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The Versatility of Tile
By Janet Wiens

Numerous materials are used to build the places where we humans live, work and play. Through the centuries, these materials have evolved based on advances in the development of compositions for new products and in manufacturing processes. With all that is new, however, there are also products that withstand the test of time.

Tile, as one example, is a significant contributor to the built environment from a product standpoint. Found in almost every culture, tile—in its various forms—adds…

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NASA Building Achieves LEED Gold
What does it take to turn silver into gold? For NASA scientists, the answer is "two protons." For Manhattan Construction Company, it is creative green building solutions which have resulted in the Exploration Sciences Building project becoming the first at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to receive LEED Gold certification.
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LG Hausys Surfaces Announces Student Design Challenge
The contest—"2010 LG Hausys Surfaces Student Design Challenge with Aloft Hotels"—challenges students throughout North America to design solid surface innovations for the hospitality industry, capturing the theme "where life happens."
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Design considerations for improving acoustics in green buildings are highlighted in the new issue of Implications, a research newsletter on design and human behavior produced by InformeDesign. The article considers the acoustical design challenges inherent in some green building techniques and recommends strategies to address them.
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National Building Museum to Honor 'Civic Innovators'
On May 11, 2010, the National Building Museum will hold its 24th Honor Award ceremony to recognize three organizations—including A&D firm Perkins+Will—that have advanced the quality of our built environment through their unique civic and social innovations.
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