Issue Contents

July 2011

Digital Edition

Feature

Expert advice on how to control wasteful air leakage in the building envelope.

A new tablet device for construction professionals puts 3D data at the fingertips of project managers and construction supervisors.

The Modular Building Institute's 2011 Awards of Distinction highlight fresh ideas in manufactured construction projects.

This spring, the editors surveyed the largest AEC firms, ranking the top 300 across six categories. See how the AEC industry leaders stack up.

Learning objectives After reading this article, you should be able to: Understand issues of thermal performance and energy efficiency in relation to window and door systems; describe optimal detailing of the window-wall interface and how it...

Justice center in San Leandro earns LEED Gold; CHPS-certified elementary in Panorama City, Calif., school makes the most of small spaces; IKEA plugs Colorado city into solar energy; Innovative classrooms help California high school save energy;...

World’s first zero carbon 5-star hotel doubles as Bali solar power plant; American architect designs eco-friendly tower in China; Restored historic D.C. high school to retain its aesthetic; Mixed-use complex in Bethesda will seek two LEED ratings...

Allan Bilka, RA, is a Senior Staff Architect and Secretariat to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) with the International Code Council, based in the ICC’s Chicago district office. He also serves as staff...