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Mohawk receives Canada’s first zero carbon dual certification

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation at Mohawk College has become the first building in Canada to receive Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard certification in both the Design and Performance categories from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). The high-performance building envelope, consisting of triple-pane glazing and insulated pre-cast sandwich panels, maximizes heating, cooling and natural light.

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Breakthrough tool launched at Greenbuild empowers users to radically reduce embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) a free, open-access tool, based on the industry’s first database of digitized Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), will allow architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to easily evaluate and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials, effectively empowering them to reduce embodied carbon within buildings at scale.

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Level 10 San Jose project to speed delivery with new hybrid core system

As described by the American Institute of Steel Construction: “SpeedCore is a revolutionary concrete-filled composite steel plate shear wall (CF_CPSW) core. With this remarkable system, erection will take an estimated 40% less time to complete than it would with a traditional cast-in-place reinforced concrete core.”

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ACI announces winners of annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, who were honored at a Gala event during the Institute’s Concrete Convention & Exposition, October 21. The highest honor was presented to King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, located in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

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Trey Hamilton to join ACI staff

As senior engineer of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Trey Hamilton will provide technical and administrative support to ACI’s technical committees and assist with the development of technical resources, educational programs, and the adoption of ACI’s consensus-based standards.

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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

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

Sto RapidGuard is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.

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