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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,...

AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
on April 21,2014 in Feature

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

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.

28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels
on March 25,2014 in Feature

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins nine-story Nelson/Harvey inpatient facility began failing. SLENDERWALL...

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.