Category: September Vol 9 2016

PRISM SEPTEMBER 2016 EDITION

Concrete, Healthcare Facility Design, Latest Building Technologies

Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Troy, Michigan awarded Silver in the Healthcare Category at this year’s Brick in Architecture Awards: Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED); HED with PEA Inc.; The Christman Company; Glen-Gery Corporation; Brick Tech Architectural; Schiffer Mason Contractors; and Justin Maconochie Photography LLC

Healthcare Facility Design

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Concrete

Designing with concrete: A guide to finishing and coloring

Would it surprise you to learn that one of the most versatile, colorful, and beautiful materials you can design with is concrete? New or old, horizontal or vertical, indoors or outdoors, the possibilities of concrete go far beyond the familiar gray slab to almost any texture, shape, pattern or color you can imagine. All while delivering durability, long life, thermal properties and environmental benefits at a cost comparable to or lower than other less versatile materials. This article will describe techniques for finishing and coloring so you can go beyond cellars and subfloors to true architectural concrete.

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Latest Building Technologies

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BUILDING SCIENCE

Three common beginner mistakes in resinous flooring

We all started somewhere. And in this article I will discuss three mistakes commonly made by beginners. These are mistakes I have experienced in the past and mistakes that I often see made by beginners applying resinous floors. They are common mistakes and can easily be avoided by asking the right questions and doing some background research before starting.

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COLOR AND DESIGN

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URBAN AND EXURBAN PLANNING

Songdo International Business District featured at Greenbuild 2016 as exemplar of sustainable new city

Songdo International Business District (IBD), the $35 billion new city-scale development in Incheon, South Korea, being developed by Manhattan-based Gale International, was touted as the leading model for smart and sustainable new cities at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Greenbuild, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the world’s largest event dedicated to green building.

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HISTORIC RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Delos™ and HOK partner to accelerate health and well-being in the built environment

Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, has announced a partnership with HOK, a global design, architecture and engineering firm, to accelerate the organization’s mission to integrate health and wellness into the built environment. The new partnership will leverage HOK’s worldwide network of designers and clients to further expand the global reach of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™).

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NOTEWORTHY

Tower at PNC Plaza, featuring PPG glass and coatings, earns 2016 ARCHITECT R+D AWARD

The double-skin façade, one of the first of its kind in North America, combines with two vertical thermal shafts and a solar chimney to naturally ventilate the 33-story skyscraper without electricity or fan power for 42 percent of the year. As a result, the Tower at PNC Plaza, which opened Oct. 1, 2015, is expected to consume up to 50 percent less temperature-control-related energy than comparable buildings of its size.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

New healing green space for injured warriors will help fill research gap

The Green Road, a two-acre outdoor healing environment for injured military service members and their families, opened Monday at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. One of the first of its kind on a military base, the Institute for Integrative Health initiative includes research to measure the Green Road’s healing effects on catastrophic injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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ASLA wins support for green infrastructure in Army Corps of Engineers projects

Wednesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 by a vote of 399-25. The two-year cycle legislation would authorize water infrastructure projects and programs conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy and the American Society of Civil Engineers, successfully worked with congressional champion Representative Reid Ribble (WI) to include a provision in WRDA encouraging the consideration of green infrastructure in the design, planning, and maintenance of water infrastructure projects. During Ribble’s recent testimony on behalf of the amendment, ASLA was recognized for its efforts in support of the amendment.

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