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Cuningham Group Renovation Blends Sustainability and WELL™ Technology in a Late-1800s Building

In the historic St. Anthony Main office complex along the Mississippi River, the renovation of the top two floors of the four-story office is part of a unifying branding effort across all Cuningham Group offices. The design came out of the firm’s need to address plans for future growth and expansion. It also responds to density and space equity issues by addressing the changing work styles of the nearly 200 Cuningham Group employees located in Minneapolis.

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Brick Industry Association names new chairman

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has elected General Shale CEO Charles Smith as chairman effective January 1. Smith succeeds Brick Industry Association chairman Davis Henry, president, Henry Brick, Co, Selma, Alabama, who will remain as past chair. BIA’s membership also elected Joe Rice, CEO of Belden Tri-State Building Materials, New York, New York as vice chair; Jim Stradley, president of Cincinnati-based Division 4, Inc. as treasure; and Mark Ellenor, president of Glen-Gery Corp., Wyomissing, PA as new secretary.

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1 Willoughby Square tops out in Brooklyn

Soaring 34-stories, 1WSQ will bring 500,000-square-feet of space to the Brooklyn office market. Architecture, interiors and planning firm, FXCollaborative designed the interior spaces to cater to all future tenants. Each floor plan has a fluid connection to the outside with oversized windows, highlighting natural light and column-free floor plans which further supports space efficiency. Additionally, the exterior façade will feature unique dark blue glazed bricks.

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Landmarks Illinois will celebrate restoration of Oscar Stanton De Priest Apartment Building on Martin Luther King Day

The restoration project at the De Priest building began in 2017 when Landmarks Illinois was awarded a $250,000 grant from the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program to carry out essential roof and masonry repairs. Landmarks Illinois contracted with local architecture firm Bauer Latoza Studios to serve as project manager to develop a restoration plan including roof replacement and needed masonry repairs. Through the work of Bruno’s Tuckpointing and Ridgeworth Roofing, the De Priest Apartment Building, constructed in 1920, is now water tight. The roof replacement included restoration of an original skylight over the stairwell.

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Glen-Gery Corporation Acquired by Brickworks Limited

Glen-Gery Corporation has announced that its parent company, Ibstock plc, has entered into an agreement to sell Glen-Gery Corporation to Brickworks Limited. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Glen-Gery is a leading North American brick and stone manufacturer headquartered in Wyomissing, Pa. The company operates 10 manufacturing plants and 10 Masonry Supply Centers throughout the U.S.

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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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BIA Launches New Brick Website

Offering multimedia content in a streamlined format, BIA’s new website houses the most comprehensive brick resources for new home buyers, builders, architects, planners, homeowners, landscape professionals and the industry.

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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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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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