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Building Materials | Aug 3, 2022

Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe on coping with a shaky supply chain in construction

BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction, about how his firm keeps projects on schedule and budget in the face of shortages, delays, and price volatility.

Building Materials | Jun 20, 2022

Early-stage procurement: The next evolution of the construction supply chain

Austin Commercial’s Jason Earnhardt explains why supply chain issues for the construction industry are not going to go away and how developers and owners can get ahead of project roadblocks.

Exterior BD+C University Course | May 10, 2022

Design guide for parapets: Safety, continuity, and the building code

This course covers design considerations for parapets. The modern parapet must provide fire protection, serve as a fall-protective guard, transition and protect the roof/facade interface, conceal rooftop equipment, and contribute to the aesthetic character of the building. 

Structural Multifamily Housing | May 8, 2022

Choosing the right paver system for rooftop amenity spaces

This AIA course by Hoffmann Architects offers best practices for choosing the right paver system for rooftop amenity spaces in multifamily buildings.

Multifamily Housing | Apr 28, 2022

ProConnect Multifamily comes to the Loews Coronado, San Diego, October 26-28

ProConnect Multifamily 2022 will attract building product specifiers and manufacturers to the Loews Coronado in San Diego in October.

Exterior BD+C University Course | Mar 18, 2022

Design strategies for metal wall and roof systems

Versatility, reliable performance, and relatively low installed-costs make prefabricated metal panel wall and roof systems attractive for sophisticated building applications. Owners and architects often collaborate to use these products in distinctive and aesthetically innovative design solutions. Manufacturers, recognizing an opportunity, have expanded their product lines with the aim of amplifying product use across a range of building types. Of course, no building enclosure system is without design challenges and considerations.

Building Technology | Feb 28, 2022

BIPV and solar technology is making its mark in the industry

Increasingly, building teams are comparing the use of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems for façades, roofs, and other architectural assemblies with a promising and much easier alternative: conventional solar panel arrays, either on their building or off-site, to supplement their resiliency and decarbonization efforts

Exterior BD+C University Course | Feb 17, 2022

Metal roofing trends

New ideas in design and constructability are radically changing how metal systems are used as roofing for commercial and institutional buildings. Behind the investment in these new kinds of expressions and construction approaches is a growing interest in improved performance and reduced environmental impact. Metal roofing systems can cut cooling and heating loads significantly, according to the EPA.

Product Data BD+C University Course | Jan 30, 2022

Optimized steel deck design

This course provides an overview of structural steel deck design and the ways to improve building performance and to reduce total-project costs.

Exterior BD+C University Course | Jan 7, 2022

Building enclosure design of exterior soffits

Treating an exterior soffit as merely a surface on which to hang cladding materials can render the building enclosure vulnerable to performance problems. 

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