The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 510-14, Voluntary Guide Specification for Blast Hazard Mitigation for Vertical Fenestration Systems. This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/...

November 17, 2014

National Roofing Contractors Association has released LEED v4: Roofing-related Provisions, a document that examines the roofing-related provisions of LEED v4.

The publication offers background information, descriptions of possible roofing-...

November 17, 2014

When the 456-meter-tall Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square tower opens in Kunming City, China, in mid-2017, it will stand as one of the world’s tallest naturally ventilated buildings. Roughly three-quarters of the tower’s 100 floors—the entire office...

November 17, 2014

Building enclosure commissioning—BECx—is intended to assure building quality by establishing an explicit process to verify that a building enclosure is designed and constructed to meet the owner’s objectives. The concept of building enclosure...

November 16, 2014

Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG has revealed designs for the Smithsonian Institution’s 10- to 20-year renovation project of the south mall campus in...

November 14, 2014

Jacksonville, Fla.-based design-builder Haskell announced on Nov. 12 that it had completed its acquisition of FreemanWhite, a Charlotte, N.C.-...

November 14, 2014

University officials and design firms are struggling to understand how rapidly changing student habits are altering how they use living spaces. To get a better feel for that phenomenon, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting earlier this...

November 14, 2014

The U.S Army's ambitious Net-Zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planners are prepared to expand the nine-part demonstration field to scores of other Army facilities.

Net-Zero energy, waste, and water resource...

November 14, 2014

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is today focused on making new construction in China more energy efficient by working with leaders to upgrade building codes.

Paulson has worked on the front lines of environmental protection in...

November 14, 2014

California’s comprehensive new water use plan makes conservation a priority, reinforcing a 2009 plan to reduce statewide per capita water consumption by 20% by 2020.

The state will invest in public awareness campaigns, research into water-...

November 14, 2014