Prefabricated Envelopes Deliver Flexibility to Projects

By George Vangelatos and Chuck Eyberg Today’s project owners want reduced costs and shorter construction time, while still seeking high-quality materials. One option to explore is prefabricated exterior building envelopes. Especially when used in large projects, prefabricated envelopes are made possible by integrated teams working together to answer client objectives. For example, take Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Lundquist Tower in California. The expansion tower was conceived to have several skin types with elegant detailing. The project team worked together to devise an offsite prefabricated skin, which achieved high quality at a lower cost, and saved six months on the critical … Read more

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University Honored for Community Impact, Design and Construction Excellence

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons, located in Illinois, has won three awards from the Design-Build Institute of America, including the first Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility. Following a competitive judging process, the university’s first major Design-Build project was one of two recipients of this new honor and also won awards for merit and excellence in design. The Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility was created this year to “reward Design-Build teams which have shown extraordinary commitment to triple bottom-line success—economic, environmental and social—and which have clearly improved the communities … Read more

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Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Held for Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center

ATLANTA, Ga. – The city of Atlanta and Winter Johnson FS360 recently celebrated the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new recreation center is situated between the King Memorial MARTA station and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District in Atlanta, Georgia. The $24.4-million Design-Build project fills the void created when the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Natatorium closed in 2012. The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center is now a key focal point and unifying center for the area’s dynamic and growing neighborhoods. Features include: Zero-entry family-fun pool … Read more

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Modjeski and Masters Wins Third Contract from NCDOT

RALEIGH, N.C. – Modjeski and Masters has been selected for the Structures Management Unit Support – Limited Services Contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Under this contract, Modjeski and Masters will perform bridge design, bridge preservation design, working drawing reviews, vessel collision and fender design, structure utility attachment design, load ratings and structural, electrical and mechanical design, inspection and rehabilitation of movable bridges on an as needed basis for NCDOT’s bridge program. This selection marks the third contract win this year for Modjeski and Masters from the NCDOT including its fourth consecutive Movable Bridge On-Call contract and an … Read more

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