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Finish for Aspen Art Museum’s white exterior
18.11.2014 At nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, Aspen, Colorado, is known for its mountain ski slopes that rise seemingly from the heart of the town's central business district. Echoing these snowy and forested surroundings, design architect and 2014 Pritzker Prize for Architecture winner, Shigeru Ban and his New York practice, Shigeru Ban Architects + Dean Maltz Architect (SBA) designed the new $45 million Aspen Art Museum (AAM), which was completed along with Colorado-based executive architects Cottle Carr Yaw Architects (CCY). read more

GREEN CREATIVE's LED A19 9W 277V universal voltage lamp
18.11.2014 GREEN CREATIVE announced the launch of its first LED A19 9W 277V universal voltage lamp. Part of GREEN CREATIVE's new TITANIUM LED SERIES 4.0, the A19 9W 277V is one of five GREEN CREATIVE lamps selected by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for its prestigious 2014 Progress Report, which showcases unique and innovative products significant to the lighting industry. The A19 9W operates on 120-277V, making it one of the few high-performance A19 universal voltage lamps available on the market today. This read more

Authorized modification processes for select Cat Tier 4 Interim products
11.11.2014 Caterpillar Inc. announced that it is making the first in a series of authorized modification processes available for used Cat Tier 4 Interim products that require modification for operation outside of Highly Regulated Countries (HRCs), where the products were originally manufactured to operate. Beginning Dec. 1, the processes will be available exclusively from Cat dealers in certain countries with less stringent or no non-road emissions standards for used Tier 4 Interim products that customers will operate in those countries. read more

Next generation T8 BYP LED tube with extra wide beam design
09.11.2014 GREEN CREATIVE announced the launch of its T8 17.5W 4FT., T8 15W 4FT. and T8 9W 2FT. BYP LED tubes. GREEN CREATIVE's new T8 BYP tubes combine a micro-designed driver and compact light engine to create an extra wide beam angle. The integrated driver is stored discreetly within the tube end cap to improve thermal performance and also eliminate dark spots. The result is uniform and seamless light from end to end. Using an innovative coated glass body, these LED tubes diffuse heat and light more evenly and efficiently read more

ROCKFON helps MTCC meet aesthetic, sustainable and durability goals
09.11.2014 When the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) decided to renovate its South Building, it sought replacement ceiling panels that offered both a modern look and modern performance, and would support its pursuit of LEED certification, a rigorous and internationally recognized certification from Canadian Green Building Council. With ROCKFON, it found a solution that would uplift its architectural vision and uphold its design requirements. Located at 222 Bremner Boulevard in downtown Toronto, the 1.2 million-square-foot MTCC read more

New Cree LED Bulb designed to deliver superior light at new low price
09.11.2014 Cree, Inc. introduces the New Cree LED Bulb, delivering superior light performance while looking just like an incandescent light bulb at an even more affordable price. Featuring a new innovative design, the New Cree LED Bulb provides the same cost savings and 25,000-hour lifetime that made the original Cree LED Bulb America's best-selling LED bulb. Available as 40- and 60-watt replacements, the New Cree LED Bulb is available at The Home Depot for as low as $7.97. "Since the launch of the original Cree LED Bulb, consumers read more

Civilight North America releases broad portfolio of LED lamps
30.10.2014 Civilight North America is now in volume production with their broad portfolio of LED lamps for the North American market. These LED lamps were initially developed for the European market and have been market-tested and customer-accepted in this demanding lighting market since 2006. Optimized and improved through market feedback from the global lighting community, Civilight's products are offered in three series Architectural, Professional and Commercial. These products provide a long lifetime of up to 40,000 hours read more

Osram LED downlights keep cool with Stanyl TC polyamide 46 from DSM
30.10.2014 Royal DSM says new large LED downlights from Osram will benefit from the numerous advantages of Stanyl TC thermally conductive polyamide 46 in their heat sinks. Chosen ahead of aluminum, Stanyl TC scores with its ability to be easily and quickly injection moulded into complicated geometries that effectively remove heat from around the LED light source, thus ensuring a long lifetime. The L and XL versions of Osram's LEDVANCE series are the first LED downlights (lights that are built into the ceilings of shops, offices, and read more

Working with Network Rail to create vertical access in Nottingham Rail Hub
30.10.2014 Working in partnership with Network Rail and main contractor, Taylor Woodrow, the Stannah Major Projects team has installed five lifts and improved vertical access in the cutting-edge Nottingham Rail Hub in the East Midlands. This 4-year, 150m project will improve reliability, reduce delays, increase passenger capacity and safety, and optimise the rail experience for all users. The five Stannah lifts have enhanced the movement of people and goods around the Edwardian, Grade II listed, city-centre station an 18.5m project in itself. read more

exhibitions and other events

Ramboll launches liveability tool at Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress 2014
21.11.2014 This week from 18 – 20 November 2014, more than 9,000 delegates including city leaders, government decision-makers and private companies have come together to set the direction for continued sustainable urban development at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. Ramboll is present at the event as part of the Danish Pavilion. With the tagline, 'From Smart Solutions to Liveable Cities', Ramboll experts are demonstrating our liveability tool live for the first time, as well as engaging in dialogue with cities on how to best support the continued development of smart cities on a global scale with strong local buy-in. read more

