Cladding and Facade Systems
Analysis of daylighting control systems in 20 office and public spaces shows that while the autom...read more
It is hard to talk about restoration without talking about sustainability. This two-hour interact...read more
Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replaces a branch library building formerly located on the site. Its net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design scheme was crucial to getting the $5.5 million, 9,500-sf replacement project approved by the city board.
The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...read more
Kawneer Company, Inc., an Alcoa business and the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum p...read more
SAFTI FIRST supplied SuperLite II-XL 60 insulated with Solarban 70XL in SAFTIfire CW Framing (middle) in a continuous span from the 7th to the 10th floor, with a segmented portion at the center per the architects design. It also matched the non-rated systems seamlessly.
The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside the building in order to allow occup...read more
CertainTeed Corporation has reached an important milestone in its quality management efforts — ac...read more
Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at Californias West Valley College were replaced with aluminum-framed, thermally broken windows from NanaWall in a bronze finish that emulates the look of the original building. Photo: NanaWall Systems Inc.
Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at California’s West Valley College were replaced...read more
CENTRIA President Mark Sherwin has announced his retirement beginning April 1, 2013. Sherwin has...read more
Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.
Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micr...read more
Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, El Rey, and Merkrete, unveils tw
Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, E...read more
Opened in 2012, this suburban Seattle Starbucks was built with shipping containers.
Coffee giant Starbucks is rolling out mini-stores with maximum local flavor, as part of an intern...read more
When deciding where to position a donor recognition sign, Ohio State University Medical Center was able to create several render
Ohio State University Medical Center is converting 55 Medical Center buildings from AutoCAD to BI...read more
Exterior metal wall panels help create a dramatic and influential aesthetic without sacrificing performance.
Designers for the building aimed to create a positive environment for patients and visitors, and...read more
Single-skin metal panels, metal composite panels, and insulated metal panels can add both aesthet...read more
Nichiha USA, a manufacturer of fiber cement siding and cladding, will launch its new corporate id...read more
Community rowing club chooses sustainable cladding for its modern rowing house
Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...read more
The new outer envelope of the A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building serves as a thermal blanket in winter, reducing the need for mech
An aged federal building gets wrapped in a new double wall glass skin.
The $40 million, 80,000 sf medical office building includes more than 7,000 sf of architectural flat insulated metal wall panel
The $40 million, 80,000 sf medical office building includes more than 7,000 sf of architectural f...read more
The Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion marks the famous bridge's 75 years and utilizes Nichiha USA's Illumination Series panels.
With features such as Nichiha's Illumination series panels, super-insulating glass units, and LED...read more
Yates is responsible for the start up, launch and ongoing sales and marketing of Allsteel’s new B...read more
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The full report contains participating firm demographics, energy reduction initiatives undertaken...read more
Curing agents; commercial faucets; wall-cladding systems.
Rainscreen system installed at the west building expansion of the University of Arizonas Meinel Optical Sciences Center in Tucs
Rainscreen system installed at the west building expansion of the University of Arizona’s Meinel...read more
With attention to moisture and air infiltration, more envelopes are using air barriers over water-resistant sheathing (above). S
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Insulated metal panels, or IMPs, have been a popular exterior wall cladding choice for more than...read more
Strongwells products were used by Plas-Tech Ltd., a Hawaiian fabricator, for an architectural trellis overlooking Waikiki, Hono
MGA Architecture plans to add five more trellis systems on the neighboring building.
OPN Architects knew using copper as a building material for the Moline Public Library presented two significant challenges: cost
Architects incorporate decorative copper panels to create the look of a heavy plate copper shingl...read more