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2014
Alex Guimaraes '14 and Sean Olsen '14, both recent graduates from NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, have been selected to participate in the 2014 Planning Summit of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. >>
Deane Evans, Executive Director of NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge, delivered a presentation on architecture and building science research in the U.S. on May 23, 2014 to architectural faculty and students at Dali University in Dali, China.  >>
Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus, died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university. >>
Earlier this month, NJIT formalized an agreement with Chinese partners that will advance the university's research on thin-film solar cells, an alternative energy technology with the potential to make buildings and other infrastructure substantially more energy-efficient. >>
NJIT researchers working to boost the efficiency of a potentially game-changing alternative energy technology, thin-film solar cells, have won the backing of a powerful Chinese partner eager to speed development of inexpensive power production that can be seamlessly incorporated into a range of building materials. >>
2013
Speaking to an audience of civil engineers, architects, concrete specialists, and other height enthusiasts at a recent lecture on campus, Lawrence Novak, the lead structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, related the complex strategy that allowed him to shatter records in constructing the world's tallest freestanding structure. >>
The local US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized NJIT's Spring 2013 Garden State Studio class with an award for their Bay Head Resilient Design Project.  James Giresi, a master's student in the Infrastructure Planning Program, accepted the award on behalf of the class at the recent USGBC NJ 11th Annual Gala. >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The AIAA Glider Building Challenge was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus and was aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) NJIT Graduate Chapter, in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey Section of the AIAA, recently hosted a two-day glider building event and competition at NJIT. This was the first event of this kind held on the NJIT campus, aimed at stimulating the creative skills and ingenuity of graduate and undergraduate students.  >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force teamed up to host the Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery and Matchmaking Summit on Aug. 7 at NJIT.  The event, first of its kind in the region since the disaster, educated and connected small businesses to commercial buyers from the private sector and federal, state and local governments. >>
Mike Dolan, a young businessman with a wealth of experience in finance and marketing, visited the School of Management recently to talk to students about how they can set about building successful careers. >>
Business Insider ranked NJIT number three yesterday in its newest listing of the 25 “most underrated colleges in America.”  The news site plotted the annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report of the best colleges and universities against PayScale's mid-career salary rank to identify outliers--institutions that outperform their U.S. News rating. >>
The Board of Trustees of New Jersey Institute of Technology has approved $200 million in construction and infrastructure projects on the university's Newark campus, designed to enhance and expand NJIT's role as the state's science and technology university and a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research. The university will apply to the Secretary of Higher Education for $152 million from the Building Our Future Bond Act, state revolving funds and other sources to support the projects. >>
NJIT celebrates a new phase in the growth of its solar technology effort with the rededication of a research center as the China National Building Materials Photovoltaic Materials Research Center.  Expanding its previous work on Cadmium Telluride photocells with NJIT alumni-run Apollo Solar Energy, the new program addresses broader photocell technology and implementation studies.  >>
2012
An educator, writer and designer, Keith Krumwiede has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design as an associate professor.  >>
The Department of Engineering Technology has appointed three new BCANJ (Building Contractors Association of New Jersey) members to its Industrial Advisory Committee.  >>
The Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), has given 60 recycling bins to NJIT as part of its national bin grant program to colleges and universities throughout the country during the 2012 RecycleMania collegiate recycling competition. >>
2011
Structural engineer Rima Taher, PhD, an expert in the design of low-rise buildings that can withstand extreme winds and hurricanes and a university lecturer in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, was recently elected chair of the structural technical group of the Northern New Jersey branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). >>
Matt Burgermaster, assistant professor at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, presented his research on alternative integrated design practices and prefabricated building components at the international conference Economy, held at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University in Wales. >>
NJIT's Center for Building Knowledge will host "Life Beyond School: Creative Options for Meaningful Activities After Education" on June 28, 2-5 p.m. in Weston Hall.  >>
NJIT is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. >>
2010
The visiting delegation from Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province, China visited NJIT on Dec. 3 and was led by Vice Mayor and General Secretary Mr. Xiao Ping Li.  He was accompanied by Mr. Qiliang Gui, Vice Secretary and Jian Lin Lu, as well as Mao Su Yan and Violet Gu of the Zhenjiang New Area Investment Promotion Center with Rongjun Ni and Weihua Cao of the Zhenjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone. >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China was named a Sister City of Newark on Nov. 18, 2010 during a special visit to NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, represented Newark during the later signing since city officials were unable to attend. Earlier in the day, the group toured technology laboratories at NJIT to learn more of sustainable urban living and solar energy.  >>
NJIT and Building Media Inc. (BMI), a DuPont subsidiary, will lead one of 15 research and deployment partnerships to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes ─ the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA).  >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded NJIT $468,495 to create a comprehensive series of four courses to train and teach mechanical engineers in the New York Metropolitan Region how to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings.  The NJIT Center for Building Knowledge, which thanks to its involvement with regional utilities and other state agencies has had much experience doing this kind of work, will organize and run the training sessions. Center Executive Director Deane M. Evans will be the project director.     >>
NJIT is one of the country's most environmentally-responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company selected NJIT for inclusion in a unique resource it has created for college applicants: The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges. >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD) has received the $25,000 grand prize for 2010 from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for a small modern townhouse. Architecture students developed the design last semester for the Newark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. >>
