Friday Findings + What's New this Week on CADdetails.com - February 2nd Edition
This week we're taking a look at projects by Natina, Oly-Ola Edgings Inc, Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, & Couturier Iron Craft, Inc. We're also taking a look at articles about urban design, freeway design, and transportation articles.
Natina - Peaks to Plains Trail
Natina helped beautify and enhance a six-mile paved, multipurpose trail along U.S. Highway 6 with 142,000+ square feet of concrete, 59,000+ linear feet of galvanized steel railing and 13,000+ linear feet of cable. The main goal for the trail was to protect as many natural resources as possible. Natina helped this goal since the product blended these structures into the canyon’s background. View the project here.
Oly-Ola Edgings, Inc. - The Monet
Extensive green roof project with elaborate planting areas consisting of circles with a sedum tiles as the background and contrasting planted areas with grasses and perennials. Approximately 1500 linear feet of Oly-Ola Edgings’ 4” high flexible Teco-Edg TM green roof edging was used to separate the planting areas and neatly define the project’s green roof designs. View the project here.
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems LLC - Horizon Six Detention Base
In an effort to combat seasonal flood issues in Horizon Six, a subdivision located just outside Lake Havasu City, Mohave County officials commissioned the construction of detention basins and flood control channels that would, among other things, eliminate the threat of flooding for over 100 properties within the subdivision. View the project here.
Couturier Iron Craft, Inc. - Bozzuto Group
Bozzuto Group, Greenbelt, MD. Three story stainless steel staircase, open risers with stainless steel nosings. Independent tread mounted stainless handrailing. View the project here.
How urban design warms up cold-weather cities
Much attention has been paid to how urban design can help overcrowded and perilously hot cities cool down as the planet warms and the global population shifts away from rural areas.
Less discussed is how climate-sensitive design can aid northern cities where the weather is extreme in the reverse — places that don't necessarily bake like a concrete oven in summer and aren't lashed by tropical storms come fall; places characteristically more shiver-inducing than sweltering. How can urban design make residents healthier and happier in cities notorious for being really, really cold? Read the article here to find out.
LA should dismantle its freeways
A new Los Angeles Times investigation confirms what researchers have said for years: Living near freeways is not only extremely unhealthy, the most dangerous pollution travels farther and sticks around longer than previously thought. This expands the area in our cities where it is unsafe to live. Read the full article here.
5 Transportation Projects to Watch in 2018
Transit is all about moving forward. American cities are preparing to launch projects that could change the way people get around town and chip away at their dependence on private cars. Next City offers a few transportation projects to watch for in 2018. Read the article here.
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