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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...

Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
on March 04,2014 in Feature

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish systems in the U.S.

on February 19,2014 in Feature

This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated metal panels, contributions from LEED and tax...

Toronto firm Kiosk Solar has used camera-laden flying drones to survey rooftops
on February 13,2014 in Feature

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a complex, messy process—construction.

on January 28,2014 in Feature

A new white paper from Star Building Systems outlines the benefits of metal buildings for public and private school building projects.