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PPG and The Home Depot expand partnership with launch of OLYMPIC stain products

PPG and THE HOME DEPOT® today announced an expanded partnership to offer PPG’s OLYMPIC® brand stains in its nearly 2,000 locations across the U.S. This partnership combines the woodcare performance of Olympic stains with the largest retailer of exterior stains. Stain products, including Olympic MAXIMUM®, Olympic ELITE™ and Olympic WATERGUARD® will become available at most of these Home Depot locations by the end of the second quarter 2018.

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Framing First: The Impact Framing Can Have on a Building’s Sustainability

Whether you are designing to meet the latest energy code for extreme weather conditions or for LEED certification, the goal is likely the same – to get the highest possible thermal performance out of your building. This benefits the building owner and occupants alike, reducing the energy bill and providing a more comfortable place in which to work and live. There are multiple avenues to achieve a high level of energy efficiency. Architects have come to know advanced glazing as their go-to resource for thermal performance improvement. However, in recent years advancements in fenestration have given framing a new place in a building’s energy efficient design.

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Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Enhances Product Line with Bio-Based Adhesive, Single Ply Solutions

Fast-curing, cold process, 100% solids POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive has virtually no odor and is fully cured and watertight within 24 hours of application, which can significantly reduce the length of many roofing projects.  Its almost non-existent odor is the result of its ultra-low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) level, which helps meet California VOC limits.  Its strong, durable bond provides excellent wind uplift resistance. 

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Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment

Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass.

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EXTECH’s TECHVENT 5300 window systems offer natural ventilation and daylight to industrial buildings

Providing both natural light and natural ventilation, TECHVENT 5300® window systems from Exterior Technologies, Inc. (EXTECH) feature a patented, top-hinge design that allows the unit to remain open during normal rainfall, while keeping the interior dry. Ideal for manufacturing, agricultural and other industrial buildings, the windows can be operated manually or electrically, and can be integrated with building control systems.

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Air barriers

Rainscreen Cladding Market Worth $14.0 Billion by 2024

The global rainscreen cladding market size is expected to reach USD 14.0 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., registering a 7.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Demand for these products has increased significantly owing to promotion by the World Green Building Council and International Energy Agency.

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Brick

BIA Extends Entry Deadline for 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards

Architectural and design firms now have until Monday, May 7 to enter the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards, the nation’s premiere architectural design competition featuring fired-clay brick. Entries must be submitted online by May 7. The Brick Industry Association’s (BIA’s) annual awards honor outstanding, innovative and sustainable architecture that incorporate clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material.

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Coatings

New self-cleaning exterior coating from Sherwin-Williams easily sheds dirt to keep properties looking fresh

Sherwin-Williams is announcing the launch of Loxon® Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating, a product specifically engineered for exterior, above-grade masonry to provide a clean and attractive look with high-performance protection. The self-cleaning formula easily sheds dirt with rain or water contact and provides advanced durability, water shedding, wind driven rain and dirt pickup resistance.

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Concrete

N.J. Builder Relies on Precast Concrete Panels for Commercial Project

Builder John Mirenda had many job site challenges on his mind when he started to re-construct a commercial site in Northfield, N.J. Demolition of an existing building. Saving portions of the slab and foundation for zoning and cost saving purposes. And, adding Superior Walls precast concrete panels to speed up the construction process.

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Curtain wall

Framing First: The Impact Framing Can Have on a Building’s Sustainability

Whether you are designing to meet the latest energy code for extreme weather conditions or for LEED certification, the goal is likely the same – to get the highest possible thermal performance out of your building. This benefits the building owner and occupants alike, reducing the energy bill and providing a more comfortable place in which to work and live. There are multiple avenues to achieve a high level of energy efficiency. Architects have come to know advanced glazing as their go-to resource for thermal performance improvement. However, in recent years advancements in fenestration have given framing a new place in a building’s energy efficient design.

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Exterior paints and coatings

New self-cleaning exterior coating from Sherwin-Williams easily sheds dirt to keep properties looking fresh

Sherwin-Williams is announcing the launch of Loxon® Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating, a product specifically engineered for exterior, above-grade masonry to provide a clean and attractive look with high-performance protection. The self-cleaning formula easily sheds dirt with rain or water contact and provides advanced durability, water shedding, wind driven rain and dirt pickup resistance.

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Floors

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Glass

Solarban 72 Starphire Glass by Vitro Glass featured on award-winning residential high-rise

Grove at Grand Bay, an upscale 98-unit Florida condominium featuring an innovative hurricane-resistant design and Solarban® 72 Starphire® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. Located in Coconut Grove and designed by renowned Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group, Grove at Grand Bay consists of two 20-story towers coiled into identical tornado-like twists that provide a stylized buffer against hurricane-force winds while offering residents optimal views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay.

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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

Metal Design and Sleek Coatings Provide Air-Like Aesthetic for Renovated Boeing Facility

Calloway Johnson Moore & West of Lexington, PA was hired as the architecture firm for the development. Due to the heavy industrial use of the facility, CENTRIA’s Formawall® Dimension Series® insulated metal panels were chosen to provide thermal efficiency as well as wind and flame resistance. The panels offer superior weather protection, and deliver a sleek façade. The CENTRIA metal wall panels were coated in Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating’s Fluropon® Classic metallic coating in the colors Pewter and Silversmith - providing an air-like aesthetic to the facility’s exterior with the main overcast gray tone perfectly accented by the dark gray.

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Roofs

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Enhances Product Line with Bio-Based Adhesive, Single Ply Solutions

Fast-curing, cold process, 100% solids POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive has virtually no odor and is fully cured and watertight within 24 hours of application, which can significantly reduce the length of many roofing projects.  Its almost non-existent odor is the result of its ultra-low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) level, which helps meet California VOC limits.  Its strong, durable bond provides excellent wind uplift resistance. 

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Waterproofing

Renovation of the Irish Hunger Memorial in Manhattan Completed

Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), CTA Architects, P.C., construction manager The LiRo Group, and contractor Nicholson & Galloway, Inc. have completed the $5.3 million renovation and waterproofing of the Irish Hunger Memorial. The project restored the monument to its former magnificence, while rendering it significantly less susceptible to damage from weather for years to come. The Memorial, designed by internationally renowned sculptor and public artist Brian Tolle, originally opened in 2002. It is a contemplative space devoted to honor the Great Irish Hunger and Migration of 1845-1852, while encouraging viewers to contemplate present-day hunger worldwide. Over the years, it had succumbed to water infiltration from above and subsequent water damage.

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Wood

PPG and The Home Depot expand partnership with launch of OLYMPIC stain products

PPG and THE HOME DEPOT® today announced an expanded partnership to offer PPG’s OLYMPIC® brand stains in its nearly 2,000 locations across the U.S. This partnership combines the woodcare performance of Olympic stains with the largest retailer of exterior stains. Stain products, including Olympic MAXIMUM®, Olympic ELITE™ and Olympic WATERGUARD® will become available at most of these Home Depot locations by the end of the second quarter 2018.

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INTRODUCTION: THE ECONOMICS OF BIOPHILIA by Terrapin Bright Green. This series argues in favor of biophilic design by examining scientific studies of nature’s effect on productivity and human health in a variety of built environments, and assigning economic values to these outcomes to promote the broad adoption of biophilic design. Photo: Highline Park, New York. Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns /Flickr

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