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Project Update: 3 World Trade Center

October 06, 2016

We previously updated you on the concrete core topping out on June 23rd, but today, Oct. 6th, the second topping out occurred - the final steel beam was raised to the top at 1,079 ft. 

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Edward Madocks

September 29, 2016

I sat down with Director of Roofing and Waterproofing, Edward (Ed) Madocks, for our new blog series on getting to know the team at Vidaris. 

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15 Years Later - Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site

September 09, 2016

15 years after the terrorist attacks, Vidaris is reflecting on the revitalization in lower Manhattan and the reconstruction of the World Trade Center.  We invite you to look into some of the moments that have shaped this project for us.

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Detangling the Energy Code

August 31, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

Energy Codes set minimum efficiency requirements for newly constructed buildings, providing energy savings and emissions reductions over the life of a building. It gets even more complicated when you realize that the Energy Code is really two codes in one: NYS/NYC Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90.1 bound in a national model code (IECC). 

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Event Wrap Up: Mastering the Materials Market

August 19, 2016 | Sustainability

Members of the NYC Collaborative gathered on Monday, August 15th to discuss materials transparency and health in manufacturing.

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Working at Vidaris: Intern Edition

August 15, 2016

The Vidaris summer interns spanned the breadth of the firm, from working on the side of 60-story buildings to working on business operations. It was a passionate and diverse group that started with us in June and we are sad to see them go. 

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How to Maximize Floor Area with ZQA (Zoning for Quality and Affordability)

July 28, 2016 | Code Advisory

Over 100 years ago, New York City enacted the first edition of its Zoning Resolution (“ZR”), a living document that constantly evolves, sometimes incrementally and sometimes radically. Two recent ZR amendments, Zoning for Quality and Affordability (“ZQA”) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (“MIH”), enacted on March 22 of this year, are both incremental and radical – as evidenced by the heated public debate surrounding them. 

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Boston by the numbers...

July 15, 2016

Check out a few fun facts about Boston: 

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3 Projects Win Awards at Council on Tall Buildings

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)  announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. Vidaris is proud to have been a building envelope and sustainability consultant on three of the awarded projects. Congratulations to all who worked so hard on these projects! 

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Project Update: 10 Hudson Yards

June 21, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

On May 31st, 10 Hudson Yards officially opened. The first of the Hudson Yards development by Related-Oxford will house the new Coach headquarters and other offices including L'Oreal, SAP, Boston Consulting Group, VanyerMedia and more. 

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