Friday Findings + What's New this Week on - January 5th Edition

Friday Findings + What's New this Week on - January 5th Edition

As we kick off the New Year, we've merged our Friday Findings & New this Week segments. This way you can not only learn about what's happening on, but also what's going on within the AEC Industry in one post!

3D Model Highlight

Our highlighted 3D model this week is the Water-Resistive and Air Barrier System by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum.

The DensElement™ Barrier System is a new, all-in-one, water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB) system solution that completely eliminates an additional WRB over the face of the sheathing in commercial construction.

View and download the 3D model here.

View and download the 3D model here.

Project Highlights

Couturier Iron Craft - Bittners Office Building Staircase


Bittners Office Building, Louisville, KY. Curved Staircase finished in wood overlay with glass railings. This was a custom staircase fabricated from decorative metal with wood cladding, tempered bent glass railing system and custom wood handrails. View the project here.


Eldorado Stone - Mayne Island Dream Villa


To achieve the distinctive traditional character for the exterior and interior walls, a beautiful Cypress Ridge quality stone from Eldorado Stone was selected. View the project here


Adawalk - Camp Petosega's


Brand new, beautiful ADAWALK walkway system installed at Camp Petosega in Alanson, MI. Wheelchair beach transfer station included! A wonderful accessory that allows access down to the sand, or water in some applications. View the project here.


AirMark by Ennis-Flint - Rio de Janeiro


Ennis-Flint® AirMark® is designed for use on taxiways, ramps, aprons, gates, and airport vehicular roadways. Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport installed this AirMark® Surface Hold Position Sign in the summer of 2016. It is used to denote the entrance to a runway via a taxiway. View the project here.

Friday Findings


The best (and worst) new buildings of 2017

While we took a look at the popular design trends of 2017, this article considers the best (and worst) buildings of 2017. It may not be surprising that the LEGO House in the Danish city of Billund has made the list! Check out the other buildings listed in the article found here.

Unbuilt cities: the outrageous highway schemes left as roads to nowhere


Of all the mistakes made by city planners in the postwar era, the passion for highway construction has to be one of the most foolhardy. After the early success of systems like the autobahn and freeways, cities everywhere were carved up to make way for giant roads, crashing through neighbourhoods and creating opportunities for “comprehensive redevelopment”.

Read the full article here.


Who designed Apple's flagship store in Chicago? Apparently, it can't take the cold

image © Spudart

image © Spudart

Photos captured outside the flagship store—which opened its doors to the public on October 20—show large icicles hanging from the roof, surrounded by caution tape, with signs that read “CAUTION—Watch for Falling Snow and Ice.”. Read the full article here

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Autodesk Revit: Working with CAD files

Autodesk Revit: Working with CAD files

From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free

From Oslo to Paris, these major cities have plans to go car-free