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Designing a World-Class University Commons

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Village Center By Dawn Henning Opened in early 2017, the University of Colorado Boulder’s 113,000-square-foot Village Center Dining and Community Commons was built to serve the nearly 3,000 students living at the university’s Williams Village. Located adjacent to the university’s central campus with stunning views of the Flatiron Mountains, the…

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Twinmotion 2018 Is a 2017 Innovation Awards Winner

The Abvent Group of France has announced that Twinmotion 2018 has won the Silver prize in the “Digital, BIM & New Technology” category in the 2017 BATIMAT Innovation Awards. The results were revealed at the Mondial du Bâtiment Awards Ceremony at Le Trianon (Paris, France) on Sept. 18. The ceremony gathered entrants, industry representatives, the…

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KWK Architects Designs Residential Colleges at the University of Oklahoma

KWK Architects, in partnership with architect of record ADG Architects of Oklahoma City, recently completed the first residential colleges in Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. A dedication ceremony for the new Headington and Dunham residential colleges was held on Oct. 11, 2017. The new $75 million residential colleges are designed as living/learning…

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CINTEC North America Restores Historic Tower in Toronto

CINTEC North America, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, recently helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark, and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto. WSP Canada Inc., the structural and facade engineering consultants for the over-cladding of the Simpson Tower, contacted CINTEC for their innovative reinforcing technology. Additionally, D.F.…

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Second Edition of Masonry Basics Now Available

Rochelle C. Jaffe recently completed the second edition of the popular Masonry Basics, which is now available through The Masonry Society (TMS). This excellent primer, which serves as an introduction to masonry design and construction, is economically priced at just $35 ($26.25 for TMS Members). Masonry component materials, the ways in which they are assembled…

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PROSOCO Announces Promotions, New Hires

PROSOCO has announced a series of personnel updates to meet the growing demand of its products and services. Jake Boyer has been promoted from Regional Sales Manager covering the Pacific Northwest to the Business Unit Leader of the company’s Clean and Protect product line. This includes the Sure Klean and Enviro Klean sub-brands of cleaners…

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General Shale Introduces Impressionist Brick Series

General Shale, a North American brick, stone and concrete block manufacturer, has launched its new Impressionist Brick Series, which provides architects with longer, thinner brick units for unique and sophisticated design options in both commercial and residential projects. Offered in brown, gray and red tones with two distinct textures, the Impressionist Brick Series is defined…

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DOWSIL™ Name Announced for Dow Corning Silicone Building Products

Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, announces the rollout of a new product brand name — DOWSIL™ — for its heritage Dow Corning high-performance silicone-based building products. The new DOWSIL product brand name represents the combined power of Dow and Dow Corning and emphasizes longstanding global expertise in silicone…

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Call for Entries: 2018 Excellence in Masonry Awards

For over 40 years, the Masonry Advisory Council has hosted the Excellence in Masonry Awards, recognizing architectural design excellence and the talent behind making those design concepts a reality. Some of the greatest architects in Chicago, from both large and small firms, have competed for and have been honored with these awards. After a hiatus,…

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Fastbrick to Build Its Second Bricklaying Robot

Fastbrick Robotics has decided to start building a second prototype Hadrian X, the commercial version of its one-armed bricklaying robot. Mark Pivac, Chief Technology Officer, says the the board has agreed to adopt the latest high-technology best practices and invest in a second Hadrian X prototype. “The second Hadrian X will be assembled and tested…

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