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Thornton Tomasetti project to receive Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Built by Women in New York City Award

New York — Thornton Tomasetti announced that one of its projects, the Greenberg Pavilion at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, was selected for inclusion in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s (BWAF) upcoming Built by Women in New York City Awards (BxW NYC). Additionally, the firm’s Vice Chairman, Aine M. Brazil, P.E., LEED AP, will be recognized at the BWAF gala on February 26 for her leadership on the project.

Product Category Rules for manufactured concrete and concrete masonry products released

Herndon, Va. — ASTM International, with stakeholder input from the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and other manufactured concrete product companies, has developed new Product Category Rules (PCR) for the concrete masonry industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for concrete masonry units, segmental retaining wall units, articulating concrete block, manufactured stone veneer, and related units.

KSA honored for Camp Minden Reserve Center design

LONGVIEW, Texas — KSA was honored with an Award of Merit in ENR Texas and Louisiana magazine's 2014 Best Projects competition for the New Camp Minden Armed Forces Reserve Center. Architect John Selmer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was the lead architect on the project.

Woolpert to repeat as design firm for DoD school facilities

DAYTON, Ohio — Woolpert, a national A&E, geospatial firm headquartered in Dayton, has again been selected to provide full design and construction-based services for the replacement of aging primary and secondary schools serving the students of U.S. military families worldwide. Under the contract, Woolpert will continue to design school facilities under the 21st Century Education Initiative set forth by the Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA).

Skyscrapers and cityscapes: 2014’s Best Tall Buildings

New York — Highlighting the best tall building construction from 2014, Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers seeks to represent projects with the most innovative design and those which strive to advance the profile of the tall building as an integrated sustainable element in cities across the world. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book chronicles the annual awards process, in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations that advance the potential of integrated sustainability in cities across the world.

Pensmore Foundation's Energy Research Lab up and running

Hampden-Sydney, Va. — The Energy Research Laboratory (ERL), under construction at Hampden-Sydney College (HSC) in south central Virginia, has reached a new milestone. The freestanding building is now enclosed, and initial research is underway.

GreenCE launches LEED v4 specification services for building product manufacturers

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. — GreenCE, Inc. said it launched the industry's first comprehensive LEED v4 specification program for building product manufacturers. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its new LEED v4 rating systems. The new LEED certification program utilizes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) to design healthier and more efficient buildings.

FEMP offers updated training on guiding principles for high-performance and sustainable buildings

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Since 2006, federal agencies have worked to implement the five guiding principles and meet key compliance deadlines for December 15, 2015. This five-course online training provides a comprehensive overview of the individual guiding principles and offers up-to-date best practices for measuring and reporting onsite-level progress.

WSDOT awards $70 million to fix 32 bridges

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Across Washington, bridges help connect the state’s communities. Thanks in part to a recent evaluation process, 32 of those bridges are in line to receive more than $70 million in federal highway funds.

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