Hear from the fire chief of Phoenix Fire Station 59, Ken Leake on his experience transforming the fire station into the first LEED Platinum building in the city of Phoenix.
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"We designed Station 59 with careful consideration of what these dedicated people do all day, every day,” says Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Principal Architect of LEA Architects. “They live there, work out there and need to quickly be able to get to their trucks to respond to emergencies. Everything about the building needed to facilitate their needs." Watch the video to gain more insight from Larry Enyart.
EchelonTM Masonry is dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of the construction industry by investing millions of dollars annually in the research and development by our industry leading R&D team and facility. The Insultech™ ICMU (Insulated Concrete Masonry Unit) Wall System is one such development. This 100% thermally broken masonry unit offers high thermal efficiency using pre-assembled structural units and a BASF Neopor® insulation insert -achieving a 15.2 R value.
If you need a custom wood ceiling, and you need it FAST! Here's how to cut the time down to a matter of weeks!
Inside the Blueprint travels to Alexandria, Virginia, to discover how a hotel builder managed to figure out how to keep the outside noise of the roaring D.C. Metro train line from disturbing guests -- before ground had even broken on the project.
St. Cloud Window, a second-generation women-owned business founded in 1952, was the company that completed this monumental task. A leading designer and manufacturer in aluminum windows and door products for more than 60 years, St. Cloud created six inches of space between insulating and attenuating glass to ensure maximum comfort for hotel guests. As any traveler knows, no matter how good the continental breakfast or how cozy the bed, if outside noises keep you awake at night, the chances of a return visit to a hotel are slim to none. St. Cloud Window provided a highly effective solution to a complicated project.
Inspired by the visual void design philosophy, Nera™ brings a modern twist to this classic architectural concept. Nera’s unique design balances the relationship between solid and void while harmoniously blending light into the architectural surrounding. Nera creates visual permeability, representing a break from the past and the freedom to express form and space.