Committee on the Environment

Latest Discussion Posts

  • Why Are People Flocking to the Beaches?   And on the third day He "took together in one place the waters that are under the sky and He named the dry land Earth and the waters Seas"  (Genesis as quoted by Pier Augusto Brecchio in  Man ...

  • BEST5 Technical Committee Call for Abstracts Building enclosure submissions due by August 1 The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council – ...

  • I used the wall as an example, as that was where the conversation began.  As that subject is too political, I tried to split my comments into two parts. One of a personal perspective on the wall project, and a second topic on the role of architect.  ...

  • Did Richard Florida Create Gentrification? Judging from the scorn heaped on Richard Florida for his new book " The New Urban Crisis " one could believe that this man single-handedly created this new crisis of "winner takes all" and of the ...

  • Below is a critical advocacy opportunity for architects to help shape the direction of our nation's model construction codes with a response deadline of June 1, 2017 .  The International Code Council (ICC) is accepting applications to sit on its ...

Community Blogs

  • Hello COTE Community! In all of the happenings of the month you may have missed this one item. On June 22, 2016, President Obama said “Here in America, folks should have ...

  • Scientists predict that extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent and destructive. For instance late last year, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world so far, decimated central island cities in the Philippines. Recent ...

  • Read original article here . (Image by SXC) Our bodies are covered in skin that helps protect and regulate our internal temperature levels. In a similar fashion, a building’s envelope protects its internal functions and acts as a transitional ...

  • Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It brings to mind a new blog series called “ Building as Unusual ” by Geekie-Award-winning digital ...

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  • ( View original article at the Coverings Blog ) Ceramic tile has been a popular building material for over 4,000 years. It played a prominent role in the history of building construction from the oldest pyramids in Egypt to the tile mosaics of ...

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