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Designing with concrete: A guide to finishing and coloring

Would it surprise you to learn that one of the most versatile, colorful, and beautiful materials you can design with is concrete? New or old, horizontal or vertical, indoors or outdoors, the possibilities of concrete go far beyond the familiar gray slab to almost any texture, shape, pattern or color you can imagine. All while delivering durability, long life, thermal properties and environmental benefits at a cost comparable to or lower than other less versatile materials. This article will describe techniques for finishing and coloring so you can go beyond cellars and subfloors to true architectural concrete.

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PPG AQUAPON WB EP epoxy coating meets multiple criteria for LEED credits

PPG announced yesterday that its PPG AQUAPON® WB EP waterborne epoxy coating, which has an ultra-low volatile organic compound (VOC) formulation (26g/L), is eligible to help building owners, architects and specifiers obtain LEED® points in several categories. Based on third-party reviews of its environmental life cycle impacts, PPG AQUAPON WB EP coating has received an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its use as a flooring coating.

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FORTA Corporation expands family of products

FORTA Corporation announces EXTEND-PRO, which can be applied to concrete surfaces where additional finishing time would be desired during floating and troweling, and CURE-PRO, both a cure and seal for new concrete as well as a sealer for cured concrete.

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INSTALL to present at World of Concrete 2020 and DOMOTEX USA 2020

INSTALL Executive Director John T. McGrath Jr. will present “Understanding & Choosing Reliable Concrete Polishing Training & Certification” at World of Concrete 2020. Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Representative Daniel Hicks will discuss “Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor – Recruiting, Training and Retaining” at DOMOTEX USA 2020. Each presentation highlights major trends effecting the floorcovering installation industry. In addition, each will discuss key concepts influencing INSTALL’s growth and educational/training developments over the next several years.

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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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