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Five Things Construction Specialties Learned from Shaking a 10-Story Building

Construction Specialties (CS) is the only manufacturer in the market that can claim its modular stair system can withstand 100 earthquakes. Thanks to extensive practical testing conducted this spring at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) on the tallest building ever to be seismically tested, CS has identified five significant insights that will impact all future research and development in stair solutions.


NIST investigation of Champlain Towers South collapse indicates no sinkhole

Investigators from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say they have found no evidence of underground voids on the site of the Champlain Towers South collapse, according to a new NIST report. The team of investigators have studied the site’s subsurface conditions to determine if sinkholes or excessive settling of the pile foundations might have caused the collapse. 

Flooring | Jun 21, 2018

Product roundup: Floor and wall tile collection

Project evolution from Ceramiche Caesar, Eminent Wood Maximum from Fiandre, and Voyage from Landmark are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's June Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | May 29, 2018

Product Roundup: 12 roof and wall systems

JM EPDM RT from Johns Manville, Flintlastic SA from CertainTeed, and RockWool Multifix from RockWool are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's May Product Roundup.

Windows and Doors | Apr 5, 2018

Product roundup: 12 windows + doors products

Schlage's M Collection, Hufcor's Invista, and Sierra Pacific Windows' FeelSafe Bi-fold door are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's April Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | Mar 27, 2018

Inside look: Products used in Bloomington Grove | Lillian Court

The main products and systems Dan Withee, AIA, LEED AP, and his team from Withee Malcolm Architects…
Products and Materials | Feb 19, 2018

Product roundup: 16 sound solutions

Flexi-panel from Extech, Classic Ultra from Icynene, and Heartfelt from Hunter Douglas are just three of the 16 products highlighted in BD+C's February Product Roundup.

Daylighting | Jan 17, 2018

Product roundup: 12 daylighting technologies

Phatom 5000 from Tubelite, SolaMaster 300 from Solatube, and Fallbrook XL Series from C.R. Laurence are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's January Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | Dec 20, 2017

Liquid air barrier goes on, rain or shine

The silyl-terminated polyether (STPE) liquid-applied air barrier does not wash off when exposed to light rain following application.

Products and Materials | Dec 19, 2017

From standard roof to ‘cool’ roof in a single application

The coatings are formulated using an acrylic polymer base for enhanced adhesion and durability.

Products and Materials | Dec 18, 2017

Ceiling ‘clouds’ add design pop to busy commercial spaces

EchoCloud units are available in four styles.

Masonry | Dec 15, 2017

New UK football facility: Quintessentially Bluegrass State, thanks to manufactured stone

The design team, led by Ross Tarrant Architects and HNTB, wanted to create a modern aesthetic with a uniquely Bluegrass State feel.