February 13, 2024
In the constantly changing world of design and construction, the decisions we make today have a lasting impact on the future. Choosing sustainable materials not only affects the appearance of our projects but also helps to preserve our planet. TerraCast® Products provides sustainable products that don't compromise on quality. By using eco-friendly LLDPE resin material, we can make a positive contribution to the environment and stay true to our commitment to green practices in landscaping.
January 11, 2024
With escalating energy costs, the quest for efficient insulation materials that curtail energy transfer has intensified among homeowners and builders. Even with superior insulation, the specter of thermal transfer lingers, especially when thermal bridging occurs between a structure's interior and exterior. To thwart thermal bridging, creating a seamless, continuous insulation barrier around the building's exterior is paramount. Employing the right materials and strategies can accomplish this with efficacy and confidence.
September 28, 2023
Sto, an industry leader, has unveiled MVES, a game-changer in construction. These systems seamlessly blend aesthetics and performance, making them ideal for today's architectural demands. MVES offers a world of possibilities for building facades, combining various textures, colors, and finishes while maintaining a robust building envelope for sustainability.
September 7, 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of construction, innovative solutions are continually reshaping the industry. Today, we invite you to explore an exciting advancement in the world of architecture and construction - panelized construction. The exploration is inspired by CertainTeed, who recently shared their insights on this transformative approach in a blog post. Dive into the future of construction and the remarkable potential of panelized building methods.
Exploring Huntsman Building Solutions' Trailblazing Environmental Product Declaration for HEATLOK HFO and HEATLOK Soya HFO: An Architect's Indispensable Resource
June 23, 2023
Architects embarking on the journey to evaluate the environmental impact of insulation can now rely on Huntsman Building Solutions' pioneering Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for HEATLOK HFO and HEATLOK Soya HFO. This EPD, available exclusively through Huntsman Building Solutions, represents a significant breakthrough as the first and only Type III, product-specific, independently verified declaration tailored specifically for spray foam. By providing architects with invaluable insights, this comprehensive resource empowers them to thoroughly assess the environmental implications associated with HEATLOK HFO and HEATLOK Soya HFO.
March 29, 2023
National Gypsum provides products and product disclosure documents that help architects design sustainable buildings
StrataClean IQ Air Filtration System is quiet, energy-efficient and meets new EPA Clean Air in Buildings challenge recommendations
August 3, 2022
Introducing StrataClean IQ, an in-ceiling MERV 13 filtration system that is quiet, energy-efficient and meets new EPA Clean Air in Buildings challenge recommendations for increased ventilation. It's the easy way to specify for clean air!
January 26, 2022
The holiday season arrives and leaves rather quickly. However, winter décor does not always need to be put away immediately. As many travelers continue to enjoy vacations beyond the new year, winter décor can be nice to see around. Winter is the perfect time to freshen up looks around a business or try new arrangements. Whether it is hanging special snowflakes, lights, or putting out new planters, there are a lot of routes to consider.
November 29, 2021
TerraCast® planters, PolySteel™ light poles, and light pole base covers are all manufactured using #4 linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content. As we like to say, "our black is green," the standard black color we use contains a minimum of 90% post-consumer recycled content. In addition, the manufacturing process we use for these products, rotational molding (rotomolding), has an environmental advantage because it produces no scrap as all the materials can be 100% recycled.
November 12, 2021
Designing the new senior living community required Antunovich Associates to navigate multiple national, state, and local building and health codes, as well as U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. The exterior of the new architecture was designed to resemble the historic Nellie Black building that previously resided on the site, but trying to match the original building’s Flemish bond created challenges. The traditional way to construct this pattern of bricks would be to layer red stretchers and black headers alternately in each course.
New SimpleSoffit™ Drywall Framing System from Armstrong Offers a Faster, Easier, Better Way to Build Soffits
May 19, 2021
Prefabricated drywall grid solution saves time, material, and labor on the jobsite by clicking into shape to quickly build soffits in a wide range of design configurations.
March 17, 2021
LYRA PB Direct-Apply Acoustical Ceiling and Wall Panels provide sustainable and acoustical options for a wide variety of applications and install direct-to-structure using adhesive.
August 14, 2020
Recognizing the occupant benefits of natural light, flexibility, and fresh air, architects are increasingly designing schools with ample amounts of glass and open, versatile layouts. Here’s a look at what’s driving trends in school design—and how the façade plays a crucial role.
April 13, 2020
Given that a large fraction of greenhouse gas emissions are the result of burning fossil fuels to produce electricity, one of the most significant steps a company can take towards a sustainable future is curbing its electricity use. Fortunately, one of the largest consumers of electricity is also one of the most easily replaced.
January 15, 2020
People of all ages continue to move into multifamily communities, requiring developers to meet a range of needs. Kawneer delivers systems and solutions that offer the performance, aesthetics and sustainability required by today’s multifamily applications.
Nirmal Restaurant - Case Study: Feltworks Acoustical Panels are the perfect retrofit solution to control noise
December 13, 2019
Nirmal’s, rated one of the hottest restaurants in the country, brought in the accolades, but needed to bring down the noise, too. Hear how the owner quieted the space while preserving the ambiance.
October 7, 2019
The statistics sound like something from an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Every year in the United States, more than one billion birds die flying into buildings. Yes, one billion. In fact, one of every ten adult breeding birds succumb in this manner, and because 100 eggs are usually needed to produce one adult breeding bird, that’s like losing 100 birds each time one adult breeding strikes a building.
September 25, 2019
The Durham County Human Services Complex in Durham, NC is designed as a courtyard building using Terracotta Rainscreen Facades to give the building an urban presence while the internalized courtyard is a hidden gem within the urban setting.
July 5, 2019
For architects and engineers, sustainable construction is no longer a buzz word – it makes sense. According to the National Precast Concrete Association, sustainable construction refers to meeting present day needs without sacrificing the needs of future generations. Following sustainable construction practices reduces our environmental impact, improves air quality for communities, and can lower operating costs for buildings. In addition, sustainability focuses on building long lasting infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent report card gives America’s infrastructure a D+ grade.
June 17, 2019
Almost every city in America has a historic building awaiting a rebirth. Whether it’s a 300-year-old church, a 19th century warehouse, or even a 1950’s gas station, there is potential for great new spaces in your community. Every year AIA’s Committee on the Environment recognizes ten innovative projects that integrate design excellence with environmental performance. Beyond rigorous sustainability and ecological criteria, special attention to community and wellness factors is critical for selected projects. This year’s COTE Top Ten featured more adaptive reuse projects than ever before, signifying that the social and health value of these properties is on the rise.