Interdisciplinary Science Building at Brookhaven National Laboratory Wins DOE Secretary''s Achievement Award
A laboratory construction project completed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory—the Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) for energy...
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.
Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet
Eighteen new works by Media Arts and Sciences Assistant Professor Neri Oxman were on exhibit this summer at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of Creative Multiversities, an exhibition devoted to forward-looking work in the fields of architecture, design, new technologies and social innovation.Cre...
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.
MIT group releases re-shoring report
The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation announced today that it has released a report, "U.S Re-shoring: A Turning Point," based on the results of its 2012 U.S. re-shoring survey.In total, 340 participants completed the survey, of which 198 were manufacturing-only companies. Out of those 198 compan...
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...