Building Materials

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rather than build up the base coat. Checking stud ali

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

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a partnership to train architects, engineers and builders about the benefits of adva

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

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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Photo: Dorma

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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March 10, 2014 | KieranTimberlake

Tally provides AEC professionals with insight into how materials-related decisions made during de...

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March 05, 2014 | Tile of Spain

Beveled, geometric, and high-tech patterns are among the hot ceramic tile trends, say tile design...

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Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects

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 27, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

Glass is heat-treated for two reasons: the first is to increase its strength to resist external s...

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February 27, 2014 | Metal Construction Association

Two Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), one for Metal Composite Material Panels and one for...

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February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides an overview of the properties of color and light, a...

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Photo: Structurlam

Photo: Structurlam

February 20, 2014 | Kris Spickler

A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a b...

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February 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The desk is built from plywood and one continuous sheet of resin, and can serve all 145 office em...

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February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.

RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings

RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this special five-part report, Building Design+Construction explores how Building Tea...

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Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and James KM Cheng Architects, the 49-story Beach & Howe Tower in Vancouver features a twisting,

February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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February 04, 2014 | International Living Future Institute

The Bechtel Environmental Classroom utilizes solar power, composting toilets, and an energy recov...

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ACI 318, a structural concrete standard, will be revised. Photo: Wikimedia Commo

ACI 318, a structural concrete standard, will be revised. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

January 24, 2014
Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design tools. Photo A. Zahner Company

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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January 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthro...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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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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The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high

The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high-performance reuse. The facility houses a THX-ce

November 27, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the environmental, economic, and market pressures affecti...

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November 22, 2013 | BD+C Editor

Seven leading product sustainability assessment companies partner with the HPD Collaborative to d...

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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 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Next week at Greenbuild, BD+C will unveil its demonstration pediatric patient unit, called Pedia-...

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November 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

George Washington University worked with supplier Onyx Solar to design and install 100 sf of walk...

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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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