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7 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 5, 2020

The world's first carbon-fiber reinforced concrete building and what will college be like in the fall?

June 05, 2020 |

1. The world’s first building made from carbon-fiber reinforced concrete starts construction in Germany (BD+C) 
"This 5 million Euro (US$5.63 million) project, which was delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak, is now scheduled for completion next spring. It consists of two parts: a precast “box”; and the “twist,” a double-curved roof that the lighter-weight and bendable composite facilitates. This university building—with classroom, lab, and presentation spaces, and a small kitchen—will be distinguished by its 24-meter length of seamless concrete."

2. Vermont’s Burr and Burton Academy expansion will feature mass timber and flexible spaces (BD+C) 
The 25,000-sf expansion, designed by KaTo and ZGF Architects, will comprise interdisciplinary classrooms and the school’s library on BBA’s upper campus."

3. American Wood Council updates report on fire resistance of wood members and assemblies (BD+C) 
Provides new examples and background on mass timber calculations."

4. IMEG Corp. acquires Cardno Structural Engineering (IMEG) 
The team joined IMEG on May 29."

5. What Will College Be Like in the Fall? (New York Times)
"Administrators, professors, a union representative and students consider the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic."

6. Mall Stocks Surge with Shoppers Coming Back Faster Than Expected (Bloomberg via National Real Estate Investor)
"At North Carolina centers owned by Tanger traffic was at 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels."

7. Coronavirus Shock Could Upend Las Vegas Economy for Years (WSJ)
"Pandemic hit Nevada’s workforce harder than any other U.S. state and poses a potentially existential threat to the city’s business model."





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