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BIMsmith and e-SPECS Now Integrated Through BIM to Spec Partnership

AVITRU, the developer of AIA MasterSpecⓇ, and BIMsmithⓇ, the leading research-based BIM platform, announced the next milestone in the evolution of AECO content by delivering coordinated BIM and specification content through their respective platforms. Selected building product manufacturers who use BIMsmith and MasterSpec for their BIM and specification content fulfillment will have their content on each platform “e-SPECS Enabled” or “MasterSpec Enabled.” In either case, this means that BIM content on BIMsmith Market will automatically populate specification information when used in a Revit instance running the e-SPECS for Revit app and MasterSpec or Product MasterSpec content.

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Protect Against the Destructive Power of Tornadoes and Hurricanes with StormDefender™ from CornellCookson

To help combat the alarming increase in natural disasters and protect human lives against deadly winds, flying projectiles and fire, CornellCookson has developed the StormDefender™ Door. This advanced rolling steel door is designed specifically for safe room protection against life-threatening tornados and hurricanes. The StormDefender Door is tested and certified to ICC500-2014 and FEMA P-361 standards. The fire-rated version of this specialty door meets UL10B and UL1784 standards – adding to its life safety credentials.

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View announces $1.1 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund to meet accelerating demand

View announced a $1.1 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund. Demand for View’s intelligent windows is rapidly growing as companies increasingly recognize the benefits of modernizing their work environments to improve the health and productivity of their employees. View makes the entire skin of buildings intelligent. which improves human health and wellness by preserving unobstructed views, automatically letting in the optimum amount of natural light, and greatly reducing heat and glare. It also cuts the building energy consumption by up to 20 percent.

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General contractors cite price, lead times, on-time delivery as top priorities in working with façade/glass industry suppliers

General contractors want glass suppliers to deliver products faster, on time and at the right price, according to a first-of-its-kind survey commissioned by Vitro Architectural Glass. The survey, which was conducted by a leading construction industry research firm, encompassed 146 decision-makers from general contractor, construction management and design/builder firms.

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Dodge Data & Analytics Acquires Public-Sector Project Research Firm Integrated Marketing Systems (IMS)

As a Dodge Data & Analytics company, IMS will benefit from Dodge’s market and project intelligence and corresponding insights. Through the acquisition, the A/E/C community gains access to early stage professional service projects in addition to Dodge’s Sweets, the world’s largest online building product database with over 100,000 product listings, allowing users to add product details directly to the projects they are working on.

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Air barriers

StoPanel Technology to Offer Further Design Versatility Using Fiber Cement Panel Cladding

StoPanel Technology, is now partnered with Swisspearl, the inventors of fiber cement panels. The two companies have teamed up to offer a continuous insulation system that uniquely combines the convenience and cost-effectiveness of offsite panel manufacturing with the look and feel of an innovative, contemporary aesthetic. The inclusion of Swisspearl in the StoPanel line-up of prefabricated panel options provides owners and design professionals with a wide range of attractive fiber cement panel and color options along with the benefits provided when using a cladding that offers a rainscreen design.

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Brick

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Coatings

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is now Nouryon

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is today being relaunched as Nouryon. The move follows the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group and marks the company’s transition to becoming an independent, global specialty chemicals leader.

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Concrete

Sika Acquires Concrete Fiber Company in the USA

Sika has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding, LLC, which includes a US plant manufacturing synthetic fibers for use in concrete reinforcement, sales operations in Sika’s three geographical regions, and a strong brand.

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Curtain wall

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Exterior paints and coatings

Grove at Grand Bay withstands Hurricane Irma with help from PPG Duranar fluoropolymer coatings

Designed by globally renowned Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Grove at Grand Bay features two swiveling 20-story towers, each housing 49 upscale condominiums highlighted by expansive views of Biscayne Bay and its lush tropical surroundings. Tecnoglass engineered hurricane-resistant window walls, glass doors and metal framing systems finished with Duranar fluoropolymer coatings by PPG.

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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

View announces $1.1 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund to meet accelerating demand

View announced a $1.1 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund. Demand for View’s intelligent windows is rapidly growing as companies increasingly recognize the benefits of modernizing their work environments to improve the health and productivity of their employees. View makes the entire skin of buildings intelligent. which improves human health and wellness by preserving unobstructed views, automatically letting in the optimum amount of natural light, and greatly reducing heat and glare. It also cuts the building energy consumption by up to 20 percent.

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Interior paints

2019 Color Trends in Multi-family Design

To understand how to make conducive design decisions and color choices in multi-family spaces relevant for both Millennials and Boomers, PPG developed a special color trends report for designers and architects to reference for their upcoming projects. PPG’s 2019 multi-family color trends forecast brings this housing shift to the surface and explores how it influences consumers’ attitudes toward their present and future living accommodations.

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Metal

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Roofs

Hurricanes no match for DaVinci composite roof on seaside restaurant

“We’ve been through at least four major hurricanes and maybe four big nor’easters since we opened with absolutely no roof damage,” says Bambos Charalambous, general manager for Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. “Despite facing Category 3 hurricane winds reaching up to 120mph, the DaVinci Roofscapes roof overhead has held up incredibly well. There’s not one roof tile that has come off our building.

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Waterproofing

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Wood

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

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