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Venice modular project addresses homeless crisis while providing employment

Los Angeles City Planning Commission has unanimously approved Studio One Eleven’s design for supportive housing in Venice. Developed by Venice Community Housing Corporation, the four-story, 40-unit apartment building at 2467-2471 Lincoln Boulevard will serve transition-aged youth and people experiencing chronic homelessness. The new structure builds upon and expands the existing home of Safe Place for Youth currently on the site and will include on-site opportunities for work experience, within their offices and at their planned micro-enterprise space.

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Manufacturers join together for Coronavirus emergency building response

Linked Enterprises provides modular mobile steel buildings, EbTech Industrial its pre-engineered steel buildings, mobile steel buildings and modular wall assemblies, Sprung Structures its building shells, and Element Grow its air filtration and monitoring products. RPM combines these products with responsive architects, engineers, contractors and governmental agencies who can act fast to build and design compliant rapid response emergency facilities.

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HGA and The Boldt Company build STAAT Mod™ critical care units to address the COVID-19 hospital bed shortage

The STAAT Mod™ (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment) is a prefabricated modular solution designed by HGA and is being constructed by The Boldt Company for immediate distribution nationwide. It can be deployed in diverse environments from convention centers to free-standing hospital expansions. A focus of these units is the safety of healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19.

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Shipping containers poised to aid with COVID-19 hospital housing shortage

Detroit-based cargo architecture firm Three Squared, whose steel cargo containers are typically used for innovative multifamily and mixed-use housing applications, announces it is now proffering its cargo container dwellings not only as relief units for hospital and morgue/mortuary overflow, but also as appropriately-appointed and climate-controlled housing units for doctors and nurses needing to stay close to patients.

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Department of Energy invests $74 million in building and construction technologies and innovations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Monday announced $74 million for 63 selected projects to research, develop, and test energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of our Nation’s buildings and electric grid. Awardees include National Laboratories, universities, small businesses, and industry partners.

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Z Modular expands annual production capacity with new automated manufacturing facility in Killeen, Texas

Z Modular has commissioned robotics in its new automated manufacturing facility in Killeen, Texas, about 70 miles north of Austin. The specially developed robotics, never before used in the construction industry, ensure greater precision and accelerate production, stated the company. It is one of four Z Modular manufacturing facilities and part of a broader Z Modular® Network of factories building with the open-source Z Modular Building Ecosystem, enabling a total annual production capacity of 10 million sq. ft.

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ZHA & Esplan win competition for Ülemiste terminal in Tallinn, Estonia

Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) working with Esplan (Estonia) have been awarded first place in the design competition for the new terminal, a planned 870 km electrified railway from Tallinn in Estonia to the Lithuanian-Polish border. Incorporating a modular structural system built in phases to enable ongoing operations on the rail lines throughout construction, the station has been designed and planned to BREEAM benchmarks and guidelines.   

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Studio One Eleven announces container-based supportive housing

Studio One Eleven has unveiled its design for a four-story transitional housing development using modular construction in Los Angeles’ Watts  neighborhood. Watts Works, at 9502 S. Compton Avenue, uses stacked shipping containers to create 24 320-square-foot, studio apartments for low-income residents and one 480-square-foot manager’s apartment. The project also offers bike storage and multiple community spaces.

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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

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