Moisture Control/Building Envelope

The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation. 

February 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...

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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
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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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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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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August 14, 2013 | Nichiha

This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and explain how fiber cement...

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June 26, 2013 | Duro-Last

Aside from the roof membrane itself, the perimeter roof edge is the most critical component of th...

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May 14, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...

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May 03, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are corre...

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April 03, 2013 | BASF

It is hard to talk about restoration without talking about sustainability. This two-hour interact...

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October 15, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Following completion of construction in spring 2012, the center is now fully staffed and operatio...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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The new outer envelope of the A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building serves as a therm
September 17, 2012 | By Charles Young

An aged federal building gets wrapped in a new double wall glass skin.

HOK was honored for their work with Cedars?Sinai on a "transformational" project
July 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

42nd annual awards from the Los Angeles Business Council honor design excellence.

The Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion marks the famous bridge's 75 years.
June 22, 2012 |

With features such as Nichiha's Illumination series panels, super-insulating glass units, and LED...

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June 18, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

State-of-the-art facility provides a controlled testing environment of air and moisture infiltrat...

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June 08, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The Living Building Challenge was chosen from a pool of 122 of entries from around the world.

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In the spring of 2009, Muhlenberg College embarked on an expansion and renovatio
June 08, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Seegers Student Union at Muhlenberg College has been reconstructed to serve as the core of social...

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June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

June 01, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The full report contains participating firm demographics, energy reduction initiatives undertaken...

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The event took place in view of the project site where construction of the medic
May 29, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

McCarthy workers joined the patients, donning construction gear and hard hats, to help with their...

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The 2010 interior renovation transformed an existing 1980s library into a dynami
May 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The design challenges included creating an entry sequence to orient patrons and highlight service...

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The Tower's exterior skin includes a rainscreen, glass, and metal panel system.
May 07, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

This fully integrated Building Team opted for a multi-prime contracting strategy to keep construc...

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UNT students and staff get hands-on experience working with green technologies a
May 03, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The living lab—the only one of its kind in Texas—is designed to test various technologies and sys...

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The Critical Care Building is the centerpiece of the hospitals $94 million seco
May 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

New facility to more than double emergency department size, boost inpatient beds by 43%.

AIA Rainscreens BD+C DEcember 2011
May 02, 2012 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rainscreen system installed at the west building expansion of the University of Arizona’s Meinel...

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May 02, 2012 | Sean M. O’Brien, PE, LEED AP, and Michael B. Waite, LEED AP

Expert advice on how to control wasteful air leakage in the building envelope.

May 02, 2012 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online e...

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May 02, 2012 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and passing the online exam.

April 30, 2012 |

Insulated metal panels, or IMPs, have been a popular exterior wall cladding choice for more than...

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The Center will serve as the Fraunhofers new headquarters, housing advanced res
April 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Building is a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable technologies...

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