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KAI designs St. Louis Community College Center for Nursing and Health Sciences

New St. Louis Community College (STLCC) Center for Nursing and Health Sciences’ exterior is comprised of brick and metal panels, solar glass and shading, and an illuminated section. In respect to the interior, according to KAI Senior Interior Designer Terry Crotty, the LEED v4 requirements called for the use of lightly colored, highly reflective materials on the floors, ceilings and work surfaces.

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The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the opening of its first-ever expansion

As a “living memorial” for President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts takes an active position among the great presidential monuments in Washington, D.C. Through public events and stimulating art, the Kennedy Center offers a place where the community can engage and interact with artists across the full spectrum of the creative process. The REACH expansion, designed by Steven Holl Architects, adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and a range of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to allow the Kennedy Center to continue to play a leadership role in providing artistic, cultural, and enrichment opportunities.

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INSTALL announces expanded partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs, addition of fourth Master Construction Specification

“The relationship between INSTALL and the VA has resulted in some of the most impressive installations in the healthcare industry,” said John T. McGrath, executive director, INSTALL. “By adding resilient sheet flooring to its Master Construction Specifications, the organization will safeguard future projects by working with trained, certified and professional contractors.”

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INSTALL works alongside industry experts to put finishing touches on concrete polishing curriculum

INSTALL is leading the charge in developing and implementing a comprehensive concrete polishing curriculum. The organization has worked hand-in-hand with manufacturers, contractors and industry influencers over the past few years to craft a new curriculum based on real-world challenges. The training is nearing completion and will soon be implemented across the United States and Canada.

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Mosa launches line extension to Terra Tones Collection

Mosa’s full Terra Tones series now consists of eight basic tile colors: cool porcelain white, mid warm grey, dark grey brown, light beige, grey green, mid grey, anthracite, and cool black. The new cool white and warm Terra Tones colors have been introduced to offer specifiers more aesthetic choices from this tile line. The Terra Tones series is Cradle to Cradle certified.

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Covestro showcases solutions for cities and homes of tomorrow at AIA 2019

Covestro will showcase its solutions for efficient buildings and long-lasting infrastructure that comprise the cities and homes of the future at AIA 2019. Steven Reinstadtler, marketing manager, Construction Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants, Covestro LLC, will discuss the sustainability market drivers and aesthetic preferences for floor coatings and how they contribute to the satisfaction of building occupants.

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Unique hybrid flooring system for a state-of-the-art chemical processing facility

Pilot Chemical Company’s primary requirements for the new flooring system were that it needed to be chemical resistant, seamless, impact resistant, easily cleanable, and long-lasting. High Performance Systems Corp specified a hybrid flooring system with a basecoat of cement slurry with a broadcast of 40/60 mesh silica, a broadcast coat of a high-solid epoxy with custom flakes, a grout coat of a UV and chemical resistant polyaspartic, and a topcoat of that same polyaspartic with 220 grit aluminum oxide additives. This decorative flooring system combines a fast curing, moisture insensitive, three-component base material with a mosaic broadcast, sealed with a high gloss, UV stable, clear topcoat.

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Axalta Introduces Wood Vibes Collection for the Wood Finishing Industry

Axalta is proud to introduce a new industrial wood coatings campaign, “Wood Vibes.” The collection, inspired by the beauty of nature and power of wildlife, explores color and design trends of the wood coatings industry. The collection coincides with the launch of new labels that empathize the beauty, strength, and versatility of our product portfolio.

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INSTALL connects veterans to floorcovering industry

In April 2016, INSTALL and Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) forged a partnership calling on INSTALL contractors to sponsor veterans with the goal of bringing new skilled workers into the floorcovering industry through apprenticeships. Since then, more than 200 vets have shown interest in an apprenticeship and INSTALL is actively working to connect them to contractors for possible career opportunities.

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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

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Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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