Topping the list of demands for this project was
the safety and comfort of patients, visitors, and employees during
construction. The challenge was to have no disruption in the daily operation of
the medical center while a seventh floor was added.
Michael Farrell would probably be the first to admit that it takes a very patient, dedicated person to own and maintain a home that’s on the National Registry of Historic Places. As the 30-year resident owner of the Art House (formerly the Elisha Taylor House), a 139-year-old Gothic Revival home in Detroit’s Brush Park Historic District, Farrell has embarked on several remodeling projects.
Solaleya Design first introduced its Domespace house to the U.S. market in 2007. The design, utilizing a motor to rotate the entire structure relative to the sun to increase or decrease solar collection, was intended to dramatically reduce energy consumption versus traditional housing.
As the first LEED Gold certified animal shelter in the nation, the new Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) Animal Community Center in Milpitas, CA proves that even our four-legged friends can enjoy the benefits of sustainability.
One hundred and fifteen years ago education for African Americans in South Carolina changed. That is when South Carolina State University opened as an agricultural and mechanical training school for African Americans.
JD Candler Roofing Company of Livonia, Mich., has installed the first GAF EverGuard Extreme TPO roof in the Great Lakes state. The new membrane now covers the 16,500-square-foot rooftop of Sealant Equipment & Engineering Corp., located in Plymouth, Mich.
Energy efficiency, re-use, and recyclability are buzzwords in the roofing industry, and while such terms have a tendency to lose their meaning over time, some in the business take them very seriously. With landfill space at a premium, recycling has become much more than a fad.
The newest freestanding academic facility in 33 years at George School in Bucks County, Pa., incorporated many sustainable building elements into its design and construction, starting at the very top with vegetative and metal roofing systems.
Something new may be learned from nearly every retrofit roofing project. Every roofing project is completed with different materials in different places on different structures and often with different clients. The renovation of the roof and parapet of the Green-Meldrim House in historic downtown Savannah, Ga., is one project that provided more than its share of lessons.
Army Sgt. Tim “T.J.” Johannsen needed good people to rally behind him when he returned to the United States after his legs were amputated as the result of injuries sustained while serving in the Iraq War.