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December 13, 2012
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News about architecture and design for A/E/C professionals in the buildings industry

  Architecture Update 
  • Focus: Women in design
    Although there are "still wide and puzzling gender-related disparities in architectural practice and opportunity," according to Brigid Williams, you wouldn't know it from two recent events. Yale Women in Architecture held its first reunion and garnered 200 attendees. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, the "Women in Design" event featured works of female professionals from the architecture, interior design and landscape architecture sectors. ArchitecturalRecord.com (12/11), Las Vegas Sun (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Sustainable Design 
  • 1 WTC: A green building rising over NYC skyline
    One World Trade Center in New York City will include a range of sustainable features to help minimize the building's environmental impact. Paint with low levels of volatile organic compounds, a wind farm over an observation deck, and glass that lets in daylight but keeps out heat will all be used. There's also a system to collect and reuse rainwater for cooling and irrigation. Green Building Elements (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology, Trends and Research 
  • How BIM is transforming the construction industry
    The role of building information modeling in design and construction projects is evolving from an efficient project delivery tool into a "disruptive" kind of technology, writes John Tobin, director of architecture for EYP Architecture & Engineering. "Our best strategy is to embrace the full power of BIM, to recognize its disruptive potential, and to explore its power to address many of the issues we currently face as we attempt to re-imagine design and construction," Tobin writes. Building Design + Construction (free registration) (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Project Spotlight 
  • Design for Chicago research facility mixes traditional, modern features
    Ann Beha Architects' work on a new research building and integration of it to other buildings at the University of Chicago will create a harmonious blend between modern and traditional architecture, according to this piece. "The design engages historic preservation with contemporary design, establishing a dialogue between new and old, and extending the lives of heritage buildings, but setting them, and their modern companions, in a new enclave that is welcoming and unified," the article notes. World Architecture News (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from PCI 
  • Free registration to the World of Concrete -- Compliments of PCI!
    World of Concrete will be held in Las Vegas, Feb. 5-8. 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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