FAILURES

Considering IRA with brick masonry

Apart from aesthetics, when brick is selected for new construction, test data provided by the manufacturer is often reviewed for strength, saturation coefficients, and perhaps efflorescence. Unfortunately, another important characteristic—the initial rate of absorption...

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FEATURE

Effective sound control of doors

When discussing how to secure the openings of a building, physical security commands the lion’s share of attention, with concerns about unauthorized access and fire typically Being at the forefront of any list of potential threats.
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NEWS

Bold design proposed for Portland’s Broadway Corridor

Kaven + Co. and William / Kaven Architecture have unveiled new renderings and a conceptual plan for the proposed redevelopment of Portland, Oregon’s Broadway Corridor. The concept, which would provide approximately 464,515 m2 (5 million sf) of new development, consists of multiple high-rise, mixed-use buildings with interesting and daring...+ Read More
FAILURES

Every layer matters

When an exterior wall leaks, rots, or falls down, scrutiny of the design and construction can be expected to focus on the inevitable question: whose fault was it?

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NEWS

Association honors the best architectural educators

Long-time Harvard professor is one of the winners of the 2017-’18 Architectural Education Awards. Each year, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) honors educators for exemplary work in building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service.+ Read More
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