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Five Myths of Specifying a High-Performance Door

Specifications are an essential part of the design process, but not the most glamorous. It was said by Charles Eames that the details are not the details, they make the design. If the specification is unclear or lacking detail, it will often result in the wrong product being installed. In the case of high-performance products, it can mean costing a company time and money. Don’t fall for these top five myths related to specifying a high-performance door.

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St. Cloud Window Launches New Historic-Replication Window Line

St. Cloud Window Inc., is pleased to introduce the SCW3000 -Series, a new line of historic replication/narrow sightline windows and terrace doors. The SCW3000 Series is designed around a three-inch frame engineered to maintain a narrow sightline profile yet facilitate the structural needs of large window openings and maintain the historic integrity required for landmark properties. It is available for awning, hopper, casement and fixed applications, as well as floating vent fenestrations that are common in buildings of historic significance.

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Kryton unveils its latest disruptive technology to the global construction industry

Kryton unveiled its latest product, Hard-Cem®, an award-winning integral concrete hardening admixture. This solution is added directly to the concrete mix and is specifically engineered to provide concrete with extraordinary resistance to abrasion and erosion, and increased mechanical-wear durability. This disruptive technology allows Hard-Cem-treated concrete to last up to 6 times longer than untreated concrete.

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Valspar® Reveals 2018 Colors of the Year

The color experts at Valspar have announced their 2018 Colors of the Year timed with the start of the new year. Symbolic of hope and promise, a new year gives us the possibility of change—and change is always in. Instead of a one-size-fits-all Color of the Year, Valspar offers 12 that can accommodate different lifestyles and preferences.

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Air barriers

The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier

Receiving the top award, AeroBarrier is being called the decade's most disruptive energy efficiency product.  Mandalay Homes, an Arizona homebuilder, uses Aerobarrier on all new homes.  Geoff Ferrell, Chief Technology Officer at Mandalay Homes says, "AeroBarrier is the key for us building net-zero homes as a standard feature.  Before AeroBarrier, it was not financially feasible or practical on a mass scale." 

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Brick

2018 Brick Trends Show Whites, Grays, Black, Painted and Glazed Exteriors

Brick Industry Association (BIA) member manufacturers around the country report that clean, cool shades top the trends at all home price ranges, primarily whites with white mortar and all grays from light to charcoal and steel. Sandy earth tones are also trending, reflecting how fired-clay brick is made from abundant natural resources.

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Coatings

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Concrete

Kryton unveils its latest disruptive technology to the global construction industry

Kryton unveiled its latest product, Hard-Cem®, an award-winning integral concrete hardening admixture. This solution is added directly to the concrete mix and is specifically engineered to provide concrete with extraordinary resistance to abrasion and erosion, and increased mechanical-wear durability. This disruptive technology allows Hard-Cem-treated concrete to last up to 6 times longer than untreated concrete.

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Curtain wall

YKK AP Curtain Wall Creates a Modern Look

Founded in the 1980s, the prestigious Georgia State School of Law was in need of a new facility that would meet the demands of modern schooling and standards of sustainability. For architect, John Elvin, it was vital that the vision not only be durable for college activity, but also inventive and meaningful to the local area. A key feature of the building would be a 7 ½- inch curtain wall. The team selected the YCW 750 XT IG Curtain Wall System from YKK AP America, a system proven to meet the strictest sustainable building codes and provide excellent energy efficiency.

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Exterior paints and coatings

U.S. Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced February 8, that its Industrial and Specialty Products business has increased prices for the majority of its non-contracted silica sand, cool roof granule, aplite and specialty products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemical, recreation, building products and other applications.

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Glass

Solarban 90 glass by Vitro Glass used in “transformational” arts facility

Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is a defining feature on the Ent Center for the Arts, the first purpose-built performing and visual arts center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ (UCCS) 550-acre campus. Designed by Semple Brown Design of Denver to encourage and support working relationships with community cultural organizations and to provide direct public access to performances, exhibits and classes, the 92,000-square-foot facility consolidates the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, which had previously been spread across six campus venues.

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Interior paints

Calling all interior design students: Sherwin-Williams Design Competition now open

The 2018 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is accepting submissions for residential and commercial projects through March 15. “Sherwin-Williams is proud to encourage excellence among the future leaders of the interior design industry,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. “The Student Design Challenge provides students a unique opportunity to showcase their work to top designers and celebrates their creativity.”

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Metal

New Jersey’s 3 Journal Square frames Manhattan views with Winco windows featuring dual color finishes by Linetec

Opened in June 2017, 3 Journal Square’s mixed-use 240-unit apartment building attracts New Jersey’s young professionals with a high-style aesthetic, modern performance and LEED® Silver certification. Framing the urban views and daylit interiors, Winco Windows supplied its 8250 Infinity Series windows, finished by Linetec, for the property’s 628 daylight openings.

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Roofs

U.S. Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced February 8, that its Industrial and Specialty Products business has increased prices for the majority of its non-contracted silica sand, cool roof granule, aplite and specialty products used primarily in glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemical, recreation, building products and other applications.

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Waterproofing

Johns Manville Advances EPDM FIT Product Line with Tape-to-Tape Offering

Johns Manville (JM) announced yesterday the availability of a new reinforced EPDM membrane sheet with tape-to-tape technology (JM EPDM R FIT). This next-generation product, designed to work on the single ply waterproofing membrane, is field tested and proven to speed up installation by as much as four times, leading to lower labor costs.

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Wood

Substantial’s new open work space

Substantial is a digital product studio that was founded in 2006 and moved into the 100-year-old building in 2013. goCstudio was brought on board to redesign the entire 14,000-square-foot upper floor of the building to create an open plan office that would accommodate the growing needs of the company. The challenge was to create a cohesive open plan work space which retained the feel of the original Substantial space and would maximize the existing character of the building; exposed brick walls, old growth Douglas Fir beams and roof decking, and warehouse style window walls.

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Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

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