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Why America’s New Apartment Buildings All Look the Same

Cheap stick framing has led to a proliferation of blocky, forgettable mid-rises—and more than a few construction fires.

Source: www.bloomberg.com

How Ancient Construction Techniques are Being Updated

Remnants of colossal ancient monuments remind us that construction techniques from as long as hundreds of years ago had enormous merit that we must reconsider.

Source: www.archdaily.com

This architect of classic Hollywood gets his own star turn

African American architect Paul Revere Williams designed many iconic buildings and classic homes, often for celebrities. Now it’s time for his close-up in a PBS documentary.

Source: www.latimes.com

Billy Joel responds to contractor’s lawsuit

Billy Joel has responded to a lawsuit filed by a Woodbury contractor who alleges wrongful termination from a home-renovation project, as well as architectural copyright infringement. A spokeswoman for

Source: www.newsday.com

KPF plans energy-efficient skyscraper for Boston’s waterfront

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has unveiled a new mixed-use skyscraper planned for Boston, Massachusetts. Named The Pinnacle, energy efficiency will be incorporated into the design and the building will mitigate shadow and glare for those nearby.

Source: newatlas.com

Accounting Methods for the Paycheck Protection Program PPP Loan

As legislation is passed at an increased speed to combat challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, accounting methods for the Paycheck Protection Program loan and loan forgiveness may offer complexities and confusion to businesses and not-for-profit organizations attempting to address these changes.

Source: www.sikich.com

Work wraps up on COVID-19 overflow center at State Fair Park (UPDATE)

More than 200 union tradespeople worked on the project, which entailed the installation of 500 hospital beds, temporary restrooms, dressing rooms and showers in one of the fairground’s exhibition halls. State and local officials enlisted the Army Corps of Engineers for the project, which is meant to give COVID-19 patients with relatively mild symptoms have a place to recover while hospital space is being reserved for people with the worst cases. Gov. Tony Evers is officially announcing the opening of a center at State Fair Park of a center to treat patients suffering from relatively mild cases of COVID-19. In an executive order released on Thursday, Evers and Andrea Palm, secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services, said the so-called Alternative Care Facility will begin accepting overflow patients from local hospitals and clinics. A primary goal of the project is to make sure precious hospital space remains open for the people suffering from the most serious cases of COVID

Source: dailyreporter.com

A/E Graphics provided an on-site wide format printer during the rapid construction for use of producing signs and schedules. Our Epic Color division provided larger display boards, job site signage, several thousand hard hat labels and worker tags.

S-5! wins national award for standing seam solar mounts on California solar project

S-5! Metal Roof Innovations, an authority on metal roof attachment solutions, has been awarded the Metal Construction Association (MCA) Chairman’s Award

Source: www.solarpowerworldonline.com

$25M claim approved after Disney World apartment complex with Houston ties found to have defects

A bankruptcy judge approved a $25 million claim against an affiliate of the Houston-based Hines real estate firm in relation to a luxury apartment complex it built near Walt Disney World that was found to have had construction defects that ultimately led to the evacuation of the property. The claim, filed by Southstar Capital Group against multifamily construction company Urban Oaks Builders, included approximately $18.4 million i

Source: www.msn.com

First look inside WI State Fair Expo Center transforming into care facility

Milwaukee’s mayor gave the first look inside the Wisconsin State Fair’s Exposition Center under construction to turn it into an alternative care facility.

Source: www.nbc15.com

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