July 25, 2007

July 25, 2007
July 25, 2007
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Survey: Tech is Key Tool for Hospitals
Results of the ninth annual Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, indicates that hospitals are investing in technology, particularly IT. Although the analysis doesn’t directly link technology and better patient health, evidence is mounting. A survey sponsor called the results “a call to action.”Read the complete article …

Canadian Plaza Rocks
As citizens, visitors, and immigrants approach the new $36 million Fort Erie plaza, they will be greeted by a water sculpture made of three dozen boulders, weighing several tons each. Skylights run the entire length of the plaza’s new customs building, allowing natural light to filter down through a two-story atrium, while a spectacular, asymmetrical roof tops the building.
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Power Centers Heat Up High Desert Retail
With multiple retail power centers in the works, officials at the Mall of Victor Valley (CA) are installing state-of-the-art amenities to make their property competitive. Facility renovations will include a Wi-Fi hot spot for free Internet access and environmentally friendly technologies, such as a computerized system to conserve energy by regulating heating, air-conditioning, and lighting.
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Diretto™ – a sleek, new contemporary fixture by Architectural Area Lighting

Diretto™, the latest addition to Architectural Area Lighting’s contemporary line of fixtures, is designed to provide a complementary look for the existing Indirect™ and Spectra™ luminaire families.

A sleekly designed, cast aluminum, post-top fixture, with dual stainless steel struts; Diretto provides lighting along exterior areas of buildings and pathways, as well as illuminating common areas and is an elegant embellishment to any contemporary architecture. 

The Diretto is well suited for mixed-use, commercial, educational, municipal and downtown renovation environments.

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Architects Strive for Rochester’s First “Green” Building
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MIT Expo Structure is All Wet
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Doubletree Hotel Earns Energy Star
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S-5! Uncorks New Possibilities for California Winery
Company’s U-series clamps help secure vineyard’s photovoltaic future.
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Popular Open-Air Shopping Center Shines
Architectural Area Lighting’s fixtures meet the multiple needs of a mixed-use facility.
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ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Register for the ARCHI-TECH AV Awards e-Lunch and Learn webinar series, produced in partnership with InfoComm International. Each webinar will feature the 2007 AV Award winners from the InfoComm International Trade Show. Learn firsthand how the AV design and technology challenges were met, from the people who met them in these “best-practice” case studies. Architects can earn one AIA credit by attending, and InfoComm International Members can earn one RU credit.

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