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Fullerton College design & development team breaks ground on new instructional building

BNBuilders, Roesling Nakamura Terada (RNT) Architects, and Fullerton College will mark the groundbreaking of the campus’ upcoming new $54 million Instructional Building and Central Utility Plant (CUP) Upgrade on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 9 a.m. The Instructional Building and CUP Upgrade is the community college’s first new construction in 10 years, and its first ever progressive design-build project. 

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Sto’s products complete Baha Mar Resort & Casino

The Baha Mar Resort & Casino on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas, encompasses three million square feet of construction, 6,000 tons of structural steel, 500,000 sq. ft. of glass, and an abundance of the StoTherm® ci exterior insulation system and Sto finish products including Stolit® Milano.

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DLR Group Principal Matthew C. Johnson awarded

DLR Group Principal Matthew C. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, was recently awarded the Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects. This fellowship is named in honor of Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first American woman recognized as a professional architect and the first female to receive a fellowship in the AIA. 

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JCJ Architecture selected for architectural design of new Fairfield schools

JCJ Architecture announced earlier this month that it has been selected as architect for the expansion of the Grades 3 through 5 Meeting House Hill School and for the new High School project in New Fairfield, Connecticut. JCJ Architecture will work alongside project management firm Colliers International to move the project through the planning and design process.

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AIA selects recipients for the 2020 Young Architects and Associates Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced yesterday that is has selected 22 recipients for the AIA Young Architects Award and five recipients for the Associates Award. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.  

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Biggs Cardosa Associates’ Plaza Bridge at Marine Way wins ACEC’s 2020 Golden State Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced yesterday that Biggs Cardosa Associates has been honored with their prestigious 2020 Golden State Award for its work on the Plaza Bridge at Marine Way in Irvine, Calif. The Plaza Bridge is a cast-in-place concrete slab supporting a landscaped park. Because of the bridge’s size, the structural design had to meet strict California Fire Code and NFPA requirements for tunnels and be able to resist a 13,000-gallon gasoline tanker fire event, combined with a heavy goods vehicle loaded with ordinary combustibles.

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Roof Engineering Associates joins REI Engineers, Inc.

Roof Engineering Associates of Palm Harbor, Fla., has joined the Florida operations of REI Engineers, Inc. REI President Scott Hinesley, PE, RRC states this strategic partnership will join two firms that share common philosophies for providing building enclosure engineering and consulting services. “The integration of our firms will enhance our presence throughout Florida and provide our clients access to the best building enclosure professionals in the industry.”

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American Concrete Institute announces ACI 318-19 building code seminar dates for 2020

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is offering a series of seminars to focus on the new ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary. The ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete contains some of the most significant technical changes since the 1971 Code, and more than 100 additional pages of provisions compared to the 2014 Code.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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