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on December 29,2014 in Feature

Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to build a three-tower structure in Long Island City,...

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
on December 28,2014 in Feature

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and evaluates the effectiveness of...

AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
on December 28,2014 in Feature

A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acoustics and closed-loop, recycled content to eased...

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...

For the west façade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
on July 07,2014 in Feature

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design possibilities of brick....

Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo
on July 02,2014 in Feature

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transparency headline today’s commercial flooring trends...

on May 15,2014 in Feature

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this round up of new offerings in paints, coatings,...

Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
on April 09,2014 in Feature

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted with technical experts from...

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.