The annual Sprayfoam 2016 convention and trade show will be held February 8 to 11 in Orlando. Hosted by Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the trade show draws nearly 1200 people from all aspects of the sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) industry both in the United States and around the world.
When it comes to public buildings, it’s easy to take the doors and entryways for granted. A major challenge is that often door security measures can undermine human safety. It is critical door assemblies provide the correct balance of life safety and security while meeting building and fire codes.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) honored top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications, and research projects out of 459 entries from around the world.
Stretch forming is a process in which s metal extrusion is kept under constant tension, while stretched and bent simultaneously over a die to create contoured parts. The variety of shapes and cross-sections that can be stretch-formed is almost unlimited. Window systems, skylights, storefronts, signs, flashings, curtain walls, walkway enclosures, and hand railings can be accurately and precisely formed to the desired shapes.
September 2010 marked the grand opening for Richardsville Elementary, the First Net-Zero Insulated Concrete Form School in the U.S. Warren County School district, the school board responsible for Richardsville, has been building energy efficient schools that are being recognized for their innovation across the United States.
When it comes to insulating a facility, insulation addresses two important goals—maintaining a consistent interior temperature and preventing moisture from forming and collecting via condensation.There are several different materials and ways to protect a roof, including fiberglass, rigid board, and insulated metal panels (IMPs). Costs and benefits may vary between the products, but an overall building envelope comparison shows some marked differences.
In our August 2015 issue, two authors explored numerous aspects of lightning protection, from functionality to aesthetics. In this complementary web article, the focus turns to risk assessment and associated costs.
Daylighting is an integral part of architectural design. After all, building occupants want a physical and psychological connection to the outside world. We evolved under sunlight; our Circadian rhythms—governing daily living cycles, influencing our mood, and controlling our sleep patterns—developed in response to a connection to the outdoors. Unfortunately, how many design/construction professionals approach daylighting can be problematic.