Olive Communications, Safetybank win the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
17.11.2014 Olive Communications' digital safety management platform, Safetybank, last night won the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2014. read more

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex captures AIA Award of Merit
13.11.2014 Toronto's new Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex in Toronto has received an Award of Merit from the 2014 American Institute of Architects Justice Facility Review. Stantec Architecture, in association with MWL Architects, served as the Proponent Design Architects and Architects of Record on the project. WZMH Architects/SmithGroupJJR served as Planning, Design and Compliance Architects. The Award of Merit was presented November 6 at the AIA's Academy of Architecture for Justice National Conference in St. Louis, MO. read more

Cemex Building Award recognizes the best in architecture and construction in 16 countries
12.11.2014 Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. announced the winners of the XXIII Edition of the Cemex Building Award, recognizing buildings that stand out for their constructive, conceptual, technical, and aesthetic solutions. On this edition, the Cemex Building Award registration recorded 500 domestic buildings and 214 constructed in Bosnia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Thailand and United Kingdom. read more

industry news

ABB launches new hoist assessment service "Hoist Performance Fingerprint"
21.11.2014 ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has launched a new service product called Hoist Performance Fingerprint to help its customers assess and optimize the condition of their mine hoists. It consists of a structured audit of complete hoist systems – covering all electrical and mechanical parts to ensure reliable and safe hoist operation. read more

Bouygues Construction signs its first civil engineering contract in Azerbaijan
20.11.2014 Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has signed a design and build contract worth around €147 million for the separation of the red and green lines of the 28 May station, part of the metro system in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. read more

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded fire engineering contract, South Africa
20.11.2014 Amec Foster Wheeler today announces the award of a contract from Eskom Limited for the design, installation, procurement and commissioning of a state-of-the-art fire protection system at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Cape Town, South Africa. read more

Strabag extends container port in Mauritius
20.11.2014 Strabag, the internationally active technology group for construction services, is extending and strengthening the container harbour at Port Louis, Mauritius, together with its partner Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Co. SA. The project has a volume of about € 90 million (USD 115 million), of which Strabag holds 50 %, and is to be completed in slightly over two years. The project is being carried out in four phases to allow the harbour to remain in operation while work is going on. Phase 1, with a length of 244 m, includes the new berthing quay to be founded into the sea bed on tubular steel piles and sheet piles (combi-wall), read more

BAM wins contract for extension campus Cambridge University
19.11.2014 BAM Construct UK, the British building company of Royal BAM Group nv, has acquired a contract from University of Cambridge for the first phase of the North West Cambridge Development. The contract value is approximately €100 million (GBP 80 million). The project involves Lots 1 and 3 of the development and includes the design and build of the 352 homes for University and College key workers as well als key local centre elements such as a supermarket, retail units, a doctors surgery and the shell of the energy centre. read more

Skanska sells residential project in Stockholm, Sweden
19.11.2014 Skanska, one of Sweden's largest construction companies, has signed an agreement to sell part of the property Generatorn 2 in Stockholm, Sweden, to HEBA Fastighets AB. The value of the transaction totals SEK 421 M. The sale will be recorded for Skanska Sweden in the fourth quarter 2014 and the transfer of the property is scheduled for summer 2017, when the property is completed. read more

Bechtel to design and build a combined-cycle power plant in Virginia
19.11.2014 Bechtel announced that the company is part of a consortium awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant in Loudoun County, Virginia. The Stonewall Energy Project, a 778-megawatt facility with advanced emissions-control technology, read more

BAU 2015 puts on a special offering for the building trades
19.11.2014 BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, also has a great deal on offer for members of the skilled trades in the building profession. For a number of years now these events and services have been grouped together at BAU under the name of the "Skilled Trades Meeting Point". At BAU 2015 this targeted offering is even more extensive than before. In the Forum Skilled Trades Meeting Point in Hall B0 experts will be giving advice and practical tips to help with day-to-day work. Visitors can choose from a range of themes: read more

BAM wins major contract for Dutch refugee centre
17.11.2014 The Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) has awarded BAM the contract for the redevelopment and the multiannual management and maintenance of the refugee centre in Ter Apel (in the province Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands). This design, construction and maintenance contract has a value of approximately €75 million. The construction works will start in the spring of 2015. By applying prefabrication and fast construction methods the phased construction will take approximately two years. The maintenance period begins once the project is completed in December 2016. read more

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