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Progress on the Niels Bohr Science Park

The large concrete baseplate for the research basement at the Niels Bohr Science Park, which will bring together the science faculties at the University of Copenhagen, was recently completed.  The casting of the baseplate took 36 continuous hours, and required 3,800 m3 of concrete.  This required a concrete truck to arrive at the site every […]...
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Amick to Address Concrete Professionals

Hal Amick will speak on October 28, 2014 at a session on vibration-sensitive structures at the Fall Conference of the American Concrete Institute in Washington, DC.  The rather lighthearted title, “Silk Purses out of Sows’ Ears: Concrete Structures for High Technology Research and Manufacturing,” refers to the role concrete is often expected to play when […]...
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Award Winning Parking Structure

CGA provided vibration consulting on the City of Santa Monica Parking Structure 6, which was recently recognized by the International Parking Institute as one of 2014’s best designs!  The facility, honored as the Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 spaces, is located in the middle of downtown Santa Monica and “its […]...
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University of Cambridge MSM Nominated for BCI Award

One of CGA’s projects, the recently completed University of Cambridge Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy facility has been nominated for a British Construction Industry Award.  The building was nominated as the Project of the Year in the £10 million to £50 million category.  CGA provided acoustics and vibration consulting on the design of this […]...
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CGA and LEED

The role of acoustics is becoming increasingly important in sustainable design projects seeking LEED certification.  As an acoustical consultant, Colin Gordon Associates is now bringing “more to the table” with regard to this process. While in the past the acoustical design could only be used to indirectly help achieve LEED credits in areas such as […]...
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Lab of the Year

One of the nation’s newest energy research facilities has been named R&D Magazine’s 2014 Laboratory of the Year.  CGA was acoustical consultant to SmithGroupJJR for the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.  This is the second project by this team at NREL.   http://www.bdcnetwork.com/check-out-stunning-research-facility-just-named-2014-lab-year-slideshow?eid=216303434&bid=842881...
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CGA in the News

Even though it is only part-way through construction, the University of Chicago’s William Eckhardt Research Center (WERC) is starting to receive a great deal of attention.  The new complex will replace and update the quarters of the world-renowned UofC Physics Department and provide a home for the school’s new Molecular Engineering group, which will address […]...
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Returning to CGA

Nat Wongprasert, PhD, is returning to CGA after a several-year hiatus to get a successful business off the ground.  He and a friend opened a Thai restaurant in San Francisco in 2006, and not only did it survive (a rarity in the City) but it thrived!  He missed engineering, and has returned to us as […]...
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