Wood products and resilience of the built environment

In recent years, the term ‘resilience’ has become a buzzword used to demonstrate how products fit into adapting the built environment to expected changes. As more groups try to classify what resilience means to them, the need for a comprehensive discussion to set a standard definition of the term...
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Specifying HVAC equipment in critical environments

Cleanrooms present unique design challenges because they must meet specific requirements that go beyond what is encountered in a typical commercial space. When specifying HVAC equipment in a critical environment such as a cleanroom, engineers must consider the key issues of air filtration, humidity control, and pressurization.
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Breaking the glass roof: Building with ETFE architecture

Tensile structures have been used for millennia. When indigenous peoples required shelter that was lightweight and structurally sound, fabrics made from animal hides and easily transportable elements were the most viable solution. At the Roman Colosseum, a retractable Velarium provided shading for a more comfortable spectator experience.
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