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Governor signs Good Samaritan bill
AIA New Jersey
AIA New Jersey is pleased to announce the successful completion of one of its major legislative initiatives with the enactment of the Good Samaritan bill signed by Governor Christie recently. The profession will be in a position to offer its services to the people of New Jersey during a declared disaster as a first responder with the protections afforded in this statute. We want to thank our prime Sponsor Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and sponsors Assemblymen Moriarty and Chivukula and the Governor for their support. In this article is a press release regarding the bill.
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Subtle interventions tell the story of AIA New Jersey design awards
AIA Architect
Whether it’s a stair unobtrusively snuck into a national monument that is beyond iconic, plopping down a Modern link between two traditional houses or simply a way of exhilaratingly reframing a simple hallway, the most recent AIA New Jersey design awards draw big moments from clever and succinct design features.
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2014 Design Awards and Design Conference changes
AIA New Jersey
Due to a number of issues this year the 2014 Design Conference previously announced to be held on Oct. 9, has unfortunately been canceled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. The 2014 Design Awards will still be held.
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In memoriam — Mauro Cappitella, AIA
AIA New Jersey
Mauro John Cappitella, AIA, 80, passed away on Sept. 3, with his family by his side at his home. A resident of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, since 1977, he was a parishioner of the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Born on July 11, 1934, in Manhattan, to Gaetano Cappitella and Maria D’Errico, he was the younger of two children.
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INDUSTRY UPDATES


Caltech researchers develop a flexible ceramic
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Common wisdom holds that ceramics, despite their strength and durability, are brittle. Thus, when architects, engineers and manufacturers look for materials capable of withstanding high tensile forces, they often eschew ceramics in favor of alternatives such as metals and polymers.
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Architect Magazine's top 50 US architecture firms
ArchDaily
Architect Magazine has released its list of the 50 best architecture firms in the U.S., with Westlake Reed Leskosky, William Rawn Associates and Gensler taking home the top three slots in the overall ranking. The ranking is based on three key factors: business, design and sustainability. Westlake Reed Leskosky also ranked number 1 in the Best in Business category, along with HDR and Spector Group in second and third place, respectively.
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Area construction industry showing signs of recovery
Hunterdon County Democrat
Everyone is aware of the sorry state of the economy. What makes it especially painful to business people is that they know it could be doing better. Wall Street is an exception, but people know that it lives on a different planet. The rest of the economy bumbles along, inching forward here, falling backward there.
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Scientists in Seoul develop a textile-based organic photovoltaic
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Incorporating photovoltaics (PVs) into soft surfaces, such as apparel and architectural fabric, has been stymied by the rigid and frail nature of solid, conventional PV cells and thin films. That could soon change. Researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, in partnership with Samsung, have developed a textile-based solar cell that uses organic photovoltaics, which are lightweight, flexible and inexpensive relative to inorganic PVs.
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3-D printing technology will change the world and the way people live
The Daily Telegraph
Concrete houses are being printed in China, mud huts in Africa. Prosthetics for amputees can be printed and even people's own stem cells can be used to print new organs such as livers. The world of 3-D printing is still in its infancy despite being around for 30 years, but recent advancements in printing technology have improved the software and the scanning equipment to such an extent, it seems almost anything can be printed with the right raw materials.
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Mount Laurel business volunteers to build Camden rain garden
South Jersey Times
Approximately 20 workers from a landscape design and architecture firm in Mount Laurel volunteered recently to construct a rain garden in Camden's Cramer Hill neighborhood. The employees, all from the Mount Laurel offices of Stantec Inc., installed plants at the corner of 29th Street and Pierce Avenue, in an unused area adjacent to Von Nieda Park. The rain garden allows rainwater to soak more easily into the ground, as opposed to it running into storm drains or collecting on pavement or lawns — in addition to beautifying the space.
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Career goes exactly as planned for master architect Michael Graves
Fast Company
The 50-year-long career of Michael Graves — prolific architect, product designer and artist — is being celebrated in a retrospective at Hamilton, New Jersey's Grounds for Sculpture. Past as Prologue opening Oct. 18, will display everything from little-seen projects from the 1960s to architectural designs currently on the boards, furniture and product designs, paintings and sculpture and never-before-seen drawings.
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5 products to green spaces indoors and out
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Sustainable design encompasses myriad tactics, from incorporating daylighting to specifying toxin-free materials. This roundup of green products — which includes a rooftop daylight collector that can illuminate high-ceiling spaces and an interior partition made of recycled materials — make sustainability paramount without sacrificing design.
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