Denver, CO - DENVER, CO—A multimillion-dollar Center for Student Life will serve as the focal point for students at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois beginning fall term of 2013. The college’s centerpiece of academic life has been re-energized with the addition of 35,000 square feet and two new functions—dining services and student activities, designed by BLDD Architects. An additional 39,000 square feet of the previous library structure will also be renovated. It’s a groundbreaking project that depicts a new concept in student-centered college life.
There are several methods for mitigating the effects of seismic activity on infrastructure, the most notable being the use of EPS Geofoam as a seismic buffer for buried structures and rigid retaining walls. Six years ago, Canadian engineers Richard Bathurst, Saman Zarnani and Andrew Gaskin showed with shaking table testing and numerical modeling2, that geofoam could reduce the seismic forces on rigid retaining walls.
Creating Community: YouthBuild-HAKC Raises Green Home for Homeless
in Two Weeks. Public housing rarely gets the attention of the USGBC, but Oz Qureshi wants to change that. As Construction Manager for the Kansas City Housing Authority’s
YouthBuild program, Oz decided to make this single family home a standout example of how green building can benefit all stakeholders: the resident family, at-risk-youth who had the opportunity to build it, the taxpayers and the environment.
“Homelessness is a social issue we can’t control,“ said Qureshi. “But a poorly insulated home is something we can address. We wanted to demonstrate that, even with public housing, you can build as green as you want to go. And greener public housing helps to solve other contingent problems."
DENVER, CO—As Wayne Gardner hauls cranberries between two cold storage facilities on the Badger State Fruit Processing property in Pittsville, Wisconsin, he gives the “thumbs-up” to plant manager Mark Konrardy for a job well done.
Gardner, owner of Badger State Fruit Processing, is getting ready for the new cranberry harvest, which happens in just a few short weeks. Badger State stores 200 million pounds of cranberries in two cold storage buildings—which represents about 50% of Wisconsin’s enormous crop. With Wisconsin’s claim to the largest cranberry-producing state in the union, that’s no small potatoes. According to Gardner, Wisconsin harvests about 52% of the world’s cranberries.
Denver, CO—ACH Foam Technologies has answered market demands with a new Wineloc™ recycled content Summer Wine shipper. ACH developed the new 6- and 12-pack wine shippers to provide a constant stable temperature for approximately 72 hours. This package system, designed to meet ISTA-7E temperature testing profile, protects wine from the harsh high temperatures that often occur in transit during the summer months.
Today the spotlight is shining on geofoam as the material with great potential for protecting pipelines. "If an earthquakes occurs, high-pressure gas lines are one of the most important items to protect," claims Steven Bartlett, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Utah.