NEAR YOU

Top 10 states for LEED: Who made the list?

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ranking states in terms of certified square feet per resident.
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LAW

Construction collaboration to achieve design intent

Masonry brickwork is testimony to the traditional collaboration between architect, engineer, and mason. Unfortunately, many architects and engineers have curtailed their collaborative construction activities, perceiving the risk of litigation as too great.

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FEATURE

The rise of the blue roof

Blue-roof implementation is on the rise in the United States and, indeed, around the world. First conceived in 2008, these ROOF assemblies have proved to be an emerging technology that changes the game in densely populated, urban areas like San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York.
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FAILURES

Revelations with reversible repairs

When designing repairs to existing buildings and structures, emphasis is typically on durability, with the goal of achieving the longest-possible service life. However, there are some cases in which it is desirable to design repairs that are reversible or removable.

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FORM + FUNCTION

Dutch students redevelop the traditional rowhouse

Students from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands earned an overall third-place finish at the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 for their Prêt-à-Loger (i.e. project, which demonstrates how sustainability on existing European rowhouses can be improved.
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NEWS

ARMA names best in asphalt roofing

A slate look-alike and green roof were among the winners of this year’s Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-study (QARC) Awards.+ Read More
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