Venture Construction Group and Mule-Hide Products contributed about 80% of the materials and labor needed to replace the roof of the YMCA of Treasure Coast's SportsWorld facility, which had been damaged by a hail storm but also suffered from years of neglect. Image: Venture Construction Group of Florida.

September 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The owner of Venture Construction Group says that caring for his father changed his perspective a...

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CertainTeed's Apollo II solar shingles (pictured) are among the few survivors in a market that's seen its share of failed launches. Undautned, new entrants Solar City and the startup Sunflare are trying to make inroads with new solar roofing.  Image: CertainTeed

September 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New products will need to overcome problems of aesthetics and efficiency that have plagued past e...

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Form4 designs curved roofs for Stanford tech park

Innovation Curve Technology Park in Palo Alto, Calif. Renderings courtesy Form4 Architecture. Click here to enlarge.

June 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Fabricated of painted recycled aluminum, the wavy roofs at the Innovation Curve campus will symbo...

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Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....

Asphalt roofing group publishes updated shingle installation guide

Asphalt shingles. Photo: TriviaKing/Wikimedia Commons.

May 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technical manual provides best practices for roofing professionals.


New guide focused on increasing energy and structural performance with raised-heel trusses

Raised-heel truss. Photo courtesy APA.

May 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Higher trusses simplify attic ventilation, leave more space for insulation.


NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator updated

Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

March 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Now includes information from 2015 ICC Green Construction Code.


Better membranes, better roofing [AIA course]

Reroofing the Red Wing (Minn.) Shoe Company's facility with a 60-mil white TPO membrane and heat-welded seams over solyiso insulation. Photo: Jennifer Neighbors/courtesy Mule-Hide Products

February 24, 2016 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learning units, study the article carefully and take the exam.

Photo Credit: Pixabay/Creative Commons

January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free document is specifically tailored for metal roof installation.

High tech material makes Minnesota Vikings' new stadium's roof light and strong

Rendering courtesy HKS

December 07, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

U.S. Bank Stadium will have an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pneumatic roof, a durable, fle...

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Hoboken, N.J., wants more green roofs. Photo: GarberDC/Creative Commons.

October 27, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Mayor wants to offer tax incentives as further enticement.

Solar flash forward

 Panasonic’s Sustainable Smart Town in Japan

| September 11, 2015 | Panasonic

Looking to integrate solar into your building? Here’s what you need to know

Curved metal panels give roof over community college expansion
| April 15, 2015 | MBCI

A new campus was needed to support an Ohio community college's expanding population

Prices for Construction Materials Fall in January

Construction input prices were down in January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices for other materials were also down on both a monthly and yearly basis.

February 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, accord...

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New school blends with local architecture using Petersen metal roof

The International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in South Windsor, Conn. Photo: Petersen Aluminum

| February 11, 2015 | Petersen Aluminum

Perkins Eastman in Stamford, Conn., designed the school to emphasize and integrate the Internatio...

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A revitalized solar roof for San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall
| January 26, 2015 | Duro-Last Roofing

White thermoplastic PVC roof system fits the bill for rooftop solar installation project at famed...

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One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate pan
November 17, 2014 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last a...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo...

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February 19, 2014 |

This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated met...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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October 30, 2013 | MBCI

This AIA/CES-approved presentation provides information regarding proper design to prevent possib...

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U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi
October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...

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The 1,460-sf green wall at the Papadakis Integrated Science Building, Drexel Uni
September 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A dramatic interior green wall at Drexel University and a massive, 4.4-acre vegetated roof at the...

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Metal is among the roofing categories predicted to grow in a recent Freedonia Gr
September 20, 2013 | Freedonia Group

US demand for roofing is projected to rise 3.5 percent annually to 268 million squares in...

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August 22, 2013 | GAF

Leading North American roofing manufacturer GAF has certified its Gainesville, TX TPO Roofing man...

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July 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Some cities are deliberately discouraging construction of new parking spaces by allowing the cons...

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July 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on 

The LEED Gold Appaloosa Branch Library, Scottsdale, Ariz.
July 01, 2013 | Firestone Building Products Company LLC
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