Issue No.208 // 08 September 2009
 
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Building safety fears in New York

Concrete safety concerns call for re-testing of 82 NY buildings

Robert LiMandri, New York's Buildings Commissioner has announced that concrete tests are to be carried out on 82 New York buildings following safety concerns arising from the indictment of Testwell Laboratories in January and a further firm in July. Testwell were accused of falsifying concrete mix design reports for the high profile Freedom Tower project (now 1 World Trade Center), Yankees Stadium, Jet Blue Terminal and a number of other projects and had their license suspended. Stallone Testing Laboratories were also indicted for falsifying concrete mix design reports in July. The indictment......more

Lifting the curtains
America's most significant performing arts complex set to open doors: Texas wouldn’t be the premier location when one considers a foray into the world of the arts, or at least it wouldn’t have, until now. Billed as the most significant cultural complex in......more

Horizontal towers set for Singapore
Ole Shereen design departs from the ordinary in high-rise Singapore: If you've ever played jenga or stacked stirring sticks in a cafe, even, you'll understand the excitement encased in creating a precarious form, the thrill of not knowing if or when it......more

Foster wins green Korea project
Competition win for major sustainable masterplan in South Korea: Foster + Partners, together with PHA and Mobility in Chain, has won an international competition to design the masterplan for the expansion of the Incheon Free Economic Zone, an......more

New horizons
QATARI DIAR announce emerging construction works in Tajikistan: Tajikistan will soon be home to a prominent mixed-use property owned by QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company after details of the 'first-class' Diar Dushanbe development ......more

Concrete plans
Designed as the home of a concrete contractor, Bill's House showcases the diversity of the material: This house was designed for a client in Sydney’s inner west. The client is a concrete contractor who planned to build the house himself. As a......more

Pod life
Broissin innovate in living design: Futuristic perceptions largely predicted the IKEA culture of modular life and the propensity towards using steel in design which are both common in living design today. They also predicted that people would live......more

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