In the late 1970s, many American office workers began complaining of a mysterious illness. Their symptoms included headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and eye, nose, and throat irritation. Often, these symptoms started after workers arrived at the office and dissipated after they left the building.
Material selection is a core component of any building project. Every material—from façade treatments to flooring—must be specified by a design team.
Material selection is one of the most important aspects of a building project. Beyond aesthetics, many factors go into the final decision, including code compliance, performance, and environmental and health impacts.