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CONTESTS & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITIONS
 

 

Mock Firms Competition

The Mock Firms model aims to help facilitate the formation and function of simulated architectural design firms by collegiate and secondary school students. The purpose is to challenge them to conceive, coordinate, construct and even commercialize a tall building project or residential project which will be interactively judged by top industry professionals against a field of their peers.  Entering in its 4th year, the Chicago-based Mock Firms Architectural Competition is already highly regarded on the landscape of student-based design competitions.

 

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Sofitel Water Tower To Host Student Architecture Competition
Archinect
On Nov. 14, Jean-Paul Viguier, the French architect who designed Chicago's Sofitel, will formally judge each of the SIAC students' entries along with the panel of local architects. Winners will be selected for both the best interior and best exterior ...

 

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IS EXTREME WEATHER BECOMING THE NEW NORMAL?

DROUGHT/DELUGE CYCLES LEAD TO INCREASED FLOODING AND POLLUTED WATER SYSTEMS

Whether the result of man-made climate change or something else as yet unexplained, most people agree that extreme weather is becoming all too common.  When it’s colder in May than in February, or when the season’s biggest snowstorm comes in October, you know something unusual is upon us. 

One of the most potentially damaging aspects of extreme weather is radical swings in precipitation.  Regions throughout the world find themselves experiencing prolonged drought, then are suddenly hit with torrential storms.  When this happens, rainwater quickly turns into runoff, especially in cities, where hard surfaces—like roofs, sidewalks, and parking lots—prevent rain from soaking into the ground and leads to damaging and sometimes catastrophic flooding.

Until now, the most common response has been to channel water away from urban areas.  But, as it moves, runoff carries pollutants into storm drains which empty directly into the waterways used for recreation, fishing and drinking water. Now engineers are rethinking this approach. They are beginning to imagine and design new and creative ways to manage stormwater that make city landscapes act more like natural landscapes. These innovations help reduce runoff, increase the amount of water that soaks into the ground and improve water quality.

With this critical issue topping the news all across the country, National Engineers Week Foundation’s annual Future City® Competition announces the essay theme for its 2012-13 challenge:          Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution.

More info at futurecity.org

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INTRODUCING

 

WORKING TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY

Fundamental Exercises in Green Building Design

 

 

 

Bringing Our Research and Today's Industry Experts Into Your Classrooms and Organizational Meetings!

 

A new instructional video series on sustainable design. Titles in this 5-disk video curriculum include:

  • Sustainability in Focus

  • Sustainability Diversified and Applied

  • Sustainable Systems

  • Sustainable Building and Lifestyle Products

Accompanying the 4 DVD's is a data CD which contains the following:

  • A multi-question file which can be used as an exam or series quiz

  • LEED Design situations for cad programs

  • Case Studies of successful green projects

  • Images of green-related subjects

Additionally, a 46-page workbook of assignments and resources compliments the video series with ...

  • Discussion, Group & Design Questions & Projects

  • A Green Glossary & Statistics

  • LEED Charts

  • Important Standards in Sustainability

  • Online Resources

Based on the documentary Sustainable Chicago

Produced & Published by Chicago Architecture Today LLC

5-Disk Package (DVD, CD) & Soft cover Workbook, 46 pages

To purchase by check, designate payee as Chicago Architecture Today LLC

Retail Price $549.95 (20 additional workbooks - $699.95)

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery

Available Packages

 

Refund Policy

Full refunds are available for the return of any unopened materials (video and workbook) for up to 10 days after receiving purchase. Return shipping costs will be the responsibility of the customer. Cancelled purchases will be honored if the material has not yet been shipped and if shipped, will be fulfilled after items are returned. There is a non-return policy if any part of the purchased and shipped material has been opened or used. 

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  8. Only one overall winner is permitted per 60-day period i.e. if you win in November, you cannot qualify to win again until January. 
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  10. Winners must be willing to have their name and city or neighborhood published as such as online.
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