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2014 Brick in Architecture Awards Honor Outstanding Design

The Brick Industry Association has honored the best in brick design across North America. Selected by an independent panel of judges, the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards spiked this year with more than 150 entries. More

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30 Reasons to Wish You Were at the 2014 AIA Convention

The AIA National Convention begins today in Chicago. Here's why you need to get there now! More

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Oldcastle Architectural Insulated Concrete Masonry System

Oldcastle Architectural is expanding its masonry collection with the introduction of InsulTech, a complete Insulated Concrete Masonry Unit system that offers energy efficiency and moisture management performance benefits with the assurance of standard installation More

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SSSBA to host free webinar on short span steel bridge design

In cooperation with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) will host a free one-hour webinar on the innovative design of short span steel bridges (under 140 feet) on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More

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City of Easton’s City Hall and Transportation Center to Feature Precast

The primary material for the entire complex is precast concrete.  The concrete panels are textured using irregular striations to resemble the effect of a river cutting through a canyon.  “We chose concrete because this material, too, has come full circle and is expressive of our architectural intent,” Spillman Farmer Project Architect Michael J. Metzger, AIA, LEED AP explained.  “Northampton County is the birthplace of Portland cement, an element that helped propel our region’s past successes.  But, cement has also become a high-tech building material that delivers in incredible gains – in construction time, visual expression, and user experience.” More

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The Concrete Producer Survey: Bright Spots of Recovery

Concrete producers echoed expert economists’ opinions in the 2013 TCP Survey. Readers shared the challenges they have faced in every region of North America, but also expressed a sense of optimism about what’s to come. More

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Architecture Billings Up for Eighth Consecutive Month

March’s Architecture Billings Index, released in mid-April by the American Institute of Architects, shows growth in the design and construction industry for the eighth consecutive month, albeit at a slower rate of growth than in February. More

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Virtua Replacement Hospital - West Bedtower

New hospital building using conventional CMU interior wall construction, exterior decorative ground face veneer and the first thin calcium silicate stone pressure equalized open rainscreen facade. More

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Orange Branch Library

The design of this 33,000sf branch library was conceived to reflect a sense of place and strong local identity for community members to connect with and embrace as their own. More

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