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CornellCookson expands Mountain Top production facility

Manufacturing capacity in Mountain Top will grow from 10 bays to 16 bays – a 60% increase. The company recently announced a fifth shift at this factory to meet growing demand for its lineup of door products and closure solutions, along with increased hiring and job-growth initiatives. The expansion announcement comes on the heels of a major investment by Griffon Corporation, owner of CornellCookson’s parent company Clopay Corporation.

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Ecophon Solo Baffles and Clouds from CertainTeed unleash creative freedom for designers working on open spaces

CertainTeed recently launched an expanded line of baffles and a simplified line of clouds to address specifiers’ design and acoustic challenges with large open plenum spaces. In order to provide architects and designers with more design freedom and flexibility, CertainTeed has added two new shapes to its existing line of Ecophon Solo rectangular baffles: Wave and Zig Zag. The undulating waves and cutting-edge zig zag patterns provide a unique and dynamic visual for contemporary spaces.

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Sto Corp. introduces StoColor® Dryonic® as part of the Sto iQ Technology™ coatings program

Sto Corp. yesterday announced the introduction of its new StoColor® Dryonic® exterior coating to the North American market, providing long-term moisture protection for virtually any substrate. StoColor Dryonic, like Sto’s other iQ Technology coatings, is modeled on principles found in nature. The shell of the African fog-basking beetle, covered in countless microscopic bumps, was the inspiration for the operating principle of this biomimetic coating. StoColor Dryonic features a unique micro-textured surface like that of the beetle’s shell. Rain and condensation cannot collect on this surface, preventing absorption of moisture by the facade. 

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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.

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AAMA releases updated standard for liquid applied flashing for exterior wall openings

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released an updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing used to provide water-resistive seals around exterior wall openings in buildings that includes fenestration products, such as windows and doors, as well as other through-wall penetrations. AAMA 714-19, “Voluntary Specification for Liquid Applied Flashing Used to Create a Water-Resistive Seal around Exterior Wall Openings in Buildings,” was last updated in 2015.

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Air barriers

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.

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Brick

Five factors that boost brick’s energy efficiency

“Clay brick veneer is more energy efficient than people think,” said Stephen Sears, the Brick Industry Association’s (BIA) chief operating officer. “Recent research shows that brick veneer on wood stud wall reduces the amount of heat transfer through the wall up to 50 percent better than fiber cement, vinyl or even one inch of EIFS.”

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Coatings

“Waypoint” at Waypoint Park

Waypoint’s new location draws people into the site to explore and approach the artifact connecting it to both to the city and the water’s edge. “When we thought of a durable, low maintenance, vandal and weather resistant coating, we realized what could be more appropriate than a coating used for highways and roads?” Mutuus Studio studied high index reflective glass bead traffic coatings (0.008 inches in diameter) and were continually surprised by experiments with this humble material and mesmerized by the way the light bounced and interacted with the environment around it.

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Concrete

Covestro showcases solutions for cities and homes of tomorrow at AIA 2019

Covestro will showcase its solutions for efficient buildings and long-lasting infrastructure that comprise the cities and homes of the future at AIA 2019. Steven Reinstadtler, marketing manager, Construction Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants, Covestro LLC, will discuss the sustainability market drivers and aesthetic preferences for floor coatings and how they contribute to the satisfaction of building occupants.

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Curtain wall

Wausau adds architectural sales representatives

Wausau Window and Wall Systems has added five architectural sales representatives. They work locally with owners, architects and design professionals, contractors and construction teams to assist with product selection for high-performance window and curtainwall systems on commercial building projects.

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Exterior paints and coatings

“Waypoint” at Waypoint Park

Waypoint’s new location draws people into the site to explore and approach the artifact connecting it to both to the city and the water’s edge. “When we thought of a durable, low maintenance, vandal and weather resistant coating, we realized what could be more appropriate than a coating used for highways and roads?” Mutuus Studio studied high index reflective glass bead traffic coatings (0.008 inches in diameter) and were continually surprised by experiments with this humble material and mesmerized by the way the light bounced and interacted with the environment around it.

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Floors

Covestro showcases solutions for cities and homes of tomorrow at AIA 2019

Covestro will showcase its solutions for efficient buildings and long-lasting infrastructure that comprise the cities and homes of the future at AIA 2019. Steven Reinstadtler, marketing manager, Construction Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants, Covestro LLC, will discuss the sustainability market drivers and aesthetic preferences for floor coatings and how they contribute to the satisfaction of building occupants.

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Glass

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Interior paints

Find ease, restfulness with PPG brand’s 2020 Color of the Year: Chinese Porcelain

In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced life is all too real, it is only fitting that PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6), offers escapism in today’s technologically driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the shade is a blend of cobalt and moody ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a precious commodity in a restless world.

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Metal

“Waypoint” at Waypoint Park

Waypoint’s new location draws people into the site to explore and approach the artifact connecting it to both to the city and the water’s edge. “When we thought of a durable, low maintenance, vandal and weather resistant coating, we realized what could be more appropriate than a coating used for highways and roads?” Mutuus Studio studied high index reflective glass bead traffic coatings (0.008 inches in diameter) and were continually surprised by experiments with this humble material and mesmerized by the way the light bounced and interacted with the environment around it.

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Roofs

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Waterproofing

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Wood

Nominations now open for 2020 Wood Design Awards

“There’s been a lot of focus on taller wood buildings, and it will be exciting to see some of those nominated,” said Jennifer Cover, WoodWorks’ President and CEO. “But the awards are a chance to celebrate excellence at many scales; to acknowledge the innovative use of new and traditional systems or techniques; and to recognize building designers across the country who express wood structure in creative ways.”

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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.

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