Structure

 

Structure

  • Knight Wall Systems has launched CI-Girt, a rainscreen system that accommodates continuous rigid insulation on the exterior to increase a structures energy efficiency. The adaptable system eliminates the need to manually cut and fit insulation around girts and allows for cladding attachment over continuous insulation. knightwallsystems.com; 509.262.0104.

    Knight Wall Systems CI-Girt

    Knight Wall Systems has launched the CI-Girt, a rainscreen system that accommodates continuous rigid insulation on the exterior to increase the structure’s energy efficiency.

     
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    Exhibit: "The Art of Structure," Carnegie Museum of Art

    Two shows demonstrate that structural engineers can build structures with emotive qualities.

     
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    Repeating Structural Node

    Gosdorf, Austria's Mur Nature Observation Tower shows off the digital fabrication chops of the young architecture firm Terrain:loenhart&mayr.

     
  • Structural Pillar

    The lone column standing in the plaza of Mario Botta's Bechtler Museum of Art is structurally necessary, but its girth is an illusion.

     
  • Some Fine Print

    Information and some background about ARCHITECT and Hanley Wood's new media association with the AIA.

     
  • Jordahls Anchor Channels, distributed by Decon USA, are embedded in concrete and used to securely transfer high loads for flexible connections of glazing panels to high-rise buildings, as well as elevator shafts, tunnel construction, and masonry connections. The channels provide anchoring without damaging a concrete structure or its reinforcement, require no welding or drilling, increase load capacity near reinforcement, and have a high capacity for static and dynamic loads. They come in cold-formed and hot-rolled profiles, in either hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel. Welded-on rebar channels are available for small slab thicknesses or corner pieces. deconusa.com

    Jordahl Anchor Channels

    Distributed by Decon USA, these concrete channels provide anchoring for high loads without damaging the structure.

     
  • Versa-Lok top-pinning segmental retaining wall system is now available in a bronze blend color. The concrete system is finished in either a traditional split-face or a vintage weathered texture and readily accommodates soil reinforcement to build walls 50' or taller. It can be used to build walls, curves, multi-angle corners, stairs, and freestanding walls and columns. No specialty pieces are required, and no hollow cores are created to be filled. Versa-Lok is available in several options, including Standard, Cobble, Accent, random-pattern Mosaic, Mosette, Brute, Bronco, Square Foot, and Versa-Green (which is plantable). versa-lok.com

    Versa-Lok

    This segmental retaining wall system is now available in a bronze blend color.

     
  • That's Entertainment: Checking In With Sustainable Hospitality

    The hospitality industry has struggled to integrate sustainability into its properties, but savvy architects, builders and designers are changing the playing field.

     
  • The construction of the 50-foot-long projecting roof on the new Perkinsdesigned Public Safety Building in Lancaster, Texas, was not without its nail-biting moments. The entire steel assembly for the double cantilever was manufactured off-site and installed using supports. Once the welds were complete and the post-tension cables secured, the supports were removed and the cantilever was allowed to settle into place.

    Lancaster Public Safety Building

    An ambitious double-cantilevered roof is the focal point of Perkins+Will's design for a combined fire and police station outside Dallas.

     
  • Extra Panel Adds Building Insulation

    Quad-Lock’s new Extra Panel integrates with other Quad-Lock components to increase an insulation system’s R-Value (as high as R-84 with reinforced concrete walls) and make the most of the thermal mass capacity of a concrete structure.

     
 
 
 

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