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An Intimate Look at SO-IL's Las Americas

The 60-unit project in León, Mexico, aims to reduce urban sprawl and become an... More

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Sustainable Building Materials for Low Embodied Carbon

Here are eight of the most carbon-friendly products for roofing, cladding,... More

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Citation: MineralBuilt, a New CMU Block Designed by Architects

In searching for a product with the strength of concrete but flexibility of wood... More

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Citation: MineralBuilt, a New CMU Block Designed by Architects

In searching for a product with the strength of concrete but flexibility of wood... More

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2017 R+D Honorable Mention: CMU Fabrication and Construction in Haiti

A sunlight-powered kiln and a new concrete block shape could be a solution for... More

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Product: Salvatori Lithoverde

Made of 99% pre-consumer waste from stone yards and 1% natural resin, these masonry blocks are made of stone scraps layered with a soy-based binder. More

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Reversible, Bi-Directional Panelized System From IntegraSpec

IntegraSpec. The companys panelized (knock-down) system features bi-directional and reversible components to ease installation and reduce cutting, dust, and waste. An embedded insert accepts interlocking webs (spacers) to create core widths from 4 to 12 inches, with H clips to combine spacers for wider core dimensions. Inserts also help mitigate form lift during the pour and provide 1 5/8-inch-wide nailing strips that are marked on both sides of each panel. Standard assembled wall sections (blocks) measure 48 inches long by 12 1/4 inches high. 800.382.9102. www.integraspec.com. More

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Preassmbled Interlocking Blocks From ARXX

ARXX. A trio of ICF systems include knock-down and preassembled interlocking blocks to create walls between 4 and 24 inches thick and 60 feet high. The systems offer two- to four-hour fire resistance based on core thickness, a noise rating of STC 50 or higher, and resistance to F5 tornado winds. The ARXX Prime system (shown) is available with a 6-, 8-, or 10-inch core width and features an exposed web design (furring strips) on both faces for attachment of finish claddings. The products include recycled content and emit no VOCs. 800.293.3210. www.arxx.com. More

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Product Review: Insulated Concrete Forms

The need for energy efficiency is driving interest in ICFs. Here's what you need to know before trying out this building system. More

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Home Office

Designing with the desert heat in mind, [merrz]project provides a versatile structure that accomodates a variety of functions while keeping operating costs low. More

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