The renovation work for the 1960s-1970s era original brick façade buildings included extensive interior and exterior work, the complete resurfacing of the buildings’ façades and the replacement of all windows.
Architects at BNIM designed a striking structure that embraces the inclusive, user-friendly tone of the new airport. Building for the long term, they prioritized sustainability as well. One choice in particular supported both intentions: the facility’s iconic exterior, an elegant glass façade created through BNIM’s collaboration with Bendheim and Längle Glas.
One of the more subtle ways to make a building temperature controlled while considering the planet is ventilated facade systems. This cladding system changes a building’s envelope, improving the building’s efficiency and impact.
One of the first vertical convention centers in North America, the 15-story Seattle Convention Center Summit building’s striking curtain wall features Technoform’s best-in-class building envelope products.
The terminal expansion of Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport features four interior and two exterior curtain wall systems of transparent glass held in place with narrow stainless steel frames. These curtain walls increase the amount of natural light within the terminal, bolster the visual connection between spaces, and update the overall design aesthetic of the airport.
Transparent glazing, whether window assemblies or full curtain wall assemblies, can help designers achieve a complex set of performance criteria with one product, eliminating redundant systems and streamlining construction.
Built environments are essential for human health, safety, and comfort. Properly constructed buildings enable us to live and thrive in any natural environment, many of which would be otherwise virtually unlivable.
Designing a $100 million, 256,000 square-foot, six-story building that serves both historic downtown Blacksburg, Virginia and Virginia Tech University was no easy feat for Hanbury Architects and developer, W.M. Jordan Company.
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ON DEMAND:This presentation reviews a variety of building types to discuss the continuity of detailing required to manage moisture, air, vapor, and thermal performance, as well as wind resistance requirements at the critical wall-to-roof interface.
ON DEMAND This presentation reviews a variety of building types to discuss the continuity of detailing required to manage moisture, air, vapor, and thermal performance, as well as wind resistance requirements at the critical wall-to-roof interface.
On-Demand: This presentation will provide an introduction to the building science of these key four phenomena of building physics, the mechanism for how they work, and strategies for controlling their transport in assemblies.
A step-by-step look at each critical detail in regards to sequence of construction and the various connections to ensure airtight/watertight and thermally protected details. Real life photos and job conditions will highlight the realities of the construction process to show typical errors found and how those errors can be addressed correctly.