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

Chicago's Bank of America Tower opens and altering facilities for a post-COVID-19 world.

October 15, 2020 |

1. Chicago’s Bank of America Tower completes, opens (BD+C) 
"Designed by Goettsch Partners, the 1,770,000-sf tower includes a stepped center core, which allows for a 45-foot lease span on each side. Interior space planning is enhanced by the five-foot setbacks along the river, providing the equivalent of 14 corner offices."

2. Altering facilities for a post-COVID-19 world (Burns & McDonnell) 
"There are several possibilities when it comes to reconfiguring or adjusting a space to maintain the health and safety of workers, from reorganizing spaces to enable social distancing measures to full teardown and reconstruction of a plant. Each increasing level of complexity adds to the amount of investment required and the possible disruption to an operation’s processes."

3. Repurposeability: The future of college campuses (GBBN) 
"With COVID-19 putting additional pressures on budgets and shutting down or restricting campus access, endless campus expansions are even less tenable."

4. Standard contract document for prefab and modular building released (BD+C) 
"The ConsensusDocs Coalition is offering the first standard contract document that addresses prefabricated construction."

5. The Weekly Show: AI for building facade inspections; designing a world-class architecture firm (BD+C) 
"The October 15 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand."

6. L.A., all the way (BD+C) 
"Over the past 40 years, KFA has designed more than 17,000 units of housing in over 300 different buildings for scores of developers in Los Angeles County. A dozen of these projects, comprising more than 1,000 affordable units, are on the city’s Skid Row. More than 40 of these buildings are of vintage quality; 11 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places."


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