Most Recent Features

Dec 21, 2010
This White Paper reports the results of 12 exclusive research studies of building owners, facility directors, end users, and AEC professionals in key sectors of the U.S.
Dec 20, 2010
Building Design+Construction's award-winning series of White Papers on Sustainability and Green Buildings. Topics include: green buildings and climate change; making the business case for sustainable design and construction; research...
Dec 20, 2010
Building Design+Construction magazine's award-winning series of White Papers on Sustainability and Green Buildings. Topics include: green buildings and climate change; making the business case for sustainable design and construction;...
Dec 21, 2010
Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA, is co-founder (with Gordon Gill) of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago. Previously, he was a design partner in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1980-2003) and a consulting...
DuPont
Dec 20, 2010
As part of an effort to revitalize a neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, that was bombed during World War II, local design firm Architecture King Kong used DuPont exterior cladding to give the Seeko’o Hotel an austere look devoid of...
Dec 20, 2010
The Jubilee Park Resource and Communities Centers wanted its building to blend old and new architecture styles to visually unify its Dallas neighborhood. Brent A. Brown Architects opted for Accoya Wood for its durability and sustainability.
Dec 20, 2010
New aLuminate light shelves help buildings earn LEED points by increasing the effect of natural light and decreasing the need for artificial lighting. The shelf uses a wave pattern reflector to diffuse sunlight and project it throughout a...
Armstrong flooring
Dec 20, 2010
Enterprise Middle School in Compton, Calif., was in such a state of disrepair that NBC selected it for a makeover on the show “School Pride.” The renovation included Armstrong’s Migrations BioBased Tile, made with...
Firestone Building Products
Dec 20, 2010
The SkyScape vegetated roof system consists of double interlocking trays in modular or multi-layer options. Each system features a protective root barrier, drainage and filtrations layers, growing media, and plants. Irrigation systems can...
Sage Electrochromics Inc.
Dec 20, 2010
As part of its quest for a LEED Silver rating for its Community and Student Services Center, Chabot College in Hayward, Calif., aimed for a 42% reduction in energy use. The school opted for SageGlass windows, which tint electronically to...
Dow Building Solutions
Dec 20, 2010
Looking to save money on capital costs and energy on Syracuse University’s new Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, local firm King & King Architects opted for the Thermax wall system for steel stud construction.
Dec 20, 2010
Duro-Last Roofing’s PVC roofing system gives buildings a reflective white membrane that helps reduce energy costs and contributes to LEED points. The custom-prefabricated and reinforced thermoplastic system can be used on flat or...
CalStar Products
Dec 20, 2010
Another Broken Egg Café at Evening Rose, a planned community in Tallahassee, Fla., earned LEED certification with the help of CalStar Modular Face Brick. The bricks are made without firing, resulting in an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions...
Dec 17, 2010
The Building Team for a renovation project at Georgia Tech uses BIM and 3D design tools to solve a complex millwork problem.
Ocean House resort, Watch Hill, R.I.
Dec 17, 2010
The iconic Ocean House resort in Watch Hill, R.I., had to be torn down in 2005 when systemic deficiencies made restoration unfeasible. Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook, Conn., designed a new version of the hotel, working...