Category Archives: Shop Talk

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Revisiting Green Roofs, Firm Finds Surprises (and Daisy Fleabane)

Green roofs have gotten a lot of publicity in recent years. They’re meant to help insulate buildings, to capture rainwater that would otherwise run into storm sewers, and to moderate the heat-island effects of clustered structures. To do all that, they’re designed to use special soil blends and carefully planned mixes of plants—most often hardy varieties of succulents in the sedum family.

Among green roofs revisited for the survey was the one on Middlebury College's Atwater Commons. (Middlebury College photo)

Among green roofs revisited for the survey was the one on Middlebury College’s Atwater Commons. (Middlebury …

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Shop Talk: Machado and Silvetti Museum Opens at Hamilton U.

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Shop Talk: Beloit Eyes Retired Power Plant for Recreation Center

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Shop Talk: SCI-Arc Faculty Compete to Design 1,200-Seat Pavilion

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Shop Talk: Jersey Voters Will Decide Fate of $750-Million Bond Bill

Coalition Backs Big Borrowing Measure, 1st in 24 Years, for New Jersey Colleges

Golfers Jeer U. of Montana for Plans to Build on 9-Hole Course

St. Leo U. Buys Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery for $3.9-Million

RU Hungry? Because Rutgers U. May Move Its Food Trucks

Lewis Integrative Science Building, U. of OregonThe U. of Oregon is preparing to open the $65-million, 103,000-square-foot Lewis Integrative Science Building. The building, connected to others in the university’s science complex, features open labs, offices for faculty member…

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Shop Talk: Few Surprises in New Ranking of College Towns

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Shop Talk: As Unions Shrink, Labor College Puts Campus Up for Sale

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Shop Talk: New Vassar Science Building Will Bridge Campus Ravine

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Shop Talk: Coral Researchers Get a Splashy New Research Facility

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Shop Talk: Dartmouth Addition Creates a Trio of High-Profile Arts Buildings