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NanaWall announces new slim, thermally efficient folding glass wall system

“The SL84 is the culmination of more than three decades of innovation which have led to the creation of a product of unsurpassed quality and aesthetic standards,” said Ebrahim Nana, founder and CEO of NanaWall. “The SL84 is poised to set the new standard in the folding glass wall market. This next generation system will join our line of market leading products, and will offer unparalleled flexibility for architects, designers and builders.”

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Three ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse

“When we use design to reignite a sense of belonging for abuse survivors, we can encourage them to feel empowered to find strength in moments of weakness and choose a path forward to recovery. The space should help restore the individual’s sense of identity and their dignity,” explains Robyn Whitwham in her article “Three ways design can ease the transition to safety for survivors of abuse” just published on PRISM.

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Back to the basics: An introduction to air and moisture barriers in wall assemblies

Author Karine Galla, Sr. Product Manager for Sto Corp., discusses the basics of air and moisture barriers in wall assemblies, including the pros and cons of different types. “Air and moisture barrier systems should meet three key criteria. First, they should be continuous so as not to allow any opportunities for air leakage. Second, they should be structural in the sense that they should be permanently secured to the supporting structure.”

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What is the Passive House?

Dr. Andrea Frisque discusses passive house, an approach to sustainable buildings that has emerged from Europe and is growing in popularity. Dr. Frisque has over 15 years’ experience in sustainable-design analysis and computer modeling and advanced knowledge in heat and mass transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics.

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A sound solution for a school’s building envelope

Hutteball + Oremus Architecture of nearby Kirkland, Washington, was awarded the contract to design the new Des Moines Elementary School, with architect Ingrida Sanders acting as designer and project manager. “This is the first time we’ve designed a project to meet strict noise standards,” Sanders explained. “All the products we specified for the building envelope, from sheathing to glazing to roof board, had to meet certain Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings to comply with health department administrative code and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements."

A new decade of color exploration inspires Sherwin-Williams color collections

Inspired by global trends in fashion, culture and interior design, Sherwin-Williams’ color collections draw inspiration from the palettes in the 2020 Colormix Forecast and were specifically curated for the New Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Multifamily and Homeowners Associations markets.

OZ Architecture designs WellAge Greeley senior living community

OZ Architecture has designed a new 71,000 square foot senior living community in Greeley, Colorado. OZ was selected for the architecture and interior design of the 92-unit community by Rocky Mountain Senior Housing, a leading developer of senior living communities that are designed to enrich the quality of life for older adults and their families.

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New ASLA medal honors emerging professionals in landscape architecture

The new honor will recognize an individual landscape architect who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and considerable contribution to the profession of landscape architecture, the prospective recipient’s community, and/or a firm or design team; early in one’s career.

AIA applauds new legislative framework for climate action initiatives

CLEAN Future Act aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The framework details a myriad of measures aimed at eliminating emissions in the built environment, including establishing energy targets that would improve model building energy codes and provide for net-zero energy buildings by 2030.

Early bird registration for inaugural FGIA Annual Conference open through Jan. 17

Registration is now open for the inaugural Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Annual Conference, the new home for American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) content. The conference will be held Feb. 10-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort.

Dodge Momentum Index moves higher in December

Dodge Data & Analytics announced today that the Dodge Momentum Index increased 1.5% in December. Both components of the Momentum Index rose over the month – the institutional component gained 2.3%, while the commercial component rose 0.9%.

Margulies Perruzzi designs award-winning patient experience for Home Base Veteran and Family Care Center

Completed in 2018, Margulies Perruzzi-designed Home Base’s new 26,422 SF facility in Charlestown, Mass. doubles the organization’s program capacity and delivers a broad range of key innovations to its facility design, providing the space and resources needed to significantly enhance the mental healthcare and support services provided to U.S. service members, veterans, and their families dealing with “invisible wounds.” The new facility also combines wellness, nutrition and fitness into a first-of-its-kind brain health center.

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Heliotrope Architects-designed Cortina in Seattle

Cortina is a new modern Italian restaurant designed by Heliotrope Architects located at the base of Two Union Square, one of Seattle’s most prominent commercial office towers. The palette is a composition of white paneled walls, oak casework and ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, a granite-faced bar, and brown leather upholstered seating.

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Landmarks Illinois will celebrate restoration of Oscar Stanton De Priest Apartment Building on Martin Luther King Day

The restoration project at the De Priest building began in 2017 when Landmarks Illinois was awarded a $250,000 grant from the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program to carry out essential roof and masonry repairs. Landmarks Illinois contracted with local architecture firm Bauer Latoza Studios to serve as project manager to develop a restoration plan including roof replacement and needed masonry repairs. Through the work of Bruno’s Tuckpointing and Ridgeworth Roofing, the De Priest Apartment Building, constructed in 1920, is now water tight. The roof replacement included restoration of an original skylight over the stairwell.

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Feldman Architecture honors historic Engine Company No. 8

Fire station turned event space turned Feldman Architecture headquarters, the Engine Company No. 8’s rustic bones and sweeping skylights held great potential for a welcoming, open floor workspace flooded with light. The Feldman Architecture team looked to honor the original design of the historic building by accentuating its beautifully weathered exposed brick walls and elegant steel beams.

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HyVee Arena’s modern sports complex repurposes historic building, with high-performance, custom-color finishes and thermal improvement

As a single source solution to Tubelite Inc., Linetec provided both the high-performance architectural coatings in the historically approved color and the thermal improvement services for HyVee Arena’s new entrance, storefront and interior aluminum framing systems. Viracon’s glass further enhanced the aesthetic and the glazing systems’ high solar, thermal and optical performance.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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