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October 06, 2009 |

MIT today announced the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, a research center establishe...

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September 01, 2009 | By Jeff Yoders, Senior Associate Editor

When Milwaukee's City Hall was completed in 1896, it was, at 394 feet in height, the third-talles...

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September 01, 2009 |

Kingswood School is perhaps the best example of Eliel Saarinen's work in North America. Designed...

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August 18, 2009 |

AEC firms are hotbeds of invention and innovation to meet client needs in today's highly competit...

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August 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Historic restoration and preservation efforts are accelerating throughout the U.S., thanks in par...

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July 31, 2009 |

The ecoFLEX project, designed by a team from Shepley Bulfinch, has won a prestigious 2009 Unbuilt...

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July 29, 2009 |

Developed for designers and engineers, "Blast Resistant Design Guide for Reinforced Concrete Stru...

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June 14, 2009 | By David Barista, Managing Editor

At nine stories, the Stadthaus apartment complex in East London is the world’s tallest residentia...

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June 01, 2009 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Sustainability and energy efficiency depend not only on the overall design but also on the buildi...

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June 01, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Sectioning off large open spaces without making everything feel closed off was the challenge face...

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May 01, 2003 | By Renée Young, Contributing Editor

The best seat in the house at the new Seahawks Stadium in Seattle isn't on the 50-yard line. It's...

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One of the many fire resistive and blast-rated exterior wall openings by SAFTI FIRST at the VA Primary Care Annex in Tampa, Fla. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

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Security, safety and transparency don’t have to be mutually exclusive thanks to new glazing techn...

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Image: Valspar

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While the reasons for chalk and fade are different, both occurrences are something to watch for....

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Photo: mapichai via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Engineers from SSR offer advice and guidelines on implementing building enclosure mockups on any...

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Metal roof and wall panels provide strong wind resistance

Photo: Detlfef Schobert/Flickr

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In areas that experience strong winds, metal roof and wall panels provide a sturdy, well-tested o...

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1 hour fire resistive wall meeting ASTM E-119 requirements with SuperLite II-XL 60 in GPX Framing. Architect: HDR. Glazing Contractor: Charlotte Glass

Openness and transparency were high priorities in the design of the Joint School of Nanoscience...

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Photo: Till Krech via Wikimedia Commons

The construction industry is on the road to recovery, according to a new survey by Metal Cons...

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Fire-rated glazing and framing assemblies are just as beneficial on building exteriors as they ar...

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Code confusion has led to misapplications of fire rated glass and framing, which can have dange...
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The Kensington, Boston. Photo: SAFTI FIRST

The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside a building to allow occupants to e...
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Building Design+Construction's new conference and expo, BUILDINGChicago, kicks...

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Australia's first carbon neutral office building, featuring a distinctive pixelated façade, recen...

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