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The way we build and operate buildings has changed dramatically over the past decade, facing economic and environmental challenges that have led to a variety of high performance technologies emerging in the field. In response to these changes the Building Construction department at Virginia Tech... Read more


Buildings are the human-made structures that provide shelter and amenities for continuous occupation.  They mediate between people and the surrounding environment through physical systems that afford human wellbeing, comfort, and—occasionally—delight.  From the most basic shelters of early... Read more