IMOA’s December Stainless Solutions newsletter

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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.

Architectural Record Reviews Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes

(Architectural Record) — Despite its title, Kinetic Architecture is not a book about buildings with components that literally move. Instead, its authors, Russell Fortmeyer and Charles D. Linn (both former editors at Architectural Record), investigate projects with envelopes that dynamically respond—in ways both visible and invisible—to their surroundings in order to modulate the interior environment, conserve energy, and enhance the comfort of occupants.

Architectural Record: Beam by Beam, a Mega-Project Grows

The steel platform that is vital to the $20 billion Hudson Yards mega-project in Manhattan–what will allow three high-rise tower to be built atop of working railroad tracks on the eastern half of the site–is taking shape, after a slow start. For a time it seemed like the project would never happen at all; the development team was chosen in 2008, but groundbreaking didn’t occur till well after the recession, in late 2012.

Read the latest issue of Metals in Construction online

Features include: The Pavilion at Brookfield Place, The New School University Center, Hunter’s Point Campus, Queens Museum, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Belfer Research Building, Madison Square Garden, and Lehman College Science Facility.

Super Skyscrapers: Building the Future on PBS

Part of the PBS Super Skyscraper series, this video follows the creation of London’s Leadenhall building. The new skyscraper will be built in record time using prefabricated systems, wrapping a 20,000-ton steel frame in 75,000 square feet of glass with a crew of less than 40 people.