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The new 20,000-sf Sideyard building in Portland, Ore., includes a cross-laminated timber structural system. A new report gauges the growth prospects for mass timber in North America's construction industry. Image: Stephen Miller

July 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

There should be plenty of wood, but production capacity needs to catch up.

Brick Architectural Detail Rice Moody Center edited

Brick design architectural detail on Rice University Moody Center building. See more photos

 

| June 05, 2020 | The Brick Industry, Heartland Region
A two-story building on the campus of Technical University in Dresden, Germany, will demonstrate the facility of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete. Images (c) Iurii Vakaliuk, IMB, TU Dresden 

A two-story building on the campus of Technical University in Dresden, Germany, will demonstrate the facility of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete. Images (c) Iurii Vakaliuk, IMB, TU Dresden

    

June 04, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

But greater use of these materials still faces obstacles.

Check for $500,000 to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

WTAE Anchor/Sports Director Andrew Stockey (left) and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO Lisa Scales accept a check for $500,000 from 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

April 16, 2020 | 84 LUMBER 

Pennsylvania building products supplier raises $1.2 million for Pittsburgh-area food bank.

Moon base with astronaut

Image: ESA, Foster and Partners

April 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate editor

A new building method to potentially make space architecture possible enters the fray.

NMHC survey of multifamily GCs delays

The NMHC found that the majority of the 135 multifamily contractors surveyed had experienced delays with apartment or condominium projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

   

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The...

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LBM building materials revenue 2019

Lumber and building materials revenue totaled $72 billion in 2019, according to Principia.

April 05, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Maggie Hardy Knox, President of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Maggie Hardy Knox, President of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

March 03, 2020 |

Maggie Hardy Knox, President of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, to receive Career Ach...

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Top Window and Door Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Pella’s Rolscreen retractable screen and NanaWall’s HSW single-track sliding glass wall are among...

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Top Structural Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Inpro’s Fireline 140 fire barrier and Owens Corning’s Foamglas cellular glass insulation are amon...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Top Interior Building Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Arktura's Delta Drop ceiling and CertainTeed's Decoustics Rondolo wood panels are among the 13 ne...

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Top Glass and Glazing Products for 2019 101 Top Products Building Design+Construction
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...

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Top Flooring Products for 2019 101 Top Products Interface Look Both Ways collection
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Tarkett’s aviation-inspired flooring collection and J+J Flooring’s textile composite flooring are...

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Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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ABC Supply opens new branch in Sharonville OHIO

September 13, 2019 |

ABC Supply Co. opens a branch in Sharonville, Ohio

iron rods
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....

| August 01, 2018 |

Metal building systems are often selected for large-sized structures, and with good reason.

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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Moisture damage around the bathroom exhaust fan from reverse air flow through the exterior wall cap

| April 18, 2018 |
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....

Figure 1:​ Despite the presence of a waterproofing membrane on the elevated concrete slabs, water intrusion occurred through the terrace levels into the spaces below, infiltrating via penetrations and cracks in the slab.

| February 15, 2018 |
December 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

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

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| August 24, 2017 |

No matter what structural material you build with, be it steel, concrete, or wood, water is the e...

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