101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.




75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

Seismic Design | Jun 9, 2015

First building-specific earthquake warning system installed in North Portland, Ore.

The ShakeAlarm system recognizes and quantifies the faster but lower-energy seismic P-wave, which is the precursor to the more damaging S-wave. 

Fire and Life Safety | May 27, 2015

7 bold applications and innovations for fire and life safety

BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wall at a transit hub in Manhattan; a combination CO/smoke detector; and more.

University Buildings | Feb 20, 2015

Penn strengthens campus security by reviving its surrounding neighborhood

In 1996, the University of Pennsylvania’s sprawling campus in Philadelphia was in the grip of an unprecedented crime wave. But instead of walling themselves off from their surrounding neighborhoods, the school decided to support the community.

University Buildings | Feb 17, 2015

BD+C exclusive: How security is influencing campus design and construction

Campus crime—whether real or perceived—presents Building Teams with more opportunities for early-stage consultation with university clients. 

Mixed-Use | Jan 26, 2015

MVRDV designs twisty skyscraper to grace Vienna's skyline

The twist maximizes floor space and decreases the amount of shadows the building will cast on the surrounding area.

| Aug 16, 2014

Fire-rated framing system makes the grade at Johnson & Wales University Center

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp sightlines at Johnson & Wales University Center for Physician Assistant Studies

| Bill O'Keeffe May 20, 2014

Using fire-rated glass in exterior applications

Fire-rated glazing and framing assemblies are just as beneficial on building exteriors as they are on the inside. But knowing how to select the correct fire-rated glass for exterior applications can be confusing. SPONSORED CONTENT

| Mar 12, 2014

14 new ideas for doors and door hardware

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C editors present a collection of door and door hardware innovations. 

| Mar 12, 2014

New CannonDesign database allows users to track facility assets

The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance issues, and systematically justifies prudent expenditures.


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