Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ribbon-cutting Community Justice Center

The official ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Monterey College of Law Community Justice Center will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20th at 100 Col. Durham Street, Seaside, CA.

The new Community Justice Center is registered as a LEED Platinum project that represents the highest standards of sustainable construction and planning. Included in the new building are two courtrooms, five indoor and three outdoor caucus areas for mediation, and the new offices of the law school’s Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management. The law school is also working with the Monterey County Bar Association and the Monterey County Superior Court to develop a community legal clinic that will use the new facilities to provide free or low-cost legal services to the community in the evening.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Progress on the world's first LEED registered floating building

From the shore, you can see the structural steel take shape for the Marina Services Building at Forever Resorts at Cottonwood Cove.

Rod Taylor, Regional Vice President for Forever Resorts, surveys the structural steel. The project is awaiting K-tect energy efficient building panels.

Here is the view looking down the new dock. The orientation on the building is not the final direction.

Nyloboard is shown here. This product is made of 100% recycled carpet fibers. Studies of the EPA have shown that 4 billion pounds of carpet is disposed of in landfills each year. Nyloboard is a low VOC product that takes the place of wood, and is durable to elements.