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Walls and Partitions | Sep 29, 2022

Unilock - A Shared Vision Building an Industry

The founder of Unilock built an eco-system of businesses that created an industry. The dedication…
Walls and Partitions | Sep 29, 2022

Innovation in Today’s Hardscape Materials

Advanced technologies in today’s pavers and retaining walls result in a wide range of styles and…
Building Materials | Aug 3, 2022

Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe on coping with a shaky supply chain in construction

BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction, about how his firm keeps projects on schedule and budget in the face of shortages, delays, and price volatility.

| Eric Jenkins, CENTRIA Jun 16, 2022

Five Reasons to Choose an Insulated Composite Backup Wall System

Insulated composite backup panel systems deliver design flexibility without jeopardizing the building envelope with mixing of cladding options.

| May 23, 2022

Kawneer curtain walls create the perfect learning environment

Fayetteville High School built an impressive campus illuminated by 28,000-square-feet of Kawneer’s curtain wall and 14,000-square-feet of storefront glass.

Exterior BD+C University Course | May 10, 2022

Design guide for parapets: Safety, continuity, and the building code

This course covers design considerations for parapets. The modern parapet must provide fire protection, serve as a fall-protective guard, transition and protect the roof/facade interface, conceal rooftop equipment, and contribute to the aesthetic character of the building. 

Exterior BD+C University Course | May 5, 2022

Designing with architectural insulated metal wall panels

Insulated metal wall panels (IMPs) offer a sleek, modern, and lightweight envelope system that is highly customizable. This continuing education course explores the characteristics of insulated metal wall panels, including how they can offer a six-in-one design solution. Discussions also include design options, installation processes, code compliance, sustainability, and available warranties.

Exterior BD+C University Course | Mar 18, 2022

Design strategies for metal wall and roof systems

Versatility, reliable performance, and relatively low installed-costs make prefabricated metal panel wall and roof systems attractive for sophisticated building applications. Owners and architects often collaborate to use these products in distinctive and aesthetically innovative design solutions. Manufacturers, recognizing an opportunity, have expanded their product lines with the aim of amplifying product use across a range of building types. Of course, no building enclosure system is without design challenges and considerations.

BIM/VDC/IT/CAD BD+C University Course | Jan 10, 2022

Applied parametrics for façade designs and materials

Parametric modeling has proven an invaluable toolset that enables architects to test complex design concepts and organize large quantities of data into manageable work streams. Parametric iteration makes it possible to achieve unique solutions that require digital surface modeling and then apply them to interesting building materials that might previously have been considered unviable.

Walls and Partitions | Nov 29, 2021

ProWood FR Announces Availability of New Fire-Retardant, UL-Listed Wall Assembly

ProWood FR, a brand of UFP Retail Solutions, recently achieved UL Listing on a fire-retardant, pressure-treated wall assembly, ProWood FR UL V343 2-Hour Wall Assembly (UL 263 Listed).

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