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Mass Timber | Jul 11, 2023

5 solutions to acoustic issues in mass timber buildings

For all its advantages, mass timber also has a less-heralded quality: its acoustic challenges. Exposed wood ceilings and floors have led to issues with excessive noise. Mass timber experts offer practical solutions to the top five acoustic issues in mass timber buildings.

Building Materials | Jun 14, 2023

Construction input prices fall 0.6% in May 2023

Construction input prices fell 0.6% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices declined 0.5% for the month.

Cladding and Facade Systems | Walter P Moore | Jun 5, 2023

27 important questions about façade leakage

Walter P Moore’s Darek Brandt discusses the key questions building owners and property managers should be asking to determine the health of their building's façade.  

Multifamily Housing | Apr 27, 2023

Watch: Specifying materials in multifamily housing projects

A trio of multifamily housing experts discusses trends in materials in their latest developments. Topics include the need to balance aesthetics and durability, the advantages of textured materials, and the benefits of biophilia.

3D Printing | Apr 11, 2023

University of Michigan‚Äôs DART Laboratory unveils Shell Wall‚ÄĒa concrete wall that‚Äôs lightweight and freeform 3D printed¬†

The University of Michigan‚Äôs DART Laboratory has unveiled a new product called Shell Wall‚ÄĒwhich the organization describes as the first lightweight, freeform 3D printed and structurally reinforced concrete wall. The innovative product leverages DART Laboratory‚Äôs research and development on the use of 3D-printing technology to build structures that require less concrete.¬†

Cladding and Facade Systems | Apr 5, 2023

Fa√ßade innovation: University of Stuttgart tests a ‚Äėsaturated building skin‚Äô for lessening heat islands

HydroSKIN is a façade made with textiles that stores rainwater and uses it later to cool hot building exteriors. The façade innovation consists of an external, multilayered 3D textile that acts as a water collector and evaporator. 

Windows and Doors | Apr 4, 2023

Schweiss Doors erects manufacturing building to showcase new doors

Schweiss Doors, the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors, erected a new manufacturing facility which will also serve as a showcase for the company‚Äôs new ‚Äúfree-standing‚ÄĚ header frames.

Windows and Doors | Mar 5, 2023

2022 North American Fenestration Standard released

The 2022 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, ‚ÄúNorth American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights‚ÄĚ (NAFS) has been published.¬†The updated 2022 standard replaces the 2017 edition, part of a continued evolution of the standard to improve harmonization across North America, according to a news release.

AEC Innovators | Mar 3, 2023

Meet BD+C's 2023 AEC Innovators

More than ever, AEC firms and their suppliers are wedding innovation with corporate responsibility. How they are addressing climate change usually gets the headlines. But as the following articles in our AEC Innovators package chronicle, companies are attempting to make an impact as well on the integrity of their supply chains, the reduction of construction waste, and answering calls for more affordable housing and homeless shelters. As often as not, these companies are partnering with municipalities and nonprofit interest groups to help guide their production.

Codes | Mar 2, 2023

Biden Administration’s proposed building materials rules increase domestic requirements

The Biden Administration’s proposal on building materials rules used on federal construction and federally funded state and local buildings would significantly boost the made-in-America mandate. In the past, products could qualify as domestically made if at least 55% of the value of their components were from the U.S. 

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