Category: Air Barrier

Owens Corning introduces first formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation in North America

Owens Corning introduces formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® light density mineral wool insulation solutions. As the first and only formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation in North America, Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation solutions represent a breakthrough for architects, specifiers and contractors interested in achieving green building standards.

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Demilec launches Heatlok ABS — first complete air barrier and spray foam insulation system

“Until now, a single source of supply has been missing in the air barrier industry. Demilec has taken a much-needed systems approach to material testing and installation to now offer architects and contractors perfectly-matched spray foam insulation and air barrier materials that have been independently tested and approved as a single system,” said Tom Harris, Vice President – Building Science at Demilec, which has supplied Heatlok insulation to millions of square feet of cavity wall applications throughout North America for more than 20 years.

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Air Barriers

Building Enclosures require proactive actions by each member of the Design and Construction Teams to deliver a building that meets stated performance requirements. Air Barriers are a critical component to meeting those requirements. This document addresses ten of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers/General Contractors ask with respect to air barriers.

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Patrick Tasson Joins Sto Corp. as Sales Representative & Western Coatings Manager

Atlanta, GA – January 5, 2017 – Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in claddings, air barriers, coatings, and building restoration systems, has announced the appointment of Patrick S. Tasson as Sales Representative for Southern California / Western Coatings Manager effective immediately. Tasson comes to Sto with 20 years of experience in various segments of the construction, insulation and buildings materials industries with a consistent record of exceeding sales targets and building lasting relationships for his employers. “We are very pleased to have Pat join the sales team at Sto Corp,” said Paul Bieber Vice President of Sales for Sto Corp. “He has a broad range of experience in consultative selling and regional sales management that will be invaluable at Sto.” Tasson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a major in Economics from California State University at Long Beach. He is fluent in four languages and is an accomplished practitioner of martial arts. He will be based in Newport Beach, California. “I am really enthusiastic about applying the knowledge I have about the building materials industry to help Sto achieve its national sales goals,” said Tasson. “There is a large potential market for Sto’s solutions and capabilities in continuous insulation, air and moisture barriers, finishes and coatings on the West Coast and I look forward to working with Sto’s customers to deliver what they need.” For...

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Sto Corp. introduces StoGuard® Gold Coat® TA

Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, air barriers, coatings, and restoration systems, has introduced StoGuard® Gold Coat® TA.  The new StoGuard Gold Coat TA is the trowel applied version of Gold Coat.  The trowelable, vapor-permeable air barrier membrane is used in StoTherm® ci systems. StoGuard Gold Coat TA is troweled directly onto vertical above-grade wall sheathing and concrete masonry.  It also functions as a waterproof air barrier when combined with StoGuard joint and rough opening treatment. “StoGuard Gold Coat TA has all of the features and benefits that our Gold Coat product has, and for applicators wanting...

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Sto System aligns with Art Museum of West Virginia University’s style

The Art Museum of West Virginia University on the Evansdale Campus was designed to house the university’s art collection, which includes over 3,000 objects from Africa and Asia, as well as art from West Virginia, the region, and the United States. The building is situated along the main vehicular thoroughfare in front of the campus and next to a historic building, designed by the late American architect, Michael Graves, which formerly housed the alumni center and was renovated in 2009-2010 to serve as the Museum Education Center (MEC). The University recently established architectural design guidelines and material standards for...

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Sto Corp. joins forces with Architizer to reach architects

Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in cladding, air barriers, coatings, and restoration systems, is pleased to announce its partnership with Architizer to promote its products on the online project library for architects.  Architizer allows the viewer to search the work of over 40,000 architecture firms through its database.  Through Architizer, Sto is able to reach the design community and also differentiate itself to trade professionals by positioning the company as spec-driven, focusing on projects. Sto Corp. has seven products and 42 projects listed on Architizer, including its StoTherm®, StoGuard®, StoColor® Lotusan®, Stolit® Milano, StoColor® Acryl Plus, StoColor®Silcolastic, and...

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Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

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