How Christo Built His Latest Work: Two Miles of Floating Walkway
The artist Christo's latest work, The Floating Piers, is a stunning feat of engineering that spans a lake in northern Italy.
Safety Tips for Water Facility Management
Safety Tips for Water Facility Management The time is always right to perform a detailed review of your community’s safety procedures that protect your critical, yet sometimes overlooked assets. These include water treatment facilities, well houses, pump stations, aquatic facilities, or wastewater treatment facilities. Here are five tips to keep in mind when looking at the safety of your facility 1. There are several categories of fire extinguishers on the market, with different ratings intended for different uses. For example, some are rated for electrical fires (Class C), while others are intended for grease fires (Class K) Water extinguishers (APW extinguishers) should never be used on an electrical room or a grease fire, but are the…
Best advice for aspiring architects
What's the best advice you received as an architect? AIA Architects pay it forward and share theirs.
Dallas Architecture Firm Ascension Merges With Similar Companies From Boston, New York
Dallas-based healthcare architecture design firm the Ascension Group Architects is part of a three-party merger that combines it with similar companies in the Northeast. Called E4H, the three-pronged group now includes Ascension, Boston’s MorrisSwitzer, and New York’s daSilva. They’ll keep their same names, but add E4H at the end. There are no plans for downsizing any of the employees at the five offices, and there is no singular chief executive or president. “It really is a merger of equals, and the original regional partners continue to remain as partners and owners in the new entity,” says Dan Morris, a partner of E4H, originally from MorrisSwitzer. “This is a national platform and we really are committed to…
Top 70 Construction Management Firms
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Five tips for a successful Memorial Day weekend grill
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, Judith Fertig and Karen Adler, cookbook authors of "Red, White and 'Que" (Running Press), demonstrated five tips for a successful grilling at Smoke 'n' Fire in Overland Park.
101 Reasons to Love the Main Line and Western Suburbs
We’re sure there are more, but we had to start somewhere.
Living Architecture: 100-Seat Church Made of Real Trees
This amazing church in New Zealand was crafted from dozens of living trees, which will form into a strong natural structure as they continue to grow.
These Designers Invented A New Way To 3-D Print Concrete Architecture
Their technique could radically change the way 3-D printed buildings look.
Young Architect Guide: 12 Perfect Notebooks for Architects and Designers
Charles Eames was onto something when he said: “The details are not the details. They make the design.” When it comes to notebooks, Eames’ wisdom holds true. Designers tend to be picky and uncompromisingly detail-oriented and know that the perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality and comfort really matter in a notebook. While technology has brought…