Design-focused wine displays are becoming increasingly popular in amazing residential and commercial properties throughout the world. Top design/build professionals are using stylish wine racks and other premium materials to create wine cellars that are too beautiful to hide in out-of-the-way places like dusty basements. This course explains why wine cellars have become so popular and the key aspects of designing an appealing modern wine cellar, broken into six planning steps that should be considered during pre- or early-construction phases.
This course covers design considerations for parapets. The modern parapet must provide fire protection, serve as a fall-protective guard, transition and protect the roof/facade interface, conceal rooftop equipment, and contribute to the aesthetic character of the building.
This AIA course by Hoffmann Architects offers best practices for choosing the right paver system for rooftop amenity spaces in multifamily buildings.
Exterior BD+C University Course | Jan 9, 2022
Building envelope choices for campus, cultural, and infrastructure projects are shaped by particular conditions. Today, institutions place greater value on how buildings relate to their ensemble: how historic buildings fit next to new ones, how massing forms fit with their neighbors, and how a building cladding contributes to the campus context. Concurrently, enclosure assemblies and construction methods have undergone changes due to values of sustainability, science, durability, and maintenance. In this context, mastering the building envelope on college and university campuses requires addressing both cultural concerns and technical performance, honoring traditional buildings while exploring the potential of new materials and forms.
BD+C University Course | May 5, 2020
BD+C's BDC University continuing education platform was honored with a Neal Award in the Best Instructional Content category.
Green and sustainability Reconstruction & Renovation | Mar 2, 2020
Credits Glass and Glazing | Mar 2, 2020
BD+C University Course | Aug 22, 2019
A confluence of product innovations, creative assemblies, and improved project delivery techniques are helping improve building exterior performance and reduce first costs and long-term energy use.
BD+C University Course | Aug 1, 2019
AEC firms are rushing to fill orders for cannabis facilities in the 33 states where the sale of medical marijuana is now legal. This course is worth 1.0 AIA learning units.
BD+C University Course | Jul 12, 2019
While the various layers of the roof assembly play a key role in keeping moisture from infiltrating into the interior, adequate weather protection also depends on the roof’s ability to drain moisture away from the building. This course is worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW.