Select Page

Category: Building envelope

LATEST NEWS IN BUILDING ENVELOPE

Dörken Systems Inc. introduces the first self-adhering vapor-permeable air- and water-resistive barrier with a fourth layer for UV protection

DELTA®-STRATUS SA is engineered with two outer layers, made up of high-strength, spun-bonded polypropylene fabric, which are thermally bonded to a highly vapor-permeable, watertight polymeric middle layer. The fourth layer is an UV-resistant acrylic coating that is proven to provide UV protection. Dörken Systems Inc. says this level of extreme protection means that DELTA®-STRATUS SA will be able to provide the high-performance weather protection builders need to ensure the long-term integrity of their buildings.

Read More

Brian Pallasch announced as new CEO/EVP of IIBEC

IIBEC, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (formerly RCI, Inc.), is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian T. Pallasch, CAE, as its new chief executive officer and executive vice president (CEO/EVP). Pallasch will replace Lionel van der Walt, who has taken a position as CEO and president of PayCargo after 18 months at the helm of the association.

Read More

Vitro Glass to promote American Bird Conservancy and reducing bird-glass collisions at AIA Conference on Architecture

Representatives of Vitro Glass, North America’s largest glass manufacturer, will provide information and educational materials from American Bird Conservancy (ABC), which estimates that up to one billion birds die in the United States each year in collisions with glass windows and walls. Christine Sheppard, Ph.D., glass collisions program director, ABC, said her organization is excited to partner with Vitro Glass on this initiative. “The best way to build a bird-friendly building is to think about birds at the start of the design process,” she explained. “It is vital to increase the number of glass options that are both bird-friendly and visually appealing so that we make it as easy as possible for talented architects to create a range of bird-friendly buildings, from homes to skyscrapers. This is a chance to show that bird-friendly architecture is not an add-on, but a design strategy that creates beautiful, functional buildings.”

Read More

IIBEC presents Lifetime Achievement Awards to building enclosure consultants

In recognition of their “lifetime of service and contributions” to the success of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC, formerly known as RCI, Inc.), two individuals—Philip D. Dregger, F-IIBEC, RRC, PE, and Gerard J. Teitsma, F-IIBEC, RRC, RRO, CCCA—were bestowed with the association’s ultimate honor: the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read More

BLUEFIN announces new CEO, president and five staff promotions

BLUEFIN, LLC, a national consulting firm for commercial roofs, pavement, and building envelope, is proud to announce two internal executives assume roles of president and chief executive officer (CEO) and the following five staff promotions effective immediately. Jeremiah “Miah” Dancy becomes president of BLUEFIN and Richard Rast moves from president into the newly created role of the CEO.

Read More
Loading

Just out – March/April PRISM!

PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment

PRISM Sustainability in the Built Environment

Subscribe to PRISM

Subscribe to PRISM

Subscribe to PRISM

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

The YUW 750 TU is a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall that delivers a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location. In addition to the fast, easy installation benefits of being unitized, it offers design freedom with options for a 2 1/2 inch captured frame or a 4-sided structural silicone glazed frame with zero sightline for a modern look. Sustainable performance is achieved with a U-value of 0.41 Btu/hr ft2 oF or less. Additionally, the YUW 750 TU easily interfaces with sun shades to yield greater performance. Visit ykkap.com to learn more.

The YUW 750 TU is a thermally broken, unitized curtain wall that delivers a high level of design versatility and performance, regardless of climate or location. In addition to the fast, easy installation benefits of being unitized, it offers design freedom with options for a 2 1/2 inch captured frame or a 4-sided structural silicone glazed frame with zero sightline for a modern look. Sustainable performance is achieved with a U-value of 0.41 Btu/hr ft2 oF or less. Additionally, the YUW 750 TU easily interfaces with sun shades to yield greater performance. Visit ykkap.com to learn more.

Archives

Contributing Authors

SiteLock