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In the Know: The Difference Between Antimicrobial, Antibacterial and Microbicidal Coatings

In order to select the right coating for a health care project, it’s important to know the difference between these new advancements to ensure the correct one is chosen for the right project. One source of confusion is the use of the terms antimicrobial, antibacterial and microbicidal. Each term refers to specific benefits.

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A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities

Contributing author Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering at Stantec, takes a comprehensive look at the use of mass timber as a design element and as an advanced building material in the construction of medical facilities. Flynn shares his expertise citing research on positive health outcomes; the types and key elements of mass timber; benefits including infection control and ease of mass timber construction; safety concerns; and future changes in the International Building Code which will introduce three new construction types enabling the consideration of mass timber for larger facilities.

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ICP Group introduces Environmental Restoration Group

“The Environmental Restoration Group is an exciting new part of our story,” said Sam De Ath, founder of Benefect and Vice President of the Environmental Restoration Group. “Both Fiberlock and Benefect have unique advantages, enabling both brands to continue as market leaders. Our intent in forming this new group is to preserve those advantages while offering our customers broader, more comprehensive solutions for any environmental challenge they may be facing all while providing performance, perfecting safety, and pursuing solutions.”

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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Sustainability in Healthcare Interior Design

When designing for healthcare, there is a delicate balance between sustainability and performance. It is critical for products to perform to the rigors of 24/7 use and stand up to harsh cleaning practices. Thankfully, manufacturers have risen to the challenge. There have been leaps and bounds made in the technologies used to produce these green, yet resilient products.

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In the Know: The Difference Between Antimicrobial, Antibacterial and Microbicidal Coatings

In order to select the right coating for a health care project, it’s important to know the difference between these new advancements to ensure the correct one is chosen for the right project. One source of confusion is the use of the terms antimicrobial, antibacterial and microbicidal. Each term refers to specific benefits.

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Paint Shield® named a 2017 Bronze Edison Award Winner

“Our judges recognized Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield as a true innovation out of the many products in its category — as the first-ever, microbicidal paint created, it is very-deserving of this honor,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

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Smart coatings market worth $8.1 billion by 2021

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Smart Coatings Markets 2016-2025” report to their offering. The report suggests that smart coatings have reached a stage of technological maturity where they can replace traditional anti-corrosion, anti-icing, anti-fouling, and other industrial protective coatings. These smart protective coatings will reach approximately $2 billion in sales by 2021, based on their ability reduce downtime and maintenance costs for vehicles, marine vessels, buildings and large pieces of industrial machinery

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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

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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Curtain Walls – On Trend

These days, the word “trending” typically means that something is hot right now, but in a few days something cooler or better will come along and you will forget all about that original “something.” To those who operate within the world of architecture and façade systems, trendy things will come and go, but there will [...]

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