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New CSI and Collectus integration means advanced Revit standards in the Collectus platform, galvanized by CSI’s Crosswalk

CDV Systems (CDV) and The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) have announced a product integration connecting CSI’s widely-adopted construction industry organizing principles with cloud-based BIM libraries. CDV Systems and 26 Degrees Software created Collectus®, a remote BIM management product providing architecture, engineering, construction, and owner (AECO) firms and institutions a complete and fully functioning Autodesk® Revit® standards library accessible in the cloud.

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Fiberon launches Wildwood composite cladding

“Fiberon isn’t new to the cladding industry,” said Mark Ayers, senior vice president of marketing and product development for Fiberon. “Our deck boards have been used in cladding applications for thousands of projects across the globe. Wildwood is our first product designed specifically for cladding application, and we’re proud to provide trade professionals with a premium product from a brand they trust.”

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Hope’s® One55™ Series expanded to include doors and operable windows with Thermal Evolution™ Technology

Hope’s Windows, Inc. announces the addition of doors and operable windows with Thermal Evolution™ technology to its One55™ Series of windows and doors. The company states the One55 Series is the culmination of over a century of technological innovation: a complete product line that combines the striking visual appearance of the past with the innovative thermal technology of the present.

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Central Roofing re-roofs top of historic Itasca building

In the trendy North Loop section of Minneapolis, the Warehouse District is anchored by Itasca Lofts condominiums. More than 100 years old, the converted warehouse is home to 71 units plus a restaurant, comedy club and commercial space on the first floor. Six stories tall, the structure’s old roof was failing until Encompass Inc. and Central Roofing Company stepped in to help.

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Coatings

Sentara Brock Cancer Center features Acurlite skylight finished by Linetec in durable anodize

The Sentara Brock Cancer Center was designed by Odell Associates with the patient’s health journey and customer experience as a top priority. Entering through the building’s main entrance, the patients, medical professionals, staff and visitors are warmly greeted and protectively sheltered by a transparent, single-pitch canopy skylight. Manufactured by Acurlite Structural Skylights, the canopy’s aluminum framing system was finished by Linetec in durable, Class I Clear Anodize.

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Concrete

ACI Concrete Convention transitions to fully virtual

Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will convene virtually from October 17-21, 2021, at the ACI Concrete Convention, the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete.  Originally scheduled as a hybrid event in Atlanta, GA, and online, the event will now be fully virtual. 

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Curtain wall

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Exterior paints and coatings

Greenhouse dispensary in Skokie, Illinois

Each and every Greenhouse patron is in for a visual treat upon arriving at the building. The soothing contours of the façade stir the imagination and confer a sense of calm before they even step foot inside to sample the wares. They can thank the creativity of Camburas Theodore and the ingenuity of Sto.

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Floors

RPM acquires raised flooring systems manufacturer

RPM International Inc. yesterday announced that its Fibergrate Composite Structures Inc. business has acquired Bison Innovative Products, a leading manufacturer of raised flooring systems. Bison’s flooring systems consist of adjustable polypropylene pedestals that support tiles with architectural finishes such as wood, stone or artificial turf. Its products are used for rooftop decks, plazas, terraces, pop-up-parks and other architectural features requiring maintenance-free pedestals and low maintenance deck surfaces.

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Glass

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Interior paints

KWK Architects designs new study lounges/simulated exam rooms at Washington University Medical School’s Farrell Learning and Teaching Center

In order to meet the needs of curriculum renewal and new teaching pedagogy, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis desired renovations to its Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC) that would support medical education by improving flexibility and providing updated technology. KWK Architects was contracted by the medical school to renovate the center’s third and fourth floors (14,600 square feet) into student study lounges and multi-purpose group study/small meeting rooms and provide additional simulated exam rooms to the building’s fifth floor.

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Metal

Sentara Brock Cancer Center features Acurlite skylight finished by Linetec in durable anodize

The Sentara Brock Cancer Center was designed by Odell Associates with the patient’s health journey and customer experience as a top priority. Entering through the building’s main entrance, the patients, medical professionals, staff and visitors are warmly greeted and protectively sheltered by a transparent, single-pitch canopy skylight. Manufactured by Acurlite Structural Skylights, the canopy’s aluminum framing system was finished by Linetec in durable, Class I Clear Anodize.

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Roofs

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum gets new look

Central Roofing Company helped build the new McQuinn Horticulture and Operations Headquarters in Minnesota. They also rebuilt the metal roofs on the historic Red Barn and silo within the arboretum. Designed by DLR Group of Minneapolis, the new 11,000+ square foot headquarters structure on Three-Mile Drive houses the horticulture, curatorial and gardening staffs, plus a drive-through maintenance shop.

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Waterproofing

Reclad with StoTherm ci solves water intrusion problems for North Myrtle Beach condo community

The Edgewater Condominiums, with 260 units near the Atlantic Ocean in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., were built over a period of five years and completed 10 years ago. The Edgewater COA Board of Directors voted to replace the stucco on all buildings. Jason Smith, AIA, Senior Architect of Construction Science and Engineering (CSE), specified approximately 250,000 SF of StoTherm® ci Lotusan®, a continuous insulation wall system.

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Wood

River Architects completes the world’s first Passive House Certified cidery

River Architects, a Hudson Valley-based architecture firm specializing in sustainability, celebrates the completion of the world’s first Passive House Certified cidery – Seminary Hill Orchard & Cidery in Callicoon, New York. The 9,300-square-foot building, which opens June 25, 2021, houses an organic hard cider production facility, tasting area, commercial kitchen, and event space.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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