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Sintered Compact Surfaces for Interior Designs Neolith, a sintered compact surface, is a revolutionary new product category pioneered by TheSize and born in the last decade to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and...

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Silicon-Based Adhesives and Sealants for Façade Construction Dow Corning is a global leader in the development of silicon-based adhesives and sealants for façade...

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Comprehensive Urban Renewal: More than Building Regeneration: a Case Study in Vienna Comprehensive Urban Renewal: More than Building Regeneration: a Case Study in...

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Seismic Design of High-Rise Buildings Seismic Design of High-Rise...

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Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High-Rise Buildings Alternative Evacuation Design Solutions for High-Rise...

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Eurocode 8 and Italian Code: A Comparison of Safety Levels and Classification of Interventions on Existing Masonry Buildings Eurocode 8 and Italian Code: A Comparison of Safety Levels and Classification of Interventions on Existing Masonry...

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Draft 2010 California Green Building Standards Code Draft 2010 California Green Building Standards...

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Building Rating and Certification in the US Building Community Building Rating and Certification in the US Building...

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Effective Use of Third-Party Inspectors for Enforcing the Building Energy Code Effective Use of Third-Party Inspectors for Enforcing the Building Energy...

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Tsunami Evacuation Buildings (TEBs): A New Risk Management Approach to Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunamis Tsunami Evacuation Buildings (TEBs): A New Risk Management Approach to Cascadia Earthquakes and...

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Green Building Practices and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation Green Building Practices and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation...

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The Green Building Revolution: Addressing and Managing Legal Risks and Liabilities The Green Building Revolution: Addressing and Managing Legal Risks and...

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Energy Performance and Closed-Cell Spray Foam: A Better Building Technology Energy Performance and Closed-Cell Spray Foam: A Better Building...

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Retrocommissioning Your Building to Create Savings Retrocommissioning Your Building to Create...

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Urban Design Skills Working Group Report to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Regeneration, DTLR Urban Design Skills Working Group Report to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Regeneration,...

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Open Cell Foam, and What Every Contractor Should Know Open Cell Foam, and What Every Contractor Should...

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TerraPLEGEL® 0.5 TerraPLEGEL®...

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PlusPLEGEL® 0.5, PlusPLEGEL® Hi Load 0.9 PlusPLEGEL® 0.5, PlusPLEGEL® Hi Load...

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AluPLEGEL® AluPLEGEL®...

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The Netzaberg Housing Area Project The Netzaberg Housing Area...

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REHAU Helps Waldsee BioHaus Achieve North America's First German Passivhaus Certification REHAU Helps Waldsee BioHaus Achieve North America's First German Passivhaus...

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PE-X Borehole Heat Exchangers for High Temperature UTES Applications PE-X Borehole Heat Exchangers for High Temperature UTES...

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High-Performance Interlayers for Laminated Glass Saflex interlayer technology delivers advanced glazing performance for demanding...

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Innovative, Creative, Competent: Translucent Building Elements More than 40 years of Rodeca is also the history of revolutionary ideas and pioneering innovations. Yet the company has not only kept up with the times; it has also continued to set trends...

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Made-to-Order Photovoltaics for Architectural Building Integration Renewable energy has many faces, but photovoltaics from solarnova is...

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Waterproofing, Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Texsa manufactures, markets and distributes products for waterproofing, thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as the corresponding auxiliary materials for each of these...

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Because Silence Does Not Steal Space TECSOUND is a high-density, highly viscoelastic synthetic soundproofing membrane that offers excellent levels of acoustic insulation in traditional constructions, whilst hardly affecting...

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Veco-Starc Ventilated Façade System Used for palaces, castles and churches, stone has always been one of the most important building...

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Ertex Architecturally Integrated Photovoltaics ertex provides a wide range of designs and colours for photovoltaic cells, so improving your energy efficiency does not need to mean compromising on aesthetic quality. The company is committed...

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Economic Analysis of PV Shading Systems in Façade Construction When we are talking about BIPV solutions, the phrase "multifunctionality" always appears. Beside design, energy production, weather protection etc. also the function as a shading device...

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Hoover Treated Wood Products All Hoover products are pressure-impregnated and kiln-dried for a far superior finished product. Hoover products are treated and dried in carefully monitored, commercial pressure-treatment...

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Sefar: Interior / Exterior Together with specialists in polymer technology and lighting, Sefar has successfully developed a new generation of high-tech fabrics which meet these demands. By carefully selecting raw...

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Proven Fire Protection for Timber: Making Schools Safe Timber is still our most sustainable and versatile construction material. Just like any other material, protecting it against the threat of fire is one of the most important factors when...

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Superior Fire Protection from Lonza When it is identified that fire protection is required for timber cladding there is a clear choice of industrially applied impregnation treatments or coating...

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The Use of Colour-Effect Glass in the Design of Exterior Facades and Interior Spaces Dichroic glass opens up new opportunities for architects and designers to link the functionality of glass with the aesthetic of...

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Kebony Southern Yellow Pine Kebony wood is a building material of unique category. It is made to withstand harsh exterior environments in the most demanding applications from northern regions to the tropics, and...

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Kebony: The New Wood General interest in form and colour is growing, as is our desire to add a personal touch to the structures we build. We don't want to spend all our time and resources on maintaining our house...

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Re-Assessing Green Building Performance This paper, put forward by the US Department of Energy, informs the General Services Administration on how their sustainably designed buildings are performing in comparison to industry baselines...

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Issues in Green Building and the Federal Response This white paper, presented by the Congressional Research Service, discusses the concept of green building and major federal policies relating to green...

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Textile Architecture - the Perfect Combination of Functionality and Aesthetics Textile Architecture - the Perfect Combination of Functionality and...

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Space Efficiency in High-Rise Office Buildings Space Efficiency in High-Rise Office...

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Sustainable Building Refurbishment by Integration of Solar Thermal Collectors Sustainable Building Refurbishment by the Integration of Solar Thermal...

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University Of California: Policy on Sustainable Practices University Of California: Policy on Sustainable...

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Sustainability and the Dynamics of Green Building Sustainability and the Dynamics of Green...