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Video: Meet Cooper Union’s Steel Bridge Team

The Cooper Union Steel Bridge Team is a dedicated group of individuals who annually compete in the ASCE/AISC Steel Bridge Competition. This group combines hands-on and theory to design, fabricate, and construct a 20-foot-long bridge made completely of steel. Along the way, members learn and practice welding, steel cutting, AutoCAD programs, and how to effectively … Continued

IMOA Stainless Solutions: Sunscreen Design

Each month, Stainless Solutions from IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month IMOA provides resources for designing energy-saving, long-lasting exterior sunscreens.   Exterior building shading can substantially lower or even eliminate air-conditioning costs, increase occupant comfort, and reduce the building’s total environmental impact. … Continued

Watch Now: Making a Thing. Discovering a Space. Mark Parsons at TEDxNewBedford

Industrial Robotics, Earthquakes, Collaborative Projects in Art and Design all share one thing that make them better: Authentic Human Space. Mark Parsons discusses how he discovered Authentic Space in surprising and challenging ways. Mark Parsons is an artist, designer, educator, and technologist. He is the founder and executive director of the Consortium for Research & … Continued

LERA Partner Elected New President of SEAoNY

NEW YORK, NY, November 1, 2016 — Doug González, P.E., Associate Partner at Leslie E. Robertson Associates (LERA), has been elected President of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) for the 2016-2017 term, having previously served in the roles of Secretary and Director. Mr. González will serve SEAoNY’s 500 member chapter, which is … Continued

New Continuing Education Course Available: Steel-Braced Cores

The structural design for many of today’s commercial buildings is frequently focused on the building core, especially in the choice of materials used to construct it. Usually a fixed programming zone that does not obstruct things like views and mechanical equipment placement, the building core is a convenient place to satisfy the structure’s wind and … Continued

Crain’s: City releases long-awaited plan to spur office development in midtown east

Crain’s—August 24, 2016—The city published Monday its plan to allow bigger and more modern office towers in midtown east—the first step in the formal rezoning of the neighborhood. The long-awaited midtown east proposal would allow the tallest buildings to be erected right next to Grand Central Terminal, increasing the current permitted maximum density by about … Continued

Download the New York City Energy & Water Use Report

For the first time, in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress, the Urban Green Council has combined the New York City building benchmarking data with building auditing data that reveal the systems, fuel types and materials used in thousands of NYC buildings. … Continued

Meet the Winners of the 2016 Design Challenge!

Metals in Construction Magazine and a Jury of Architects and Engineers Announce the Recipients of $15k in Prize Money for the Most Innovative and Energy-Efficient Redesign of the Façade of 200 Park Avenue

Read the Latest Stainless Solutions from IMOA Newsletter

Each month, IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month the organization highlights the advantages of second-skin façade weather screens.