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DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcoverings introduces new Celestial collection

The new patterns Saturn and Volans in the Celestial collection evoke a contemporary spin on familiar patterns and textures. The Saturn collection is a subtle, textured, striped wallcovering that echoes the iconic feature of the ringed planet. The Volans offering emulates the flying fish found in its namesake constellation with a light, embossed pattern. The two new additions to the Passport collection are Mod and a textured Mod Linen pattern that give designers new pairings of crisp, clean and hip designs that compliment and fill a space with style and rich, vibrant color.

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Leading Universities and Colleges adopt PlanGrid to efficiently build and maintain campuses

PlanGrid facilitates real-time communication between stakeholders spread across university grounds, enabling both construction and facilities management teams to optimize productivity and enhance campus service levels. By capturing a comprehensive record of building activity with PlanGrid, universities are also able to leverage full lifecycle project data to preserve their campuses for generations to come.

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The Code Council calls for input on changes to the building codes that keep our communities safe and resilient

The International Code Council is hosting its 2019 Committee Action Hearings from April 28 to May 8, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hearing participants will address potential changes to the International Codes (I-Codes) based on proposals from the building safety community, including code officials, architects, builders, engineers, and fire and energy conservation professionals, among others.

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New USGBC Timber Traceability LEED credit aids efforts to eliminate the use of illegal wood in buildings

Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the new USGBC Timber Traceability LEED pilot credit designed to increase transparency in timber supply chains and reduce the risk of illegally harvested wood entering the buildings industry supply chain. The development of the pilot credit was led by a team of timber legality, forestry and environmental representatives from organizations recognized for leading the fight against illegal logging, including the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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ASSA ABLOY brands Ceco Door and Curries expand Fire Resistive offerings that keep flames, radiant heat, and hot gases from spreading

Steel door and frame brands Ceco Door and Curries introduce new offerings and expansion of existing E119 Fire Resistive products. Partnering with Vetrotech, a Saint-Gobain company, these ASSA ABLOY brands now offer window walls featuring corners and other angles without the need for vertical mullions to splice panels together. Other new features for these glazed frames include bullet resistance up to level 3 and sound ratings up to STC 49.

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Sto Corp. demonstrates ongoing commitment to quality management and environment with ISO certifications

Earlier this year, Sto achieved the ISO 9001:2015 requirements for a Quality Management System, confirming its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer requirements and deliver customer satisfaction while fulfilling its legal and regulatory obligations. The ISO 14001:2015 certification confirms that Sto has an established Environmental Management System and meets the ISO standards for minimizing the environmental impacts of its company operations and practices.

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Brick trends shine with metallic glazes and lighter colors

According to the  Brick Industry Association, increasingly popular metallic brick glazes include clear glazes and colors such as greens and blacks. Sleek metallic finishes that shimmer with light rays create a striking feature wall or back splash.

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ACI Foundation Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 awardees. David Darwin receives the Robert E. Philleo Award, Long T. Phan receives the Arthur J. Boase Award, and Lawrence L. Sutter receives the Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award.

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AAMA to host webinar on California’s Assembly Bill 262, 1827

California's Assembly Bill 262 and 1827, more commonly known as Buy Clean California, is legislation that requires facility-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and other selected products. John Jewell, senior consultant at thinkstep, will lead this complimentary AAMA hosted webinar taking place at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tues., March 26.

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Interior paints

How to Use 2019 Color Trends to Boost Productivity and Increase Energy in Commercial Spaces

When designing for spaces where we work, learn and more, using the latest color trends effectively is key to creating interiors that help people be as productive and comfortable as possible. Inspired by the latest trends and the 2019 Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast, the following are tips for transforming clients’ spaces across business, education, health care and hospitality environments with the power of color.

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IKO announces Hagerstown production plans

IKO, a North American manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products, yesterday announced that it will be constructing a new production facility in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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Waterproofing

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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New USGBC Timber Traceability LEED credit aids efforts to eliminate the use of illegal wood in buildings

Yesterday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the new USGBC Timber Traceability LEED pilot credit designed to increase transparency in timber supply chains and reduce the risk of illegally harvested wood entering the buildings industry supply chain. The development of the pilot credit was led by a team of timber legality, forestry and environmental representatives from organizations recognized for leading the fight against illegal logging, including the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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January/February 2019 PRISM featuring acoustics in education facility design, 2019 color trends in commercial spaces, window films, and healthcare facility projects: Inspira Medical Center and the Palos Health South Campus. Plus a look at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program and feature article "Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design" by Olga Gorbunova, Principal, Stantec.

January/February 2019 PRISM featuring acoustics in education facility design, 2019 color trends in commercial spaces, window films, and healthcare facility projects: Inspira Medical Center and the Palos Health South Campus.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

3M™ Sun Control Window Films provide a cost-effective solution for meeting building codes for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or U-value. Window films are effective in reducing glare, providing occupant comfort by reducing hot spots from the sun’s heat and providing UV protection to building interiors. 3M Sun Control Window films reduce the solar heat gain coefficient of current windows to reduce the solar load entering a building. The building HVAC system will have a smaller load to cool, thus reducing operational energy use. 3M™ Thinsulate films can improve the U-value of the windows to reduce the need to run heating systems in the winter as well.

3M™ Sun Control Window Films provide a cost-effective solution for meeting building codes for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or U-value. Window films are effective in reducing glare, providing occupant comfort by reducing hot spots from the sun’s heat and providing UV protection to building interiors. 3M Sun Control Window films reduce the solar heat gain coefficient of current windows to reduce the solar load entering a building. The building HVAC system will have a smaller load to cool, thus reducing operational energy use. 3M™ Thinsulate films can improve the U-value of the windows to reduce the need to run heating systems in the winter as well.

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