Technical

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The Optimized Building+

BUILD picks apart a recent project for keys to improve the efficiency of rentable area

Read More+ 2 days ago
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Defining a Construction Budget: The 2024 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a challenging economy with an update to our Construction Budget...

Read More+ 1 month ago
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How to Predict the Future with Energy Modeling+

Like many of us in the design and construction industries, we at BUILD have been thinking about how to create...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Outsmarting BIM+

Three Strategies BUILD Employees Use to Avoid the BIM Trap

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Solar Technology for Housing+

BUILD reviews solar technology at three scales of housing

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Design Guide for the Home Office+

BUILD covers design ideas for the work-from-home lifestyle

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Paring Down to the Essence+

BUILD documents the specifications and finishes for a strikingly minimal residence

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2019 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for an uncertain economy with an update to the Construction Budget...

Read More+ 5 years ago

Curbless Shower Guide+

BUILD shares the next guide in their manual series: the curbless shower detail.

Read More+ 6 years ago

Header Alignment Guide+

BUILD’s guide to achieving alignment at windows, doors, and siding.

Read More+ 6 years ago

Flush Base Guide+

A step by step guide on the design and install of BUILD’s flush base detail 

Read More+ 6 years ago
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A Decade of the BUILD Blog+

A look back at the past decade of the BUILD Blog, and the toward the future ahead.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Case Study 2017 Stairs+

BUILD reviews 5 stair conditions of the Case Study House 2017.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Case Study House 2016 Exterior+

BUILD takes a technical look at the CSH2016 landscape and hardscape plan.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Advanced Rainscreen Envelope Detailing+

BUILD pushes and pulls rainscreen detailing on the Pham Residence.

Read More+ 7 years ago

A Residential Guide to Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning+

BUILD compares the different HVAC systems for residential design.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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The Logic of Elevation Design+

BUILD reviews the modern envelope strategies of their latest project in Bellevue.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Case Study House 2016 Interiors+

BUILD reviews the interior design and specifications of the CSH2016.

Read More+ 7 years ago
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Three Structures, Four Roof Types+

BUILD examines a variety of roof assemblies on the Magnolia House + Guesthouse.

Read More+ 7 years ago

How Much Energy is Saved by Reusing a Foundation?+

BUILD runs the numbers on the energy savings of down-and-dirty sustainability

Read More+ 7 years ago

Case Study House 2016 Kitchen Appliance Package+

BUILD kicks the tires on their most current kitchen appliance specification.

Read More+ 7 years ago

Architectural Steel Design+

BUILD outlines their most important design guidelines for architectural steel design.

Read More+ 7 years ago

Evolution of the Modern Entertainment Wall+

BUILD strikes design harmony between the flat screen and the firebox.

Read More+ 7 years ago

Strategies for Interior Wood Finishes+

BUILD outlines the design methods for balancing the use of 3 different interior woods.

Read More+ 7 years ago

Timeless Representations + Modern Technology+

BUILD discusses the magic balance between timeless representation methods and modern technologies.

Read More+ 7 years ago

Tricks of the Trade: Architectural Guardrails+

BUILD discusses some aesthetically pleasing strategies for guardrail design

Read More+ 7 years ago

The Art of the Nonconforming Stair+

BUILD explores an important exception in the building code for vertical circulation.

Read More+ 8 years ago

An Architect’s Guide to Photography+

BUILD's photography department reviews the motives, gear, and methods behind the architectural shot.

Read More+ 8 years ago

The Working Model+

BUILD reviews the usefulness of the working model as a communication tool.

Read More+ 8 years ago