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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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Mar 27, 2013

Small but mighty: Berkeley public library’s net-zero gem

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zero—and possibly net-positive—energy performance with the help of clever passive design techniques.

Mar 27, 2013

Kawneer dedicates new floodwall at its Bloomsburg facility

Kawneer Company, Inc., an Alcoa business and the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction, dedicated a new floodwall at their Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania facility, heralding greater levels of safety and stability for employees and customers.

Mar 23, 2013

Fire resistive curtain wall helps mixed-use residential building meet property line requirements

The majority of fire rated glazing applications occur inside the building in order to allow occupants to exit the building safely or provide an area of refuge during a fire. But what happens when the threat of fire comes from the outside? This was the case for The Kensington, a mixed-use residential building in Boston.

Mar 23, 2013

CertainTeed strengthens commitment to quality, achieves ISO 9001 certification at Georgia roofing plant

CertainTeed Corporation has reached an important milestone in its quality management efforts — achieving globally recognized International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification at its Peachtree City, Ga. roofing plant.

Mar 20, 2013

Folding glass walls revitalize student center

Single-glazed storefronts in the student center at California’s West Valley College were replaced with aluminum-framed, thermally broken windows from NanaWall in a bronze finish that emulates the look of the original building.

Mar 6, 2013

Centria announces leadership changes

CENTRIA President Mark Sherwin has announced his retirement beginning April 1, 2013. Sherwin has served as president of CENTRIA, an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of architectural metal wall and roof systems, for more than 17 years.

Mar 6, 2013

German demonstration building features algae-powered façade

Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micro-algae "farms."

Feb 28, 2013

Parex introduces cooler and stronger EIFS basecoats and adhesives

Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, El Rey, and Merkrete, unveils two new Parex EIFS basecoats & adhesives – 121 Cool Base and 121 Dry HI (High Impact). 

Feb 22, 2013

Starbucks pilot program rolls out small, modular stores

Coffee giant Starbucks is rolling out mini-stores with maximum local flavor, as part of an international pilot program.

Rob Cassidy | Dec 3, 2012

Doing net-zero? You gotta get this book

We don't push books much in BD+C, but I just received one that I do want to recommend to any…
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