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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

Army Corps picks contractors for COVID-19 overflow center at State Fair Park

"The Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with the construction of an overflow center for COVID-19 patients at State Fair Park in West Allis and has hired Gilbane and a number of other contractors for the project. But it’s a center Milwaukee officials hope they never have to use. The Corps earlier this week met with a team of contractors to begin developing the so-called Alternative Care Facility…"

Source: dailyreporter.com

Wisconsin Businesses Call on Gov. Evers for a Plan to Restart the Economy

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – along with 18 other statewide business associations and 33 local chambers of commerce – sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, April 9 calling on his administration to put together a plan … Continued

Source: www.wmc.org

Will the White House Order New Federal Architecture To Be Classical?

RECORD has obtained what appears to be a preliminary draft of an executive order that, if implemented, would profoundly affect the future of federal architecture. The AIA issued a statement in response on Tuesday afternoon.

Source: www.architecturalrecord.com

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