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Sherwin-Williams announces 2021 Colormix® Forecast Color collections

Based on Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Colormix® Forecast, four collections were translated to help professionals bring timely colors to interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces. “We strive to provide inspiration and resources to every professional to help them create functional and beautiful spaces for their clients,” said Michael Plank, director of color marketing and design services at Sherwin-Williams. “From the front door of a new home to a hotel lobby or hospital waiting room, these color collections bring spaces to life through a balanced collection of inviting, on-trend and revitalizing colors.”  

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Pantone reveals Color of the Year 2021: PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, yesterday announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, as the Pantone® Color of the Year selection for 2021, two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.

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Rust-Oleum announces 2021 Color of the Year

Rust-Oleum is announcing its Color of the Year and Color Palette for 2021. The colors were chosen with an emphasis on warmth, comfort, calm and relaxation — things many of us crave these days. Satin Paprika was picked as Color of the Year and anchors each of the collections.

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Glen-Gery launches Terraçade ceramic cladding system

Glen-Gery Corporation, a part of Brickworks Limited of Australia, announced yesterday the launch of Terraçade, its first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement,” said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. “Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.”

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Armstrong World Industries, Inc. to acquire Arktura

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Arktura, LLC, a designer and fabricator of ceilings, walls, partitions and facades based in Los Angeles, California. Founded and led by architects and designers, Arktura is a leader in architectural specialty metal and felt solutions recognized for fusing ingenuity and creativity with leading edge technologies and software to deliver visionary design.

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Tubelite expands MaxBlock Sun Shades product line with new single-blade airfoil design

Offering more options for daylighting and shading strategies on commercial buildings, Tubelite Inc. introduces MaxBlock® Single Blade Sun Shades with a single, horizontal, airfoil-shaped blade in 6- and 9-inch depths, and widths spanning up to 149 inches. This new design expands the MaxBlock Sun Shades by Tubelite line of multi-blade airfoil, tubular and “Z” blade sun control product selections.

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Air barriers

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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Brick

Glen-Gery launches Terraçade ceramic cladding system

Glen-Gery Corporation, a part of Brickworks Limited of Australia, announced yesterday the launch of Terraçade, its first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement,” said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. “Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.”

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Coatings

Dunn-Edwards names “Wild Blue Yonder” Color of the Year for 2021

Dunn-Edwards Paints has announced its 2021 Color of the Year — Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue. "Despite the significant impacts of the last year, Wild Blue Yonder reflects the emerging optimism for 2021, specifically for connection, and achieving personal and societal goals." said Sara McLean, Color Expert and Stylist for Dunn-Edwards.

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Concrete

ACI and ICRI publish new “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures”

The American Concrete Institute and International Concrete Repair Institute have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.” This guide provides licensed design professionals with the knowledge, skill, and judgment to interpret and properly use the ACI 562, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures.”

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Curtain wall

January 19 FGIA webinar to cover performance rating for fenestration systems, comparative analysis procedure

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Performance Rating Method for Fenestration Systems and Comparative Analysis Procedure” on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will cover the enhanced analytical aspects of AAMA 2502, a recently updated FGIA document, and the procedures for evaluating air leakage and water penetration resistance. Participants will also learn about the design pressure performance of mulled fenestration assemblies contained in AAMA 450 – another FGIA document that was also recently updated.

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Exterior paints and coatings

PPG appoints Marvin Mendoza as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion

PPG yesterday announced the appointment of Marvin Mendoza as global head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), effective Nov. 9, 2020. In this newly-developed role, Mendoza will be responsible for designing, leading and executing PPG’s global DE&I vision and strategy, and leveraging data-driven insights to accelerate the company’s DE&I agenda.

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Floors

PPG to acquire coatings manufacturer VersaFlex

PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire VersaFlex, a manufacturer specializing in polyurea, epoxy and polyurethane coatings for water and waste water infrastructure, flooring, transportation infrastructure, and industrial applications.

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Glass

University of Texas at Arlington’s new Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building

Large expanses of Solarban® 90 solar control, low-e glass by Vitro Architectural Glass showcase interdisciplinary research in action at the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) new $125 million Science & Engineering Innovation & Research (SEIR) building in northern Texas. Ideal for warm, sunny climates in places like Texas, Solarban® 90 glass offers a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 when paired with conventional clear glass in a 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU).

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Interior paints

Dunn-Edwards names “Wild Blue Yonder” Color of the Year for 2021

Dunn-Edwards Paints has announced its 2021 Color of the Year — Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue. "Despite the significant impacts of the last year, Wild Blue Yonder reflects the emerging optimism for 2021, specifically for connection, and achieving personal and societal goals." said Sara McLean, Color Expert and Stylist for Dunn-Edwards.

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Metal

Oregon State University’s new Marine Science Building combines modern design with RHEINZINK roofing and cladding

Opened this summer, Oregon State University’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (MSB) at Hatfield Marine Science Center expands marine science research, education, outreach and engagement for the region’s coastal community. The 72,000-square-foot building combines modern architectural design, state-of-the-art engineering and time-tested natural RHEINZINK prePATINA® Blue-Grey zinc roofing and wall cladding.

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Roofs

Trade association coalition introduces Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing

The Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing is an industry-wide effort to collect information about the reroofing market spearheaded by a coalition of trade associations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, Chemical Fabrics & Film Association Inc., EPDM Roofing Association, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Women in Roofing, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association and Single Ply Roofing Industry. 

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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

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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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