Recent visitors to Jersey City know how much the skyline has changed in recent years—especially along the waterfront now replete with glittering and glamorous corporate office buildings tied together by a wide brick walkway for strolls along the Hudson River. Speaking on March 8, 2010 will be the key planners behind those changes.  >>
2009
Leean “Coco” Orama, a senior majoring in engineering technology and president of the NJIT Student Senate, was one of only four students nationwide selected to receive an all-expense-paid scholarship to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix today through tomorrow. >>
NJIT Research Architect B. Lynn Hutchings believes that by making a few practical, effective and relatively inexpensive changes to school buildings, they can become better environments for students with severe physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. She will spread her word to school social workers at the Nov. 6-8, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, in San Antonio. >>
Leean “Coco” Orama, a senior majoring in engineering technology and president of the NJIT Student Senate, was one of only four students nationwide selected to receive an all-expense-paid scholarship to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix next month. Former Vice President Al Gore will be the conference keynote speaker.  >>
Architect Martin Hamm will discuss strawbale construction at a seminar on Oct. 12, 5:45 p.m. at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, Weston Lecture Hall 1. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Campus Center and the student chapter of the US Green Building Council, the talk is free and open to the public. >>
Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction. >>
“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet” is the inspirational theme of a plethora of intriguing events this month at NJIT to celebrate Women's History Month. Join NJIT for activities ranging from green, money-saving tips to a lecture from a Harvard sustainability guru about saving the planet. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671 or view the calendar. >>
2008
NJIT sustainability expert Deane Evans will provide an introduction to the basics of building green, high performance primary and secondary schools at a free seminar, open to the public, at NJIT. The talk, set for Nov. 19, 2008, at 3 p.m. in Kupfrian Hall Rm. 117, will include a review of the status of the NJ schools' construction program. >>
With a charge not to tear down Newark's older buildings, but to rehabilitate them, NJIT research professor Deane Evans, an architect and executive director of NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research will open Newark's Green Future Summit tomorrow morning at NJIT.  >>
Deane M. Evans, FAIA, a research professor and executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, will provide welcoming remarks at Newark's Green Future Summit on Sept. 12-13 in the NJIT Campus Center. The two-day summit, which is free and open to the public, will highlight existing Newark sustainability initiatives and programs, present best practices from across the country, and offer an opportunity for participatory dialogue to chart priorities and next steps. Registration is required.  >>
More than ever before, building design and construction can be significantly improved to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to help better resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction, said NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  >>
Architects Deane M. Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, and Christine Bruncati, RA, will be interviewed on a rebroadcast of NJN's Green Builders, which profiles green building pioneers who have taken the leap into making their part of the “built environment” a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly place. Air times are June 1 at 11 p.m.; June 11 at 9 p.m.; and June 14 at 3 p.m. >>
2007
More than 100 faculty, staff and students crowded into Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center yesterday for a memorial celebration of chemical engineer, inventor and philanthropist Otto H. York. >>
High performance schools integrate the best in today's design strategies and building technologies. Even better, they make a difference in the way children learn. Deane Evans, FAIA, executive director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, numbers among the nation's top boosters for high-performance schools. >>
2006
Judges at New Jersey's annual bridge building competition bestowed this past weekend first place upon a civil engineering team from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Ten students from NJIT now head next month to compete  Memorial Day weekend at the University of Utah. >>
Nine teams of architecture students from NJIT competed in a masonry building competition, with four teams winning nearly $20,000 in prize money. The contest, sponsored by the Masonry Contractors of NJ, taught the students techniques they do not encounter in design studios: how to spread mortar and lay brick. >>
2005
Three New Jersey Institute of Technology experts are available to discuss levee rebuilding, sewer and underground utilities and waste water management-all issues facing rescuers and future reconstruction efforts in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama damaged by Hurricane Katrina. >>
Four New Jersey Institute of Technology experts are available to discuss levee rebuilding, sewer and underground utilities and waste water management—all issues facing rescuers and future reconstruction efforts in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama damaged by Hurricane Katrina. >>
During New Jersey Institute of Technology's annual fall festival – known as NJIT Day – student teams will compete in a catapult-building contest. The night before the contest, five teams will be given piles of junk – wood planks, wheels, rods, rope, bolts, baskets, etc.  For the next 18 hours, the teams will use their engineering savvy to transform these materials into old-fashioned catapults. Modeled after the TV show Junkyard Wars, the contest is called Junkpile Wars. The teams will fire bean bags from the catapults at a target placed on the campus green, and a panel of NJIT deans will select the best-built and most accurate-shooting catapult. >>
The second edition of the High-Performance School Buildings Resource and Strategy Guide by architect Deane Evans, director of the Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at NJIT, has been released by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council. The guide describes the characteristics and benefits of high-performance school buildings and details ways that school planners can obtain the best design within their budgets. >>
2003
It's rare that a building project comes in on time. Thanks to cooperation among architects, builders and administrators, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has remained two years ahead of schedule in completing a complicated $83.5 million building project. >>

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October 31, 2003
“During construction, pieces are still coming together, so there is definitely some vulnerability,” says John Schuring, in response to the parking deck collapse in Atlantic City. “Also, the loading on the structure is unpredictable during construction.” A multi-story structure such as a parking deck also relies on the strength of concrete cured just days earlier. “Sometimes,” he adds, those strengths may be overestimated because the concrete is not fully cured.” >>