Forty-three states and most U.S. jurisdictions have adopted regulations for energy-efficient construction of commercial buildings. These regulations usually include provisions related to low-slope roof assemblies— buildings whose roofs slope less than two units vertical in 12 units horizontal (2:12).
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The Aloft London Excel hotel, designed by Jestico + Whiles, features a façade of highly reflective stainless-steel shingles that create a color-shifting effect throughout the day.
Should institutional and commercial buildings be built to last 100 years? Why not? There are plenty of examples—religious structures, university buildings, train stations, and so on—that have performed well for a century or more.
Despite more durable materials that have developed over the years, wood remains a desirable part of many commercial buildings
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Hospitals of Providence’s 40,000-sf microhospital in the El Paso suburb of Horizon City will serve a market whose population has exploded despite being nearly an hour’s drive from the nearest full-size hospital.