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INSTALL to present at World of Concrete 2020 and DOMOTEX USA 2020

INSTALL Executive Director John T. McGrath Jr. will present “Understanding & Choosing Reliable Concrete Polishing Training & Certification” at World of Concrete 2020. Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Representative Daniel Hicks will discuss “Solutions to the Labor Crisis, Keys to Reliable Labor – Recruiting, Training and Retaining” at DOMOTEX USA 2020. Each presentation highlights major trends effecting the floorcovering installation industry. In addition, each will discuss key concepts influencing INSTALL’s growth and educational/training developments over the next several years.

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TPG Architecture designs Booking.com’s new office in downtown Manhattan

TPG Architecture was tapped to create a design concept that embodies the Booking.com mission to connect people and provide them with convenient ways to get around and the best things to do all over the world. TPG Architecture designed with the goal of creating an open environment that promotes mobility, and encourages employees to move freely through the space. The company drew inspiration for the design from the cultural vibrancy and local, gritty atmosphere of New York City.

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MBH Architects design sustainability-focused space for CorePower Yoga Design

In line with both CorePower Yoga and MBH’s dedication to sustainable building practices, the studio features recycled and natural materials throughout, including light-wash studio flooring certified by the USGBC Green Building Council. Climate-controlled rooms utilize the latest in technology to heat and maintain humidity levels across the entire space, while Benjamin Moore Natura paint was selected for its zero VOC content and resistance to mildew.

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INSTALL works alongside industry experts to put finishing touches on concrete polishing curriculum

INSTALL is leading the charge in developing and implementing a comprehensive concrete polishing curriculum. The organization has worked hand-in-hand with manufacturers, contractors and industry influencers over the past few years to craft a new curriculum based on real-world challenges. The training is nearing completion and will soon be implemented across the United States and Canada.

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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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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Designing with concrete: A guide to finishing and coloring

Would it surprise you to learn that one of the most versatile, colorful, and beautiful materials you can design with is concrete? New or old, horizontal or vertical, indoors or outdoors, the possibilities of concrete go far beyond the familiar gray slab to almost any texture, shape, pattern or color you can imagine. All while delivering durability, long life, thermal properties and environmental benefits at a cost comparable to or lower than other less versatile materials. This article will describe techniques for finishing and coloring so you can go beyond cellars and subfloors to true architectural concrete.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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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.

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