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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: September 29, 2020

Renovation to Providence's downtown library is completed and Amazon to build 1,500 new last-mile warehouses.

September 29, 2020 |


1. Major renovation to Providence’s downtown library is completed (BD+C) 
"The largest public library renovation in Rhode Island’s history was celebrated earlier this month when the Providence Public Library (PPL) posted a 23-minute-long video that served as a virtual ribbon cutting, followed a few days later by a grand opening gala."

2. Performance-based textile cleaning and disinfection in the age of COVID-19 (HDR) 
"It is essential for both designers and environmental services to know the active ingredient(s) of the cleaning products being used within the facility."

3. Architectural Visualization with Alex Hogrefe (Life of an Architect) 
"Do you have architectural visualization skills? Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What does that even mean?” Well, you are in luck because this episode is dedicated to discussing all things related to architectural visualization and graphics."

4. Evaluating and investing resources to navigate past the COVID-19 pandemic 
"As AEC firm leaders consider worst-case scenarios and explore possible solutions to surmount them, they learn to become nimble, quick, and ready to pivot as circumstances demand."

5. Cities to boost spending on green initiatives after the pandemic (BD+C)
"More bikeways, car restrictions, mass transit, climate resilience are on tap."

6. Amazon to build 1,500 new last-mile warehouses in arms race with Walmart (Bisnow)
"Having largely recovered from the shipping delays precipitated by the outbreak of the coronavirus, Amazon is on a quest to open as many as 1,500 smaller-format distribution centers in urban and suburban markets, Bloomberg reports."

 

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