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Metal cladding trends and innovations

Metal cladding is on a growth trajectory globally. This is reflected in rising demand for rainscreen cladding and architectural metal coatings. This course covers the latest trends and innovations in the metal cladding market. 

75 Top Products

75 top building products for 2022

Each year, the Building Design+Construction editorial team evaluates the vast universe of new and updated products, materials, and systems for the U.S. building design and construction market. The best-of-the-best products make up our annual 75 Top Products report. 

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Cladding and Facade Systems | Jul 20, 2017

FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, may be covered in the same cladding as Grenfell Tower, AP reports

A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have used the cladding.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Jul 14, 2017

Angular observatory uses zinc panels to gain unobstructed view of night sky

The observatory’s pattern of lock-seamed zinc cladding alternates between the irregular site topography and the building’s geometry. 

Jun 13, 2017

Accelerate Live! talk: Next-gen materials for the built environment, Blaine Brownell, Transmaterial

Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technological capacity, environmental performance, and design potential of architecture.
Products and Materials | Apr 10, 2017

Composite siding revivifies Ohio luxury community

Following severe hailstorm damage, this Sandusky, Ohio, community replaces its high-maintenance cedar siding with a composite solution.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Oct 11, 2016

Nichiha helps breathe life into Philadelphia mixed-use project

Blackney Hayes Architects undertook a project to restore and modernize an existing mid-rise building on Chestnut Street, located near Thomas Jefferson University, and turn it into an expansive mixed-use space. 

Cladding and Facade Systems | Sep 15, 2016

Healing has a new home: Parkland Hospital

ALPOLIC® materials contribute to a life-affirming experience.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Apr 13, 2016

Illumination panels offered a fresh solution for new student housing development in historic Charleston, S.C.

The 40-unit apartment building features a checkerboard design with three shades of gray to provide a contemporary façade without betraying the historical setting

Cladding and Facade Systems | Mar 29, 2016

Illumination provides unique solution for university housing development

Nichiha Illumination panels were used to create a dynamic housing development for University of Minnesota students. When it came time to design the multi-story building, the architect was not wanting just any shade of yellow, but looking for a particular yellow he had in mind. Illumination’s custom color capability proved to be the best solution as it provided him with precisely the yellow he was looking for.

Jan 14, 2016

How to succeed with EIFS: exterior insulation and finish systems

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to prevent them; and EIFS and sustainability.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Dec 7, 2015

The Wolf Creek Library: ALPOLIC® Materials welcomes a community to its new “living room"

An expansive glass curtain wall frames the forest and lake behind the building, bringing the outside in.

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