Issue Contents

November 2012

Column

First, the good news: Nearly two-thirds of executives at real estate companies and corporations (64%) said it is “extremely likely” or “very likely” that their companies would undertake new construction in the next 12 months, compared to just 46...

What does a green building look like? How would you know one if you saw one? Maybe a trivial question to some, but of great interest to architects, designers, and other members of the Building Team as the rapid evolution of sustainable buildings...

Feature

Preventing and treating failure in glazed curtain wall systems. Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online exam.

Enter the new era of ‘disclosure and transparency’

Public sector remains a bastion of sustainability

Design firms deliver gold, platinum, even net-zero projects

Green medical facilities extend beyond hospital walls

More and more colleges and universities see sustainainably designed buildings as a given

Hotel boom signals good news for greener lodging facilities

High-performance schools put ‘sustainability’ in the lesson plan

Minneapolis mausoleum adds space for above-ground burials; University of Houston parking garage connects commuters to campus; and Nashville bridge building renovations help with water conservation.

Foster + Partners wins competition to design 650,000-sf office tower on Manhattan’s Park Avenue; $180 million facelift under way at San Marcos High School; critical access hospital in Oregon cuts down on unnecessary space.

More than 70 young—that is, under age 40—architects, engineers, and construction professionals descended on Chicago in early October with one thought in mind: to learn how to “create with clarity.”

Product Review

To create its dramatically sloping façade, the 375,000-sf, 10-story Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland used 59,000 sf of Reynobond aluminum composite material on exterior and interior building fascia, soffits, and parapet panels.

The Providence Career and Technical Academy in Rhode Island was designed to satisfy requirements of the Northeast Collaborative for High-Performance Schools, an initiative that promotes learning environments that are healthy as well as energy...

The Advocate AV-Series Lavatory System provides a sink, soap, and a dual-sided hand dryer in one unit.

The ECO-T LED Recessed Troffer features the look of a traditional fluorescent lighting fixture with the energy-efficient benefits of LED technology.