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Treating Glass as a Canvas

In the world of fine art, a master painter begins with canvas selection. A linen canvas is nearly always selected over cotton because nothing delivers the artist’s authentic vision quite like linen. Similarly, with glass.


Glass and Glazing

True Clarity for Ambitious Design

Clear glass is extremely common and is popular for a variety of architectural design applications, including vision glass, spandrel glass, storefronts, entryways and other exterior uses. It is specified repeatedly due to its versatility and ability to serve as a substrate for solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) coatings. However, when specifying glass to achieve a desired aesthetic, design professionals know that clear glass isn’t completely clear.


Lighting

Legrand Wattstopper Strengthens Digital Lighting Management Products with ioXt Alliance Security Certification

Legrand, a global leader in electrical and network infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) product family of networked lighting control systems is now certified through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. As the most comprehensive cybersecurity certification available, the evaluation positions the Wattstopper DLM networked lighting control solution to meet DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. 


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| Tim Gregorski Nov 22, 2011

BIM objects now available for Bilco products

New Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects are available for Bilco’s complete line of…
| Nov 22, 2011

Jones Lang LaSalle completes construction of two new stores in Manhattan

Firm creates new global design standard serving as project manager for Uniglo’s 89,000-sf flagship location and, 64,000-sf store.

| Nov 16, 2011

Project completion of BRAC 132, Office of the Chief Army Reserve Building, Ft. Belvoir, Va.

This fast-tracked, design-build project consists of a three-story, 88,470 sf administrative command building housing approximately 430 employees.

| Nov 16, 2011

CRSI recommends return to inch-pound markings

The intention of this resolution is for all new rollings of reinforcing steel products to be marked with inch-pound bar markings no later than January 1st, 2014. 

| Nov 15, 2011

Suffolk Construction breaks ground on the Victor housing development in Boston

Project team to manage construction of $92 million, 377,000 square-foot residential tower.

| Nov 10, 2011

Skanska Moss to expand and renovate Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

The multi-phase terminal improvement program consists of an overall expansion to the airport’s footprint and major renovations to the existing airport terminal.

| Tim Gregorski Nov 10, 2011

Solar covered parking installed in Phoenix

SolarWing recently installed its pre-fab, solar covered parking product at the City of Phoenix…
| Nov 10, 2011

Suffolk Construction awarded MBTA transit facility and streetscape project

The 21,000-sf project will feature construction of a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge over Ocean Avenue, an elevated plaza deck above Wonderland MBTA Station, a central plaza, and an at-grade pedestrian crossing over Revere Beach Boulevard

| Nov 8, 2011

Transforming a landmark coastal resort

Originally built in 1973, the building had received several alterations over the years but the progressive deterioration caused by the harsh salt water environment had never been addressed.

| Nov 8, 2011

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Moisture-related failures in agglomerated floor tiles

Agglomerated tiles offer an appealing appearance similar to natural stone at a lower cost. To achieve successful installations, manufacturers should provide design data for moisture-related dimensional changes, specifiers should require in-situ moisture testing similar to those used for other flooring materials, and the industry should develop standards for fabrication and installation of agglomerated tiles.

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