Business executives and local leaders in the Atlanta area have teamed up for a 234-acre development 24 miles from downtown Atlanta near the 700-acre Pinewood Atlanta movie studio. It will feature about 300 hotel rooms; at least 1,000 residences; and commercial, retail and community spaces. Construction could start this year.
Ford Motor Co.'s 60-year-old facilities in Dearborn, Mich., are about to face a 10-year project that will develop two new, high-tech campuses to advance technology, the well-being of staff and sustainability goals. The designs include concepts from the WELL Building Standard and LEED, and one of the buildings will be net-zero for waste, energy and water.
Wynn Resorts says it will start construction "immediately" on its casino in Everett, Mass., after it was awarded an environmental permit that the neighboring city of Somerville challenged them on. Somerville plans to still appeal, even as casino owner Steve Wynn ramps up the resort's activity and prepares to hire nearly 4,000 workers for its project.
Urban highways often cause as many or more problems as they solve. But designers have intriguing ideas for restructuring them to help solve environmental, community and even electrical issues -- involving rain, solar and emissions capture as well as noise mitigation.
Delta Air Lines will spend $1.9 billion to move and enlarge its terminals at Los Angeles International Airport. The work could finish up in 2023.
Building information modeling with its plethora of data can be instrumental in the efficient operation of a structure. Bruce McAra shows some ways BIM can even be used to ensure a structure can be prepared now to anticipate and handle future needs.
Delays at Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel project have left more than a $60 million shortfall that could prevent work from continuing between 2017 and 2019, the current anticipated end date. "I look to the state of Washington to uphold the commitment it made to this city to build a tunnel and replace the Alaska Way surface street," Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said.
The New York State Department of Transportation is planning a thorough study of the 60-year-old Buffalo Skyway. "Something is going to be done, one way or another. The question is whether you rehabilitate what you have or advance a new plan," said Rep. Brian Higgins.
A system that employs 3D sensing technologies and light sensors, as well as an algorithm that quickly distinguishes structural elements and interior furnishings, is mapping old buildings that preceded the use of computer-aided design and building information modeling. The keys to this technology developed at Stanford University are its computer vision system and machine learning.
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