November Newsletter – ThanksGiving Feels
As we approach the season of gratitude and togetherness, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you, our valued employees. This month we celebrateThanksgiving, and in our November Newsletter we reflect on the blessings we’ve received and the joy of sharing with our loved ones. In the spirit of this holiday, we’re reminded of the importance of working together.
We will be out of our offices on November 23rd and 24th. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with warmth, laughter, and precious moments with your loved ones.
ARCHITECTURAL MARVELS : SHOWCASING EXTRAORDINARY PROJECTS WE HAVE BEEN A PART OF!
The National WWII Museum is a 284,000 square foot facility featuring historical exhibits across five pavilions on a six-acre campus. It incorporates precast concrete for the external façades and transparent glazing for internal spaces, with a quadruple height lobby as the central point connecting inside and outside areas. Voorsanger Architects PC, a renowned architectural firm was in charge of the interior design, urban design, and transportation, pushing creative boundaries. Eastern Engineering Group provided the specialty engineering for the windows and doors systems on this iconic project.
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER ARTICLES ON OUR WEBSITE
This article explores the world of BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and its crucial role in reshaping the construction industry towards a more sustainable future. BREEAM, the world’s oldest and most established sustainability evaluation and certification system, focuses on key categories like energy efficiency, water management, materials and resources, waste management, and land use and ecology.
This article explores the first cities of Mesopotamia and their profound impact on human civilization. Mesopotamia, situated between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, and Syria), was the birthplace of writing, mathematics, and many aspects of modern society. Cities like Uruk, Ur, Babylon, Nineveh, and Persepolis played pivotal roles. They developed advanced mathematical systems, irrigation techniques, and the world’s first writing system, cuneiform. These early urban centers, including Uruk and Ur, laid the foundation for the evolution of cities and civilization, even giving rise to concepts like the seven-day week.
This article takes readers on a global architectural journey, highlighting ten remarkable structures that showcase the power of architecture and design to captivate and inspire. From Brussels’ Atomium and Barcelona’s Casa Milà to Chicago’s Willis Tower and France’s Millau Viaduct, each structure demonstrates unique beauty and innovation. The Oslo Opera House, the Eden Project in the UK, and the National Library of Belarus in Minsk reflect the harmonious relationship between architecture and their natural surroundings. Prague’s Dancing House and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, stand as bold examples of contemporary and unconventional design. These structures are not only architectural marvels but also celebrate human creativity and innovation, serving as inspiration for architects and engineers worldwide.