As roofers know, winter weather can impose some formidable loads on structural elements. To help ensure a shading device can withstand such stresses, a test method has been devised for both static and impact loading.
With glazed façades dominating urban landscapes, the strides made to improve the energy efficiency of glass are well-documented and generally well-understood. However, the framing members of wall and window systems have also been re-engineered.
Melding aesthetics with performance was top of mind in the design of Michigan State University’s (MSU’s) new Bio Engineering Facility. The four-story, 12,077-m2 (130,000-sf) research laboratory building features proprietary resins comprising 70 percent PVDF that meet or exceed AAMA 2605.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) opened registration for its 79th annual conference from Feb. 14 to 17 in Huntington Beach, California. This year’s theme is ‘Surf City,’ with optional events including a golf tournament and dolphin and whale watching.
Skyscraper cities, while conceptually rooted in mid-20th century architecture, are being reinvented to appeal to a new generation—and a new market. Their design is a topic of enduring interest in the world of architecture.