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World Architecture Festival and INSIDE 2018 celebrates another successful year in its eleventh edition

The 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF) enjoyed a 10% year-on-year increase in the number of international architects coming together from 28-30 November in Amsterdam to celebrate excellence in the profession. More than 530 shortlisted projects in the annual WAF awards were presented live by architectural practices from around the world and judged during the event. This year, women made up at least 40% of award judges. Some of the super jury judges included Nathalie de Vries, Lesley Lokko and Li Xiadong.

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New National Institute of Building Sciences study finds that modern, regularly updated building codes mitigate costly damage

“Disasters are only expected to increase in frequency and severity, so as an industry we need to work collaboratively on how to adapt the built environment to face even greater challenges,” said the Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.  “The findings of this report offer encouragement that our work, slow and steady as it may be, is well worth the effort. The Code Council has a long and close partnership with NIBS, and we look forward to continued engagement with the Institute on these important issues.”

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Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates-designed Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London receives AIA’s Twenty-five Year Award

Architects Robert Venturi, FAIA, and Denise Scott Brown, FAIA—VSBA founding principals—sought to relate the new wing to the National Gallery while maintaining the wing’s own identity as a work of modern architecture. A play on Italian Mannerism, the Sainsbury Wing demonstrates the architects’ sophisticated but ironic acknowledgement of modern conditions while thoroughly exploring classical architecture’s conventions.

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In case you missed it: The Gypsum Association announced updated codes and design manual in December

In case you missed it: The Gypsum Association (GA) announced December 19, 2018, the release of “GA-600-2018 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual.” In a separate news item released December 5, the association announced that beginning in 2018 “GA-216 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products” will be revised and released to coincide with the 2021 code revision cycle and to better align with the Association’s other code-referenced documents, namely “GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual” and “GA-253 Application of Gypsum Sheathing.”

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Industry veteran brings 40-year background in sustainable healthcare design to Stantec

Richard Moeller has joined Stantec—as a senior mechanical engineer in its buildings engineering team in San Diego, California. Moeller has presented nationally and internationally as a recognized subject matter expert on healthcare infrastructure systems, high-performance healthcare facilities and infection prevention in the healthcare design, construction and operation environment.

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Building code change submission deadline extended to January 14

The I-Codes are a family of fifteen coordinated, modern building safety codes used throughout the world that protect against disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. The development of the 2021 I-Codes began in early 2018 with the code change proposals for the Group A codes. The entire code development process takes place every three years and is open, transparent and inclusive.

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Owens Corning announces Brian D. Chambers to succeed Mike Thaman as Chief Executive Officer

Owens Corning announced last week that its Board of Directors elected Brian Chambers, current President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), to succeed Mike Thaman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 18, 2019. Mr. Chambers will retain the title of President as he assumes the CEO role. Previously, he served as President of the Roofing business since 2014.

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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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    January 23 - January 25
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    February 11 - February 14
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