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Kolbe’s VistaLuxe Collection expands design solutions to offer radius direct set windows

To provide even more design solutions to builders and architects, Kolbe Windows & Doors has added radius direct set windows to its comprehensive VistaLuxe® Collection. Radius windows feature the characteristic slim lines, narrow frames and square details of VistaLuxe products, while “reshaping” the view of modern design.

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Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’ initiative

Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction. By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to connect the local wood construction industry with global knowledge to facilitate collaboration and growth. 

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Behr Paint reveals 2018 Color of the Year “In The Moment”

“In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr. “Spruce blue, soft gray and lush green coalesce into a fresh shade that evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our always-on lives. In The Moment crosses multiple design styles—global, coastal, modern—and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors.”

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Air barriers

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Brick

Founding Fathers chose brick for enduring appeal

Demonstrating enduring appeal, a new survey by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express found that millennials tend to value a mix of old and new buildings where they live, dine shop and travel.

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Coatings

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Concrete

Braxton-Bragg introduces THE ONE FLOOR system to maintain polished concrete floors

The bottom line is polished concrete floors are a large investment, and human error can ruin the finish and cost businesses labor and downtime. Buying inexpensive products is not the answer, because chemicals can cause yellowing and require frequent stripping. The best way to maintain polished concrete floors is by implementing an effective hard floor care program using superior products that require less labor.

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Curtain wall

KIRCO announces grand opening of the Global Dow Center and new H. H. Dow Visitors and Heritage Center

Elements of the Global Dow Center include: a six-story, 184,390 square-foot, steel-frame and curtain wall structure; 21,000-square-feet of vegetative rooftop and a nearly one-acre decorative pond wrapping one-third of the building, helping to dramatically reduce heat islands and storm water runoff; and an enclosed employee walkway connecting occupants to parking and other campus facilities.

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Exterior paints and coatings

PPG publishes new architectural powder coatings guide

The guide provides a reference chart that lists all four PPG architectural powder coatings brands—DURANAR®, Coraflon, ENVIROCRON® 04 and Envirocron 03 coatings. Included are their American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) specification, resin quality, coating layer requirements, seacoast warranty coverage and appearance characteristics.

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Floors

NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio case study

Rio de Janeiro was announced as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics in October 2009, allowing more than five years to plan and build the Olympic venues. However, just five months before the games began, ReSource New Jersey was contracted to work with NBC Sports, HD Studio, and blackwalnut Fabricators on the design, procurement, fabrication, logistics, and installation of the NBC Sports 2016 Summer Olympics Studio.

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Glass

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Interior paints

Behr Paint reveals 2018 Color of the Year “In The Moment”

“In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr. “Spruce blue, soft gray and lush green coalesce into a fresh shade that evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our always-on lives. In The Moment crosses multiple design styles—global, coastal, modern—and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors.”

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Metal

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Roofs

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Waterproofing

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Wood

Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’ initiative

Metsä Wood's Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction. By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood's aim is to connect the local wood construction industry with global knowledge to facilitate collaboration and growth. 

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Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) is the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management. SITES aligns land development and management with innovative sustainable design—defining what a sustainable site is and, ultimately, elevating the value of landscapes in the built environment.

Photo above: Theodore Lee, ASLA, PLA SITES AP, LEED AP, BD+C. Landscape architects Theodore Lee and Trygve Hansen of HGA, among first to earn SITES AP credential.

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