Arizona Plans have been submitted to the City of Scottsdale for the construction of an apartment complex, valued at approximately $26 million. The project will consist of 20 two-story buildings, comprising 144 apartment units. Scope of work on the 419,000-sq-ft residential project also will include the construction of a swimming pool. Sanks & Associates, 1806 E Ellis St, Phoenix, 85042-6867. DR#13-00638807.
Hawaii Preliminary planning is underway for a mixed-use tower in Honolulu. The 690 Pohukaina St. High-Rise will be a 55-story tower with a reinforced-concrete structural frame. The building will have 804 apartment units, with retail spaces on the lower floors. Photovoltaic panels and stormwater conservation are planned green features of the residential tower. Forest City Hawaii Residential LLC, 5173 Nimitz Rd., Honolulu, 96818-6234. DR#12-00637754.
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.