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Greener Tools for Better Designs

I grew up around handsaws and hammers, two-by-fours and plywood, saw dust and the fresh scent of clear pine.  Thirty years later, I am an architect and design thinker at SLAM advocating for mass timber structural solutions, in part, because my grandfather was a woodworker, lumberjack, and union carpenter.  – Tim Applebee

[DT logo] Creativity in Design to Enrich Lives

The Design Thinkers Blog presents the diverse viewpoints of our team members. We hope you enjoy their perspective and ideas on all the things that inspire and excite them.  We are SLAM!

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SLAM Team Member Appointed Chair of CT GBC

GLASTONBURY, Conn., February 4, 2020 – Ross Spiegel, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED® AP, BD+C, a resident of Milford, CT, is a specifications coordinator for SLAM and was recently elected Chair of the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) Board of Directors for 2020.

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SLAM CS Receives 2019 DBIA – NE Gold Award

GLASTONBURY, CT – January 23, 2020S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) has received a Design-Build Institute of America New England (DBIA – NE) Gold Award for the Out-Patient Suite Renovation at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, located in New Britain, Connecticut.  SLAM CS accepted the award at the 2019 DBIA New England Region Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held on Jan. 21, 2020 at the Sheraton Framingham, MA.

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SLAM design-build team completes lighthouse surgery center

Hartford, Conn. – Jan. 15, 2020 – S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) and the design-build team, joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 35,000-square foot, $26 million Lighthouse Surgery Center at 129 Woodland Street in Hartford.

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SLAM launches new brand

Glastonbury, Conn., Jan. 14, 2020 – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), a leading design firm offering architecture, structural engineering and construction services with offices in Connecticut, California, Georgia, Massachusetts and New York, announced today a new brand platform that unveils a new identity.

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SLAM-Designed Rutgers University Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering Receives LEED Gold Certification

Glastonbury, Conn., December 10, 2019 —Completed in August 2018, the new Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering at Rutgers University on the Busch campus, has recently received LEED™ Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).