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Parallel Projections Competition

Parallel Projection's design competition, ReAnimate the Ruins, opens for registration on May 15.  The competition will run from May 15 until July 31 and winners are scheduled to be announced August 15.  To learn more about the competition, please visit our website at www.parallelprojections.com.

Open Call for Art + Light: Detroit TechTown

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit's TechTown district with public art and light.

 

The Second and Cass Avenue viaducts are two fully operational railroad bridge grade separations located between Baltimore and Amsterdam Streets in TechTown, a 20-block emerging innovation district anchored by three key institutions in Midtown Detroit-Wayne State University, the College for Creative Studies and the Henry Ford Health System. Originally constructed in 1934, these once magnificent viaducts have been poorly maintained over the years and lack adequate lighting, contributing to unsafe perceptions of the district. This call seeks to give these industrial bridges new life-making them a choice destination rather than a place to pass through.

 

This call is open to all professional artists, architects, designers, design firms and/or teams consisting of these entities located in the following eight southeast Michigan counties:  Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne . National and international partners may be included in any given team as long as the project lead can prove residency or physical presence in one of the previously mentioned eight counties. A panel of Detroit-based curators and arts professionals will select winning proposals.

 

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

·Conceives an imaginative transformation of space and conceptual design

·Combines art and function to create a friendlier environment that promotes use of the space

·Creates a signature presence for the viaducts that encourages daytime and nighttime interaction

·Provides adequate and artfully designed lighting

·Utilizes sustainable building materials and is feasible to maintain

·Contributes to TechTown's identity as a hub of innovation

 

Accepted proposals will be funded up to $75,000 per viaduct. For more information on how to apply, please go to www.midtownviaducts.com for a full set of guidelines. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

 

Helpful Links:

Online Application: https://midtowndetroitinc.slideroom.com

Midtown Viaducts:www.midtownviaducts.com

Midtown Detroit, Inc.: http://midtowndetroitinc.org/

New Economy Initiative:http://neweconomyinitiative.org/

Other Industry Events

DC3 Lecture: Art Interventions

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present an evening of conversation and collaboration on Art Interventions, featuring David Adjaye, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Theaster Gates, and David Stark. April 24, 2014 at 6pm at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. Click here to RSVP or visit www.culturelabdetroit.org. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DC3 Concert: 'In Cahoots'

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present a musical mash-up on April 26, 2014 at Trinosophes. Featured artists include My Brightest Diamond & Migguel Anggelo. Visit www.culturelabdetroit.org for more information or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parallel Projections Competition

Parallel Projection's design competition, ReAnimate the Ruins, opens for registration on May 15.  The competition will run from May 15 until July 31 and winners are scheduled to be announced August 15.  To learn more about the competition, please visit our website atwww.parallelprojections.com.

BEC Detroit Program Library

Archive Of BEC Past Programs

2012

January 2012

Selecting Aluminum Fenestration Systems: Storefronts/ Curtainwalls/ Ribbon/ Strip Windows/ Operable Windows - Mr. Dan Goodman, CSI and Mr. Matt Rinkowski

February 2012

Litigation and the Exterior Enclosure - LEED Risks - Mr. Kevin Gleeson

April 2012

Waterproofing - Mr. Jerome Misiolek, Mr. Paul Wild

May 2012

Prefabricated Masonry Systems - Mr. David T. Biggs, PE, SE

September 2012

Advanced Framing: Time to Green-up Your Structure - Mr. Bob Clark

October 2012 - SYMPOSIUM

Achieving High Performance Resilient Buildings and Communities - Mr. Henry Green, Hon. AIA

The State of the Interface: Achieving Building Enclosure Performance - Ms. Fiona Aldous

Evaluating Air Barriers: Test Methods and Standard Specifications - Ms. Theresa A. Weston, PhD

Why Buildings Matter: Part 2: How Long Will it Last? Addressing the Real Challenge of Sustainability - Mr. R. Christopher Mathis

November 2012

Coming November 2012!

Adventures In Building Science
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Vapor Barriers Do Not Protect Buildings,
Vapor Barriers Protect Architects
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Why Buildings Matter: A Perspective on the Past, Present and Future of Building Performance
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October:  The BEC Symposium 2011
Dr. Suess Does Building Science
Fundamentals of Moisture Transport
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Energy Consumption in Buildings
May 2011
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Building Enclosures: Legal Issues
April 2011
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Exterior Wall Assemblies - State of the Art
February 2011
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Optimizing Performance in Commercial Fenestration
January 2011
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Saving Energy with Masonry
November 2010
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DOE Update on Building Envelope Research
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Building Envelope Fundamentals:  When Old is New Again
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October:  The BEC Symposium 2010
GSA and Energy Efficient Building Enclosures
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BIM and Total Building Analysis
September 2010
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Blast Resistant Design
May 2010
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Introduction to Infrared Thermography
April 2010
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Guidelines for Sealant Selection and Application
February 2010
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Specifications to Avoid Three Concrete Problems
January 2010
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ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1
1999 to 2004 Changes
Relative to the Building Envelope
November 2009
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Lstiburek's Enclosure Definitions
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A Forensic Approach to Roofing Failure
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Controlling Masonry Cracks and Leaks
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October:  The BEC Symposium 2009
Solar Solutions for Commercial Roofing
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Thermal and Moisture Migration Analysis
September 2009
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Rainscreen Building Envelopes
May 2009
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Curtainwall 101
April 2009
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ROOFING APPLICATION AND
CONSIDERATIONS
March 2009
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An Introduction to Air Barriers
February 2009
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Preservation of Contemporary, Historic
and Architecturally Significant
Structures
January 2009
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Research and Development
Supporting the Evolution of EIFS
November 2008
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Environmental Loads and Masonry
October 2008
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