• How to Overcome the Challenges of Specifying Products for Code Compliance
    FRIDAY, JUN 08, 2018
    Product Specification: An Overview While your design vision may define the character and function of a building, the quality often comes down to the materials you specify. Product specification is...
  • Understanding Materials Testing to Ensure Your Project’s Success
    THURSDAY, JUN 07, 2018
    The world of building materials testing might seem foreign (even scary) to some. But for the architect who wants to stay ahead of the game, understanding code requirement around building...
  • How Architects Can Ensure Material Performance
    THURSDAY, JUN 07, 2018
    When you select materials and products for a building’s design, you plan on their quality and performance contributing to your project’s success. That’s the idea, at least. ...
  • Designing for Human Behavior: Fire Safety Considerations
    MONDAY, JUN 04, 2018
    Designing for fire safety is an integral part of the job for architects who work on commercial buildings. For one thing, addressing fire safety is mandated by building codes. And...
  • Applying Fire Protection Elements Into Aircraft Hangar Designs
    THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
    Aircraft hangars are some of the most challenging structures to design when it comes to fire safety. They’re large, open structures that house aircraft and large equipment: a combination that...