Fall 2013 Table of Contents

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A Building Where Learning Isn't Limited to Students projects A Building Where Learning Isn't Limited to Students

Harvard University's campus services team continues to learn from—and improve on—its own building. Read more

Product Category Review: Building Wraps Product Category Review Product Category Review: Building Wraps

Weather, vapor, and air barriers protect buildings and their occupants—but when should each be used? Read more

A Container for Healing snapshot A Container for Healing

In British Columbia, St. Mary's Hospital draws inspiration from Sechelt First Nations traditions. Read more

Using Air to Reduce the Weight and Amount of Concrete Used in Construction technology Using Air to Reduce the Weight and Amount of Concrete Used in Construction

Concrete floor decks become lighter and thinner when filled with BubbleDeck’s trays of hollow plastic balls. Read more

How It's Made: LEDs How It's Made How It's Made: LEDs

LEDs have transformed the way we illuminate our buildings. Here is a macrolevel look at the microscopic processes use to make these revolutionary chips. Read more

NPR's new Washington, D.C., Headquarters Are A Public Broadcast of High-Performance Building projects NPR's new Washington, D.C., Headquarters Are A Public Broadcast of High-Performance Building

NPR's new headquarters celebrates history, innovation, and the joining of old and new media in a high-performance building that's headed for LEED Gold. Read more

It's Still Fun to Stay at the YMCA snapshot It's Still Fun to Stay at the YMCA

With a high-performance renovation and addition, a historic YMCA building reclaims its place in a South Los Angeles community. Read more

Is Denser Always Better? AIAPerspective Is Denser Always Better?

A tale of two cities. Read more

Park It, Pal AIArchitect Park It, Pal

How one hard-nosed city is learning to love parklets. Read more

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