Advanced Building Material Is …
Wood,” Clay Risen, Popular Science,
Feb. 6, 2014.)
Mass timber is also a renewable
resource. As long as forests are managed and maintained properly, the
world will have an endless supply of
trees. And mass timber, unlike heavy
timber, does not take decades to
grow and mature. The wood used in
20,000 sq. ft.
eBay’s corporate campus in San Jose, California, has a new “front door”
known as Main Street. The 20,000-square-foot hub, which was designed
by ESI Design and completed in late 2016, features a
7,150-square-foot “main hall”
for conferences and other large
events, a coffee bar and an outdoor deck. Glass walls provide
an open, airy environment, while
interactive installations allow
visitors to experience the company’s global reach.
The centerpiece is a 15-foot touchscreen wall where employees and visitors can tap icons representing shoes, handbags or other goods, then see
how many items in that category were sold in the past few hours or days.
Additional interactive screens showcase eBay buyers, sellers and others.
Aspen Heights Partners is working with Grand China Fund to develop a 166-unit, 464-bed student housing high-rise in Austin,
Texas. The project is Grand China
Fund’s ;rst venture into student
housing. Floor plans will range
from ef;ciencies to ;ve-bedroom
units. The 17-story building will
also feature a sixth-;oor amenity
terrace with a ;tness center, game and study lounges and a pool area with
grills overlooking the University of Texas campus. Construction began in
September 2016 and is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
The Norwalk Housing Authority and Trinity Financial
broke ground in November
2016 on the redevelopment of Washington Village
Phase One in Norwalk,
Connecticut. This phase,
which is expected to be
completed in March 2018,
will consist of 80 new
40 replacement public housing units, 18 affordable tax credit units and
22 market-rate units. Upon completion of all three phases, this initiative
will replace Connecticut’s oldest public housing project with 273 new
apartments, half of which will be public housing.
Courtesy of eBay