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Composites are composed of at least two physically (not chemically) combined distinct building materials. They include matrixed materials, such as cement; fiber-reinforced plastics, such as fiberglass; and engineered wood products, such as plywood and oriented strand board.

Title Datesort ascending Author
Polycasting: Multi-material 3D Printing for Reinforced Concrete Jun 27, 2021 Shelby Elizabeth Doyle, AIA, LEED AP (Iowa State University), Nick Senske (Iowa State University)
Saint-Gobain and Certainteed North American Headquarters: A Whole Buildings Design Guide Case Study Jul 12, 2018 Whole Buildings Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences
Cloud Magnet: The Ethical Imperative for Environmental Health and Restoration May 16, 2018 Rashida Ng (Temple University), Andrew Wit (Temple University), Tonia Hsieh (Temple University)
Prefabricated Exterior Wall Panels for Commercial Building Enclosures Apr 16, 2018 Kenneth C. Loush, PE, Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc
Form-Finding of an Ecological “Green” Wall Using Bending-active Biotensegrity Structure Jun 14, 2017 Rui Liu (Kent State University), Diane Davis-Sikora (Kent State University)
Concrete Lattice: Unitized Architecture of Assembly Jun 14, 2017 Ryan Goold (University of Michigan), Daniel Fougere (University of Michigan), Tsz Yan Ng (University of Michigan), Wes McGee (University of Michigan)
Buoyant Ecologies: Research, Collaboration, and Resilience at the Edge Apr 26, 2017 Adam Marcus (California College of the Arts)
Automated Robotic Fabrication for Temporary Architecture: Rethinking Plastics Nov 28, 2016 Soulaf Aburas, LEED Green Associate (Perkins+Will), Giannis Nikas, LEED Green Associate, Mattia Santi, Maria Paula Velásquez, LEED Green Associate
Grove (2016 R+D Awards Honorable Mention) Jul 31, 2016
Digitally-driven Fabrication of Fiber-reinforced Composite Panels for Complex Shaped Envelopes May 18, 2016 Daniel Chung (Drexel University), Kihong Ku (Philadelphia University)
Best Practices for Architectural Coatings Feb 01, 2016 Elizabeth A. Hnatiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (principal architect, Hoffmann Architects)
Designed for Performance: Research Methods in a Collaborative Studio Rethinking Modern Curtain Walls Nov 30, 2015 Michael Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP (Kansas State University)
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (2015 R+D Awards Citation) Jul 31, 2015
Dynamic Composite Cladding May 13, 2015 Jefferson Ellinger (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
Use of Thermal Inertia for Reduction of HVAC Energy Consumption in Cooling Dominated and Mixed Climates Apr 13, 2015 Jan Kośny, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, Elizabeth Kossecka, Polish Academy Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Ali Fallahi, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Inc., Cookeville, TN, USA
Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Apr 13, 2015 Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation
State of the Art of NFPA 285 Apr 13, 2015 Brian Kuhn, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Thermal Bridging: Observed Impacts and Proposed Improvement for Common Conditions Apr 13, 2015 Andrea Love, Director of Building Science, Payette Associates, Boston, Charles Klee, Principal, Payette Associates, Boston
Towards Digital Containerized Factories of Composite Architectural Panels for Complex Shaped Buildings Apr 06, 2015 Daniel Chung (Drexel University), Kihong Ku (Philadelphia University)
Designed for Performance: A Collaborative Research Studio Rethinks Glass Curtain Wall Systems Apr 06, 2015 Michael D. Gibson (Kansas State University)
Thermostatic Bimetal Integrated Facade as a Micro-Climate Controller Apr 06, 2015 Kyoung-Hee Kim (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), John Mays (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Ok-Kyun Im (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Bamboo-steel Composite Structures Apr 06, 2015 Rui Liu (Kent State University), Yushun Li (Ningbo University, Ningbo, China)
Learning from Exterior Wall Problems Apr 02, 2012 Joseph P. Solinski (Stone & Glazing Consulting)
Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strengthening for Alternative Load Paths to Mitigate Progressive Collapse Vulnerabilities Dec 01, 2011 Zachary I. Smith (Fyfe Company), Edward R. Fyfe (Fyfe Company)
Troubleshooting in Design of Construction Details, Walls Apr 12, 2010 Mark Lawton, P. Eng. (Morrison Hershfield Limited)