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SOLARBAN glass specified for Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Solarban® 70XL and Solarban 72 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass have been selected for the Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) complex in the heart of Singapore Changi International Airport. Jewel is envisaged to be a world-class lifestyle destination that will be a game-changer for Changi Airport, amidst intensifying competition on the global airport landscape. Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the structure will feature a distinctive dome-shaped façade made of steel and glass.

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Burroughs & Chapin Selects Lifescapes International to Re-envision the Redevelopment of Two South Carolina Entertainment Destinations

Lifescapes International has been selected to design the landscape environment for the redevelopment of two entertainment centers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At Barefoot Landing, Lifescapes will design the landscape environment for the entire redevelopment, which includes 45,000 square feet of new retail space, a new restaurant district known as Dockside Village, the addition of an amphitheater, and a new boardwalk on the South end of the property. It also includes adding more shaded patio space throughout the destination-oriented center, as well as playful updates to the kid’s zones and floating retail on the north end of the property.

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J.E. Berkowitz fabricates glass for “ultra-green” office building in New Jersey

J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) announced the completion of 804 Carnegie Center West, the latest office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, New Jersey. JEB fabricated more than 46,000 square feet of glass for the facility, which was recently awarded LEED® certification at the Platinum level—the highest level of distinction awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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CertainTeed Redefines the Traditional Look of Wood in New High-Performance, Fire-Rated Wall & Ceiling Panel

The natural warmth, depth and richness of wood have long made it a favorite ceiling and wall panel material among architects and designers. However, there is an emphasis on products that blend the visual aesthetic of wood with the added features and benefits of acoustical performance and safety. CertainTeed Ceilings® is answering the call with the introduction of Decoustics Rondolo™. The line of custom micro-perforated acoustic wood panels and planks merges the elegant look of wood with the lowest flame spread rating and superior sound absorption properties.

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Inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Master Craft Floors, an award-winning flooring contractor with experience in large hospitality projects in Las Vegas, was selected to help specify and install the enormous swaths of carpet, soft surface, resinous, sealed concrete and polished concrete flooring. The process resulted in a stunning, contemporary entertainment facility, T-Mobile Arena. The architectural and design masterpiece is now a regular backdrop for concerts, events, headline boxing matches and a variety of other performing arts.

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Guardian Sustainability Calculator Wins Multiple Awards

A digital program, the Sustainability Calculator helps architects and designers review how glazing make-ups from Guardian Glass can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems such as LEED®, the Living Building Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.

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The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier

Receiving the top award, AeroBarrier is being called the decade’s most disruptive energy efficiency product.  Mandalay Homes, an Arizona homebuilder, uses Aerobarrier on all new homes.  Geoff Ferrell, Chief Technology Officer at Mandalay Homes says, “AeroBarrier is the key for us building net-zero homes as a standard feature.  Before AeroBarrier, it was not financially feasible or practical on a mass scale.” 

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BNBuilders Awarded Borrego Springs, CA Branch Library, Park & Sheriff’s Office

BNBuilders, in partnership with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the new Borrego Springs Branch Library, Park, and Sheriff’s Office. The $11.5 million design-build project is designed to celebrate the social and cultural history of the Borrego Springs community and the unique environment of this desert setting.

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AAMA presented with World Vision’s 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award during International Builders Show

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) was honored to receive the 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award on Wednesday, as presented by World Vision at the humanitarian organization’s 18th Annual Crystal Vision Award Breakfast during the 2018 International Builders Show in Orlando. World Vision’s Partnership Award is given each year to a company within the industry that has partnered with the organization’s Storehouse Program for a minimum of three to five years.

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Western Specialty Contractors restores three-level parking structure

Parking garages are important structures that require extensive maintenance to minimize damage from environmental stressors and daily wear-and-tear. And when parking is at a premium, contractors must make sure repairs are performed in a timely manner and with as little disruption as possible to drivers. Such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Little Rock, AR Branch restored a three-level parking structure for the Kirkpatrick Plaza office building at 10800 Financial Centre Pkwy.

