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Category: Cladding

Greenhouse dispensary in Skokie, Illinois

Each and every Greenhouse patron is in for a visual treat upon arriving at the building. The soothing contours of the façade stir the imagination and confer a sense of calm before they even step foot inside to sample the wares. They can thank the creativity of Camburas Theodore and the ingenuity of Sto.

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Oregon State University’s new Marine Science Building combines modern design with RHEINZINK roofing and cladding

Opened this summer, Oregon State University’s new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (MSB) at Hatfield Marine Science Center expands marine science research, education, outreach and engagement for the region’s coastal community. The 72,000-square-foot building combines modern architectural design, state-of-the-art engineering and time-tested natural RHEINZINK prePATINA® Blue-Grey zinc roofing and wall cladding.

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Glen-Gery launches Terraçade ceramic cladding system

Glen-Gery Corporation, a part of Brickworks Limited of Australia, announced yesterday the launch of Terraçade, its first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement,” said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. “Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.”

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CRRC to rate exterior wall products

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Board of Directors affirmed the organization’s commitment to urban heat island mitigation and building energy efficiency in its approval of a new CRRC rating program for exterior wall products on September 24, 2020. The CRRC Wall Product Program will be the first rating system in the world for exterior wall products. The CRRC is working in collaboration with industry and end users on the development of the program, including the testing and weathering protocols that are appropriately suited for exterior paints, vinyl siding, and other wall claddings.

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Western Specialty Contractors explains the benefits of rainscreen systems

Walls with rainscreen systems tend to be more durable and are less prone to costly repairs resulting from water damage. In addition to water infiltration, rainscreen systems are also effective at managing air infiltration, negative wind pressures, heat transfer and vapor transmission into and out of a building. The only real drawback to a rainscreen system is the added cost associated with its more complex design and installation, according to Michael Radigan, Western Specialty Contractors Building Facade – Rainscreen Division.

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PPG DURANAR XL coatings add subtle elegance to Boston’s newest skyscraper

Designed by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven, 61-story One Dalton Place features PPG Duranar XL liquid and powder coatings in a metallic pewter tint that harmonizes with the building’s sleek glass exterior. The coatings were selected to finish the metal framing for the oversized windows, as well as the metal panels and capping used on the curtainwall.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.