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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 | Oct 27, 2015

The 'new' Gaillard Center gets a standing ovation for its exterior cladding

The “new construction” surrounds three sides of the original building, offering both a classic public structure and exquisite outdoor spaces.

Codes and Standards | Aug 6, 2015

AAMA updates methods for testing of exterior walls

The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adequacy of exterior wall systems composed of curtain walls, storefronts, and sloped glazing.

Building Enclosure Systems | Jul 20, 2015

Fire Rated Curtain Wall Performance in Dramatic Weather Conditions

Materials selected for the building envelope had to protect occupants from Wisconsin's weather, as well as ensuring their comfort.

Coatings | Jeff Alexander | Jun 5, 2015

Unwrapping ‘the mummy’: Chicago hotel project comes to life

The sleek architectural panels and Valspar coating give the building a steely sheen.
Cladding and Facade Systems | Apr 21, 2015

Nichiha adds distinctive edge to Atlanta luxury apartment building

The apartment building features a contemporary high-end design that meshes well with neighboring buildings and the community as a whole.

Coatings | Apr 20, 2015

Valspar delivers custom coating solution for JW Marriott Austin

Stunning design by HKS leaves onlookers wondering—weathered steel or coating?

Cladding and Facade Systems | Mar 24, 2015

Designers turn a struggling mall into a hub of learning and recreation

Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.

Brick and Masonry | Feb 5, 2015

3D-printed 'cool brick' may provide cooling solution for arid locations

Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools the air as it passes through the unit.

Dec 28, 2014

Robots, drones, and printed buildings: The promise of automated construction

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a complex, messy process—construction.

Sep 25, 2014

Architects transform warehouse into office space while preserving its historic nature

When it came time for CSHQA, an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, to move office locations, they didn’t need to look far. The 20,000-square-foot warehouse was not only a mere three blocks away, its renovation would be an ideal demonstration piece to show existing and potential clients.

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