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Apr 5, 2011
Mortar Net Weep Vents guard weep-holes against blockage by many types of insects or debris, and new Mortar Net With Insect Barrier adds another layer of defense inside the wall-cavity.
Mar 30, 2011
In 2005, the Chinese government announced its target to reduce energy consumption per GDP unit by 20% by the year 2010. After a multi-billion investment, that target has been reached. The Chinese Climate Protection Program’s goal to...
Apr 5, 2011
Zero and net-zero energy buildings are seen by their advocates as crucial to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and America’s reliance on carbon-based fuels. But what are the technical, social, political, and economic...
Mar 29, 2011
Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project.
Mar 29, 2011
Phase IV of Amazon’s new headquarters in Seattle is nearly complete. The company has built 10 of the 11 buildings planned for its new campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood, and is on-track for a 2013 grand opening.
Mar 29, 2011
Portugese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, whose precisely-honed buildings reflect the influence of the late Chicago modernist Mies van der Rohe, is the 2011 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor.
Between the roof and the foundation, Building Teams encounter a veritable warehouse of potential energy savings and efficiencies. Highly insulated and well sealed against air and moisture, these novel wall products and construction...
Mar 25, 2011
Engineers at Qatar University’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are busy developing what they believe could act as artificial “clouds,” man-made saucer-type structures suspended over a given soccer...
Mar 23, 2011
Web-based solution adds 13 popular Architect’s Scope of Services Documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand, providing easy access to documents anytime, anywhere.
Mar 23, 2011
The new Student Activity Center at the University of Texas campus, Austin, is the result of almost 60 years of students lobbying for another dedicated social and cultural center on campus. The 149,000-sf facility is designed to serve as...
Apr 15, 2011
The United States Environmental Protection Agency released its annual list of the top 10 American cities with the most energy efficient buildings—in this case, commercial buildings that have earned an Energy Star rating signifying they...
Mar 22, 2011
Plans for Hunter’s Point South, the largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s, include new residences for 5,000 families, with more than 900 in this first phase. A development team consisting...
Mar 23, 2011
Bolefloor offers floorboards, cut using custom algorithms, that follow the natural warp and weft of trees.
Mar 21, 2011
Two hundred years ago on Tuesday, New York City’s street commissioners certified the no-frills street matrix that heralded the city's transformation. The rigid 90-degree grid spurred unprecedented development and spawned a new...