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Cultural and Health Center buildings in Shanghai have topped out

Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Shanghai Cofco Cultural and Health Center has topped out. The project aims at being a social condenser, fostering community among the residents of the surrounding new housing blocks with a public space and park along an existing canal. While the adjacent housing blocks are repetitive, here the architecture is of spatial energy and openness, inviting the whole community in for recreational and cultural programs.

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FORTA Corporation expands family of products

FORTA Corporation announces EXTEND-PRO, which can be applied to concrete surfaces where additional finishing time would be desired during floating and troweling, and CURE-PRO, both a cure and seal for new concrete as well as a sealer for cured concrete.

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ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council to host Technology Forum

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will host its Technology Forum 47, in Charleston, S.C., February 11-13, 2020. The main Forum program will include a panel presentation moderated by Dr. Lawrence Sutter “What the New Durability Code Will Mean to You.” Subject matter experts on durability and global codes will share their knowledge and highlight the ACI durability code from the viewpoints of owner, designer, contractor and researcher.

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John Filush joins Helix Steel

Helix Steel, is pleased to announce several important developments at its Grand Rapids manufacturing facility. John Filush recently joined Helix as plant manager bringing over thirty years’ experience in the steel industry, and twenty-five years as the materials/operations manager for the Light Metal Corporation.

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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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SSPC releases four new, three revised standards in December

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced December 18 the release of four new and three revised technical standards, including the new standard “SSPC-PA 19, Standard for Visual Evaluation of Pinholes in a Concrete or Masonry Coating” and the revised “SSPC-Paint 20, Zinc-Rich Coating Inorganic and Organic.”

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Basic deck coating system terms can help facility managers make better maintenance decisions

“Construction jargon often sounds like a foreign language. But just knowing a few, basic terms used when describing deck coating systems can help facility managers and building engineers qualify contractors, evaluate proposals and even communicate more effectively with property owners,” states Teddy Williams of Western Specialty Contractors.

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ACI to host 2020 Concrete Convention in Rosemont/Chicago, Ill.

ACI Concrete Convention’s International Lunch will present: “High-Performing Buildings with Sustainable Concrete,” a presentation by special guest Erleen Hatfield. The presentation will discuss the use of concrete in sustainable construction, including the new Atlanta stadium, academic buildings, and high-rise construction. Sustainable and meaningful best practices in concrete construction will be shared.

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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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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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