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  1. Proposed Charleston apartment building headed back to BAR; other new buildings up for review

    A proposed seven-story apartment building in downtown Charleston whose design was shot down by the Board of Architectural Review earlier this month is going back before the panel Wednesday. The mixed-use building slated for a vacant lot at Spring and King...
  2. Autodesk Live Creates Interactive Virtual Views of Building Designs

    Autodesk introduced an online design service that allows architects and engineers to create simulations of designs that clients can tour virtually. Gamers have long enjoyed virtual worlds, but that same kind of simulated view now is being made more broadly...
  3. 7 Projects Announced as Winners of AIA National Healthcare Design Awards

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected seven recipients of the 2016 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards, given to the year’s best projects in healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects were selected...
  4. Does this asteroid hold the building blocks of life? Nasa designs spacecraft for mission that brings samples of an asteroid to Earth

    What began as a cocktail napkin conception, is now ready to carry out a mission in space. Nasa's OSRIS-REx spacecraft is set to launch in September and travel to the asteroid Bennu where it will harvest samples of the surface - experts believe it holds the...
  5. Projects Highlight Ways to Optimize Building Energy Efficiency

    At 1,776 feet tall, One World Trade Center — the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere — rises above the Manhattan skyline. Opened in November 2014 and owned/developed by WTC Tower 1 LLC, the skyscraper has raised new standards of design...
  6. How design-build compares to traditional construction

    Owners preparing for commercial construction or renovation can reap big benefits by breaking away from traditional construction methods and instead selecting design-build. On average, the design-build method saves 6.1 percent and delivers projects 33.5...
  7. Kuala Lumpur firm submits designs for govt buildings in Amaravati

    VIJAYAWADA: RDA Harris, a design group, based in Kuala Lumpur, has submitted designs for government buildings that are planned to come up in Amaravati, to the state government on Monday. The representatives of the group made a power point presentation to...
  8. 20 Free Design Tools for Ecommerce Merchants

    Whether building an ecommerce store from scratch or just freshening its look, merchants can find plenty of help with free online design tools. Here is a list of free online design tools for merchants. There are tools for fonts, patterns, logos, images...
  9. Construction Firm: Outback ‘Was Built in Accordance to the Design Specifications’

    “To the best of our knowledge the building was built in accordance to the design specifications and was inspected by the town and a certificate of occupancy was issued. We are looking for what information we have retained in our files on this project...
  10. Rockport library committee unveils $4 million building designs

    Rockport — A committee tasked with recommending plans for a new library in the village unveiled two potential designs for a new facility during a July 20 forum. The committee estimates a new library will cost about $4 million. The proposal includes...

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