Moisture Control/Building Envelope
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
With more complex foundations and building owners’ desire to use shotcrete, many waterproofing co...read more
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business qualified as an ABAA project and was ch...read more
Complex student housing project features minimal space to work and 600 exterior windows
The extent of damage to the wood structure was significant, despite not manifesting itself on the interior drywall or exterior of the envelope.
An increasing number of legacy buildings, including aging student housing complexes, are experien...read more
Not all buildings are created equal, some fail at alarming rates.
The basic idea of a rainscreen is to have an exterior surface – a cladding layer - that breaks th...read more
Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...read more
The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation.
Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...read more
Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...read more
Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish s...read more
This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and explain how fiber cement...read more
Aside from the roof membrane itself, the perimeter roof edge is the most critical component of th...read more
When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...read more
As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are corre...read more
It is hard to talk about restoration without talking about sustainability. This two-hour interact...read more
Following completion of construction in spring 2012, the center is now fully staffed and operatio...read more
Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...read more
An aged federal building gets wrapped in a new double wall glass skin.
42nd annual awards from the Los Angeles Business Council honor design excellence.
With features such as Nichiha's Illumination series panels, super-insulating glass units, and LED...read more
State-of-the-art facility provides a controlled testing environment of air and moisture infiltrat...read more
The Living Building Challenge was chosen from a pool of 122 of entries from around the world....
Seegers Student Union at Muhlenberg College has been reconstructed to serve as the core of social...read more
By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.