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...
This article describes the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers and why vapor permeance of building envelope materials is relevant to moisture management and long term durability. Click here to read White...
Thanks in part to the steady rise in home energy costs recently, there has been a greater emphasis on increasing energy efficiency to offset this spike, as well as mitigate environmental impact. According to the U.S. Energy...
Accessing files on the job site can be challenging. Without Internet access, you print out your engineering plans beforehand, carry them with you, and then modify the old-fashioned way: pen to paper. Learn how Egnyte helps...
This white paper provides readers with an understanding of how today’s advanced fire rated glass systems contribute to LEED and sustainable design as a whole. The discussion includes an explanation of the...
Making the Most of the Reconstruction Boom Reconstruction in its many forms—tenant improvements, retail fitouts, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, gut rehab, and so on—is keeping many design and construction firms...
Soy materials for building construction are renewable, environmentally friendly and ideal for green building. Benefits as compared to petrochemical and other material stocks show a range of performance and environmental...
The topic of water shortages is nothing new, as cities around the globe struggle with drought, water quality, supply constraints, and failing infrastructures. However, the idea of new plumbing codes and design standards...
Guard booths, stations and shelters are defense strategy linchpins, becoming increasingly integral to perimeter defense planning. Before evaluating the efficacy of different guard booth configurations, and before selecting a...
From the company that brought you Construction Computing Magazine’s 2011 BIM Product of the Year ArchiCAD 15, the “Get There Faster with ArchiCAD” whitepaper examines five critical areas to explore before making your final...