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FRIDAY FUNNY: Incredible Edibles!

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Construction & Renovation, Environment, FacilityBlog, Friday Funny, Topics

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Published on May 01, 2009 with No Comments

CANstruction®, a design and build competition to benefit local food banks across the nation, returns to Chicago on June 11, 2009 (in conjunction with The Merchandise Mart’s NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair). This competition allows local architects, engineers, and construction companies to create incredible structures using canned goods while using their design skills to fight hunger in Chicago.

Teams competiting include: Bailey Edward Design Inc., BLDD/Gilbane, Booth Hansen, Bovis Lend Lease, BSA Lifestructures, Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, Epstein/Areotek Firm, Gensler, Ghafari, HDR, Klein and Hoffman, Larson Engineering, Nagle Hartray Danker Kagan McKay Penney Architects, OKW Architects and Halvorsen Engineering, RJN Group Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Smithgroup, TJRWA, V3 Companies, Willis HRH.

All of the canned goods used in the structures are donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Last year’s CANstruction event raised approximately 85,000 of cans of food from 20 structures. This year’s event is expected to exceed that amount.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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