Japanese School Restoration Wins the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
On November 13, the efforts of the Architectural Consortium that spearheaded the historic building''s salvation will be honored when they are presented with the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Highway maintenance: impact of framework agreements on contractor performance
AbstractPurpose - The construction industry in the UK has a history of client dissatisfaction. A potential solution for improvement is through use of a framework agreement, where long-term relationships between parties may focus upon performance. The purpose of this paper is to assess whether use of...
All that is solid melts into air: Tom?s Saraceno visits MIT
"It''s 99.9 percent air," says artist Tom?s Saraceno of his latest work, "On Space Time Foam." On Space Time Foam is a multi-layered habitat of diaphanous membranes suspended 24 meters above the ground, its form continuously shaping and shaped by the actions of those who dare be enfolded within the ...
New York Ennead Architects Selected for Renovation, Expansion of Norris University Center
After a lengthy national search, Ennead Architects of New York has been chosen as the architecture firm for the major renovation and expansion of Northwestern University’s Norris University...
New Research by McGraw-Hill Construction Shows Dramatic Increase in Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in North America
At a national meeting today of the BIMForum in Tacoma WA, McGraw-Hill Construction presented highlights of its new research showing the rapid advance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America.
Chisholm, Langer receive nation's highest honors for scientists and inventors
President Barack Obama on Friday presented MIT professors Sallie (Penny) Chisholm and Robert Langer with the nation's highest honors for scientific discovery and invention. They were among 22 eminent scientists nationwide honored during a White House ceremony.Chisholm, the Lee and Geraldine Martin P...
Conference to explore new approaches to urban infrastructure
On April 10-11, the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) will bring together political leaders, infrastructural engineers, design professionals, and academics to explore how to shape sustainable infrastructural futures for cities around the world. Keynote speaker for the 2014 Scaling Infrastructur...
MHS Boilers are fighting fit
Staff and visitors at the newly built Portway Lifestyle Centre in the West Midlands will benefit from a low carbon heating and hot water system from MHS Boilers, which is expected to contribute to a BREEAM ?Very Good? rating.
Affordable vs. attainable
New Geography contributor Rich Murdocco takes on the questions of how to make housing affordable enough to offset local brain drain.
Damper actuators: Honeywell
Honeywell has launched a universal replacement Low/Medium Torque Actuator for fire and smoke dampers. The updated, UL555 and UL555S compliant actuator is designed to simplify the replacement process by offering new time-saving installation features in addition to reducing the number of models distri...