5 hidden benefits of mass timber design

Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry, as well as our environment. 

Jan 30, 2014

Transparent, fire rated stairwell enhances design of renovated Cincinnati Art Museum

When the Cincinnati Art Museum embarked on an $11 million renovation, the architects wanted the entrance and main stair to be as inviting as possible. Transparent, fire rated glazing from SAFTI FIRST was a key component of the design solution.

Rob Cassidy | Jan 10, 2014

What the states should do to prevent more school shootings

To tell the truth, I didn’t want to write about the terrible events of December 14, 2012, when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. I figured other media would provide ample coverage, and anything we did would look cheap or inappropriate. But two things turned me around.

Jan 10, 2014

Special Report: K-12 school security in the wake of Sandy Hook

BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice, technology recommendations, and thoughtful commentary on how Building Teams can help school districts prevent, or at least mitigate, a Sandy Hook on their turf.

Jan 9, 2014

16 recommendations on security technology to take to your K-12 clients

From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related considerations you should discuss with your school district clients.

Dec 13, 2013

Safe and sound: 10 solutions for fire and life safety

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup of new fire and life safety products and technologies. 

Rob Cassidy | Dec 5, 2013

Exclusive BD+C survey shows reaction to Sandy Hook tragedy

More than 60% of AEC professionals surveyed by BD+C said their firms experienced heightened interest in security measures from school districts they worked with. 

Nov 14, 2013

Tyco acquires Westfire Inc.

US Operations of Global Acquisition Strengthen Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s Special Hazards Fire Protection Capabilities for Mining, Telecommunications and Energy Markets

Oct 27, 2013

SimplexGrinnell Awarded Contract by National Joint Powers Alliance for Streamlined Procurement of Fire and Life-Safety Solutions

Agreement Provides 50,000 Public Entities with Simplified Access to Comprehensive Suite of Products and Services

Aug 23, 2013

The Exploratorium’s tall order

The newly-opened Exploratorium has brought energy and excitement to the city’s bustling waterfront.  EHDD transformed the historic Pier 15, built in 1915, to a 330,000 square foot indoor and outdoor campus, being touted as the largest net-zero building in the city and potentially the largest net-zero museum in the world.

Aug 22, 2013

New CO-PLATE makes revenue generation through CO detector replacement easier

With the first round of system-connected carbon monoxide (CO) detectors reaching their end of life, there’s a big opportunity for dealers and installers to increase their revenue streams through CO detector replacements. System Sensor has launched a new CO-PLATE Carbon Monoxide Detector Plate to coincide with this opportunity.