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SPOTLIGHT: AIA AWARDS

Jorge Silvetti awarded 2018 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion honors an individual who has been intensely involved in architecture education for more than a decade and whose teaching has influenced a broad range of students. Silvetti has taught at Harvard University Graduate School of Design  (GSD) since 1975 as a gifted professor and mentor.  Argentinian by birth, Silvetti’s influence at GSD may have been most strongly felt from 1995-2002, when he served as chair of the architecture program.

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Lenore M. Lucey honored with 2018 Kemper Award

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) bestowed Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA, with the 2018 Edward C. Kemper Award. Named in honor of the AIA’s first executive director, the award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to the AIA.

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2018 AIA Gold Medal awarded to James Stewart Polshek

Polshek is the 74th recipient of the Gold Medal. He joins the ranks of such visionaries as Frank Lloyd Wright (1949), Louis Sullivan (1944), Le Corbusier (1961), Louis I. Kahn (1971), I.M. Pei (1979), Thom Mayne (2013), Julia Morgan (2014), Moshe Safdie (2015), Denise Scott Brown & Robert Venturi (2016), and Paul Revere Williams (2017).  In recognition of his legacy to architecture, Polshek’s name will be chiseled into the granite Wall of Honor in the lobby of the AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Snow Kreilich Architects receives the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted for Snow Kreilich Architects to receive the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award.  The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

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Large Building Airtightness Testing and the Selection of Appropriate Air Barrier Strategies

An airtight building enclosure is an important part of a modern building. Good airtightness can increase energy efficiency, improve durability, and allow greater control over occupant comfort and indoor air quality. Airtightness is achieved with an effective air barrier system that is carefully designed and detailed and then built and commissioned in the field. An effective air barrier consists of a continuous system of materials (building wraps, membranes, etc.), components (doors, windows, etc.) and accessories (tapes, sealants, gaskets, etc.). These air barrier elements must be individually airtight and airtight when used together.

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Building Resilient Schools on Responsible Budgets

Throughout the Pacific Northwest, communities contend with earthquakes inland and tsunamis on the coast. To withstand a catastrophe of this kind, school districts are taking action to structurally upgrade their facilities, in some cases going beyond current building code standards.

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Color trends: what the experts are saying

The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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The color trends driving design in 2018

No design trend is more influential and ubiquitous than color. Color has the power to impact moods and communicate our values and personalities without saying a word. Needless to say, the colors you choose to cover the walls of your home or business have a significant effect on the people in the space. Not only do trending colors create a visually appealing space, but they can help give commercial spaces a competitive edge in attracting visitors and customers. Staying abreast of color trends and their influences helps to shape forward-thinking design.

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Guardian Sustainability Calculator Wins Multiple Awards

A digital program, the Sustainability Calculator helps architects and designers review how glazing make-ups from Guardian Glass can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems such as LEED®, the Living Building Challenge and the WELL Building Standard.

BNBuilders Awarded Borrego Springs, CA Branch Library, Park & Sheriff’s Office

BNBuilders, in partnership with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the new Borrego Springs Branch Library, Park, and Sheriff’s Office. The $11.5 million design-build project is designed to celebrate the social and cultural history of the Borrego Springs community and the unique environment of this desert setting.

Consolidated Glass Holdings Names Sam Benowitz Vice President of Point-Supported Glass/Metal Sales

“Sam brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the glass industry,” said Kevin Yaremchuk, senior vice president of sales and marketing, CGH. “He has extensive knowledge of point-supported glass systems, heavy glass applications, and commercial-volume glass shower enclosures, which he’ll be able to leverage in his new role. We’re excited for him to join our team and help expand our Invisiwall glass solutions and market share.”

