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2014 Design Award winners announced
AIA New Jersey
Congratulations to all the architects who participated in the 2014 AIA New Jersey Design Awards. We had over ninety architectural designs submitted. The quality of work was outstanding. The list of Honor and Merit winners were announced and are in this article.
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AIA Foresight Report
AIA New Jersey
No one can predict the future, but we can increase our chances of success through research and preparation. The AIA Foresight Report can help in allowing you to evaluate both the trends that got us to this point and those that are at work in the moment. We hope you find it useful!
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Updated Design-Build contracts are now available!
AIA New Jersey
AIA Contract Documents has just released updated Design-Build AIA Contract Documents. The most significant updates include the flexibility to accommodate various ways in which a design-build project can be delivered, the addition of an Owner’s Criteria and updated Insurance and Sustainable Project Exhibits.
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AIA Newark & Suburban CANstruction 2014
AIA New Jersey
Location: Livingston Mall — Livingston, New Jersey

Dates:
Build Day: Oct. 24
Awards Dinner: Nov. 6

Theme: "Trick-CAN-Treat: Creative Halloween designs"

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Annual ALNNJ Emerging Professionals Event
AIA New Jersey
Thursday, Oct. 23

Board Meeting at 4:30 p.m., Social hour begins at 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres with program to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Program will feature a presentation by Dean Urs Gauchat of NJIT School of Architecture followed by three recent graduates who will give speed presentations on their thesis projects and interject on the transition and relevance between academic skills and a working office.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES


Hun School of Princeton now utilizing 3-D printing
Times of Trenton
The Hun School of Princeton’s faculty are discovering the role of 3-D printing in 21st century education. The School is home to two 3-D printers in both the Science and Visual Arts Departments, yet the use of this tool is being employed throughout campus. A tool now commonly used in design, engineering and medical industries, in now employed regularly at The Hun School.
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6 tasklights to brighten workspaces
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Exposure to natural light during the daytime may enhance employee performance, but many work areas lack access to sufficient daylight. Rather than running the overhead electric lights at full power, consider adding user-controlled tasklights at workstations.
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Colonial architecture is topic for society
Observer-Tribune
Colonial architecture in New Jersey is the topic of discussion at the next Mendham Borough Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Garabrant Center. David Veasey will lead a slide-illustrated program on the story of the state‘s rich colonial architecture heritage resulting from the cultural diversity of its various settlers.
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Measuring progress on gender in architecture
The Huffington Post
Recently it was American architect Denise Scott Brown’s 83rd birthday. It is no secret that the woman has made an indelible mark on architectural history and has significantly advanced the role of women in architecture, though many would argue that her success hasn’t fully been accredited.
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A new tool to evaluate commercial buildings' energy performance
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
The National Institute of Standards and Technology introduced a Web-based tool recently to help project teams determine whether it pays to exceed code requirements for energy efficiency by analyzing energy, environmental and cost-performance data. Called Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability, the tool evaluates commercial and multifamily projects across 12 environmental impact categories including embodied energy, land use and ozone depletion.
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A world tour of extreme weather architecture
Fast Comapny
As sea levels rise and superstorms become twice as likely in densely populated places like the East Coast, a new photography exhibit shows how people around the world are responding with resilient architecture — from multi-billion-dollar sea walls in Japan to floating schools in Bangladesh. Four photographers were commissioned to travel the world for the show, along with another based in Los Angeles, capturing examples of how different communities were responding to a changing climate, from low tech to cutting edge infrastructure.
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National University of Singapore develops light-as-cloud technology for sustainable long-span architecture
NUS via AZoBuild
A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed Cloud Arch™, an innovative, ultra-light architecture that will revolutionize the way large open public spaces, such as markets, airports, stadiums, concert halls and factories are built. This patent-pending technology is jointly developed by a research team led by Japanese architect Assistant Professor Shinya Okuda, who is from the NUS School of Design and Environment, and Professor Tan Kiang Hwee from the NUS Faculty of Engineering, in collaboration with structural engineering consultancy firm Web Structures.
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Scientific trio awarded Nobel Prize in physics for blue LED
The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
On Oct. 7, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that it had awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to three scientists — Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura — "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources." Red and green LEDs existed when the three researchers first started their investigations in the mid-1980s to create the elusive blue diode.
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