Existing buildings offer the greatest opportunity for achieving energy efficiency and reducing the overall building energy use in the U.S. Buildings constructed before 1980 were built to model energy codes that are vastly less stringent than current code requirements.
Words: Masonry Magazine Staff
Photos: The Masonry Institute of Michigan
The new Children’s Hospital of Troy, Michigan was constructed with a variety of colorful bricks to mimic a LEGO structure, the goal? To create an inviting environment that’s less scary for kids.
The town of Lowell, MA, was founded in the 1820s as a mill town and became known as the cradle for the American Industrial Revolution because of its textile mills and factories. Many historical manufacturing buildings were preserved and created into the Lowell National Historical Park.
Words: Michael Radigan
Introduced more than 20 years ago in the United States, rainscreens have become one of the most popular and effective technologies for deterring damaging rainwater intrusion into a building’s envelope.
The ‘Better Block’ assignment is a part of a required graduate course on materials and assemblies at the University of Washington Department of Architecture. The course is primarily a lecture course on construction materials and best practices for building envelope assemblies