Building Performance

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Architects to Help Promote NIBS Performance-Based Guide

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced it has agreed to support a new performance-based guide developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The National Performance-Based Design Guide (NPBDG) is the first broad-reaching performance-based tool for use by facility owners and building industry professionals. More

High-Performance Exterior for Loyola University New Orleans Renovation of Monroe Hall
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High-Performance Exterior for Loyola University New Orleans Renovation of Monroe Hall

Cost-saving facade option brought to light by New Orleans mason contractor More

Oldcastle Architectural Donates $10,000 To Skills USA’s National Masonry Program
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Oldcastle Architectural Donates $10,000 To Skills USA’s National Masonry Program

Oldcastle Architectural has donated $10,000 to Skills USA, providing the... More

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Masonry is Answer to Sustainability Question

When the school board in Spokane, Wash., entered the early planning stages to replace three aging urban buildings after the passage of a $165.3 million facility improvement bond, its primary design goals included durability and sustainability. Greg Brown, AIA, Director of Capitol Projects for Spokane Public Schools, said that keeping these goals in mind, concrete masonry was the “obvious choice” for the primary material the chosen schools. More

Southern Hospitality
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Southern Hospitality

For the past quarter century, the New American Home has been influencing... More

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Watch Out! Parapets Are Dangerous
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Testing Thin Stone Veneers
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