FEATURES

Minimizing Environmental Impacts with Clay Roofing

Clay roof tiles offer numerous benefits to commercial and residential projects. Inherently, the material is associated with minimal environmental impact in its sourcing, extraction, as well as manufacture. As environmental awareness in building design and construction has increased, the greatest focus has been on sustainable building materials, both in...
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FAILURES

Under (negative) pressure

FAILURES
Deborah Slaton, David S. Patterson, AIA, and Jeffrey N. Sutterlin, PE

When detailing a typical punched window opening surrounded by cavity wall construction, head and sill flashing manage bulk water...

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FEATURE

Air-loop window walls

In this second part on a two-article series on air-loop window walls, the author discusses nine potential problems with traditional exposed and covered slab-edge design and explores how to eliminate the causes of concern.
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FEATURES

Channel high design: Part two

Channel glass’ distinctive, self-supporting, U-shape makes it possible for design professionals to use glazing in new ways. Part two of this three-article series explores aesthetic applications moving beyond simple curves.
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SPECIFICATIONS

Design-build bridging documents for complex projects: Part one

SPECIFICATIONS
Robert Connors, PE, CCS

Design-build (D-B) is increasingly used as a construction delivery method for complex projects to accelerate completion, contain liability for cost overruns, and shift operational risks. The work is finished earlier because construction advances as design is completed. Budget and scope creep are contained because bids...

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FEATURE

Holcim awards the best in international sustainable construction

The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, a design competition spanning the last three years, has announced its global winners. The competition, an initiative of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, is open to all countries and focuses on pioneering novel and future-oriented, building projects. The competition, an initiative of...+ Read More
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