Many specifiers grumble about the typical architect’s lack of knowledge of how things work and how building materials and assemblies go together—there is that perceived belief, “If I can draw it, someone can build it!”
Hacking has become a far bigger threat than most think. Indeed, the greatest risk to national security comes from not from aircraft carriers or infantry divisions, but a computer with a simple Internet connection located anywhere in the world.
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.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) and The Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) today announced that Alexion’s global headquarters at 100 College Street in New Haven has achieved LEED Platinum certification for Commercial Interiors. LEED Platinum is the highest level of green building certification through the U.S....
Modern technology has made its mark on stone design as well as fabrication. Today, project teams taking advantage of technology are experiencing increased freedom in control of the design concept, from development through to fabrication.
Selecting entrance systems for use in commercial and institutional buildings involves balancing multiple factors, including location, function, and appearance, along with the occupants’ frequency of use, the facility manager’s maintenance program, and the project’s budget and schedule.
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Washington Gas, a WGL company (NYSE: WGL), announced today that its new Northwest Station Fleet Facility in Rockville, Maryland, earned LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), exceeding the threshold of 60 credits by 3 points.
In the construction industry, falls are a major cause of workplace-related deaths, responsible for over a third of construction worker fatalities. Of fatal falls occurring between 1992 and 2009, one third total were from roofs.