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on July 17,2014

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor insulation.

on February 05,2014

Entries open on February 10 for the Brick Industry Association's (BIA) Brick in Architecture Awards. Celebrating its silver anniversary, BIA's annual honors spotlight outstanding, innovative and sustainable architecture that incorporates clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material. 

ACI 318, a structural concrete standard, will be revised. Photo: Wikimedia Commo
on January 24,2014

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, is finalizing a completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

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For the west façade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
on July 07,2014 in Feature

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design possibilities of brick....

28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels
on March 25,2014 in Feature

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins nine-story Nelson/Harvey inpatient facility began failing. SLENDERWALL...

Mohamed A. ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environ
on February 14,2014 in Feature

Research could lead to blocks that use waste material and have seismic and insulating benefits.