Building Materials

Survey office technology

More than 70% of survey respondents are employing strategies that include open, collaborative workspaces with less individual of

November 22, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The survey also found that by 2015, the standard of square feet allocated per employee is expecte...

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California solar energy 2020 33%

California has set a goal of generating 33% of its energy from renewable energy by 2020

November 22, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Despite robust training programs, L.A. lacks solar jobs; lost opportunity for workers in high-nee...

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Green Matters Conference San Antonio

The Green Matters Conference, held Feb. 23-24, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas brings together leading industry experts to share up-t

November 22, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

High-interest topics will be covered in technical seminars, including infrared reflective coating...

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Centre for Interactive Research LEED Platinum CIRS

CIRS is a state-of-the-art living- lab in which researchers from leading academic institutions worldwide can conduct interacti

November 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Designed to exceed LEED Platinum, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) is...

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CRSI rebar inch-pound markings

The intention of this resolution is to reduce confusion and the chance of errors or delays from the construction supply chain. C

November 16, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The intention of this resolution is for all new rollings of reinforcing steel products to be mark...

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The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium announced today that American Standard Brands has joined the Consortium as a F

November 09, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

American Standard will collaborate with other organizations to build an industry-wide su...

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Measuring curl across the tile.

November 08, 2011 | By Justin S. deWolfe and Rene W. Luft, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Agglomerated tiles offer an appealing appearance similar to natural stone at a lower cost. To ach...

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Hotel common areas have soaring ceilings that lead the eye up to the uniquely designed, winged rooftops that are the signature o

November 03, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The hotel was designed by GREC and an international team of consultants to enhance the offerings...

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More than 6,000 submissions for projects located in 146 countries entered the Holcim Awards which aims to promote sustainable re

November 01, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

A socio-architectural project to create regional food-gathering nodes and a logistics network in...

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This system is for light commercial structures such as restaurants and retail outlets as well as strip-mall stores.

October 25, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The primary market for the Intact Structural Frame is light commercial buildings that are typical...

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Theres no question that focusing on sustainability is the right thing to do for our environment: commercial buildings account f

October 25, 2011 | By Robert Peck

The study, conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, built on a good indication of...

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A summary of the process used to develop new design values will clarify many of the questions received by the SFPA.

October 20, 2011 | BD+C Staff

A summary of the process used to develop new design values will clarify many of the questions rec...

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The system is for use in commercial construction and is expected to be widely used by mechanical HVAC contractors, insulation, m

October 19, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

Updated installation results in 33% space savings.

Michel Bruneau is being honored for his papers on steel plate shear wall design published in AISC's Engineering Journaland the p

October 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award is presented annually by the American Institute of Steel...

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The R&D Wall Assembly Research Center and Spray Foam Application Technology Research Facility have been built to test and ev

October 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

State-of-the-art monitoring system allows researchers to collect, analyze and process th...

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The design maximized the current space by redeveloping an existing plot and incorporating a number of sustainable features inclu

October 18, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

Evergreen commences construction on environmentally sustainable campus expansion.

Big D's Arizona and Nevada locations will carry Johnsonites Tarkett Collection of resilient sheet, tile and planks, as well as

October 17, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Strategic partnership expands offering to south and west coast customers. 

AISC holds the view that open standards will never be able to transfer every piece of data a user or client may want, or indeed

October 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

AISC is working to bring that vision to reality by developing a three-step interoperability strat...

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The Science and Math Learning Center anticipates a 24% reduction in energy use as compared to a similar building, at an annual s

October 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Van H. Gilbert architects enhances sustainability credentials.

The curvilinear substructure expresses the regions sporting past and land form. METHOD Design wedded a 3D structural model (opp

October 12, 2011 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

The Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the sporting past, but it took innovative 3D p...

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The AIA Contract Documents program continues to revise existing documents and develop new documents and guides, as necessary, to

October 11, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

These new documents will be available in the first quarter of 2012 as part of the new AIA Contrac...

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Onex intends to offer a portion of this co-investment to its third-party limited partners.

October 11, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

With the completion of the JELD-WEN investment, Onex Partners III is approximately 40% invested....

UL ISR 102 provides detailed requirements with which to evaluate the environmental impacts related to producing a variety of doo

October 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

ASSA ABLOY Trio-E door is the first to be certified to these sustainability requirements...

Precast, transparent concrete panels can brighten any room and allow people to see images and objects behind them.

October 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

 

The panels allow interior lights to filter through, from inside. 

Dow Corning 758 Sealant was highlighted in Building Design+Constructions (BD+C) GreenZone Modular High-Performance Medical Fac

October 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Modular Design Architecture >Dow Corning 758 sealant used in GreenZone modular high-performanc...

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Kingspans EPD is a first-of-its-kind achieved by a North American-based manufacturer of insulated metal panels.

October 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Updates to Path to NetZero.

There is now a call for making enhanced resilience of a buildings structure to natural and man-made disasters the first conside

October 06, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

There is now a call for making enhanced resilience of a building’s structure to natural and man-m...

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The enhanced performance roof hatch is designed for buildings seeking a LEED certification and for buildings located in areas wi

October 06, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The cover features a specially designed EPDM finger-type gasket that ensures a positive seal with...

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Available in North America for large scale piping applications including high-rise buildings, large chilled water systems, distr

October 05, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

Available in North America for large scale piping applications including high-rise buildings, lar...

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October 05, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Wall Protection Line offers an additional option for customers to...

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