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Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) report verifies ResinDek® mezzanine flooring complies with International Building Codes (IBC) and International Residential Codes (IRC)

“Having documentation such as this report from an organization that is widely known and trusted by code officials saves time during the permitting process,” explained Scott McGill, Director of Engineering for Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products. “Our ResinDek engineered flooring product is still relatively new in the marketplace, meaning building officials may not be familiar with it. IAPMO’s UES Reports provide officials with a single document that details all the relevant testing data, as well as lists all the requirements for code acceptance—including for 1-, 1.5- and 2-hour UL fire-resistance rated assemblies.”

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Data reveals most voters support architectural licensing

Results of a new study commissioned by NCARB show the public values licensure as a means of protection. Findings from the survey will be used by NCARB and the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL)—a new coalition of technical professions recently co-founded by NCARB—as they work to educate policymakers regarding the importance of reasonable licensing standards.

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East Carolina University renovates, expands football stadium with Tubelite’s doors, windows, curtainwall and storefront

Designed by architectural firm LS3P Associates Ltd. of Wilmington, North Carolina, the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium southside renovation project team also involved AECOM and the joint venture general contractors of TA Loving Co. and Frank L. Blum Construction Co. Early in the project’s development, Apogee Renovation consulted on high-performance glass, aluminum framing and window system solutions that included Tubelite’s products.

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Polyglass redesigns Polystick® MU-X high temperature underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. announces that Polystick® MU-X self-adhered, high temperature underlayment has been redesigned. A secondary water barrier for roof coverings, Polystick MU-X features an enhanced black polypropylene film, improving membrane walkability and reducing bleed through, according to the company.

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Construction complete on University of Colorado Boulder’s sustainable residence hall Williams Village East

Williams Village East was designed to achieve a LEED Platinum certification under LEED v4. A sustainability feature includes windows with electrochromic glazing that adjust the shading based on the time of day and year. The $96.7 million residence hall was designed by St. Louis-based KWK Architects as part of the design-build team; architect-of-record alm2s of Fort Collins, Colo.; and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Denver.

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ASID announces opening of awards programs for 2020

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has opened four of its leading awards programs for submissions. Encompassing projects and people, these honors highlight the value of interior design and shine a spotlight on those promoting the impact of design in their practice and work. The awards launched include: ASID National Awards, ASID Fellowship, ASID Ones to Watch, and the ASID Outcome of Design Awards.

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Level 10 San Jose project to speed delivery with new hybrid core system

As described by the American Institute of Steel Construction: “SpeedCore is a revolutionary concrete-filled composite steel plate shear wall (CF_CPSW) core. With this remarkable system, erection will take an estimated 40% less time to complete than it would with a traditional cast-in-place reinforced concrete core.”

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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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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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