Category: Government

San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Pedestrian Processing Facility Opens

Southern California’s San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is the busiest port of entry in the western hemisphere. Hensel Phelps, Stantec delivered a complete reconstruction of the port’s pedestrian and bus-inspection facilities for the U.S. General Services Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The transformational project is designed to LEED Platinum and stringent energy reduction targets. It enhances the ability of CBP and other federal agencies to conduct their missions.

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Hoefer Wysocki Designs New Northglenn Justice Center

Hoefer Wysocki, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm, has completed the design for the new Northglenn Justice Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility designed to provide an up-to-date space to house the Northglenn Police Department, along with the city’s municipal court and a crime lab. Highly visible from I-25, the new $20 million building sits at the highest natural point of Adams County at 50 W. Community Center Drive in Northglenn, Colorado.

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Decontaminate Your Fire Station Design

“In the past decade, more firefighters have died from cancer than running into burning buildings, saving communities from hazardous waste spills, or protecting neighborhoods from active shooter situations,” explained Harold Schaitberger, General President of the IAFF in an interview with Fire Engineering magazine. Such statements have spurred architects to reconsider their approach to fire station design.

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BNBuilders begins construction on the County of San Diego’s Housing and Community Development Services facility

BNBuilders is pleased to announce it has commenced construction on the renovations at the County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) administrative offices.  Located at 3989 Ruffin Road in San Diego, the project is one of three recent San Diego County CM at-Risk contracts awarded to BNBuilders’ San Diego office. 

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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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