Whitepapers

White Paper: Hudson High School
This White Paper describes the Hudson Community School Board's decision to approve a major project upgrade: renovating the high school’s original DDC system. Improving a problematic temperature control system in the district...
As social networking has evolved from an emerging trend to a mainstream global phenomenon, it has transformed the way people interact with each other.  Beyond creating new opportunities to communicate with individuals...
Color and light are two of the most fundamental, yet powerful tools available to architects and interior design professionals. Used effectively, color can express an individual’s personality, convey a business’ brand essence...
The history of metal buildings dates back to the late 1700s with the construction of fireproof mill structures for the agricultural and textile industries in Britain. During the next 100 years, hundreds of portable iron...
This year marks the 10th anniversary of commercial installations for the world’s leading electrochromic glass product. While a decade may appear to be a long time, it is a relatively short horizon for the construction...
White Paper: Anoka-Hennepin School District
This White Paper describes how burner modulation controls reduced annual energy consumption by 8.5% at Blaine High School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District outside of Minneapolis, Minn., and generated a payback in less...
Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
  Most buildings rely on a limited set of strategies for keeping water out. This course describes the rainscreen approach, which has six elements: cladding, cavity, thermal layer (insulation), air barrier, moisture...
Do you have the next big idea for improving the performance of buildings and the built environment? Building Design+Construction’s 3rd Annual U40 Leadership Summit is your chance to shine—and share in $5,000 in prizes. The...
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Va. Photo: Paul Warchol
Thirteen structural steel building projects have earned national recognition in the 2013 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). Conducted annually by the American...
AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acoustics and closed-loop, recycled content to eased integration with lighting systems, HVAC diffusers, fire sprinkler heads, and...