Exterior Restoration

What went wrong? Diagnosing building envelope distress [AIA course]

Image depicts a brick veneer exterior that has expanded and pulled away from the window. Image: Hoffmann Architects

September 29, 2015 | John J. Hoffmann, FAIA, and Deborah J. Costantini, AIA, Hoffmann Architects

With so many diverse components contributing to building envelope assemblies, it can be challengi...

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Designers turn a struggling mall into a hub of learning and recreation that work together and separately

The 32,000 square feet of panels were installed in a six-week period.

| March 24, 2015 | Nichiha

Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarluxs new administration building in the
September 07, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...

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July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double a...

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AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener
June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of...

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For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution...

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Free tours will be offered, starting in May. Photo: Jack E. Boucher, August, 196
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 14-story tower, one of only two Wright-designed high-rises to be built, has been off limits t...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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Image courtesy Hoffmann Architects
March 04, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Design experts from Hoffmann Architects offer a brief history of exterior insulation and finish s...

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The pinwheel is driven by hidden microphones and connected motors.
February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposed design for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History features a 10-foot pinwheel that...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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November 20, 2013 | BuildingGreen, Inc.
Assa Abloy's power-over-ethernet access-control locks and Schüco's retrofit façade system are a...
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July 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com. 

May 14, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...

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May 03, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

As experienced designers, contractors, and owners know, most paint and coating problems are corre...

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April 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction crews are going to extremes to save the ornate brick façade of the Provo (Utah) Tabe...

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April 03, 2013 | BASF

It is hard to talk about restoration without talking about sustainability. This two-hour interact...

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Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex,
February 28, 2013 | Parex

Parex USA, Inc., the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, Teifs, LaHabra, E...

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Before (left) and after (right)
October 26, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The Building Team selected Centria's Formawall Dimension Series to help achieve the retrofit proj...

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The new outer envelope of the A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building serves as a therm
September 17, 2012 | By Charles Young

An aged federal building gets wrapped in a new double wall glass skin.

July 13, 2012 | By Nicole Bowling, Associate Editor

Insulation, ceiling panels, sunshades.

HOK was honored for their work with Cedars?Sinai on a "transformational" project
July 11, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

42nd annual awards from the Los Angeles Business Council honor design excellence.

June 25, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The academic building, completed in 2009, provides classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices, an...

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June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

An integral part of the balance of light and mass in many Modernist buildings, s
May 24, 2012 | By Bradley T. Carmichael, PE

This AIA CES Discovery course explores the special reconstruction questions posed by Modern-era b...

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May 02, 2012 | By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online e...

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Strongwells products were used by Plas-Tech Ltd., a Hawaiian fabricator, for an
March 22, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

MGA Architecture plans to add five more trellis systems on the neighboring building. 

March 12, 2012 | By BASF

Retrofitting our existing commercial buildings is one of the key steps to overcoming the economic...

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Designed by architectural firm Levi + Wong Design Associates Inc., the 40,000 sq
February 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Theater, library, fitness center, and bistro enhance facility.

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