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AAMA to host 5K run/walk in honor of Kim Flanary

In honor of Milgard Windows & Doors’ engineering director and AAMA Board Member, Kim Flanary, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is hosting a 5K run/walk during the AAMA Annual Conference. The event will take place at 5:30 a.m., Wed., Feb. 27, honoring a lifetime of leadership. Flanary, who passed away earlier this fall, was active with AAMA for 14 years. During that time, Flanary served on 74 committees including nine of AAMA’s 11 top-level governing Board committees.

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Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) names five new principals

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) is starting the new year naming five new principals within the firm, and elevations of several employees to associate principal and associate. HED is currently 365 people strong, which includes 44 principals in the firm’s six offices.

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AIA selects recipients for the 2019 Collaborative Achievement Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is recognizing Jan Gehl, Hon. FAIA, Michael Sorkin, and Anne Taylor, Hon. AIA, with its 2019 Collaborative Achievement Award. The Collaborative Achievement Award recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of design professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

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Humber College transform’s its Centre for Entrepreneurship into energy-efficient, bird-friendly building

Functionality of the glass configuration was a key consideration, said Adrienne Tam, associate, Moriyama & Teshima. “We were on a quest for a bird-friendly glass treatment that would allow the low-e coating to be applied to Surface #2.” The acid-etched pattern “was integral to the glass, and unlike other products, not a separate material bound to the glass that is then exposed to the environment,” she added.

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Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) and Walsh Construction complete biophilic design-embodied Palos Health South Campus

“The design for this Palos campus began with the idea that the facility should reflect its surrounding prairie setting and embody the natural environment contained within its bordering wetlands. It was imperative that natural elements be reinforced from the moment patients turned into the property and continued throughout their entire visit,” said Aaron Shepard, Principal with Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED).

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Pickard Chilton celebrates start of Y2 Project construction in Tokyo

Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio, took part in the ceremonies marking the commencement of construction of their design of the exterior design and primary public spaces of the Y2 Project located at Chūō ward, in Tokyo, Japan. The announcement was in tandem with the traditional celebration of a Ground Purification Ceremony that took place on site on December 3.

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Protecting parking structures from damage during winter

It is important to minimize the amount of deicing chemical applied during the first two years of the concrete being installed. During this time, the concrete has an increased permeability which can allow the deicing chemicals to migrate into the concrete more rapidly. As concrete ages and cures, it will become less permeable and chemicals will not penetrate as easily.

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DPS Group to design two cGMP manufacturing facilities for Brammer Bio

Brammer engaged DPS Group to provide process architecture and engineering services for the design of commercial suites that produce multiple gene transfer vector products in support of late-stage clinical programs leading to commercial supply. DPS Group’s design affiliate TRIA is designing a 15,000 SF office space as the second phase of the Lexington facility.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

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