BD+C University Course

Sandwich cladding primer [AIA course]

For the reconstruction of a high school in the United Kingdom, the project team removed concrete spandrel panels and installed a new steel structure for added floor area and a unitized curtain wall of translucent fiber-reinforced polymer. This pumped more daylight into classrooms without unwanted gains to heating and cooling loads. Photo courtesy of Kalwall

April 24, 2019 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Learn about the differences in design, structural integrity, and insulating capacity between vari...

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Multifamily, mid-rise buildings using wood construction

The $144 million WREN multifamily project in L.A.’s fast-rising South Park district helped to rewrite a neighborhood's narrative through thoughtful innovation, commercial discipline, and the use of a nimble building material: wood. Photo: Kevin Korczyk / Jeremy Samuelson

April 23, 2019 | Think Wood

This AIA CES course outlines the reasons for the rising popularity of wood in multifamily buildin...

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Urban placemaking: Building equity by design [AIA course]

The 9.5-acre SteelStacks Art & Cultural Campus, Bethlehem, Pa., designed by WRT. The steel plant employed 31,000 at its height. Photo: Christenson Photography for WRT

April 17, 2019 | Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, Bruner Foundation

The U.S. is in the midst of an urban renaissance. People are returning to cities, sparking new in...

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Storefront rehabilitation and design, AIA course by Hoffmann Architects

The façade restoration of this historic mixed-use property accentuated the intricate ornamentation of the terra cotta storefronts. Photo courtesy Hoffmann Architects

April 09, 2019 | Juan A. Kuriyama, AIA, and Tai Mahmuti, LEED GA, Hoffmann Architects

Rehabilitation and design of storefront systems demands consideration of many factors, from therm...

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See-through and safe: Innovations in fire-rated glazing [AIA course]

The east and west wings at the University of Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Hall in Madison are linked via a new Learning Commons. The centerpiece of the new space is a glass stairwell which utilizes fire-resistive glazed walls, doors, and framing to meet code requirements, while maximizing transparency and connection between the spaces. Photo: Olivia Nass, courtesy Safti First

April 08, 2019 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor 

From glass floor systems to large-scale glazing installations, experts share the latest trends, a...

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16 things you should know about universal design [AIA course]

Slip-resistant flooring, such as these Maycrest 6x24-inch porcelain tiles, is recommended for universal design in kitchens and bathrooms. Photo: Mohawk Flooring

December 14, 2018 | MANNY GONZALEZ, FAIA, LEED AP, KTGY ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING

Our expert offers 16 ways to help you implement universal design in your next multifamily residen...

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Shear cracks riddle the exterior wall of this urban parking structure. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

Shear cracks riddle the exterior wall of this urban parking structure. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

May 24, 2018 | Richard P. Kadlubowski, AIA, and Christopher DeRosa, AIA, Hoffmann Architects

We may think of the building envelope as an inanimate object, but in reality its components can b...

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The 28-unit Distillery North Apartments, South Boston, Mass.

The 28-unit Distillery North Apartments, South Boston, Mass. Project team: Fred Gordon/Second Street Associates, ICON Architects, Petersen Engineering, Mechanical Air of New England, Adam Cohen and Mark Anstey, and Commodore Builders. Photo: Camille Maren, Primary Design

May 24, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

17 tips from our experts on the best way to carry out passive house design and construction for y...

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Meeting the demand for high-efficiency façades [AIA course]

At the top level of this energy-efficient building, an adhered air barrier provides the primary weather protection for a metal panel cladding system, to be installed. Photo courtesy Hoffmann Architects

April 12, 2018 | Russell M. Sanders, AIA, and Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

On a national scale, the impetus to improve building energy performance is manifest in the latest...

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Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants. Rendering: TILTPIXEL

       

January 02, 2018 | RAMY HANNA, 3D ARTIST, TILTPIXEL

3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is...

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AESS steel columns at Lee Hall III, Clemson University, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: Courtesy SOM / Scott Frances Photography

August 23, 2017 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Advances in R&D are fostering new forms of structural and aesthetic steel.

Facilities professional inspects a roof railing system.

As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects

July 26, 2017 | John P. Graz, AIA, and Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP, Hoffmann Architects

Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...

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Courtesy Dow Corning

December 12, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Should institutional and commercial buildings be built to last 100 years? Why not? There are plen...

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