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SOLARBAN 67 Glass aids “wayfaring” at North Carolina transit center

Built to be the home to the Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) in North Carolina, the city wanted a well-lit, open look that would blend well with nearby structures, while offering clear views into and outside the building. To achieve those objectives, Gantt Huberman Architects designed a glass façade featuring Solarban® 67 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

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Balfour Beatty celebrates completion of JRTC at LaVilla and ABC Project of the Year, Eagle Award recognition

Balfour Beatty has been recognized by The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Florida, First Coast Chapter with its “Project of the Year” and  Eagle Award in the institutional $25 million to $100 million category for the recent completion of Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA), Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla. The multi-modal JRTC at La Villa development project includes a 10,000-square-foot, LEED Silver certified Intercity Bus Terminal (IBT) linked to a five-story, 67,000-square-foot transportation hub via an overhead pedestrian bridge.

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DXA studio reimagines the Brooklyn Bridge

DXA studio has reimagined the Brooklyn Bridge to yield an experience that is more accessible, safe, democratic and enjoyable for all.The reimagination of the Brooklyn Bridge is the result of a collaboration with Philip Habib & Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, and Patrick Cullina Horticultural Design + Consulting.

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High-performance composites bridge offers cost-effective, rapid solution for rural Tennessee community

Morgan County Highway Superintendent Joe Henry Miller and county officials are partnering with private industry and researchers at the University of Tennessee (UT) and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI—The Composites Institute®, in Knoxville to create an affordable bridge that can be installed quickly and will safely meet transportation needs in the rural community.  “As part of our objectives for sustainability and strategic planning, our goal in this demonstration is to develop a comprehensive case study for comparing the total costs of a typical concrete bridge and one using an FRP bridge deck. We will share the case study framework and results with federal, state and local officials, transportation departments and the civil engineering community so FRP composites will be more of a ‘known’ to them,” said John Unser, IACMI technology impact manager.

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Walsh Construction celebrates unveiling of LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Headhouse

Walsh Construction, along with joint venture partner Skanska USA, joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to celebrate the unveiling of LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall (Headhouse). Walsh Construction and Skanska USA, operating as the design-build joint venture of Skanska-Walsh, in partnership with HOK and WSP, was brought on by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the private developer and operator of Terminal B, for the design and construction of the new 850,000-square-foot Headhouse.

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Healthy airports: What terminals will look like post-pandemic

“The aviation industry has certainly felt the hit of COVID-19– turning the green numbers into red in a matter of weeks or even days. With that said, this pandemic also reminds us of moments in history like 9/11, SARS, or financial recessions, when aviation took a hard hit, but returned from crisis and recovered strong. So, what’s next? Travelers will be looking to the airlines to restore normalcy and regain their trust as safe places to be and use. Now is the right time to ask ourselves– because we are all in this together– how we can help the industry come back stronger,” states author Alvaro Fernandez de Mesa, an associate based in Stantec’s Vancouver office.

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Denver International Airport Great Hall Project resumes construction

In alignment with its 25th anniversary, Denver International Airport (DEN) recently announced that construction has recommenced on the Great Hall Project, with Stantec serving as lead designer. The work will include a renovation of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal to create an airport for the future with enhanced safety and security, a more intuitive passenger flow, and increased capacity to accommodate continued growth. Hensel Phelps is serving as construction manager and general contractor.

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Biggs Cardosa Associates’ Plaza Bridge at Marine Way wins ACEC’s 2020 Golden State Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced yesterday that Biggs Cardosa Associates has been honored with their prestigious 2020 Golden State Award for its work on the Plaza Bridge at Marine Way in Irvine, Calif. The Plaza Bridge is a cast-in-place concrete slab supporting a landscaped park. Because of the bridge’s size, the structural design had to meet strict California Fire Code and NFPA requirements for tunnels and be able to resist a 13,000-gallon gasoline tanker fire event, combined with a heavy goods vehicle loaded with ordinary combustibles.

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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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