Table of Contents Winter-Product-Spec-Guide 2008



  • Philip Johnson needs money

    Johnson and his late partner, the collector David Whitney, left the glass house estate in less-than-perfect condition.



  • The Industry's Bottom Line

    The graphs below show how production industries stack up against construction in the number of employees and in the value added to the gross domestic product (GDP).

  • From Raw to Refined

    The manufacturer 3form has been working since 1991 to make plastics a more environmentally sensible, not to mention attractive, material for architecture and interiors-primarily with a new invention: eco-resin.

  • Sample Argument

    Strategies for product libraries.

  • The Point-and-Click Specifications

    Richard Lew is trying out a new way to do his job: an online internet portal for design documentation called USG Design Studio, launched last year by the Chicago-based gypsum wallboard and drywall manufacturer.

  • Stone's Pursuit of Sustainability

    The Natural Stone Council Committee on Sustainability is charged with identifying the implementing the best practices for sustainable manufacturing and quarrying of products branded with the Council's "Genuine Stone" mark.

  • Beyond Greenwashing

    Now, thanks to a coalition of leaders in building sustainability, you can add “cradle to cradle” to the list of authenticity indicators.

  • 2007's Top Green Products

    Buildinggreen has released its annual list of the top 10 green building products.

  • Samples



Other Articles

  • NYLO Plano at Legacy, Plano, Texas

    NYLO Plano at Legacy opened in December as the first location in what's expected to become a national chain of loft-concept hotels.

  • REI Prototype Store, Boulder, Colo.

    When the Seattle-based cooperative REI set out to expand a store in Boulder, Colo., there was no question of cutting corners on environmental attributes. Instead, Recreational Equipment Inc. pushed sustainability as far as products allowed. Working with G

  • The Natick Collection, Natick, Mass.

    The design for a massive 1.7-million-square-foot renovation and expansion of the Natick Collection began to take shape, transforming an average suburban strip mall into a center for high fashion.