in the BOMA 360 Performance Program for commercial real estate markets across the U.S and, for the first time, abroad.

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Multi-level design elevates Bulgarian Children's Museum [slideshow]

New York-based Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership has been selected to design a new children’s museum in Sofia, Bulgaria—the first children’s museum in Eastern Europe.

The museum, called MUZEIKO, will be located in a former college laboratory building in the Studentski-grad university precinct. A+A Architects will assist in the project, which is being planned by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. 

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Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory building in the Studenski-grad university precinct.
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Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory building in the Studenski-grad university precinct. 
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Fri, 2014-04-18 14:36
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The museum will include interpretive exhibits, a café, and an outdoor green roof, amphitheater, and science-themed play area. Renderings: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
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Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory building in the Studenski-grad university precinct. 

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