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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: July 15, 2020

A 1950s care dealership becomes upscale apartments and condos and is there a way to test for COVID-19 without PPE?

July 15, 2020 |

1. Apartments and condos occupy what was once a five-story car dealership (BD+C)
"Built from what was once a 1950’s car dealership and its adjacent parking structure, The Garage features amenities such as a rooftop pool and lounge, equipped with a 24/7 fitness center; roll-up garage doors in the units that separate the bedrooms from the rest of the living space; and two fully automated, class-B freight elevators that allow residents to self-park next to their residence."

2. Cornell College partners with Johnson Controls to improve campus energy efficiency (BD+C)
Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa has partnered with Johnson Controls on a $5.9 million infrastructure improvement plan to rectify the campus’ aging infrastructure and significantly reduce operations and maintenance costs."

3. Is there a way to test for Covid-19 without PPE? (Shepley Bulfinch)
We developed a unique design concept: a testing booth that allows healthcare workers to administer tests without using PPE or being exposed."

4. Metal Construction Assn. releases three EPD updates (BD+C)
"The subjects of the updates are Metal Composite Materials (MCM), Insulated Metal Panels (IMP), and Roll Formed Aluminum and Steel Cladding. The three documents provide key data on the manufacturing and use of these products, and discuss the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and environmental impacts associated with the use of metal cladding in construction."

5. Will The Pandemic Kill Demand For Micro-Units? (Bisnow)
"Social distancing is the antithesis of the tight-knit living style that micro-units and their cousin, co-living, promote. With bars and restaurants shuttered and remote work gaining more acceptance, renters may see fewer reasons to remain in city centers, where most micro-unit properties are."

6. U.S. May Need Another 1 Billion Square Feet of Warehouse Space by 2025 as E-commerce Booms (CNBC)
“With online sales proliferating during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. is going to need more warehouses to store hoards of boxes and handle those orders.”


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