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Category: Masonry

UCSF Mission Hall Global Health Sciences Building

The new 266,000-sq. ft. mission hall global health sciences building at the University of California, San Francisco, is a defining project for the growing Mission Bay campus. In an effort to create stronger links between academic disciplines and campus sectors, the new building was envisioned as a “gateway,” organized around a series of interior and exterior spaces that offer a flexible, changeable, and visible center for collaboration and campus access. Design guidelines established by the owner informed the massing and basic organization of the building, calling for simple volumes, consistent building heights and a base, body, and parapet tripartite organization, explains Moses Vaughan, of WRNS Studio in San Francisco, the architect on the project.

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Reclad with StoTherm ci solves water intrusion problems for North Myrtle Beach condo community

The Edgewater Condominiums, with 260 units near the Atlantic Ocean in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., were built over a period of five years and completed 10 years ago. The Edgewater COA Board of Directors voted to replace the stucco on all buildings. Jason Smith, AIA, Senior Architect of Construction Science and Engineering (CSE), specified approximately 250,000 SF of StoTherm® ci Lotusan®, a continuous insulation wall system.

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Ainsworth & Dunn in Seattle

The historic Ainsworth & Dunn (A&D) Building was built in 1902 as a warehouse for the salmon packing company Ainsworth & Dunn. It embodies the historic relationship between industrial warehouses, their waterfront piers, and the railroad. When the building changed hands in 2015, its new owner sought to honor and preserve the warehouse while integrating it into a larger mixed-use development. The project included the adaptive re-use of, and third story addition to, the A&D Building, construction of a six-story mixed-use apartment building directly to its south, and pedestrian improvements on all sides.

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Western Specialty Contractors restores Millington High School gym façade in Tennessee

Western Specialty Contractors was recently contracted through The Garland Company to restore Millington High School’s gymnasium. Once the repairs were complete, crews sealed the entire façade with Garland’s Seal-A-Pore™, a clear sealer that forms an invisible water repellent surface over exterior masonry substrates that allows the building to maintain its original appearance.

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Sto restructures sales force

“As a company, we must adapt and reshape to meet evolving market needs,” said Jose Berlingeri, President and CEO, Sto Americas. “This restructuring positions Sto to provide the support required in the field within a structure that allows us to grow strategically, while remaining nimble enough to act quickly to respond to new challenges and opportunities.”

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Oldcastle APG’s Echelon and Belgard sustainable materials integral to reservoir megaproject as Atlanta’s iconic Bellwood quarry opens floodgates

The Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta’s iconic filming locale, awaits its closing scene as plans move forward for a transformation that will greatly impact residents.  No longer will the mini canyon be featured as a Walking Dead zombie pit or a Stranger Things supernatural playground. Georgia’s landmark crater is now being filled with more than 2 billion gallons of water to create the state’s largest reservoir.

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Transformation of historic Eitel Building into The State Hotel in Seattle

The historic Eitel Building is located at the intersection of the commercial corridor along Pike Street, which extends from downtown Seattle to Pike Place Market, and 2nd Avenue, a main pedestrian, bike and vehicular thoroughfare. The adaptive reuse and restoration of one of Seattle’s most prominent and vulnerable unreinforced masonry structures, has revived and transformed the corner of Second Avenue and Pike Street.

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Sto Corp. releases Environmental Product Declarations

Sto Corp. released a wide-ranging lineup of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) today. The EPDs span 12 systems and cover a total of 27 different products.  “We are proud to take a leading role in the EIFS, stucco and air barrier segments by being one of the first manufacturers to make this information available,” said Kevin Schroeder, Senior Technical Service Representative. “It really speaks to Sto’s commitment to help create a more sustainable and resilient built environment.”

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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.