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St. Cloud Window launches new SCW4000 acoustic window line

St. Cloud Window Inc. announces a new SCW4000 Series window. The SCW4000 Series is designed to accommodate the increasing demand for acoustic performance and high thermal efficiency to both buildings and occupants and is available in a vertical sliding, horizontal sliding, and fixed configuration.

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The International Spy Museum blends acoustics and color to capture a better experience

Every inch of Washington, D.C.-based International Spy Museum was designed and constructed to capture the essence of espionage, secrecy and intrigue. Designed by London-based lead architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in collaboration with Hickok Cole of Washington, D.C., the 140,000-square-foot building quickly has become recognizable for its distinct and dynamic identity. Rockfon products help contribute to the intensive, quiet and focused feeling that permeates the space.

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Optimized Acoustics in collaborative office spaces

For its Ontario headquarters, Plexxis contracted Sesco Design Build Inc. “to provide a full turn-key service – design, permits, buildout, etc. All design was done in-house,” said Sesco Group’s project manager Domenic DeFrancesco, HBA. Sesco Design Build’s project scope included responsibility for all of the ceiling design, layout and specification. DeFrancesco noted, “All of the ceiling systems were specified by Sesco with the assistance of Ryan (Hillier-Spurr at Arrlin Acoustic Supply Inc.) and Rockfon.”

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Kirei rethinks the modern ceiling baffle with launch of new AVIO Collection

“This launch maintains the focus, beauty and energy the Kirei brand has built its reputation on, while giving designers something new and interesting when choosing an acoustic interior design product,” said John Stein, CEO of Kirei. “The AVIO ceiling baffles add beauty to open spaces, while doubling from a functional perspective as a sound absorbing system.” 

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Wind-resistant Tectum® IIIW Roof Deck Panels from Armstrong now Miami-Dade NOA Approved

Tectum IIIW Roof Deck panels are comprised of a 1-1/2″ or thicker Tectum substrate, 3-to-8-inch thick extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation, and 19/32″ plywood sheathing with a slip-resistant surface. Components are bonded with code-listed structural adhesives. The Tectum substrate is composed of rapidly renewable and FSC-certified aspen wood fiber and contributes to LEED® V4 criteria.  

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Rory Moss appointed as President of ROCKWOOL North America 

ROCKWOOL Group announced today that Trent Ogilvie, President of ROCKWOOL North America, has elected to retire after 25 years of successful leadership.  The company is pleased to share that Rory Moss, who currently serves as Managing Director, ROCKWOOL Nordics, will step into the role of President, ROCKWOOL North America effective April 1, 2020. 

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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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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.”

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Five ceiling trends to consider for your next project

Robert Marshall, Senior Technical Manager, CertainTeed Ceilings, discusses the top trends in ceilings, from color, shapes and materials to sustainable ceiling products which support wellness and offer acoustic control. “Whether you are motivated by biophilic design to integrate natural looks into your project, working to enhance the wellbeing of a space’s occupants or simply looking to make a bold design statement, there’s a ceiling trend to inspire. Influenced by larger trends in commercial design, ceilings play an integral role in achieving the overall design vision of any space. As we rapidly approach 2020, here’s a look at some key trends driving commercial ceilings.

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