An Associated General Contractors (AGC) study found an increase in overall construction spending in 2015 and another miniscule increase in December, showing spending slowed in the second half of the year.
The LATICRETE® Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) is designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers, including thin brick, manufactured stone, and natural stone. MVIS provides a permanent, high-strength installation that is freeze-thaw stable and protects against water intrusion.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) is matching donations up to $100,000 to support ongoing research for building information modeling (BIM) in the cast-in-place concrete industry.
In our September 2015 issue, we published the article, “Fiber Cement Panels as Rainscreens,” by Carolina Albano. One reader, Richard Keleher (RJKeleher Architect), wrote to offer his thoughts about the piece and the subject matter in general. We shared with the author, who thanked him for his comments, and present it here:
Channel glass’ distinctive, self-supporting, U-shape makes it possible for design professionals to use glazing in new ways. The final part in this three-article series examines applications related to durability in the face of high winds, along with energy efficiency and colorfastness.
As design professionals have grown more familiar with channel glass, many now recognize its benefits extend beyond harnessing daylight. The linear channel glass segments provide a depth and profile not found in conventional glazing, and can therefore be used as much to contribute to the art of building design as to diffuse daylight. The first in this three-part series explores the material.
It is no secret architects have an affinity for glass. The sheer number of full-glass buildings emerging all over the United States speaks to the material’s panoptic appeal and its ability to create openness and connectivity to the outdoors. Most of our time—approximately 90 percent—is spent inside, meaning an exposure to natural light and a visual connection with the outdoors is more important than ever.