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ROCKWOOL launches Cavityrock® Black

ROCKWOOL has launched Cavityrock® Black—a dual-density insulation board designed to mask the insulation layer with a bonded fleece facing to create a crisp, dark aesthetic in open-joint facades.  Cavityrock® Black also offers the same excellent thermal performance, fire resistance, and moisture control of ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® insulation, states the company.

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EPRO acquires Kingfield Construction Products

“Protecting the building envelope continues to be a top priority for specifiers, which means their demands for innovation are evolving. Our acquisition of Kingfield increases our ability to meet and exceed those expectations with unique technologies that stand alone or augment our EPRO E.Series line of redundant, field-installed composite systems,” said David Polk, CEO of EPRO Services. “We’re also excited about the intellectual capital coming from Kingfield. They’re smart, experienced professionals who will enable us to provide a new standard of excellence during the design and installation phase for customers.”

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JW Marriott Nashville features Technoform’s thermal barrier on high-performance YKK AP window wall system

The 24th annual Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference will be held on March 1-3 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The elliptically shaped, 33-story, 810,000-square-foot hotel is an iconic addition to the city’s skyline. The building’s bold appearance and high performance was achieved with YKK AP America’s YWW 50T Window Wall MegaTherm® aluminum framing system featuring Technoform’s polyamide thermal barriers. Technoform’s thermal barrier is a key component to YKK AP’s MegaTherm aluminum framing systems. The polyamide profile joins two separate aluminum extrusions into one thermally broken frame. This secures the inner and outer mullion pieces of the window wall together, and cost-effectively allows for different finishes on the window wall’s exterior and interior aluminum framing members.

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Roof Engineering Associates joins REI Engineers, Inc.

Roof Engineering Associates of Palm Harbor, Fla., has joined the Florida operations of REI Engineers, Inc. REI President Scott Hinesley, PE, RRC states this strategic partnership will join two firms that share common philosophies for providing building enclosure engineering and consulting services. “The integration of our firms will enhance our presence throughout Florida and provide our clients access to the best building enclosure professionals in the industry.”

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Do you need a NFPA 285 tested wall assembly for a project?

“Do you need a NFPA 285 tested wall assembly for a project?” authored by Bill Egan. “NFPA 285 is a fire test method that determines the fire propagation attributes of exterior wall assemblies with combustible materials and components. Apart from some exceptions and conditions set forth in the International Building Code (IBC), NFPA 285 testing is triggered when the wall assembly contains certain combustible components and the building is Type I, II, III, or IV construction.”

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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

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