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Jan 9, 2011
The podium wall system on Tower One of the One World Trade Center in New York City will feature more than 2,000 pieces of Starphire ultra-clear glass. PPG Industries will supply glass in 10-mm, 12-mm and 25-mm thicknesses for the 185-foot-...
Jan 9, 2011
With a tight deadline and budget, designers of Georgia State University’s four-building, 2,000-bed student housing complex needed a wall construction option that was quick to install. Worries about mildew forming in the humid...
Jan 9, 2011
The EcoBreeze cooling system for data centers uses both indirect evaporative and air-to-air heat exchange, automatically switching between the two methods to provide consistent cooling. The manufacturers claims it is the only system that...
Jan 7, 2011
To get your project’s daylighting right, you need to go well beyond window design and take into account the building as a whole.
Jan 7, 2011
By using BIM for the design of its new San Clemente, Calif., store, big-box retailer Target has been able to model the entire structural steel package, including joists, in 3D, chopping the timeline for shop drawings from as much as 10...
May 16, 2011
A roofing survey emailed to a representative sample of BD+C’s subscriber list revealed such key findings as: Respondents named metal (56%) and EPDM (50%) as the roofing systems they (or their firms) employed most in projects. Also,...
Jan 26, 2011
Total U.S. construction spending will increase 5.1% in 2011. The gain from the end of 2010 to the end of 2011 will be 10%. The biggest annual gain in 2011 will be 10% for new residential construction, far above the 2-3% gains in all other...
Jan 7, 2011
Mixed-use development has been one of the few bright spots in real estate in the last few years. Successful mixed-use projects are almost always located in dense urban or suburban areas, usually close to public transportation. It’s a...
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Jan 4, 2011
Zinc panels provide natural-looking, durable cladding for an administrative building and toll canopies at the newly expanded Queenstown Plaza U.S.-Canada border crossing at the Niagara Gorge. Toronto’s Moriyama & Teshima...