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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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Vitro Architectural Glass launches SOLARBAN R77 glass

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that it has launched Solarban® R77 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass, which unites a crisp, neutrally reflective silver-blue aesthetic with building-code-friendly solar performance. Nathan McKenna, director, marketing and innovation, Vitro Architectural Glass said Solarban R77 glass fulfills demand for a product that captures the visual character of the sky and ambient environment while enabling specifiers to meet increasingly stringent building code mandates.

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Air barriers

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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Brick

2020 Brick in Architecture Awards honor inspired design

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has awarded the 2020 Brick in Architecture Awards, the nation’s premier design competition featuring clay brick. “These exceptional projects show there’s virtually no limit to brick as a leading element of sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s President and CEO.

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Coatings

The Cool Roof Rating Council publishes ANSI/CRRC S100-2021 standard

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) announces the release of the 2021 edition of the ANSI/CRRC S100 standard (formerly the CRRC-1 Standard), which received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on March 29, 2021. The ANSI/CRRC S100 standard is an American National Standard that provides a consistent reference in building energy codes and voluntary green building programs—such as the International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE 90.1, and the International Green Construction Code—regarding the measurement of the surface radiative properties of roofing materials.

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Concrete

Aramco and American Concrete Institute announce new Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials

Aramco and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announce the launch of NEx: A Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop and promote the use of nonmetallic materials in the construction sector. “The Center’s mission will be to collaborate globally on using nonmetallic materials in the built environment by driving research, education, awareness and technology adoption,” said Jeffrey W. Coleman, ACI President. “Expanding incorporation of nonmetallic materials and products in the built environment will improve sustainability, contribute to a lower carbon footprint, and enhance the durability and longevity of structures.”

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Curtain wall

Adolfson & Peterson Construction completes Northwest Independent School District’s Haslet Elementary School

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) has completed Northwest Independent School District’s (ISD) Haslet Elementary School. Nicknamed “The Nest,” the school’s high-volume learning commons and library were designed to emulate a tree house and act as a central point for the facility. Adjacent to the learning commons are classrooms, additional flex space, and focus rooms with movable walls that allow teachers to scale learning environments outside of the classroom and create greater adaptability for learning of all types. The facility also features curtain walls to allow for natural light.

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Exterior paints and coatings

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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

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Metal

Thaden School’s building designs inspired by agriculture, aviation and a classic sports car

Thaden School in Bentonville, Arkansas, celebrates the class of 2021 – the first to graduate from this new independent middle and high school. As the next academic year begins, returning students will be welcomed back to an expanded offering on its 30-acre campus. The three of the newest school buildings – "Reels," "Wheels" and the performing arts center – were designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects and feature architectural coil coatings by Sherwin-Williams.

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Roofs

The Cool Roof Rating Council publishes ANSI/CRRC S100-2021 standard

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) announces the release of the 2021 edition of the ANSI/CRRC S100 standard (formerly the CRRC-1 Standard), which received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) on March 29, 2021. The ANSI/CRRC S100 standard is an American National Standard that provides a consistent reference in building energy codes and voluntary green building programs—such as the International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE 90.1, and the International Green Construction Code—regarding the measurement of the surface radiative properties of roofing materials.

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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

HMA officers, board elected for 2021

The Board of Directors of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA) elected Troy Brown, Kretz Lumber Company, Inc., Antigo, Wisconsin, President of the HMA at their National Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas, March 23. Other HMA officers for 2021 are Vice President Tommy Petzoldt, East Perry Lumber Company, Frohna, Missouri; and Executive Vice President Linda Jovanovich, HMA, Pittsburgh.

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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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