Nautical-Inspired School’s Architecture Earns Design Awards

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COURTESY OF WOODRUFF BROWN PHOTOGRAPHYNautical-Inspired School’s Architecture Earns Design AwardsSvigals + 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.Read the complete article…

Going Up
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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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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Theater Seeks Funds to Improve Appearance, Technology
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