Building Materials

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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
| 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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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
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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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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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a partnership to train architects, e
March 19, 2014 | USDA

USDA's support for wood projects includes training for AEC professionals and a wood high-rise des...

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Photo: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons
March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

China's goal, according to Koolhaas, is to de-incentivize migration into already overcrowded citi...

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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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