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The Abvent Group of France has announced that Twinmotion 2018 has won the Silver prize in the “Digital, BIM & New Technology” category in the 2017 BATIMAT Innovation Awards. The results were revealed at the Mondial du Bâtiment Awards Ceremony at Le Trianon (Paris, France) on Sept. 18. The ceremony gathered entrants, industry representatives, the media and the judges. Five videos on Twinmotion’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/twinmotion/featured) offer a look at the new features in Twinmotion 2018 that caught the judges’ eye.
CINTEC North America, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, recently helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark, and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto.
Rochelle C. Jaffe recently completed the second edition of the popular Masonry Basics, which is now available through The Masonry Society (TMS). This excellent primer, which serves as an introduction to masonry design and construction, is economically priced at just $35 ($26.25 for TMS Members). Masonry component materials, the ways in which they are assembled to form the masonry construction, and the weather-resistance and structural implications of the various types of masonry assemblies are described.
General Shale, a North American brick, stone and concrete block manufacturer, has launched its new Impressionist Brick Series, which provides architects with longer, thinner brick units for unique and sophisticated design options in both commercial and residential projects.
Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, announces the rollout of a new product brand name — DOWSIL™ — for its heritage Dow Corning high-performance silicone-based building products. The new DOWSIL product brand name represents the combined power of Dow and Dow Corning and emphasizes longstanding global expertise in silicone technologies across dozens of industries.
For over 40 years, the Masonry Advisory Council has hosted the Excellence in Masonry Awards, recognizing architectural design excellence and the talent behind making those design concepts a reality. Some of the greatest architects in Chicago, from both large and small firms, have competed for and have been honored with these awards. After a hiatus, the event is being reinstated to recognize and celebrate today’s modern designers.