Since the 45 minute openings in this 1-hour exit corridor extend to all the way to the floor, the architects specified SuperLite II-XL 45, a fire resistive tempered product with hose stream that meets ASTM E-119. SuperLite II-XL 45 effectively blocks smoke, flames and dangerous radiant heat to enable safe egress through the corridor. Photo courtesy of SaftiFirst.
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Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick
Hotels are taking both sustainability and wellness seriously. Many announce their recycling programs, use of non-toxic cleaning supplies, and commitment to the reduction of energy and water consumption on their websites. Image courtesy Morgue File/IJY
Valspar’s test fence in Fort Myers, Fla., contains more than 100,000 weather test panels. Photo courtesy of Valspar.
"Say you are interested in creating a high-rise with amazing views of the city. A drone can capture those exact views from any height and in any direction," says Molla. Photo: SRG Partnership
Following three weeks of intense competition between nine firms participating in Skanska's hackathon, Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn., was selected to serve as the design architect for the 2&U project in Seattle. Photo courtesy Skanska
In the mid-1990s elevator giant Otis conducted a research project called Odyssey. Otis developed an elevator system that allowed elevator cab occupants to travel both vertically and horizontally within the same cab, with the option to travel vertically again. Illustrations: Douglas J. King, VOA Associates
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