Friday, October 20, 2017

7 Bryant Park in New York City

Set in New York’s bustling Garment District and overlooking one of the city’s most cherished green spaces, 7 Bryant Park melds curved glass, stainless steel spandrels and highly transparent 10-by-10-foot openings glazed with Solarban 60 on Starphire Ultra-Clear glass to create a statement befitting the neighborhood’s fashion-centered legacy.

Hybridization of the co-working experience

The co-working market makes up 0.7% of the U.S. office market, and since 2014, providers of shared offices have leased more than 3.7 million SF in leases of 20,000 SF and larger.

Co-working spaces promote growth, innovation and diversity. The offer a variety of work spaces, a community of creative people and a sense of domesticity—and that’s why people love them.

AIA contract document updates include new BIM, digital data provisions

The AIA Documents Committee has revamped standard contract documents regarding Building Information Modeling (BIM) and other digital data.

The first standard forms for BIM were released a decade ago, and much has changed regarding BIM practices since then. The 2017 release updates digital practice documents including AIA Document E203–2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit; AIA Document G201–2013, Project Digital Data Protocol Form; and AIA Document G202–2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form.

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Fire-Resistive Aluminum Frames from TGP

Fireframes® Aluminum Series provides a barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer. The narrow profiles allow unlimited areas of glazing in fire separations.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Can 'living well' sell?

Walk into just about any newly built or renovated multifamily complex these days and you’d think you’ve walked into a well-appointed hotel. Pools, spas, workout studios, coffee bars, lounges, study spaces, rooftop terraces, party rooms, chefs kitchens, blazing-fast WiFi—these amenities and more are becoming increasingly commonplace in the amenities “arms race” occurring in the multifamily sector.