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The National Building Museum has an extensive library of audio and video recordings of lectures, award ceremonies, and more events presented at the Museum. Take a tour of local green places or the Museum's exhibitions. You can also listen to audio from hundreds of lectures.

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Why Scaffolding?


March 6, 2015
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Danish Expo Pavilion Timelapse


January 29, 2015
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Spotlight on Design: 11th Street Bridge Park

Spotlight on Design
January 8, 2015
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Kurt Andersen and Charlie Rose

Vincent Scully Prize
November 19, 2014
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Charlie Rose Accepts the Vincent Scully Prize

Vincent Scully Prize
November 18, 2014
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True or False: Weather influences the shaking you feel in an earthquake.


May 11, 2014
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Which building form is safest in an earthquake?


May 11, 2014
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True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.


May 11, 2014
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True or False: A building can strengthen its resistance to the ground by separating itself from it.


May 11, 2014
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What are the three conditions required for fire to burn?


May 11, 2014
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Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?


May 11, 2014
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Why might an older brick building be X-braced?


May 11, 2014
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Spotlight on Design: Mikyoung Kim

Spotlight on Design
May 6, 2015
Landscape architect Mikyoung Kim, FASLA, merges contemporary materials and technologies to create places that heal and enliven the public realm. Principal of the Boston-based firm Mikyoung Kim Design, she shares her collaborative design approach in projects that include the ChonGae Canal Restoration in Seoul, South Korea; Crown Sky Garden at Chicago’s Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital; and the Pendulum Project at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
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How The Arab Region Views World Heritage And The Islamic State’s Destruction Of It


April 17, 2015
Each week brings more tragic news from the Middle East, where the Islamic State has targeted heritage sites as a tactic of war. On a shocking scale. The West has been emphatic in its outrage. But ISIS is an organization that derives legitimacy from western condemnation; indeed it’s news-cycle driven pattern of destruction and condemnation seems to depend upon it. What is the attitude of the peoples of the Arab Region towards the idea of world heritage and this campaign of destruction? Is a counter narrative with credibility in the region possible, who should deliver it and what role can culture and heritage professionals play in supporting it? US/ICOMOS in partnership with the National Building Museum, presented a talk on these urgent themes by Mounir Bouchenaki, director of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage.
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Sharon Davis Design: Needs Beyond Architecture

Women of Architecture
March 4, 2015
Sharon Davis, principal of the New York-based Sharon Davis Design, emphasizes social justice, economic empowerment, and sustainability in such projects as the Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda (completed June 2013), which has been featured in Architectural Record and Metropolis and which earned the 2011 World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Educational Project.
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Turner Prize: Department of Architectural Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University

Henry C. Turner Prize
December 3, 2014
The Department of Architectural Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University received the 2014 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. On the occasion, Karen Sweeney of Turner Construction Company led a panel discussion "University-Industry-Government Collaboration on Innovative Building Research and Education."
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