07/07/2005

Building Envelope Design Guide Released

NIBS provides advice for the federal government’s institutional and office buildings

 

Federal agencies have contracted the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to develop a comprehensive guideline for the exterior building envelope design and construction of institutional and office buildings. The Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Air Force, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, and Federal Emergency Management Agency solicited help from NIBS in creating this uniform set of criteria for the federal government.

The building systems addressed in the guide include below grade, walls, roofing, fenestration, and atria. Each of these systems is addressed in respect to material durability, system maintainability, thermal performance, moisture protection, fire safety, acoustics, and daylighting/visuals (fenestration and atria). Everything from the basics and fundamentals to CAD design and construction details, as well as codes and standards, is included.

To review the comprehensive guideline, visit the Whole Building Design Guide website (http://www.wbdg.org/design/envelope.php).

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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