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One aspect of civilization that the Romans got right was the tiled bath. Since then, Europeans have built tiled bathrooms that present no distinction between the shower and the rest of the room.

This success of this design depends on lots of tile and a mortar substrate that slopes to a strategically placed floor drain. A lack of thresholds also makes this kind of bathroom perfect for wheelchair access.   Published 2012.0411

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Architectural Products Around the Web

Fire-Rated Cladding Key to Safe Buildings — Gulf News, 2012.0514

Guardian Industries and Soladigm to Jointly Deliver the Soladigm Dynamic Glass — AZo Build, 2012.0514

Design for Durability and Maintenance: We Have a Problem — Core77, 2012.0511

Lighting Science Group Announces New LED Lighting Products — Lighting Science Group Press Release, 2012.0510

Rise in Residential Investment May Help Home Depot-Lowe’S — Bloomberg, 2012.0510

Empire State Building Transitioning to LED Lighting — Sustainable Business, 2012.0509

The Challenges of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics — Renewable Energy World, 2012.0508

Wienerberger Brick Award 2012 — Building Products, 2012.0508

Free Fire Door Seminar at the Building Centre, London — Building Products, 2012.0430

Shaping the Future of Building Design — WAN Press Release, 2012.0430

SuDs Conference Ahead of New Legislation — Building Products, 2012.0426

Lusio Solid-State Lighting Releases New iPad App — Lusio Press Release, 2012.0424

Lusio Solid-State Lighting Releases New iPad App — Lusio Press Release, 2012.0424

Guardian Glass Featured on Award-Winning Mercy Corps Headquarters — Glass Magazine, 2012.0424

Phase Change Materials — Construction Digital, 2012.0423

Reliable Steel to Build Living Homes with GigaCrete Materials — Phototron Press Release, 2012.0419

Retrofit of Houston Skyscraper Uses CertainTeed Ecophon Ceiling Panels — CertainTeed Press Release, 2012.0417

Q&A: Kevin Theobald — Metropolis Magazine, 2012.0416

Salvaging Wood and Fixtures from Buildings Is an Earth-Friendly Trend — Detroit Free Press, 2012.0415

Nest Slams Honeywell over 'Meritless' Thermostat Patent Suit — PC Magazine, 2012.0413

Apple's Former Patent Chief Joins Nest Labs — New York Times, 2012.0412

Building Products Manufacturer Denies Allegations of Price-Fixing Cartel — Irish Examiner, 2012.0410

Low-Energy House Made of Steel — Graitec, 2012.0409

Prices of Building Materials in India Goes through the Roof — The Hindu, 2012.0406

Dirt Is Making a Comeback — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012.0406

Tornado Touches Down Near Steve Silver Headquarters — Furniture Today, 2012.0405

Xi Plus Precast Concrete Wall Systems Introduced by Superior Walls — Superior Walls Press Release, 2012.0405

Cups, Plates Become Construction Materials — Earth911, 2012.0405

Alcoa to Curtail Refining Capacity — Alcoa Press Release, 2012.0405

GE Boosts Wind Power Portfolio with Oklahoma Investment — Triple Pundit, 2012.0404

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Design Tools Around the Web

Eureka Asks Three CAD Companies What They See as Emerging Technologies — Eureka, 2012.0514

10 AutoCAD Commands You Have Either Forgotten or Never Knew — CAD Panacea, 2012.0514

RIBA Failing Architects When It Comes to BIM — BD (Registration required), 2012.0514

Cloud Computing Helps to Create Green, Sustainable Building Design — AZo CleanTech, 2012.0514

Restoring Sight with Wireless Implants — Nature (registration required), 2012.0513

Why the Cloud for CAD? — To3D, 2012.0510

Use Femap's Meshing Toolbox to Extend and Inspect Meshes — Cadalyst, 2012.0510

Revit Structure Basics You Never Learned — Autodesk User Group International, 2012.0510

The World of AutoCAD Programming Platforms, Part 2 — Cadalyst, 2012.0510

SolidWorks Basics: How to Automate Viewing "Normal to" Your Sketch — Solid Notes, 2012.0510

Bricsys Releases Bricscad 12.2.5 — TenLinks, 2012.0510

Map of Life Goes Live — Nature (registration required), 2012.0510

Build a CAD Proving Ground — Cadalyst, 2012.0509

Autodesk Releases 123D Catch as iPad App — Graphic Speak, 2012.0509

BIM Coordinator for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit Now Available — Autodesk Labs, 2012.0509

Around the World with BIM — AECbytes, 2012.0509

Getting Instant Cash...Off the Grid — ENN, 2012.0508

New Partner for Architecture 2030 — Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, 2012.0508

RIBA Plan of Work Updated to Include Bim Procedures — BD (Registration required), 2012.0504

Autodesk Edges Towards Taking Money for Cloud Services — Blog Nauseum, 2012.0504

Cloud CAD Is Really Difficult — 3D CAD Tips, 2012.0503

XREF Drawings from Autodesk 360 — CAD Geek, 2012.0503

Firing Up Revit Architecture 2013 — Autodesk User Group International, 2012.0503

Revit Read-Only and Automatic Transaction Modes — The Building Coder, 2012.0503

CAD Border Patrol — Autodesk User Group International, 2012.0503

The Prius V and Its Entune System — New York Times, 2012.0503

Siemens Rulestream Engineer-to-Order — CAD Digest, 2012.0501

Getting a BIM Rap: Why Implementations Fail, and What You Can Do about It — AECbytes, 2012.0430

Trimble Acquires SketchUp from Google — Denver Post, 2012.0427

Trimble Navigation to Buy Google's SketchUp — Reuters, 2012.0426

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