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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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Aug 29, 2013

Nichiha USA panels selected for unique mixed-use project in Cambridge, Mass.

Peter Quinn Architects specifies Nichiha’s Illumination Series Panels for a progressive look for a work/live/play development in the heart of the Harvard community.

Aug 22, 2013

Energy-efficient glazing technology [AIA Course]

This course discuses the latest technological advances in glazing, which make possible ever more efficient enclosures with ever greater glazed area.

Jul 1, 2013

Firestone Building Products Company LLC Announces Sustainability Report

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, the leading manufacturer of superior “Roots to Rooftops” products for commercial building performance solutions, today announced the release of its 2012 Sustainability Report. The report, the first for Firestone Building Products Company, covers the fiscal 2012 year and is available for download at firestonebpco.com.

Jun 28, 2013

Calculating the ROI of building enclosure commissioning

A researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory calls building enclosure commissioning “the single-most cost-effective strategy for reducing energy, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings today.”

May 14, 2013

Easy net-zero energy buildings [infographic]

"Be a Zero Hero" infographic educates building industry professionals on ultra energy-efficient structural insulated panel construction

Apr 30, 2013

First look: North America's tallest wooden building

The Wood Innovation Design Center (WIDC), Prince George, British Columbia, will exhibit wood as a sustainable building material widely available
around the globe, and aims to improve the local lumber economy while standing as a testament to new construction possibilities.

Apr 16, 2013

5 projects that profited from insulated metal panels

From an orchid-shaped visitor center to California’s largest public works project, each of these projects benefited from IMP technology.

Apr 8, 2013

Oldcastle Architectural acquires Expocrete Concrete Products

Oldcastle® Architectural has acquired Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., giving North America’s largest producer of concrete masonry and hardscape products an increased presence in the high-growth region of western Canada.

Apr 8, 2013

Most daylight harvesting schemes fall short of performance goals, says study

Analysis of daylighting control systems in 20 office and public spaces shows that while the automatic daylighting harvesting schemes are helping to reduce lighting energy, most are not achieving optimal performance, according to a new study by the Energy Center of Wisconsin.

Apr 3, 2013

AIA CES class: Sealant repairs that last – hybrid sealants for building restoration

It is hard to talk about restoration without talking about sustainability. This two-hour interactive online course discusses the role that restoration can and does play in the arena of sustainability, and specifically the role that sealants play in sustainable design and repair.

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