Coney Island ampitheater features new roof

July 31st

The iconic Coney Island has been through its share of troubles, but a $47 million, 8,000-seat amphitheater designed by Grimshaw Architects, New York, N.Y., could help bring more people to...

The future of smart materials

July 29th

Sustainable materials expert Blaine Brownell discusses possible futures for textile-based architecture. By Mason Riddle “Within this exploding environment of new materials, I quickly realized how limited the architect’s palette is”...

ARA Rental Show to return to New Orleans

July 28th

The American Rental Association (ARA) announced its 2012 Rental Show will be held in New Orleans instead of the initial location of Atlanta. The move was prompted by ARA members...

Wimbledon’s new retractable roof lets the match continue

July 27th

By Abbie Yarger Throughout the world, sports venues are being built or remodeled to include retractable roofs. In areas where bad weather can cause delays that disappoint fans and players...

Geosynthetics revive Irish bog

July 22nd

Geosynthetics-lined ‘floating trail’ protects and displays rejuvenated blanket bog at Cuilcagh By Shelby Gonzalez Introduction: Bringing a bog back to life In the late 1980s, the blanket bog on the...

Fabric trends webinar to examine new applications for fabric

July 21st

The Event Marketing Institute will hold a webinar titled “Fabric Trends: New Materials & New Apps for a New Look” on Friday, July 24. The webinar will feature event professionals...

Showrooms benefit upholstery businesses

July 20th

Showrooms prove profitable and satisfying additions to upholstery businesses. By Andrea Swensson As with any business, there comes a point in the lifespan of an upholstery shop when the inevitable...

SCORE to recognize first-ever SCORE Awards winners

July 20th

SCORE has announced the winners of the first-ever SCORE Awards, which recognize achievement in America’s small businesses. Winners will receive their awards at a black-tie gala ceremony on Thursday, September...

Two Netherlands universities receive solar cell research subsidies

July 17th

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, are to receive a 1.2 million euro subsidy as part of the Joint Solar Programme (JSP) to...

Teijin Limited updates BIOFRONTâ„¢ bioplastic

July 16th

Teijin Limited, Osaka, Japan, improved BIOFRONT™ bioplastic by increasing its resistance to hydrolytic degradation to at least 10 times that of commercial bioplastic. Now, the bioplastic is almost as durable...