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Rockfon’s metal ceiling systems help Helena Regional Airport reach new heights

Montana’s Helena Regional Airport’s Passenger Terminal Expansion, opening in October 2020, added 20,000 square feet of new space and more than 300 seats inside of the secured area beyond the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. With these improvements, the airport will be able to simultaneously serve six aircraft and their passengers. Rockfon’s technical services team assisted architects and interior designers at CWG Architecture and PSH+ (formerly Price, Simpson & Harvey) in selecting ceiling systems, and worked closely with Just Rite in the systems’ delivery.

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Rust-Oleum announces 2021 Color of the Year

Rust-Oleum is announcing its Color of the Year and Color Palette for 2021. The colors were chosen with an emphasis on warmth, comfort, calm and relaxation — things many of us crave these days. Satin Paprika was picked as Color of the Year and anchors each of the collections.

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Glen-Gery launches Terraçade ceramic cladding system

Glen-Gery Corporation, a part of Brickworks Limited of Australia, announced yesterday the launch of Terraçade, its first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement,” said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. “Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.”

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Cushing Terrell ATX office

Needing more space for their growing, multi-disciplinary team in Austin, Cushing Terrell explored several options for their new office location, ultimately choosing the Texas State Teacher’s Association building as the perfect fit. The 13,000-square-foot project was an exciting opportunity for the firm’s architects, interior designers, and engineers to join forces and showcase their talents in their own space.

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Using biophilic design to create spaces that support health and wellness

Stantec recently sponsored a research project to identify the impact biophilic design has on holistic wellbeing with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, directly measuring physiological, emotional, and cognitive wellness. Our study results show that by leveraging these patterns of biophilia we can create a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. In total there are fourteen patterns broken out in three main categories that focus on nature in the space, nature of the space, and natural analogues. Many are easy to implement if programmed early into the design process and offer the ability to create truly immersive experiences.

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Architectural zinc façade and wall cladding systems offer sustainable advantage

Zinc has a long and well-developed history as a building material. For more than 200 years it has been used to clad and roof buildings in Europe. During the last several decades, it has gained popularity on North American buildings for its sustainability, resiliency, recyclability and versatility. The benefits of architectural zinc products support criteria for several state and federal green building initiatives, and programs including BREEAM® certification, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Green Globes system and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system.

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Rockfon’s metal ceiling systems help Helena Regional Airport reach new heights

Montana’s Helena Regional Airport’s Passenger Terminal Expansion, opening in October 2020, added 20,000 square feet of new space and more than 300 seats inside of the secured area beyond the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. With these improvements, the airport will be able to simultaneously serve six aircraft and their passengers. Rockfon’s technical services team assisted architects and interior designers at CWG Architecture and PSH+ (formerly Price, Simpson & Harvey) in selecting ceiling systems, and worked closely with Just Rite in the systems’ delivery.

Rust-Oleum announces 2021 Color of the Year

Rust-Oleum is announcing its Color of the Year and Color Palette for 2021. The colors were chosen with an emphasis on warmth, comfort, calm and relaxation — things many of us crave these days. Satin Paprika was picked as Color of the Year and anchors each of the collections.

Cushing Terrell ATX office

Needing more space for their growing, multi-disciplinary team in Austin, Cushing Terrell explored several options for their new office location, ultimately choosing the Texas State Teacher’s Association building as the perfect fit. The 13,000-square-foot project was an exciting opportunity for the firm's architects, interior designers, and engineers to join forces and showcase their talents in their own space.

Rimkus Consulting Group acquires Canada-based IRC Building Sciences Group

“IRC is one of Canada’s foremost Consulting firms, providing sustainable building performance solutions for both new and existing buildings. They are leaders in the assessment, design, remediation and evaluation of roofing, building envelope, structural, and pavement systems.” said Robert Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rimkus Consulting Group. “Combined, our teams share a deep commitment to bring value to our clients by providing unsurpassed consulting services to the customers of both companies. This acquisition significantly expands our service offerings and geographic footprint in Canada and positions Rimkus as the top choice for our current and future customers in Canada.”

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FGIA updates test method for vertical fenestration installation procedures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a test method evaluating the performance and durability of the integration of a fenestration product with a building envelope. AAMA 504-20, Voluntary Laboratory Test Method to Qualify Vertical Fenestration Installation Procedures, was originally created in 2005. This is its first update.

November 17 FGIA webinar to give Introduction to IGMA Technical Binder

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled "An Introduction to the IGMA Technical Binder" on Tues., Nov.17 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will introduce attendees to the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Technical Binder, which includes information required to successfully fabricate a quality insulating glass (IG) unit.

Architects face data, culture gaps in fighting climate change

A new study published today by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) finds that data and culture gaps are obstacles architects are facing in fighting climate change. The report, "Sustainability in the Architect’s Journey to Specification," identified a number of common obstacles that could be improved by the building products industry to help architects support climate action.

Rust-Oleum announces 2021 Color of the Year

Rust-Oleum is announcing its Color of the Year and Color Palette for 2021. The colors were chosen with an emphasis on warmth, comfort, calm and relaxation — things many of us crave these days. Satin Paprika was picked as Color of the Year and anchors each of the collections.

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Dunn-Edwards® announces the 2021 Color + Design Trends

Dunn-Edwards Paints recently released its 2021 Color + Design Report, “An Exhibition of Color.”  In creating this annual report, Dunn-Edwards Color Expert & Stylist, Sara McLean, identified and analyzed the dynamics that shape our lives – from global and regional events, to nature and technology, to history and pop culture, to food and fashion. The five trends for 2021 speak to our need for authenticity, balance, simplicity, connection, mystery, creativity and – yes – even joy and gratitude.

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A window into comedy’s past and future

The National Comedy Center, which opened in Jamestown, New York in 2018, is home to the country’s foremost archive of the history and art form of comedy. The groundbreaking museum is housed, in part, in a remarkable historic building – the Jamestown Gateway Station. “The Comedy Center has been a huge draw to Jamestown and a high profile project for our area. We at Hope’s Windows wanted to be involved and to contribute to this phenomenal, community-building project in any way we can,” said Matt Fuller, National Sales Manager at Hope’s Windows.

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Montana Heritage Center in Helena

The design of the Montana Heritage Center in Helena, including a 66,000 square feet expansion and renovation to nearly 67,000 square feet of existing space, is led by Cushing Terrell and is anticipated to be completed in 2024. Taking inspiration from the state’s geology, the new expansion will appear to emerge from the earth, symbolically referencing the Lewis Overthrust, the geophysical collision of tectonic plates that drove one plate over another and helped to define Montana’s landscape.

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