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Modular Building Institute Lauds High Rise Groundbreaking as Industry Game … – Albany Times Union

Project leaders for Atlantic Yards unveiled a model chassis that will be used in the 32-story B2 residential tower in Brooklyn. The use of modular technology in a building this high could lead to major changes in the construction industry. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 New York City developer Forest City Ratner Companies “broke ground” Tuesday […]

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Modular Building Institute Lauds High Rise Groundbreaking as Industry Game … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Project leaders for Atlantic Yards unveiled a model chassis that will be used in the 32-story B2 residential tower in Brooklyn. The use of modular technology in a building this high could lead to major changes in the construction industry. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 New York City developer Forest City Ratner Companies “broke ground” Tuesday […]

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What's the Deal With Atlantic Yards' Modular Construction? – Curbed NY (blog)

This week, Forest City Ratner broke ground on the next phase of the Atlantic Yards, a 32-story residential tower known as B2, which will be the world’s tallest modular building. It will have 363 residential units and 4,000 square feet of retail space, which is great and all, but what exactly does modular construction entail? […]

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Embodied energy: traditional masonry vs modular – Architects' Journal

A report by FACIT homes calls for embodied energy to be considered in Code for Sustainable Homes House design in the UK is changing, through regulation, costs, and the drive to push down energy usage. Traditionally UK houses are of masonry construction but more and more we are seeing houses constructed using modern methods of […]

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Rahall's mobile office plans stop in area – Gilberttimes

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) announced recently that the Third Congressional District Mobile Office will make several stops in Mingo County the week of Aug. 17 to Aug. 21. On Thursday, August 20, Rahall’s representatives will visit three locations in Mingo County, starting at 10:30 a.m., at Lenore Post Office on W.Va. Route 65. From […]

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There's More Than History at Stake for NYC's First Pre-Fab High-Rise – The Atlantic Cities

The Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn has gone through the usual tortured process of redevelopment in New York City, and the most recent excitement has been the opening of the $1 billion Barclays Center, home of the now Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets. But there’s another component of the massive project that is most […]

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Regus opens mobile office space at stationery stores – Growingbusiness.co.uk

Building on its rail and roadways expansion of business lounges, flexible workplace provider Regus has announced plans to introduce workplace hubs to the stores of stationery chain Staples. The partnership is set to launch with a pilot scheme, which will see Staples UK and Regus trialling the system at stores in Swindon, Reading, Birmingham and […]

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Mobile Innovations Diversifies from Mobile Officers to Mobile Offices with In … – Melodika.net (press release)

Known for providing advanced solutions for mobile law enforcement, Toronto-basedMobile Innovations Corporation is expanding its market to include government agencies, fleet operators and municipal utilities. Selling more of its PlayBook-based, in-vehicle mounting hardware, peripherals and apps to a broader fleet audience, the veteran BlackBerry Alliance Partner can turn any or truck into a plug-n-play mobile […]

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Trachte Building Systems Hires CFO, Announces Other Staff Placements – Inside Self-Storage

Trachte Building Systems, a manufacturer and supplier of self-storage buildings, has hired a new chief financial officer (CFO) and sales-support person, and promoted another employee from production to customer service. Larry Pribyl joined the company as CFO for Trachte and its subsidiaries. Pribyl previously served as director of finance, group controller and other […]

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Voestalpine Mulls Building $1 Billion Steel Plant in US – Report – Fox Business

Austrian steel company Voestalpine AG (VOE.VI) is considering the construction of a $1 billion steel plant in a coastal city in the south of the U.S., Austrian magazine “trend” reports Sunday without citing sources. The new plant, were it to be built, would transform iron ore into high quality steel concentrate by using natural gas, […]

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