SAFTI FIRST
SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that the SAFTIfire Hurricane system now has Florida Product Approvals for 60 to 120 minute wall/window...

CertainTeed Ceilings' campaign strives to bring sound acoustics to workplaces, schools, and healthcare facilities.

Contemporary, fun, transitional and elegant, Meyda Custom Lighting’s new Crinkle Fused Glass Pendants are custom crafted with hot glass sculpted into cool contemporary lighting designs. 

Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated
Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has added a new, innovative glass ceramic to its Keralite product line. Keralite Select combines patent-pending surface polishing technology with advanced composition to create the sharpest, most...

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces the SpectrAlert® Advance Series of low-frequency fire alarm sounders and sounder strobes to meet National Fire Alarm Association (NFPA) code requirements for sleeping areas...

White Paper: Hudson High School
White Paper: Hudson High School
This White Paper describes the Hudson Community School Board's decision to approve a major project upgrade: renovating the high school’s original DDC system. Improving a problematic temperature control system in the district...
The history of metal buildings dates back to the late 1700s with the construction of fireproof mill structures for the agricultural and textile industries in Britain. During the next 100 years, hundreds of portable iron...
In this AIA/CES-approved presentation, you will learn that designing a roofing system for long-term performance requires long-term thinking about the details incorporated in a metal roof system. This presentation provides...
This year marks the 10th anniversary of commercial installations for the world’s leading electrochromic glass product. While a decade may appear to be a long time, it is a relatively short horizon for the construction...
AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acoustics and closed-loop, recycled content to eased integration with lighting systems, HVAC diffusers, fire sprinkler heads, and...
Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
  Most buildings rely on a limited set of strategies for keeping water out. This course describes the rainscreen approach, which has six elements: cladding, cavity, thermal layer (insulation), air barrier, moisture...
Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene
Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene
When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come into play, requiring a thorough evaluation of a project’s individual requirements. However, some general...
Our seventh White Paper on Green Buildings focuses on the role of water in sustainable design and construction. The editors conclude with a set of 21 detailed recommendations for the consideration of the Building Teams, home...
Click here to read BD+C's 2008 White Paper: Green Buildings + Climate Change
It’s time to raise the performance of our existing commercial buildings. To reduce energy consumption. To increase durability. To lessen environmental impact and lifecycle cost. The 4.8 million existing commercial buildings...
Click here to read BD+C's 2007 Green Buildings Research White Paper: Where Building Owners, End Users and AEC Professionals Stand on Sustainability and Green Building
Click here to read BD+C White Paper 2006: Green Buildings and the Bottom Line The ‘New Reality’ of Green Building From Environmental Cause to Financial Opportunity
Click here to read BD+C's Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability White Paper 2005
Wired glass was the only fire rated glass (FRG) product available for over 100 years. In traditional wired glass, the embedded wires hold annealed glass in place during the fire test to achieve a fire rating. While the wires...
Building project teams involved in design- build and other forms of integrated project delivery (IPD) face new and fast-moving chal- lenges in project team organization, software and hardware, networking, file sharing and...
To benefit from new building design and construction technologies as well as novel project management approaches, leading AEC organizations of all sizes and scales are deploying building information modeling (BIM). While the...
Click here to access BD+C's White Paper on Sustainability 2003: A Report on the Green Building Movement
United Engineering Resources, Inc. (UER) provides geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction inspection and material testing services through two wholly owned subsidiaries; Signet Testing Laboratories,...
For Gelson’s Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
For Gelson’s Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire rated code requirements – but keen architects with grand visions see opportunities rather than restrictions...
UC Boulder, Coors Event Center – 290.44 kW. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions
UC Boulder, Coors Event Center – 290.44 kW. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions
A historically progressive campus known as a leader in climate and energy research, the University of Colorado Boulder is always looking for new ways to minimize its footprint. Former Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson addressed...
Two separate metal gym buildings accommodate a total of four full-size basketbal
Two separate metal gym buildings accommodate a total of four full-size basketbal
Basketball and volleyball take center stage at The Fieldhouse Sportscenter, a multi-purpose sports facility in Springfield, Mo. Attracting student athletes and families from throughout the Midwest, the 46,000-square-foot...
Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar
Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar
For the city of Detroit, reinvention and renewal are major priorities, but public projects must be planned with a sharp eye on the budget and smart investments in efficient materials. This balance is exemplified by the city’...
Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
Project: Mill Brook Elementary School Location: Concord, N.H. Architect: HMFH Architects Glazing Contractor: R & R Window Contractors Product: Fireframes® Aluminum Series frames with Pilkington Pyrostop® glass...
Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega
Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega
Joining pipe can be a demanding task. Even with proper equipment and training, traditional methods of installation still run the risk of causing injury to installers, experienced or not. Liberty Utilities of New Hampshire...
Is your firm an AEC Giant? We are now accepting survey submissions for the annual Giants 300 report.
Deadline: April 5, 2013

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