Issue Contents

April 2012

Digital Edition


Chosen from 223 applicants, these 40 young AEC professionals represent the Class of 2012 in Building Design+Construction’s “40 UNDER 40” competition.

An exclusive tip sheet to help the Building Team manage door and window retrofits successfully.

Laying the foundation for good design.

Cancer center at University of Iowa upgraded; updated shopping experience to India's Chandigarh; and more.

LAUSD's first design-build project; Daytona Museum of Arts expansion; and more.

With their improved aesthetics, energy efficiency, and durability, replacement windows and doors can add significant value to a renovation project.

Two new PV systems; a lighter shelf; and fire alarm/emergency communication system.


Seeing that so many CSI members are architects and a good number of industry members of the CSI will be exhibiting at the [AIA] convention, I suggest that the CSI join with the AIA for a comprehensive national convention.

Why go for a CDT, when a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP seems more relevant for today’s building?


Shuttered since 2008, the plant produces clear and tinted float glass serving architectural glass markets.

Brownell, who was named a BD+C 40 Under 40 in 2006, provides insight regarding emerging material trends and the creative implementation of materials.

Specifying air curtains as energy-saving, cost-cutting alternatives to vestibules in 3,000-square-foot buildings and larger has been a recent trend among consulting engineers and architects.

A founding partner at Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Lord is nationally renowned for his leadership in architecture for complex projects.

Jay N. Kline, Regional Manager – Saudi Arabia, to lead new office.

The report analyzes the opportunities for BIPV glass products using c-Si, thin-film and OPV/DSC materials and provides eight-year forecasts in terms of MW and square footage shipped as well as forecasts of revenue generated.

Edgar will have full responsibility of specifications, details, website technical content, testing and approvals, and will support the Canada sales team.

Dowdall will be responsible for supporting the Property Loss Consulting, Building Performance and Building Sustainability practices nationally.

The average for all companies for square feet per worker in 2017 will be 151 sf, compared to 176 sf, and 225 sf in 2010.

Product Review

A skyscraper in New York City is using Mage Powertec Plus modules to reduce electricity consumption and decrease carbon emissions.

At Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ont., a strong fire suppression system was needed to support the hospital's 3,000-sf lobby, which featured numerous arched wooden beams sweeping across the ceiling.

The historic Broderick Tower in Detroit was the third-tallest abandoned building in the United States when Motown Construction Partners set out to restore it.

In Highlandville, Mo., Steven Huff of Wisconsin-based concrete company TF Forming Systems is building a 72,000-sf mansion, called Pensmore, to serve as a model for sustainability.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol's Torrington Port of Entry station at the Nebraska border had a problem: intense sunlight in the summer and glare from snow in the winter made it difficult for agents to see out the windows.