Integrating lighting into specialty ceilings

Integrating lighting into specialty ceilings The purpose of lighting—both natural and artificial—in the built space has always been to elevate the architectural environment, providing a level of functionality and visual comfort to space occupants The post Integrating lighting into specialty ceilings appeared first on Construction Specifier. See Original Article Iconic downtown Dallas tower to undergo …

South Carolina Museum finds sustainable solution in thermal break technology

South Carolina Museum finds sustainable solution in thermal break technology The International African American Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, considerably reduced energy loss from thermal bridging in a steel staircase next to an egress by relying on steel-to-steel thermal breaks, which also helped achieve structural integrity, reduce carbon emissions and prevent condensation and mold formation on …

Rethinking rebar: Reinforcement goes green

Rethinking rebar: Reinforcement goes green Reinforcing bar, commonly known as “rebar,” comes in the form of mesh, wires, or bars, and is designed to strengthen concrete under tension. The post Rethinking rebar: Reinforcement goes green appeared first on Construction Specifier. See Original Article Ignite your inspiration with CertainTeed Architectural ceilings and walls The spaces you …

Tips for employing insulated metal panels

Tips for employing insulated metal panels The goal of this article is to help specifiers and designers know what project needs drive the facing profile, gauge, color, and insulation thickness selections for IMPs, as well as the best applications within the range of options available. The post Tips for employing insulated metal panels appeared first …

PG&E substation to maximize energy efficiency and design sustainability

PG&E substation to maximize energy efficiency and design sustainability San Francisco substation will comply with Zero Energy Certification requirements by meeting optimal thermal efficiency goals and relying on precast concrete construction and other sustainability strategies, such as utilizing photovoltaic materials and natural ventilation. The post PG&E substation to maximize energy efficiency and design sustainability appeared …

Washington’s behavioral health facility layout embodies flexible, patient-centered care

Washington’s behavioral health facility layout embodies flexible, patient-centered care Washington’s new behavioral health facility’s open-concept and flexible layout aims to maximize wellbeing, healing, and learning around a patient-centered, integrated care model emphasizing a mind and body bridge. The post Washington’s behavioral health facility layout embodies flexible, patient-centered care appeared first on Construction Specifier. See Original …

Why use rainscreens behind stucco claddings?

Why use rainscreens behind stucco claddings? Stucco claddings, along with many other absorptive claddings—including fiber cement, EIFS, and stone—don’t just need a good quality water-resistive barrier behind them The post Why use rainscreens behind stucco claddings? appeared first on Construction Specifier. See Original Article NYC firm gives Jefferson Market Library a modern rewrite Architecture, urban …

Global building materials company takes net-zero out to sea

Global building materials company takes net-zero out to sea Holcim US, part of global sustainable construction group Holcim, has become a founding member of the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, as part of its mission to build a net-zero future. The post Global building materials company takes net-zero out to sea appeared first on Construction Specifier. …

To View Building Trades Videos

To View Building Trades Videos CISCO and CTA have teamed up to create videos of various building trades apprenticeship programs and virtual tours of their Training Centers.  Click here.See Original Article CISCO Announces Scholarship Program Underway for 2022 Awards CISCO Announces Scholarship Program Underway for 2022 Awards CISCO has begun to accept applications for its …

Washington whiskey facility Phase 2 incorporates sustainable softwood

Washington whiskey facility Phase 2 incorporates sustainable softwood Quincy, Washington’s newly rebuilt Woodinville Whiskey facility warehouses marry contemporary technology with traditional rustic style, using sustainably sourced softwoods which underwent a process to gain sturdy, hardwood-like properties. The post Washington whiskey facility Phase 2 incorporates sustainable softwood appeared first on Construction Specifier. See Original Article Chicago …