Shade in the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Mexico

December 21, 2016

A sculptural fabric roof complements an expansion of a high-end mall Cuernavaca is the capital of Mexico’s Morelos state, located in the lush Tepozteco Mountains just south and bordering Mexico City. With a warm, stable climate that ranges year-round from 20–30 degrees C (68–86 degrees F), it has legitimate claim to “City of the Eternal …

Student project with air-inflated fabric beams wins IFAI award

December 19, 2016

A University of Massachusetts Lowell student engineering team won a 2016 IFAI International Achievement Award for students and placed 2nd Overall Winners at the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition, a national engineering student challenge administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).* The UMass Lowell student engineering team— in collaboration with the U.S. Army, Natick Soldier …

Fabric Images Inc. adds 16 foot dye sublimation print technology

Fabric Images Inc. has announced the expansion of its Superwide XL dye sublimation print offerings with the addition of a new 16 foot wide Black Widow dye sublimation printer. This new offering will afford clients high-definition quality, cost effective graphics at widths up to 16 feet, allowing tension fabric solutions and messaging to become larger …

Zabek retires from Seaman

Seaman Corporation has announced the retirement of Ed Zabek after 29 years of service. Most recently Zabek served as regional sales manager in the eastern U. S. “Ed brought a business perspective to Seaman Corporation that was unique in our industry,” says Felon Wilson, industrial fabrics business director at Seaman. “He knew about the various …

FabriTec Structures awarded Atlanta airport project

FabriTec Structures LLC has been selected to complete the final design, engineering, fabrication and installation of a massive ETFE roofing system as part of the $6 billion, 20-year expansion and modernization initiative at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (Ga.) International Airport. The contract was awarded to FabriTec by the joint venture New South-McCarthy Synergy. With a total surface …

London Science Museum opens Hadid-designed mathematics exhibit

In December 2016, the London Science Museum opened an inspirational new mathematics gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Mathematics: The Winton Gallery brings together remarkable stories, historical artifacts and design to highlight the central role of mathematical practice in all our lives and explores how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped build the modern …

Inflatables grab public attention

Companies and event organizers use inflatables to grab public attention and promote their brands. Although he now sells spaces in luxury subterranean survival shelters, Robert Vicino once focused his entrepreneurial spirit on loftier altitudes. He put a 90-foot King Kong on the Empire State Building and designed Otto the Autopilot for the farcical movie Airplane. …

Postmodern school adorns a floating canopy

The Santa Fe district of Mexico City is one of that metropolis’ major business districts, a hot real estate sector where many new corporate towers are constructed at a hectic pace. However, a calmer pocket on the western edge of the neighborhood seems positively tranquil as a protected campus quarter (“Zona Escolar”) where several school …

Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything

December 1, 2016

A note from Sara Gutterman, CEO, Green Builder Dear fellow green building professionals, Given the results of the election, our work in the green building and sustainability arena has become more important than ever. It’s paramount that we continue to spread the message that green building is not partisan, and that it is intelligent and …

Cooltra Shade from Vicar International

Vicar International is now stocking Cooltra Shade in the most popular colors—Desert Tan, Aqua Blue, Black and Forest Green. Genplus Corp. has been manufacturing Cooltra Shade for more than 15 years and supplying this product to harsh areas all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Middle East Asia and the U.S. Cooltra Shade is …