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

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HISTORIC RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION

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INDUSTRY NEWS

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NOTEWORTHY

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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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