Building Materials

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November 09, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Seven months into Trump’s trade war, the jury is still out.

| August 17, 2018 | CENTRIA

The first New England Conservatory building to be added in 60 years presents a singular vision....

Saint Gobain's North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., was designed to provide higher levels of acoustical comfort for its employees. Image: Saint Gobain

July 25, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building products giant gauges its employees’ perceptions of old and new headquarters environ...

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Exterior of a Mars building prototype

Courtesy Redhouse Studio

July 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A Cleveland-based architect and a NASA Ames researcher have a novel idea for building on Mars....

May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
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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Hospital interior

Healthcare buildings need optimum building enclosures for efficiency and sustainability.

| February 28, 2018 | Powered by Owens Corning

Sustainable healthcare facilities will need energy-efficient building enclosures from the outset....

December 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The color represents a symbol of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance, acco...

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Pixabay Public Domain

July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only has the concrete stood the test of time, but it has actually become stronger.

June 13, 2017 |
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more
| June 09, 2017 | ALPOLIC

The developers of the recently opened Asheville City Center sought out a cost-effective design th...

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Photo courtesy of Miniwiz

May 16, 2017 |

The building is made of Polli-Brick, a building material that comes from 100% recycled Polyethyle...

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More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio...

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Pixabay Public Domain

April 21, 2017 | AIA

Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment....

Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay

March 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report. 

Sherwood Park Mall, Alberta Canada - Pre-made Architectural Reveal Intersections kept the project on schedule while the mall remained opened during renovations.

| March 20, 2017 | Trim-Tex

With a tight school renovation budget and timeline, the Oak Grove Elementary cafeteria, designed...

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Courtesy ICD University of Stuttgart

March 13, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Fiber-reinforced plastic, 3D-printed stone, and programmable ink tiles are a few materials coming...

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Pixabay Public Domain

March 03, 2017 | Perkins+Will

Antimicrobial products contain ingredients that may have adverse environmental or human health im...

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Pixabay Public Domain

February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-...

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Rendering courtesy of Space Exploration Architecture

January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Archite...

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A traditional wall with studs spaced 16 or 24 inches apart, such as the one shown above, can make plumbing and electrical work much more complicated. BamCore's Prime Wall System creates an empty wall cavity. Pixabay Public Domain

December 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company, BamCore, says its new product can save money and quicken the framing process.

December 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report ar...

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Pictured: Atlas Concorde - Marvel XL

December 02, 2016 | Ceramics of Italy

Design styles such as bits & pieces, gritty chic, and metallics are among the ten tile trends...

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Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.

June 16, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...

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