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Humber College transform’s its Centre for Entrepreneurship into energy-efficient, bird-friendly building

Functionality of the glass configuration was a key consideration, said Adrienne Tam, associate, Moriyama & Teshima. “We were on a quest for a bird-friendly glass treatment that would allow the low-e coating to be applied to Surface #2.” The acid-etched pattern “was integral to the glass, and unlike other products, not a separate material bound to the glass that is then exposed to the environment,” she added.

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Protecting parking structures from damage during winter

It is important to minimize the amount of deicing chemical applied during the first two years of the concrete being installed. During this time, the concrete has an increased permeability which can allow the deicing chemicals to migrate into the concrete more rapidly. As concrete ages and cures, it will become less permeable and chemicals will not penetrate as easily.

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In case you missed it: The Gypsum Association announced updated codes and design manual in December

In case you missed it: The Gypsum Association (GA) announced December 19, 2018, the release of “GA-600-2018 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual.” In a separate news item released December 5, the association announced that beginning in 2018 “GA-216 Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products” will be revised and released to coincide with the 2021 code revision cycle and to better align with the Association’s other code-referenced documents, namely “GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual” and “GA-253 Application of Gypsum Sheathing.”

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Air barriers

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

Glen-Gery Corporation Acquired by Brickworks Limited

Glen-Gery Corporation has announced that its parent company, Ibstock plc, has entered into an agreement to sell Glen-Gery Corporation to Brickworks Limited. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Glen-Gery is a leading North American brick and stone manufacturer headquartered in Wyomissing, Pa. The company operates 10 manufacturing plants and 10 Masonry Supply Centers throughout the U.S.

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Coatings

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Concrete

American Concrete Institute to launch a new Concrete Repair Subscription & Joint ACI/ASCC Contractor’s Guide

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission it is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, will be conducting a Press Conference at World of Concrete on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, to announce important news regarding a Concrete Repair Subscription, and Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th edition, published jointly by ACI and the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

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Curtain wall

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Exterior paints and coatings

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Floors

Axalta Introduces Wood Vibes Collection for the Wood Finishing Industry

Axalta is proud to introduce a new industrial wood coatings campaign, "Wood Vibes." The collection, inspired by the beauty of nature and power of wildlife, explores color and design trends of the wood coatings industry. The collection coincides with the launch of new labels that empathize the beauty, strength, and versatility of our product portfolio.

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Glass

Humber College transform’s its Centre for Entrepreneurship into energy-efficient, bird-friendly building

Functionality of the glass configuration was a key consideration, said Adrienne Tam, associate, Moriyama & Teshima. “We were on a quest for a bird-friendly glass treatment that would allow the low-e coating to be applied to Surface #2.” The acid-etched pattern “was integral to the glass, and unlike other products, not a separate material bound to the glass that is then exposed to the environment,” she added.

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Interior paints

Behr Paint Company Gives Back with Grants to Local Santa Ana Organizations

Behr Paint Company awarded grants to six nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in Orange County. The grants are part of the Masco Million Differences campaign, an initiative in which Masco Corporation, through its business units, allocated $1,000,000 in 2018 to support nonprofit organizations across the country.

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Metal

Linetec reveals new “Single Source Solution” website

Linetec's new website, Linetec.com, provides a comprehensive overview of the company's paint, anodize and specialty finishes, as well as specifications, processes, quality and environmental considerations, maintenance guidelines, warranty information, and color charts.

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Roofs

Owens Corning announces Brian D. Chambers to succeed Mike Thaman as Chief Executive Officer

Owens Corning announced last week that its Board of Directors elected Brian Chambers, current President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), to succeed Mike Thaman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 18, 2019. Mr. Chambers will retain the title of President as he assumes the CEO role. Previously, he served as President of the Roofing business since 2014.

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Waterproofing

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Wood

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

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