- Mass timber could prove to be a viable alternative to concrete and steel for mid-to-high rise buildings.
- We don’t see mass timber replacing those, it just becomes another option when certain parameters and goals apply to a project.”
- Called mass timber, the material is an umbrella term for large, solid chunks of panelized wood.
- Out of the mass timber initiative, CLT might prove to change the construction paradigm.
- Two urban building projects, in New York City and Portland, Oregon, will be changing their city’s skylines with an environmentally sustainable, cost-competitive building material.
Mortenson Construction Enters Energy Storage Market
- Mortenson Construction, a recognized leader in energy and transmission infrastructure in North America, today announced it is entering the energy storage market.
- The company will serve various roles in the engineering, construction and integration of energy storage systems interconnected to local energy grids and behind-the-meter commercial applications.
- Driving this activity is increasing renewable energy generation, supportive policies and regulations, and growth of smart grids and energy infrastructure.
- About Mortenson
Founded in 1954, Mortenson is a U.S.-based, family-owned construction and development services company.
- Storage systems can provide near instantaneous injections of power to facilities and infrastructure without the inefficiencies of bringing additional power generation online.
FitzSimons’s installation is meant to explore how we “view, think and dream” about homes
- Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015: a stark installation on the Chicago lakefront by artist Sarah FitzSimons features the outline of a traditional two-storey American house (+ slideshow).
- Her work has been exhibited in cities around the US.
House is on view in Chicago through 25 October.
- Titled House, the structure sits on a beach along Lake Michigan, with a part of it submerged in water.
- The temporary installation has no roof, walls, nor cladding – leaving it intentionally open to the elements.
- FitzSimons used aluminium poles and joints to create the outline of a typical two-storey home found in the American Midwest.
The Legacy of Gego at Dominique Lévy
- In conjunction with the exhibition, Dominique Lévy will publish a two-volume collection of illustrations, texts and previously unpublished archival material.
“Gego: Autobiography of a Line” will be showing from September 10 – October 24 2015, at Dominique Lévy, 909 Madison and 73rd Street, New York City.
- The celebrated historical installation will now be re-imagined at Dominique Lévy, bringing together the original Chorros pieces.
- She considered her wire sculptures a form of drawing, writing in her diary: “Sculpture: three dimensional forms of solid material.
It will be followed in Spring 2016 by a second exhibition devoted to Gego at the gallery’s London space at 22 Old Bond Street in Mayfair.
- Having worked as designer and architect, and raising a family, Gego was already in her 40s when she became a full-time artist.
Construction workers hurt in ceiling collapse
- The workers were hurt on the second floor of 317 Madison Ave.at 42nd St. across from Grand Central Terminal about 10:15 a.m., officials said.
- Two workers were injured when a ceiling collapsed in Midtown Friday morning.
- John Gallagher, a spokesman for Tishman Construction, which is overseeing site work, described the injuries as “minor” and said the wounded workers would be released from the hospital today.
- It’s not immediately clear what caused the collapse.
- First responders transported the injured pair to Bellevue Hospital both in serious condition, the FDNY spokeswoman said, and one of the victims is suffering from life-threatening injuries.