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New Approaches to Sustainability Lead to High-Performance Buildings

Learn about sustainability, integrated design, healthy buildings, leed and related trends for building operations success

Source: www.facilitiesnet.com

Space Architecture Awards-AIAA

The Mirpuri Foundation is happy to announce its sponsorship of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Space Architecture Technical Committee Research Paper Awards. 
Advancing aeronautical research is one of the founding pillars of the Mirpuri Foundation, while the AIAA, which has over 30,000 members worldwide, is a professional society for aerospace engineers. It is also the US representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences.
The Mirpuri Foundation now announces a collaboration with the AIAA’s Space Architecture Technical Committee, providing a grant for the best annual professional and student published research papers. 
The 2020 Best Paper Awards solicit and recognize excellence in research in Space Architecture, the theory and practice of designing and buildin

Source: mirpurifoundation.org

Social distancing strategies keep contractors productive

Social distancing requirements such as staggered schedules and teleworking don’t have to derail construction schedules, according to companies that are making them work. 

Source: www.constructiondive.com

Canyon View High School – American Institute of Steel Construction Merit Award Winner

Energy efficiency was the goal for the team behind the new Canyon View High School in Waddell, Ariz.

And its structural system was a driving factor in meeting those goals. The structural system became the centerpiece of

Source: www.aisc.org

COVID-19 forces architects to rethink designs amid requests for touch-free amenities

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced architects to relook at how they design buildings. As a result, it’s creating big business for companies that specializes in creating hygienic systems, including one in the Milwaukee area.

Source: www.tmj4.com

Justice Department Sues Contractor For Fraud In $39M NJ Turnpike Extension Project

A construction company lied to the federal government to get a $39 million subcontract on a New Jersey Turnpike extension project, authorities said Friday.C. Abbonizio Contractors Inc., based in Sewell, “defrauded the government b

Source: dailyvoice.com

Maldives makes “splashy debut” as winner on Forbes 2020 Star Award

Forbes Travel Guide’s annual list of five-star honorees listed Maldives for the first time, in what was dubbed a "splashy debut", taking home six of the highest

Source: edition.mv

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

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