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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control moisture in the building envelope. Photo: Hoffm

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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Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art

Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art

December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ecovative Design applies its cradle-to-cradle process to produce 10,000 organic bricks used to bu...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to extra scrutiny during the design and construction

October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidden deterioration conditions. A seemingly impervi

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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September 25, 2014 | Zumtobel Group Award

The system uses the bio-chemical process of photosynthesis to absorb CO2 emissions, while cultiva...

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AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials

AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials

September 22, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acou...

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September 05, 2014

The award recognizes the company for excellence in leveraging advanced Internet-connected technol...

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August 21, 2014

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced that its Bristol, Conn. manufacturing facility...

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August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an expl...

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August 01, 2014 | Johns Manville

New structure of Johns Manville Engineered Products unit expected to enhance customer experiences...

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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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July 15, 2014 | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Harmonization Task Group will offer marketplace benefits including consistent messaging, simp...

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July 10, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain USA

Vetrotech is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cy...

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For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O

For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate Office Building 2 in Omaha, Neb., Clark Enersen P

July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects de...

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Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo

Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custom-designed graphics at the Bill Wallace Early Ch

July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transpar...

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Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightweight, complex steel node more efficiently. Phot

June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...

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June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienn...

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The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, i

The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, is one of 10 structural-wood projects examined in

May 29, 2014 | reThink Wood

The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

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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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May 15, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this ro...

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The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp

The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project in Denver, incl

May 14, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

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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The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modul

The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modules with a glass and steel facade. All renderings

May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A 14-story luxury apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, will be the world's tallest timber-f...

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May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Clei Ecooking kitchen, recently rolled out at Milan's Salon...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst

Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Systems) in progress. For additional technical infor

April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C., has turned the national award-winning buildin

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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28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels

28 lbs. per sf SLENDERWALL panels

March 25, 2014 | SLENDERWALL This is sponsored content

After decades of wear, the hand-laid brick envelope of the Johns Hopkins nine-story Nelson/Harvey...

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All renderings courtesy SuperSkyScrapers

All renderings courtesy SuperSkyScrapers

March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper competition invited design teams to explore the possibilities of...

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Designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the Hotchkiss School's new Biom

Designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the Hotchkiss School's new Biomass Heating Plant was one of 13 projects honored

March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From bold structural glulam designs to striking textured wall and ceiling schemes, these award-wi...

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