Brick and Masonry

New Orleans' Tricentennial Tower design features gondola ride

Tricentennial Tower is expected to open in time for the New Orleans' 300th anniversary celebration, in 2018. Renderings courtesy US Thrill Rides

March 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Tricentennial Tower will take visitors on a 300-year journey through the city's history before la...

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The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation. 

February 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...

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MVRDV designs twisty skyscraper to grace Vienna's skyline
January 26, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The twist maximizes floor space and decreases the amount of shadows the building will cast on the...

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In addition to providing a number of practical benefits such as durability and c
January 21, 2015 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online e...

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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
December 31, 2014 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...

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Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to bu...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects de...

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28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels
March 25, 2014 | SLENDERWALL This is sponsored content

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins nine-story Nelson/Harvey...

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Mohamed A. ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environ
February 14, 2014 | Missouri S&T

Research could lead to blocks that use waste material and have seismic and insulating benefits....

Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle
February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a...

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February 05, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

Entries open on February 10 for the Brick Industry Association's (BIA) ...

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The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is Frank Gehry's first project in Sydney. All ima
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will mark Frank Gehry's...

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Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &
January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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September 26, 2013 | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Ten finalists are competing for $250,000 in prizes from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation...

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July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Brick Industry Association named the winners of its 2013 Brick in Architecture Awards. Here a...

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May 14, 2013 | CalStar

Increasing demand for CalStar’s sustainably manufactured bricks, pavers, Thru-Wall units, and wet...

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April 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction crews are going to extremes to save the ornate brick façade of the Provo (Utah) Tabe...

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April 03, 2013 | BASF

It is hard to talk about restoration without talking about sustainability. This two-hour interact...

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March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction on multiple projects in Guangdong Province—including the 660-m Ping'an Finance Cente...

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2012 Brick in Architecture Winner: Ogden International School of Chicago. Photo:
February 28, 2013 | BIA

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has opened entry submissions for its 2013 Brick In Architect...

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Integral bacteria make limestone when water infiltrates concrete, sealing cracks
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Two researchers from Delft Technical University in Holland have developed a self-healing cement t...

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BIM Article December 2011 BD+C
October 25, 2012 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM...

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October 25, 2012 | By John Tocci, Jr.

Lessons for the AEC industry.

October 09, 2012

The Brick Industry Association’s 2012 Brick in Architecture Awards put the spotlight on new proje...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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