KAI Design & Build Hires Michael Hein as Chief Integration Officer

In his new role as the firm's Chief Integration Officer, Hein will work closely with KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. to drive the firm's strategic initiatives, plus work to incorporate the highest level of efficiency in terms of communication and operating systems within the company.

Inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Master Craft Floors, an award-winning flooring contractor with experience in large hospitality projects in Las Vegas, was selected to help specify and install the enormous swaths of carpet, soft surface, resinous, sealed concrete and polished concrete flooring. The process resulted in a stunning, contemporary entertainment facility, T-Mobile Arena. The architectural and design masterpiece is now a regular backdrop for concerts, events, headline boxing matches and a variety of other performing arts.

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DULUX Paints by PPG announces colour trends for 2018

Interiors take on the look of dark glamour this year as consumers bravely select a colour palette of bold elegance, according to Dulux Paints colour experts. The leading brand named two Colours of the Year for 2018: Black Elegance (DLX1004-7), a statement-making black infused with an undertone of the deepest brown, and a beautiful metallic companion, Dulux Effects Finishes LIQUID METAL™ Golden Goose (015LM).

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Collection of New Color Palettes Brings Latest Trends to Life Across Markets

Color can make a positive impact on a space and its inhabitants. Drawing on the latest color trends from the 2018 Colormix® Color Forecast, Sherwin-Williams created new, specially curated palettes specifically for the New Residential, Commercial, Multifamily, Healthcare, Hospitality and Education markets – providing even more resources to professionals. Three unique palettes for each market segment show how greater color forecasting trends apply to these spaces for the coming years.

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AAMA presented with World Vision’s 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award during International Builders Show

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) was honored to receive the 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award on Wednesday, as presented by World Vision at the humanitarian organization's 18th Annual Crystal Vision Award Breakfast during the 2018 International Builders Show in Orlando. World Vision's Partnership Award is given each year to a company within the industry that has partnered with the organization's Storehouse Program for a minimum of three to five years.

AAMA presented with World Vision’s 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award during International Builders Show

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) was honored to receive the 2017 Crystal Vision Partnership Award on Wednesday, as presented by World Vision at the humanitarian organization's 18th Annual Crystal Vision Award Breakfast during the 2018 International Builders Show in Orlando. World Vision's Partnership Award is given each year to a company within the industry that has partnered with the organization's Storehouse Program for a minimum of three to five years.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation® unveils Hawaiʻi’s first turnkey luxury living solution at Ward Village®

“Our vision for ‘A‘ali‘i represents the culmination of several years studying the most cutting-edge residential product around the world in order to create an innovative type of home that does not exist in the market,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are rethinking how space is used and empowering our residents to get the most out of their home, offering a move-in ready home and experiential lifestyle.”

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Large Building Airtightness Testing and the Selection of Appropriate Air Barrier Strategies

An airtight building enclosure is an important part of a modern building. Good airtightness can increase energy efficiency, improve durability, and allow greater control over occupant comfort and indoor air quality. Airtightness is achieved with an effective air barrier system that is carefully designed and detailed and then built and commissioned in the field. An effective air barrier consists of a continuous system of materials (building wraps, membranes, etc.), components (doors, windows, etc.) and accessories (tapes, sealants, gaskets, etc.). These air barrier elements must be individually airtight and airtight when used together.

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Building Resilient Schools on Responsible Budgets by Graham Roy, FRICS. “The New Middle School at Beaverton School District contains seismic bracing designed to withstand a major earthquake. One of those steel x-braces was left exposed, to allow students to learn how the building is engineered to withstand an earthquake.” Credit: © Josh Partee

Building Resilient Schools on Responsible Budgets by Graham Roy, FRICS. “The New Middle School at Beaverton School District contains seismic bracing designed to withstand a major earthquake. One of those steel x-braces was left exposed, to allow students to learn how the building is engineered to withstand an earthquake.” Credit: © Josh Partee

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