Industry News




 

02/14/2011

University of Southern Indiana University Center Expansion

 
The University of Southern Indiana is preparing to open a new expansion, designed with sustainable practices and regional resources.

University of Southern Indiana University Center Expansion, Exterior. Photo: MaCabe Brown/USI

The University of Southern Indiana has expanded the University Center utilizing the latest cost-effective, environmentally-sustainable practices. 

Designed by Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, the USI expansion came together through innovative application of donated regional building materials, ranging from sewer pipes to wooden chair legs.

Some highlights from the USI University Center expansion include:

  • A 28 ft.-tall, Indiana limestone arch, salvaged from Evansville’s former landmark Orr Iron Building serves as the principal portal to the central lounges.
  • Slabs of quarry-faced roughback limestone from B.G. Hoadley Quarries (Bloomington, IN), otherwise used as scrap materials, cut into 2 ¼ in.- high blocks of varying length form much of the tower's exterior.
  • 1,200 chair legs manufactured by the Jasper Chair Company (Jasper, IN) arranged in an intricate geometric pattern form a decorative ceiling above the central lounges.
  • Vitrified clay pipes serve as 18 column covers located throughout the Center while clay A-blocks, typically used in firing kilns, now line the walls of the central lounges. Both are manufactured by Can Clay Corporation (Cannelton, IN).
  • Solid aluminum ingot ends donated from Alcoa Warrick Operations (Newburgh, IN) are used as eight 2,300-pound benches placed throughout the interior.

 “The building’s new spaces and wide range of multiple vistas provide many inviting opportunities for congregation and interaction by student and faculty,” says Malcom Holzman, FAIA, partner at Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture. “By combining new and reclaimed materials and incorporating regional references in unexpected ways, our goal was to create moments of discovery throughout the structure to develop a sense of connectivity fueled by shared experience.”

An amalgamation of regional resources, the University Center expansion will be opening on March 3, 2011, with an opening ceremony and open house.

Getting Lost in Architecture

Sustainable Architecture and Engineering into Curriculum

Carbon reduction Fundamentals

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/26/2014

Survey shows people more careful, less satisfied in public washrooms.

09/25/2014

A new study shows that switching natural gas for coal will not significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emissions being produced. 

09/24/2014

A new study shows the carbon emission reduction policies individual states have adopted are yielding results.

09/23/2014

A recent survey of industry professionals indicates that investment in energy efficiency projects will increase over the next year.

09/22/2014

Fort Carson in Colorado is well on its way to reaching the goal of net-zero energy by 2020. 

09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

Page 1 of 45
FirstPrevious[1]2345678910NextLast

Sponsored Links