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  |  Channel: Labs, Technology

Cleanrooms almost always have the largest impact on cost and schedule in terms of construction and operation for a lab project. New standards such as ISO 14644 will be voted on soon. If passed these standards may increase the impacts of both existing and new cleanrooms on laboratory facilities. This article outlines some key planning... Read more »

By Regal Leftwich ()
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  |  Channel: Cities, Technology

AREA Research, in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, is working with the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) to develop a system for tracking and analyzing the benefits associated with the construction of the Atlanta Streetcar.

By John Haymaker (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Education, Process, Technology

Institutions have prioritized the development of new residence halls that respond to incoming student classes who expect more privacy, social space, technology and fewer boundaries than any previous generation.

By Dana Anderson (Perkins+Will),
Yanel de Angel (Perkins+Will),
Austin Poe (Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects)
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  |  Channel: Energy, Process, Technology

Daylight harvesting in architecture is a complicated task as the most prominent characteristic of daylight is its variability.

By David Mead (WSP Built Ecology)
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  |  Channel: Education, Sustainability, Technology

The natatorium environment is one of the most challenging environments to design and build in northern cli- mates. This is due to the large swings in levels of humidity and temperature between interior and exterior conditions.

By Philip O’Sullivan (Perkins+Will),
Phil Fenech (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Technology

This article explores the various curtain wall façade system solutions as developed for the Shanghai Fisherman’s Wharf project’s iconic skyscraper.

By Abul Abdullah (Perkins+Will),
Marius Ronnett (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process, Technology

The “Cell Wall” is the iconic feature of the Shanghai Nature Museum and the main design feature from the initial competition phase.

By Marius Ronnett (Perkins+Will),
Abul Abdullah (Perkins+Will)
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  |  Channel: Process, Sustainability, Technology

Designed to meet the living building challenge, The unique design of the Rush University Medical Center Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion is the outcome of sustainable design strategies. This article discusses the challenges in realizing these design goals and lessons learned in the process.

By Ajla Aksamija (Perkins+Will),
Abul Abdullah (Perkins+Will)