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W. R. MEADOWS on campus at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Bioscience Research was designed by ZGF Architects and BWS Architects, and the general contractor was DPR Construction. “An air barrier and numerous waterproofing products were needed for this project, “states Greg Neundorfer, the W. R. MEADOWS salesperson in charge of this project. “There were also multiple transitions between these products that needed to be addressed.” Products used in this project had a tall order to meet; they had to work well with a variety of substrates. The blindside product chosen was PRECON®, the positive-side below-grade was MEL-ROL™, the hot-applied material was HRM 714, and the cold-applied material was HYDRALASTIC™ 836.

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Today’s color trends and how experts predict them

“Today’s color trends and how experts predict them” by Kiki Redhead, CMG, Global Color & Trend Manager, Sherwin-Williams DesignHouse, discusses color trends for architectural metal coatings, including the science behind these trends, the color possibilities now available to architects and designers, and the future of color forecasting.

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YKK AP America hires new architectural sales representative in Boston

Jim Hammond will support the company’s customers in the region and strengthen YKK AP’s local service to the market, which includes Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Southern New Hampshire. “We are excited about the addition of Jim to our sales team and the enhanced focus he will bring to the northeast territory to best serve our customer base,” said Derick Clutchey, general manager, northeast region. “We look forward to his success in building and enhancing our customer relationships in and around the Boston territory.”

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With biomimicry, nature’s best ideas cover high-performance, green buildings

In this article, Amanda Poole, Associate Product Manager, Coatings at Sto Corp., discusses new façade coatings technology that draws from nature to improve performance related to a number of key sustainability measures. “At its core, biomimicry looks to nature for design inspiration, uncovering innovative and sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating time-tested patterns and strategies in biological processes. A significant area of study for sustainable building design and operations has been the successful application of biomimetic micro technologies in finish materials, sealants and coatings.”

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Dock 72, designed by S9 Architecture, celebrates official launch

Resiliency is a key consideration of the design of Dock 72. In response to the waterfront site, the structure is raised 42 feet above the floodplain on 20 V-shaped columns that permit water to run beneath the building in the event of a flood. S9 Architecture is the design architect for the project, providing the overall design direction and documentation for the building. The project team also includes managing architect Perkins Eastman and interior designer Fogarty Finger Architecture.

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Vertically expanded Philadelphia office renovation re-clad in glass and aluminum with wood grain finishes by Linetec

The new design of Philadelphia’s 2400 Market Street property was conceived by architecture firm Gensler, with Varenhorst serving as the executive architect. The renovated and expanded building was re-clad in a modern, high-performance façade. Its fresh exterior showcases Viracon’s glass within Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ aluminum-framed window wall system finished by Linetec.

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Architects inspire new color series from Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams selected 10 unique colors of the hundreds created by architects during Color Mixology and matched them in various Fluropon 70 percent PVDF systems for exterior metal architecture. This special edition color series incorporates a wide range of color, texture and effects.

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RHEINZINK America and Fairview announce strategic partnership and highlight zinc cladding on New York luxury residential project

RHEINZINK America, Inc. and Fairview Architectural North America recently worked together to provide architectural zinc wall cladding systems on 70 Charlton St., a new 22-story luxury residential building in New York City. Designed with sustainable goals and constructed with long-lasting natural materials like zinc, 70 Charlton was LEED® Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council and recognized for meeting the provisions of New York City Department of Planning’s “Zone Green” resolution.

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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

July/August PRISM

PRISM July-August 2019 features "A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities" by Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering, Stantec; "Doors and codes 101: Specifying the right rolling door or grille" by Siva Davuluri, vice president of marketing at CornellCookson; "Interior designers grow company talent with living green wall branding and biophilia" by Hal Thorne, Chairman and CEO of GSky Plant Systems, Inc.; and a look at 2020 paint colors.

PRISM July-August 2019 features "A healthy future for mass timber in medical facilities" by Lanny Flynn, Principal, Buildings Engineering, Stantec; "Doors and codes 101: Specifying the right rolling door or grille" by Siva Davuluri, vice president of marketing at CornellCookson; "Interior designers grow company talent with living green wall branding and biophilia" by Hal Thorne, Chairman and CEO of GSky Plant Systems, Inc.; and a look at 2020 paint colors.

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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Curtain Walls – On Trend

These days, the word “trending” typically means that something is hot right now, but in a few days something cooler or better will come along and you will forget all about that original “something.” To those who operate within the world of architecture and façade systems, trendy things will come and go, but there will [...]

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