Building Enclosure Systems
An NRCA survey of roofing contractors found that the majority of respondents (52%) said their businesses had been significantly or very significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NRCA survey shows 52% of roofing contractor said COVID-19 pandemic was having a significant or...read more
Pella’s Rolscreen retractable screen and NanaWall’s HSW single-track sliding glass wall are among...read more
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
The building envelope plays a crucial in protecting projects from excess moisture, mold, and rot....
Shear cracks riddle the exterior wall of this urban parking structure. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects
We may think of the building envelope as an inanimate object, but in reality its components can b...read more
At the top level of this energy-efficient building, an adhered air barrier provides the primary weather protection for a metal panel cladding system, to be installed. Photo courtesy Hoffmann Architects
On a national scale, the impetus to improve building energy performance is manifest in the latest...read more
Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Eldorado...read more
Healthcare buildings need optimum building enclosures for efficiency and sustainability.
Sustainable healthcare facilities will need energy-efficient building enclosures from the outset....
The silyl-terminated polyether (STPE) liquid-applied air barrier does not wash off when exposed t...read more
As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects
Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...read more
Courtesy Dow Corning
Should institutional and commercial buildings be built to last 100 years? Why not? There are plen...read more
This course will describe how to select vapor retarders to control moisture migration and prevent...read more
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Photo: Tracey Nicholls, CSIRO via Wikimedia Commons
Even the best-designed envelopes can be undermined by thermal bridging in areas where insulation...read more
All images and charts courtesy Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Building enclosure shop drawings play a critical role in guarding against common performance, cos...read more
Rendering: Zaha Hadid's proposed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, Japan Sport Council, Creative Commons
The country moves on from Zaha Hadid Architects, creators of the original stadium design scrapped...read more
Combined transparent high performance low-e glass panels and opaque decorative panels in a clear anodized aluminum curtain wall frame.
Materials selected for the building envelope had to protect occupants from Wisconsin's weather, a...read more
The ruling comes after a decade of litigation over the agency's proposed rules to determine municipalities' housing obligations for low- and moderate-income residents. Photo: Rgkleit via Wikimedia Commons
The court said the state’s affordable housing agency had failed to do its job, and effectively tr...read more
The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation.
Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...read more
This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...read more
When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...read more
The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...read more
The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...read more
The design team for the Third North apartment complex specified Nichiha’s Illumination Series arc...read more
The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...read more
The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...read more