Alabama The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is planning to build a facility on a 27-acre site in Titusville. The complex will include a new adoption and education center, an animal-control facility, a teaching hospital for Auburn University and Tuskegee University veterinary students, a building for the police department’s K-9 unit, a conference center, a low-cost vet clinic for public use, a public park with a man-made lake, bike and jogging paths, and a bridge to connect to downtown’s Rotary Trail. Birchfield Penuel & Associates is designing the complex, which is valued at $30 million. Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Attn: Allison Black Cornelius, CEO, 300 Snow Dr., Birmingham, 35209. DR#16-00599223.
Arizona Meritage Homes is planning to build Paddock Village Townhomes on a 9.8-acre site at 6525 E. Thomas Rd. in Scottsdale. The project will encompass 20 two-story buildings, totaling 419,000 sq ft and containing 144 units. Sanks & Associates is the designer. The project is valued at $26 million. Meritage Homes, 8800 E. Raintree Dr., Scottsdale, 85260. DR#13-00638807.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.