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A 100% mass timber construction project is under way in North Carolina

An office building 100% made from mass timber has started construction within the Live Oak Bank campus in Wilmington, N.C. The 67,000-sf structure, a joint building venture between the GCs Swinerton and Wilmington-headquartered Monteith Construction, is scheduled for completion in early 2024.


American Concrete Institute releases new guide for shotcrete construction

The American Concrete Institute, through the work of ACI Committee 506, has released ACI PRC-506-22: Shotcrete—Guide. The newly introduced guide provides information on materials and properties of both dry-mix and wet-mix shotcrete and covers most facets of the shotcrete process including application procedures, equipment requirements, and responsibilities of the shotcrete crew.

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Products and Materials | Sep 18, 2017

Product roundup: Paints + coatings

Duranar Sunstorm from PPG, Fluropon from Valspar, and Extreme Cover from Sherwin-WIlliams are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's September Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | Sep 15, 2017

Creating a movement: How Mamava, Konrad Prefab and ALPOLIC partnered to change the culture of breastfeeding

Since its conception in 2006, the Mamava lactation pod has undergone several changes in design.

Lighting | Sep 1, 2017

Industrial lighting system converts blue light to green, yellow

The SpectraLoc LED blue-spectrum high-bay fixture converts harmful blue light under 500 nanometers to benign green and yellow light.

Products and Materials | Aug 30, 2017

Emergency communications system keeps university students and staff safe

The system provides advanced fire detection and notification, and allows for emergency messages to be transmitted in campus buildings through fire alarm speaker devices.

Products and Materials | Aug 30, 2017

Insulated wall system cuts down installation time

ProGUARD DP is a combined system cuts installation time down to one-third that of traditional wall systems.

Products and Materials | Aug 29, 2017

Product roundup: 12 inventive ceiling + acoustical systems

EchoStar Panels from Kirei, EZ Stab from CertainTeed Ceilings, and Integrity 4200 from Rockfon are three of the products included in BD+C's August Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | Aug 17, 2017

Scuff-resistant paint is tailor-made for high-traffic commercial spaces

SCUFF-X provides the level of scuff-resistance of two-component coatings.

Products and Materials | Jul 24, 2017

Nu-Wood brackets give 110-year-old hotel another level of distinction

One of the goals during the hotel’s 2014 and 2015 refurbishment was to create a low maintenance exterior. 

Products and Materials | Jul 21, 2017

Acrylic-infused wood flooring brings durability for commercial spaces

The product incorporates an acrylic-infused top layer.

Products and Materials | Jul 19, 2017

Building community with every structure

Fabcon precast helps take community projects further.

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