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Branch Technology completes the first 3D-printed commercial building envelope in the United States

Branch Technology has created another category defining project with Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s newest office building.  This is the first 3D printed GFRC façade in the world; it also defines several other categories, the first commercial building with a 3D printed building envelope in the US, and the first freeform 3D printed composite project ever. 

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Historic Newark Symphony Hall unveils new façade, streetscape design

Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today unveiled designs for its exterior renovation – part of a five-year, three-phase $50 million project set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton, N.J.-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), includes a new marquee and streetscape.

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Glen-Gery launches Terraçade ceramic cladding system

Glen-Gery Corporation, a part of Brickworks Limited of Australia, announced yesterday the launch of Terraçade, its first-ever ceramic façade cladding system designed and created to appeal to both creative and practical applications. “Today’s architects and designers are not only looking for advanced building solutions, but also stylish products that will make a statement,” said Mark Ellenor, President, Brickworks North America. “Driven by innovation, the new Terraçade system provides fire resistance, low-maintenance upkeep, and design versatility to meet diverse architectural and design styles.”

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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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