Designing Solar for High Density Areas

Hear the term “solar energy” and you’re likely to think of vast fields of glistening panels and hillsides transformed into disco balls. Hear the term “solar energy” and you might picture suburban McMansions with roofs that reflect the sky. Hear the term “solar energy” and you envision… skyscrapers? Affordable housing units? Clusters of panels lurking […]

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How mass timber could transform our cities (really)

Mass timber is having its Maison Dom-Ino moment. At the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, a curious structure sat on the grass near the international pavilion in the Giardini. It was an engineered timber version of Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-Ino, the seminal, prototypical reinforced concrete project, which was celebrating its 100th birthday. As a manifesto of […]

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Kalikow Group breaks ground on $29 million, 67-unit rental residential project

The Kalikow Group, a fourth-generation, N.Y. property management and development firm, has broken ground on 2415 Church Ave., a $29 million, 67-unit rental residential building in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Preliminary work began on the site in September. The Kalikow Group, WRS Associates and the Ishay Group are joint owners of the property. The as-of-right project will […]

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Loopy skyscraper plan for New York

In response to the swathe of supertall luxury residential towers rising in New York, local studio Oiio has proposed a conceptual skyscraper that loops over to boast length rather than height. The Big Bend would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the […]

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Shielding Buildings Against Vibrations and Noise

Growing rates of urbanization are resulting in more new buildings springing up on plots of land that are susceptible to vibration. Unless appropriate action is taken, these buildings are defenseless against the structure-borne noise generated in their immediate environments — unwanted and occasionally even unacceptably severe vibrations are the result. Secondary airborne noise levels also […]

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Safety and the Broken Window Theory

The broken window theory was introduced in 1982 by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. Since the theory was published, it has influenced law enforcement and how we view crime. The broken window theory: Picture a vacant building with a few broken windows; if not repaired, more will most likely be broken […]

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Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health

Tell us about the work the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health does with the construction industry Mount Sinai has a long history working on issues that affect the construction industry.  Dr. Irving Selikoff, for whom the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health are named, began that work in the 1950s. His landmark contributions on […]

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The Safety Group Ensures Virtual Reality, Becomes A Reality for Safe Construction Sites & Workers

Leading New York City site safety and training Company, The Safety Group LTD, offers virtual reality safety training to construction workers. The Safety Group site safety management and training company has touted the tech as being “more realistic than video games, coupled with certified DOB training and continuing education credits.” The Safety Group says “High […]

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CADSHOPS.COM expands its staff of highly skilled professionals

Your one stop shop for architectural renderings and shopdrawings CADSHOPS.COM made a great addition to its team of professional artists and architects. We now able to deliver to you even faster high quality virtual reality still images and high resolution architectural 3d animation. Architectural animation is the latest trend in the architectural visualization industry. Recent […]

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Avrams Inc. has partnered up with ALUTECH

We are pleased to announce that Avrams Windows & Doors Industries has become Factory Direct Representative of AluminTechno in the United States of America. Now in addition to our high-performance wood aluminum clad windows and doors for the residential market, we are offering the following proven systems for both commercial and residential construction needs: F50 Thermally Broken […]

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Mayor De Blasio Unveils New Design and Programs Coming to Union Square Tech Hub

Hub will support over 600 jobs in tech ecosystem; provide a gateway to tech jobs for thousands of New Yorkers Space Will Be New Home for Civic Hall, Including Digital Training Hub for 21st Century Jobs and Flexible Workspace for Growing Startups NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio met with tech workers at AppNexus today to unveil […]

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