Miami skyline

Presentation at Facades+ Miami

 

Miami, FL – Kevin Miske, President of Building Blocks, will speak alongside Angel Suarez of Perkins + Will and Trevor Barret of Physical Security Hurricane Wall at the Facades+ conference in Miami this month. Their session, Miami Matures: High-Performance Facade Design for an Evolving Market, is a crash course on the guiding principles of high-performance facade design.

 

The session will cover the attributes of high-performance facades, methods of precipitation management, flexibility of systems, performance analyzation of curtain wall system drawings, and considerations for evaluating cost vs. performance of a high-performance system. More information about the session and the overall conference can be found in the program.

 

Facades+ Miami

January 26-27, 2017

 

Versailles Contemporary

Versailles Contemporary

Miami Beach, FL – Tutor Perini contracts Building Blocks for Versailles Contemporary. As a result, we will furnish and install its glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) facade. The new building is an eighteen-story high-rise condominium. Alan Faena is the developer. The project sits within his famous Faena District in Miami’s South Beach. Versailles Contemporary is designed by Brandon Haw Architecture. Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe is also the architect of record.

 

National Building restoration

National Building Restoration Begins

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks works with Mark 1 Restoration to furnish the facade materials for the National Building restoration. Originally it was also known as the City National Bank Building. The twenty-story Daniel Burnham designed building is located at 125 S Clark in Chicago. It is under redevelopment by Blue Star Properties. Specifically, they are reworking the historic building into high-end commercial office space. In addition, the updated building features Revival Food HallKlein & Hoffman is the engineer of record for the project.

 

National Building