Importance of Resiliency in Buildings Codes/Standards
Washington D.C. – Helping buildings and their systems withstand and recover from natural disasters requires a lot of technical knowledge. Fortunately, ASHRAE has dozens of resources available to help designers make buildings more resilient. The Society took part in the May 10th White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes.... Read more
Atlas Real Estate Group and Bilingual Elementary School Children Bond Over Xeriscape Garden
Denver, CO – To celebrate spring, the environment, and early childhood education, local real estate firm Atlas Real Estate Group hosted 36 first and second grade students from Escuela de Guadalupe, a small, bilingual Catholic elementary school in west Denver, for a field trip filled with lessons on the importance... Read more
Alternative Proposed to CO Construction-Defects Reform Bill
View here In response to the failed construction-defects reform bills, which fell apart last Thursday in the Colorado Legislature, Senate Bill 213 offers an alternative with a study group to help advance negotiations. The group would propose recommendations by March 2017 to the construction-defects litigation in an effort to increase... Read more
JE Dunn & gkkworks Add Sustainable Research Center CU Campus
View here The University of Colorado Boulder’s East Campus is now the home of the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) that renovated the existing 289,000 SF MacAllister Building to connect with the new 142,000 SF SEEC building that will serve as a multidisciplinary energy and environment research facility. The... Read more
Turner Construction Begins Pavilion K Renovations Denver Health
Denver, CO – Turner Construction’s Special Projects Division has begun extensive renovations to Pavilion K on the campus of Denver Health. The 34,000 square foot, three-story building currently provides Outpatient Behavioral Health Services and is one of the oldest buildings on campus. Designed by Davis Partnership and Cator Ruma, planned... Read more
Event Round-Up: Meet the Dark Side
By: Julie Wanzer, LEED AP Denver, CO – IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter hosted the 4th annual Meet the Dark Side event on #Maythe4thBeWithYou at Stoney’s Bar and Grill. The event brought together young professionals from various fields of architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, marketing, real estate development, urban design... Read more
The Center at Northridge Celebrates Grand Opening
Westminster, CO – Veritas Management Group – with Pinkard Construction and H+L Architecture – celebrated the grand opening Thursday of the new Center at Northridge, a short-term rehabilitation/skilled nursing facility in Westminster. Attendees included additional care community providers, The Center at Northridge’s Board of Directors, investing members, staff, Veritas... Read more
Event Round-Up: DLR Group’s 50th Anniversary
By: Julie Wanzer, LEED AP Denver, CO – DLR Group hosted their 50th Anniversary Celebration last night, transforming their Denver office in the SugarCube Building into a welcoming gala scene complete with a DJ, appetizer station, two bars and an open balcony space. Guests were greeted with the opportunity to... Read more
Millennial Retail Trends Impacting Design
View here Millennials continue to influence the design and construction of new spaces, including retail. This article published by GS&P focuses on how certain millennial behavioral factors should be taken into consideration by design professionals including the values of convenience, technology integration, ease of access and sense of place.... Read more
New ASHRAE Study Outlines 30 Energy Saving Measures To Reach Toward Net Zero Energy
Atlanta, GA – Application of 30 specific energy savings measures across all building types and climate zones resulted in cutting energy use by nearly half, according to results of newly approved research funded by ASHRAE. The national weighted change is 47.8 percent more energy efficient than Standard 90.1-2013 based on... Read more