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Mar 20, 2014

Common EIFS failures, and how to prevent them

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprits of EIFS problems. 

Feb 4, 2014

Must see: Student housing complex made with recycled shipping containers

Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New Haven, Conn.

Sep 15, 2013

How to build a rainscreen using fiber cement panels - AIA/CEU course

This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and explain how fiber cement panels can be used as a rain screen to reduce moisture build-up, rotting interior walls, and mold growth.

Steven Burns | Jul 25, 2013

Resilience: the hallmark of a successful practice

The key to a firm’s future success has less to do with avoiding trouble than bouncing back from it. 

May 3, 2013

5 common failures in paints and coatings

As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are correctable, but some are especially stubborn to address. Here is a partial compendium of typical failure modes and methods for addressing the problem.

Mar 27, 2013

RSMeans cost comparisons: college labs, classrooms, residence halls, student unions

Construction market analysts from RSMeans offer construction costs per square foot for four building types across 25 metro markets.

Mar 5, 2013

Recycled recreation: Waste-to-energy plant combines with ski resort

A new project near Copenhagen pushes the boundaries of the term "mixed use," combining a waste-to-energy plant with a ski resort.

Feb 21, 2013

BD+C's 2008 White Paper: Green Buildings + Climate Change

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role in addressing climate change.

Feb 6, 2013

RSMeans cost comparisons: office buildings and medical offices

RSMeans' February 2013 Cost Comparison Report breaks down the average construction costs per square foot for four types of office buildings across 25 metro markets.

Oct 24, 2012

Mortenson Construction sets up shop in Portland

Mortenson Construction, a U.S. builder headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., has opened an office in Portland, Ore., the company announced.

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