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Mosa wins ‘Cradle-to-Cradle Challenge Award’ in Gold

The panel of judges of the Cradle to Cradle Challenge Awards has recognized Mosa’s sustainability strategy with the Award in Gold. Top architects were asked to select their favorites from many kinds of building materials; evaluating the complete sustainability strategies of companies, rating the production with climate-friendly raw materials as well as a low consumption of water, energy, and the waiver of harmful substances.

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AGC and Kinestral Technologies Announce Joint Ventures to Accelerate Global Adoption of Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass

AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) and Kinestral Technologies, Inc. (Kinestral Technologies) today announced the creation of three joint venture companies that will sell, distribute, and service Halio to the global market. Halio technology enables glass to tint, reducing glare and blocking unwanted solar heat – automatically or on command. Halio looks like ordinary clear glass until it tints, achieving its darkest shade in less than 3 minutes. Halio improves occupant comfort in smart homes and buildings while achieving the highest levels of energy efficiency.

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Latest cost study stacks brick against competitors

Developed by RSMeans for the Brick Industry Association (BIA), the independent study compares the installed cost of total house construction for brick veneer over wood framing with the cost of adhered manufactured stone, stucco, horizontal wood siding, wood shingle, fiber cement and vinyl siding in major U.S. metro areas.

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Latest cost study stacks brick against competitors

Developed by RSMeans for the Brick Industry Association (BIA), the independent study compares the installed cost of total house construction for brick veneer over wood framing with the cost of adhered manufactured stone, stucco, horizontal wood siding, wood shingle, fiber cement and vinyl siding in major U.S. metro areas.

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Concrete

Hermitage Club Selects Superior Walls Precast Concrete Foundations

The Superior Walls Xi Plus wall systems selected by the Hermitage Club construction team include one-inch foam insulated concrete studs and one-inch foam insulation on the bond beams to help ensure energy efficiency in the townhomes. Facing against the environment, the panels have a concrete face shell backed 4-1/2” of expanded polystyrene rigid foam insulation and ½” DOW Thermax polyisocyanurate rigid board insulation.

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Curtain wall

Seattle’s Third & Harrison office building features Wausau’s curtainwall and windows

Developed by Martin Selig Real Estate, Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Perkins+Will’s architectural team envisioned the project as a new, sustainably designed icon for urban professionals to work near the natural wonders the city has to offer. Amenities include plentiful underground parking, vegetated roof terraces, and street amenities such as seating and pocket parks.

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Exterior paints and coatings

PPG introduces PPG DURASTAR ultra-durable industrial spray coating

PPG has introduced PPG DURASTAR® ultra-durable industrial spray coating, a one-coat application for aluminum extrusions that meets the exterior durability requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2604 specification (five-year South Florida exposure).

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PPG DURANAR coatings highlight MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino

Eddie Abeyta, principal and design director for HKS in Dallas, whose firm designed the hotel, said he chose PPG Duranar coatings for their durability. Formulated with proven 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resins, PPG Duranar coatings meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specifications for weathering, the industry’s most rigorous standard.

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Roofs

PPG DURANAR coatings highlight MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino

Eddie Abeyta, principal and design director for HKS in Dallas, whose firm designed the hotel, said he chose PPG Duranar coatings for their durability. Formulated with proven 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resins, PPG Duranar coatings meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specifications for weathering, the industry’s most rigorous standard.

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Western Specialty Contractors Completes Restoration/Waterproofing of Museum Roof Beneath St. Louis Historic Gateway Arch

Western Specialty Contractors - St. Louis Branch recently completed a project to restore and waterproof the roof of the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the iconic Gateway Arch on the St. Louis Riverfront. The work is part of a multi-phase project, spearheaded by non-profit organization CityArchRiver Foundation, to expand and renovate the underground museum, plus renovate the grounds surrounding the Arch.

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reThink Wood shows successful strategies for high-performance buildings with wood

Durable, high quality wood buildings are the new standard for high performance construction. Aligning the construction efficiency and environmental benefits of modern wood technologies with passive design principles can create energy-efficient and carbon neutral buildings that reduce energy bills and benefit architects, developers, owners and cities.

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OTL’s vibrant water feature to serve as central showpiece for new Silicon Valley retail development.

OTL’s vibrant water feature to serve as central showpiece for new Silicon Valley retail development.

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