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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities celebrates historic passing of The Climate Mobilization Act in New York City

“For the past two years Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has been advocating for new measures to grow the green roof market in New York City, and we are very pleased with the passage of this new legislation”, said Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.  “New York now joins cities like Denver, San Francisco, Toronto and Portland, Oregon in making green roofs a requirement.” he added. “Through direct lobbying efforts from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities members and other partners, New York City will quickly become a leader in reducing the effects of climate change from its buildings. Thanks to all of the individuals involved!” he added.

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Sherwin-Williams adds new finish to Loxon Self-Cleaning Coating

Specifically engineered for exterior, above-grade masonry, according to Sherwin-Williams their Loxon Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating provides a clean, attractive look with high-performance protection. The company states that its self-cleaning formula easily sheds dirt upon contact with rain or water for greater curb appeal. It provides advanced durability, defends against wind-driven rain and inhibits the growth of mildew on the surface of the coating.

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Guardian glass features new bird-friendly product at AIA

Bird1st UV coated glass can be combined with Guardian SunGuard® coated glass products to bring value to new construction or retrofits by delivering desired performance and a neutral appearance with bird safety in mind. The product works with laminated glass to break up the reflectivity, making the UV vertical stripes visible to birds, but very subtle to the human eye.

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RHEINZINK America and CENTRIA announce alliance and showcase their collaboration on Ohio’s Coleman Center

RHEINZINK America, Inc. and CENTRIA have formed a strategic marketing alliance. Showcasing their successful collaboration, the two companies recently worked together to provide architectural zinc façade cladding and roofing systems on the Michael B. Coleman Government Center in Columbus, Ohio. In Jan. 2019, the project earned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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CertainTeed purchases Norton Industries’ wood ceilings business

“The acquisition of Norton Industries’ wood ceilings business demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in the growth of our ceilings business,” said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Ceilings. “Over the past 52 years, Norton has earned the trust of its customers and is well respected in the ceilings industry. We have a high level of confidence in the Norton team and want to preserve its entrepreneurial culture and close customer relationships. We are ‘looking forward to looking up,’ as they say at Norton.”

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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

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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Concrete

2019-2020 ACI Foundation fellowship and scholarship recipients announced

The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce it’s 2019-2020 fellowship and scholarship recipients. The ACI Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of ACI that promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in research, scholarship, and ideas.

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Curtain wall

Tubelite completes facility expansion in Walker, Michigan

Tubelite Inc. has completed a 30,000-square-foot expansion at its facility in Walker, Michigan. This location includes the company's corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. The addition will utilize standardized work and assembly line techniques to improve overall quality and productivity.

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Floors

Unique hybrid flooring system for a state-of-the-art chemical processing facility

Pilot Chemical Company's primary requirements for the new flooring system were that it needed to be chemical resistant, seamless, impact resistant, easily cleanable, and long-lasting. High Performance Systems Corp specified a hybrid flooring system with a basecoat of cement slurry with a broadcast of 40/60 mesh silica, a broadcast coat of a high-solid epoxy with custom flakes, a grout coat of a UV and chemical resistant polyaspartic, and a topcoat of that same polyaspartic with 220 grit aluminum oxide additives. This decorative flooring system combines a fast curing, moisture insensitive, three-component base material with a mosaic broadcast, sealed with a high gloss, UV stable, clear topcoat.

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Guardian glass features new bird-friendly product at AIA

Bird1st UV coated glass can be combined with Guardian SunGuard® coated glass products to bring value to new construction or retrofits by delivering desired performance and a neutral appearance with bird safety in mind. The product works with laminated glass to break up the reflectivity, making the UV vertical stripes visible to birds, but very subtle to the human eye.

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RHEINZINK America and CENTRIA announce alliance and showcase their collaboration on Ohio’s Coleman Center

RHEINZINK America, Inc. and CENTRIA have formed a strategic marketing alliance. Showcasing their successful collaboration, the two companies recently worked together to provide architectural zinc façade cladding and roofing systems on the Michael B. Coleman Government Center in Columbus, Ohio. In Jan. 2019, the project earned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Roofs

Polyglass helps fight cancer with the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Partnership

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, announces its proud support of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) for the third consecutive year. The Challenge took place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on April 6th. As a “Fighter Partner,” Polyglass helped the DCC raise funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Waterproofing

Polyglass helps fight cancer with the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Partnership

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, announces its proud support of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) for the third consecutive year. The Challenge took place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on April 6th. As a “Fighter Partner,” Polyglass helped the DCC raise funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Wood

CertainTeed purchases Norton Industries’ wood ceilings business

"The acquisition of Norton Industries' wood ceilings business demonstrates our continued commitment to invest in the growth of our ceilings business," said Carmen Bodden, Vice President and General Manager of CertainTeed Ceilings. "Over the past 52 years, Norton has earned the trust of its customers and is well respected in the ceilings industry. We have a high level of confidence in the Norton team and want to preserve its entrepreneurial culture and close customer relationships. We are 'looking forward to looking up,' as they say at Norton."

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

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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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