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How to properly assess structural wind damage

Properly assessing wind damage can identify vulnerabilities in a building's design or construction, which could lead to future damage or loss, writes Matt Wagner, SE, Principal and Managing Director with Walter P Moore.

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CannonDesign | Sep 23, 2014

Cedars-Sinai looks to streamline trauma care with first-of-its-kind OR360 simulation space

The breakthrough simulation center features moveable walls and a modular ceiling grid that allow doctors and military personnel to easily reconfigure the shape and size of the space.

Sep 23, 2014

Third phase of New York’s High Line redevelopment opens

The $35 million Phase 3, known as High Line at the Rail Yards, broke ground September 20, 2012, and officially opened to the public on September 21.

Sep 23, 2014

Cloud-shaped skyscraper complex wins Shenzhen Bay Super City design competition

Forget the cubist, clinical, glass and concrete jungle of today's financial districts. Shenzhen's new plan features a complex of cloud-shaped skyscrapers connected to one another with sloping bridges.

Sep 23, 2014

Designing with Water: Report analyzes ways coastal cities can cope with flooding

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood management techniques. 

Perkins and Will | Sep 22, 2014

4 keys to effective post-occupancy evaluations

Perkins+Will's Janice Barnes covers the four steps that designers should take to create POEs that provide design direction and measure design effectiveness.

Sep 22, 2014

Biloxi’s new Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is like a ship in a bottle

Nine years after the Museum of Maritime and Seafood Industry in Biloxi, Miss., was damaged by Hurricane Katrina’s 30-foot tidal surge, the museum reopened its doors in a brand new, H3-designed building. 

Sep 22, 2014

Open plenum vs. dropped ceiling: The debate over life cycle cost

While suspended, lay-in ceilings have long been the norm in commercial design, the open-plenum ceiling has become trendy and economical, particularly in office and retail environments. However, calculating the tradeoffs between cost and performance can be tricky.

Sep 22, 2014

USGBC names 2014 Best of Buildings Award winners

The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.

Sep 22, 2014

Sound selections: 12 great choices for ceilings and acoustical walls

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acoustical ceiling and wall products. 

Sep 20, 2014

Healthcare conversion projects: 5 hard-earned lessons from our experts

Repurposing existing retail and office space is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for hospital systems to expand their reach from the mother ship. Our experts show how to avoid the common mistakes that can sabotage outpatient adaptive-reuse projects. 

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