Building Materials

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July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only has the concrete stood the test of time, but it has actually become stronger.

June 13, 2017 |
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more
| June 09, 2017 | ALPOLIC

The developers of the recently opened Asheville City Center sought out a cost-effective design th...

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May 16, 2017 |

The building is made of Polli-Brick, a building material that comes from 100% recycled Polyethyle...

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More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.

May 05, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio...

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April 21, 2017 | AIA

Grants awarded to initiatives that study various aspects of design within the built environment....

Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay

March 22, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report. 

Sherwood Park Mall, Alberta Canada - Pre-made Architectural Reveal Intersections kept the project on schedule while the mall remained opened during renovations.

| March 20, 2017 | Trim-Tex

With a tight school renovation budget and timeline, the Oak Grove Elementary cafeteria, designed...

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March 13, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Fiber-reinforced plastic, 3D-printed stone, and programmable ink tiles are a few materials coming...

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March 03, 2017 | Perkins+Will

Antimicrobial products contain ingredients that may have adverse environmental or human health im...

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February 15, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The material is barely thicker than aluminum foil and can be economically manufactured for large-...

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January 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As setting foot on Mars becomes a more realistic goal, the search for how to best develop Archite...

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A traditional wall with studs spaced 16 or 24 inches apart, such as the one shown above, can make plumbing and electrical work much more complicated. BamCore's Prime Wall System creates an empty wall cavity. Pixabay Public Domain

December 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company, BamCore, says its new product can save money and quicken the framing process.

December 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report ar...

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Pictured: Atlas Concorde - Marvel XL

December 02, 2016 | Ceramics of Italy

Design styles such as bits & pieces, gritty chic, and metallics are among the ten tile trends...

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Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.

June 16, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...

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USGBC offers new LEED pilot credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure Assessment

Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.

June 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.

MIT study: Microscopic structure of natural materials can inspire better concrete

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June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran...

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| May 25, 2016 | Trim-Tex Drywall Products
Industry leaders call for wider use of bamboo as a building material

Bamboo used as scaffolding. Photo: Andy McDowall/Creative Commons.

May 20, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Benefits include seismic resiliency and sustainability.

 

AIA: Architects release first white paper on materials transparency and risk

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April 08, 2016 | AIA

It provides the steps architects should be taking to ensure change, promote openness, and increas...

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For the first time since the recession, office deliveries outpaced office starts in 2015, according to JLL's latest construction report. Image: Pixabay

February 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its latest report cautions about ongoing cost increases related to finding skilled laborers.

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
January 28, 2016 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...

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The corporate headquarters of Johnson Controls in Glendale, Wis. Photo: Johnson Controls

January 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $20 billion deal is the latest corporate inversion maneuver.

The world’s best concrete buildings

Syndey Opera House. Photo: Mauro De Carvalho/Creative Commons

January 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Large and small, some of the most iconic structures of all time were made of the composite buildi...

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