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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
on October 14,2014 in Feature

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to prevent them; and EIFS and...

on October 14,2014 in Feature

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors on when it makes sense to repair or rehabilitate...

To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarlux’s new administration building in the
on September 07,2014 in Feature

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resilience—the evaluation of cladding materials and...

Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
on August 16,2014 in Feature

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp sightlines at Johnson & Wales University...

The panels have rectangular dimensions, with shades of red and gray to mirror th
on June 04,2014 in Feature

The design team for the Third North apartment complex specified Nichiha’s Illumination Series architectural panels in a blend of six colors—...

Fire-rated glass floor system study area. Photo: courtesy TGP
on May 03,2014 in Feature

In implementing Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill design, Flad Architects faced the challenge of ensuring adequate,...

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
on April 02,2014 in Feature

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation tricks recommended by building enclosure experts.

Channel glass creates a curving façade. Photo: Technical Glass Products
on March 30,2014 in Feature

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wall that delivers dramatic visual appeal for its...

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
on March 20,2014 in Feature

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprits of EIFS problems. 

Photo: Dorma
on March 12,2014 in Feature

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C editors present a collection of door and door...