Building Enclosure Systems

New Jersey Supreme Court puts control of affordable housing agency in the courts

The ruling comes after a decade of litigation over the agency's proposed rules to determine municipalities' housing obligations for low- and moderate-income residents. Photo: Rgkleit via Wikimedia Commons

March 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The court said the state’s affordable housing agency had failed to do its job, and effectively tr...

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The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation. 

February 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...

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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
December 31, 2014 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...

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To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarluxs new administration building in the
September 07, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...

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Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
August 17, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp s...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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The panels have rectangular dimensions, with shades of red and gray to mirror th
June 04, 2014 | Nichiha

The design team for the Third North apartment complex specified Nichiha’s Illumination Series arc...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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Fire-rated glass floor system study area. Photo: courtesy TGP
May 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In implementing Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill design, Flad Architect...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products
March 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products This is sponsored content

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wal...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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Photo: Dorma
March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C edit...

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Photo: Iwan Baan - www.iwan.com / Courtesy Emerson College
March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hanga...

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Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
March 04, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish s...

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February 19, 2014

This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated met...

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Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle
February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a...

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February 05, 2014 | CENTRIA

The Versacor Elite Coating System is a premium metal coating system that provides the highest lev...

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January 28, 2014 | Star Building Systems

A new white paper from Star Building Systems outlines the benefits of metal buildings for public...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun
January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior des...

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January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digita...

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Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to
January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” all...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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November 05, 2013 | Dryvit

Outsulation by Dryvit incorporates continuous insulation and a seamless air/water-resistive barri...

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