Issue Contents

February 2013


Designing a shade system is more complex than picking out basic white venetian blinds. Here are five elements to consider when designing an interior shade system.

Building Design+Construction combed the healthcare design and construction sector to evaluate the latest developments in outpatient facility designs. Here are five trends to watch.

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall systems work and evaluates the effectiveness of various rain-control methods, including mass walls, perfect barriers, and masonry veneers. This AIA/...

A mechanical engineering team overcomes numerous hurdles to help make a new federal courthouse in Iowa a showpiece of ‘government work’ at its best.

A mechanical contractor combines an electronic surveying tool with a BIM model to make significant productivity gains in a large-scale hospital project.

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 other overhead problems...

Product Review

The arabesque3 from a•light delivers comfortable, energy-efficient architectural illumination for commercial and institutional applications such as offices, airports, schools and universities, retail, and entertainment venues.

Behr's Premium Plus Ultra Paint & Primer in One features improved adhesion and durability. The new formula blocks stains, seals, and protects uncoated and previously painted surfaces without the need for a separate primer.

Part of Armstrong’s portfolio of wood ceiling systems, new WoodWorks Open Cell Vector panels are available in three standard designs, two panel sizes, and four natural solid wood finishes.