February 06, 2008
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Nautical-Inspired School’s Architecture Earns Design Awards COURTESY OF WOODRUFF BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY
Svigals + Partners’ innovative designs on the John S. Martinez Elementary School included handmade bricks made by students and their parents, as well as original artwork. The New Haven, CT, firm was honored for its work with coveted awards from the Brick Industry Association and other industry organizations.
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Once a desolate brownfield, Victory Park in downtown Dallas is an energetic destination where people come for work and play. The 72-acre mixed-use development has a variety of venues and facilities, including the American Airlines Center (AAC), buildings displaying eight 15- by 26-foot LED moving video walls, and the W Dallas-Victory Hotel & Residences.
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KlingStubbins-Designed BioSquare Lab Goes Green
The eight-story facility located in Boston’s South End neighborhood recently earned LEED certification thanks to green features, including 20-percent savings in energy consumption, a 40-percent reduction in water usage, the use of low-emitting and recycled construction materials, and sustainable landscaping.
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Hospital Expansion Will Please Both Patients and Staff
Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL, is undertaking an expansion that will add wireless Internet and plasma-screen televisions to every patient room, and a new dining room featuring skylights and an atrium. A new patient care tower will also add 70 private rooms to the facility.
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2008 ARCHI-TECH AV Awards in Partnership with InfoComm International®
ARCHI-TECH and InfoComm International invite you to participate in the sixth annual ARCHI-TECH AV Awards. The ARCHI-TECH AV Awards program honors outstanding examples of the creative and effective integration of technology into otherwise traditional construction projects.
Enter today to get the recognition you deserve!
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Standard Construction Contracts: New Forms from Three Sources
Three construction industry associations have revised or reissued major groups of standard contract forms within the last few months. The three organizations are The American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in conjunction with 19 other construction associations comprising a new organization called ConsensusDOCS. This article will provide a brief overview of the three document programs, compare and contrast their new offerings, and summarize key features of each.
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Use BSD SpecLink® for automated construction specifications writing, production, and management. Three tabs are linked for concept to post-construction documents: PerSpective® for early design criteria, Short Form specs for schematic design and design development, and SpecLink’s original data for construction specifications and automatic administrative reports. The new BSD SpecLink includes many LEED features and reports, and there’s also a one-click switch that flips any project from the old 16-division format to MasterFormat™ 2004.
For more information, go to www.bsdsoftlink.com
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