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Month: October 2019

3M joins Well Living Lab Alliance

“We are committed to understanding how the connections between our everyday living spaces impact our overall health,” says Brad Graves, vice president 3M Stationery and Office Supplies Division. “This alliance with the Well Living Lab will help us understand more deeply how to improve our consumers’ lives both at work and at home.”

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YKK AP America hires new architectural sales representative in Boston

Jim Hammond will support the company’s customers in the region and strengthen YKK AP’s local service to the market, which includes Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Southern New Hampshire. “We are excited about the addition of Jim to our sales team and the enhanced focus he will bring to the northeast territory to best serve our customer base,” said Derick Clutchey, general manager, northeast region. “We look forward to his success in building and enhancing our customer relationships in and around the Boston territory.”

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U-M Taubman College and Guardian Industries announce research partnership

The University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Guardian Industries announce a new collaborative research partnership in advanced glass materials. The first study is a collaboration between Taubman College and U-M’s School of Information. “Biometric, Communicative, and Environmental Interfaces: Expanding the Functional Integration of Glass in Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace” is led by Robert Adams, associate professor of architecture and director of Taubman College’s M.S. in Design and Health program.

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FCA expands to a new region with opening of Orlando office

Francis Cauffman Architects (FCA), a full-service architecture and design firm based in Philadelphia and New York, has opened a new office in Orlando, Fla. This expansion will strengthen the firm’s presence in Florida, enhancing its ability to design and deliver local projects as well as helping to forge new relationships within the community.

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CornellCookson launches new SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille models

The SteelWeave™ Metal Mesh Grille by CornellCookson is a closure solution that combines the style and design of architectural metal fabric with the functionality and safety of traditional rolling grilles. The result not only enhances building design, but also provides unmatched security, stated CornellCookson.

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BIA extends deadline for 2019 Brick in Architecture Awards

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has extended the deadline for entries to November 7. Eligible projects include any work of architecture completed since January 1, 2014 in which new clay brick products comprise the predominant exterior building or paving material (over 50 percent) including: face or hollow brick, building brick, thin brick, paving brick, glazed brick, structural glazed facing tile, new clay brick products in special shapes and/or a combination of any of these aforementioned units.

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With biomimicry, nature’s best ideas cover high-performance, green buildings

In this article, Amanda Poole, Associate Product Manager, Coatings at Sto Corp., discusses new façade coatings technology that draws from nature to improve performance related to a number of key sustainability measures. “At its core, biomimicry looks to nature for design inspiration, uncovering innovative and sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating time-tested patterns and strategies in biological processes. A significant area of study for sustainable building design and operations has been the successful application of biomimetic micro technologies in finish materials, sealants and coatings.”

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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

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