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November 29, 2012
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News about architecture and design for A/E/C professionals in the buildings industry

  Architecture Update 
  • Architects create innovative designs through technology use
    The integration of modern and dated technology is leading architects to come up with innovative designs, writes Cathleen McGuigan. For instance, the recent "Design Leaders Envision the Next Decade" event in New York featured remarkable innovative works and proves that "architects are pushing new ideas in design and construction," according to McGuigan. Architectural Record (free registration) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Precast used for Calif. plant improves food safety
    Paramount Citrus' new manufacturing plant in Delano, Calif., used 100% precast concrete for the facility's walls and panels because the precast keeps the food safer, according to officials. The use of precast for the estimated 640,000-square-foot plant contributes to fewer cleaning and maintenance tasks. The Packer (Lenexa, Kan.) (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Sustainable Design 
  • Work begins on "breathable" Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh
    Construction has started on the 32-story Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh. Designed by Gensler, with help from Buro Happold and Paladino & Co., the building is designed to be one of the most eco-friendly skyscrapers in the world. Slated for completion in 2015, the structure will feature a double-skin facade with operable windows to bring in fresh air and push out hot air, and a roof that doubles as a solar collector to cool the building. Inhabitat (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • USGBC unveils web-based tool on LEED-certified buildings
    A web-based tool on buildings that have achieved LEED status was launched by the U.S. Green Building Council at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The "Green Building Information Gateway" will allow users to track the progress of green-building projects and the teams involved with them. "The tool provides maps, analytics and insights that reveal trends, patterns and processes in green building practice," according to this piece. Daily Commercial News (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology, Trends and Research 
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  Project Spotlight 
  News from PCI 
  • Free registration to the World of Concrete -- Compliments of PCI!
    World of Concrete will be held in Las Vegas from Feb. 5 to 8, 2013. World of Concrete is an annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. The event features over 500,000 square feet of exhibits with the industry's leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, a world-class education program and the information you need to help sustain and grow your business. Get free exhibits-only registration to World of Concrete and discounted seminar fees courtesy of PCI when you register through this unique PCI registration link. Enter code A34 if prompted. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PCI call for papers and student posters -- submission site is now open!
    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is now accepting abstracts for paper and poster sessions at the 2013 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference, taking place Sept. 21 to 24, in Grapevine, Texas. Abstracts are due by Jan. 31, 2013, and final papers are due May 12, 2013. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to gain exposure and contribute to the precast concrete structures industry's body of knowledge. Learn more and submit an abstract. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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