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Freshwater Factory

In order to facilitate water purification, the tower will be made up of several circular tanks filled with brackish water (water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater), which will be enclosed in spherical greenhouses.

Using tidal powered pumps, the brackish water will be brought up into the tower and circulate... more


Subterranean Greenbelt Hotel

The subterranean design of Hersham Golf Club in Surrey by ReardonSmith Architects contains five-star lodging as well as a spa and golf facilities, while still meeting urban growth restrictions – the site is contained within London’s green belt, a ring of countryside that aims to prevent urban sprawl.The design also addresses lowering the impact of traffic flow and positions above-ground buildings in existing woodland so that nearby local residents maintain an unobstructed view of untouched landscape. more




The world’s largest floating solar farm, sitting on a lake that used to be a coal mine, is China’s latest effort to showcase its commitment to renewable energy.

With a 166,000 panels and a total capacity of 40 megawatts, the solar farm can produce enough energy to power 15,000 homes. While it still consumes a lot of oil, coal and natural gas, China is experiencing an unprecedented solar boom. more


New Product Showcase

Produce state of the art commercial heavy duty skylights & glazing solutions.

Boral Steel
Our stone coated metal roofing is not only the toughest, but also one of the most lightweight...
We offer a large selection of bricks, with variances in color and texture.

Capri Cork
Capri cork offers high quality commercial floor coverings created with cork, rubber or a combination...
Del Conca USA
Del Conca USA produces “designed in Italy, made in USA” porcelain stoneware tiles.

FinPan is the world’s oldest process manufacturer of concrete backer board and inventor of the process.

Fuller Phoenix
As originators of back-painted glass systems, Fuller Phoenix has a built-in advantage over the imitators.

Line of distinct, durable, contemporary commercial furniture to meet or exceed industry standards.

H. Hirshmann
Designs and manufactures custom wood windows and doors.

HDG Building Materials
Providing Architects and Builders with Superior Paving, Decking and Pedestal Products.

HENGE designs concrete ping pong tables as playable sculpture.

Inspire Roofing Products by Boral
Inspire Roofing Products will protect your most valuable asset while adding authenticity, beauty...

Ketcham Medicine Cabinets   
Superior quality, economically priced medicine cabinets for the past 77 years Traditional...

Key Resin Company
Key Resin Company offers the industry experience and product quality to meet the demands of your...
King Archictectural Metals
King Metals provides decorative & commodity metals, forged steel balusters, scrolls and rings, cast...
Putnam Rolling Ladder   
Since 1905, Putnam Rolling Ladder has been manufacturing custom made rolling ladders.

Acoustical Wall and Ceiling Treatments for Seamless Architectural Design.
Highly engineered. Infrared radiant heat panels and propane heaters alike.
Rocky Mountain Elevator Products
Manufacturer of elevator parts and components from commercial and residential elevators.

Schweiss Doors
Schweiss is the go-to door professional. Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors leads the bifold, overhead door...
The Cable Connection
The Cable Connection is the manufacturer of Ultra-tec® cable railing infill which is designed to provide...

Permanent Christmas and Holiday Light Installation. Year Round RGB technology and accent lighting.
Universal Timber Structures
Universal Timber Structures serves the design build construction market in the United States.

With 40 years as an importer of Danish quality fireplaces/stoves to America, we take pride...

Innovators - A Look Back


Michael Harris Spector 
1938 - 2018
“He is one of the unique architects who literally went outside the box”

Spector, a true architecture innovator, founded the Woodbury-based Spector Group in 1965. Some of his most famous award-winning works include



RXR Plaza in Uniondale / Photo: Judy Walker

several New York City buildings for major corporations, such as headquarters for Hanover Trust, IBM, Merrill Lynch, New York-New England Exchange and the New York Hilton Hotel. On Long Island, Spector is best known for designing some...more


Kent Cooper
1926- 2018
"When I came here in 1958, D.C. was considered an architectural wasteland"




Project Architect on Lins Memorial

A Washington architect for more than 50 years who played a vital role in the creation of the Vietnam and Korean War memorials on the Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Mr. Cooper began his career in 1958 as overseer for...  more

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