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  • The UBS Arena at Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, is set to be a premier entertainment and sports venue and future home of the New York Islanders when it opens for the 2021-22 National Hockey League (NHL) season. The arena is part of the Belmont Redevelopment Project that will turn 17 ha (43 acre) of underutilized parking lots into a hospitality destination. The post New York Islanders get a new home appeared first on Construction Specifier .
  • Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (FCOLC) have conceived Proteus, the world’s largest underwater lab. The project is designed by Swiss designer Yves Béhar and fuseproject. The post Revealing the world’s largest underwater lab appeared first on Construction Specifier .
  • Many top United Kingdom-based architecture firms, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, have written an open letter to American software company Autodesk citing their concerns related to the “increasing cost of ownership and the operation of Autodesk’s Revit software and fundamentally its lack of development.” The post Top design firms criticize Autodesk for rising cost of BIM software appeared first on Construction Specifier .
  • The historic White House Rose Garden is going to be restored. The final design plan is a collaboration by landscape architecture firms Perry Guillot, Inc., and Oehme, van Sweden Associates/OvS. The plan will renew the design first implemented by Rachel Lambert “Bunny” Mellon during the Kennedy Administration, which has been the guiding blueprint for the Rose Garden since the installation in 1962. The post White House’s historic Rose Garden to be restored and enhanced appeared first on Construction Specifier .
  • Demand for design services from architecture firms began to stabilize in June, following their peak declines in April, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 40 compared to 32 in May. The post Multifamily res. project billings on upward trend appeared first on Construction Specifier .

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