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IIBEC announces Virtual Spring Symposium for May 2021

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) is pleased to announce the 2021 IIBEC Virtual Spring Symposium to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 4-27. Each day will feature a technical presentation, a follow-up roundtable discussion, and a trade show hour where attendees will discover the latest technological innovations in the building enclosure industry.

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ICP Building Solutions Group acquires Gardner-Gibson

Innovative Chemical Products announced today that it has acquired Gardner-Gibson and Sun Coatings. Based in Tampa, Florida, Gardner-Gibson is a provider of liquid-applied roof coatings, roofing products, driveway sealers and specialty paint, and is recognized for its industry-leading brands. With manufacturing and distribution facilities across the U.S. and Canada, Gardner-Gibson’s products are sold in leading retailers and building supply distributors under the Gardner®, Black Jack®, APOC® and Dyco® brands.

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IIBEC announces new dates for 2021 International Convention and Trade Show

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has postponed their 2021 International Convention and Trade Show. The event will now take place September 15-20, 2021 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Phoenix Convention Center. IIBEC’s premier annual event will feature over 25 hours of educational seminars, a two-day trade show with over 140 exhibitors and live product demonstrations, as well as an auction hosted by the RCI-IIBEC Foundation and RCI Foundation Canada. 

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FGIA updates test method for vertical fenestration installation procedures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated a test method evaluating the performance and durability of the integration of a fenestration product with a building envelope. AAMA 504-20, Voluntary Laboratory Test Method to Qualify Vertical Fenestration Installation Procedures, was originally created in 2005. This is its first update.

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AkzoNobel launces TRINAR® A-CLAD, new aluminum coating system for ACPS

AkzoNobel has launched TRINAR® A-CLAD, a new coil coating system for aluminum composite panels (ACPs). TRINAR A-CLAD is a high-performance, 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coil coating system for commercial and monumental ACP projects. New to the AkzoNobel coil coatings portfolio, it enables ACP coaters and specifiers to source consistent, high-performing coatings for the entire exterior building envelope from just one brand.

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Quebéc City eco-district 70-unit apartment employs green roof, structural thermal breaks

Un Toit Vert (“Green Roof”) is a 70-unit, six-story residential apartment building being built in the Écoquartier D’Estimauville of Québec City — an “eco-district” dedicated to sustainability. The innovative building offers affordable housing, underground parking, a sun-splashed courtyard, and a flora-filled rooftop. The residence acquired its name for two reasons: The ‘green’ rooftop features plants, landscaping and other greenery, while the entire structure is being built to ‘green’ standards, explains says Frédéric Allard, Vice President of Québec City-based Constructions Richard Arsenault and general contractor at Un Toit Vert. The builders are aiming for LEED Multifamily Midrise and Quebec’s Novoclimat certification.

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