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CONSTRUCT 2018 marks another successful conference & expo, helping reshape the future of the AEC industry

In addition to a phenomenal educational program, the CONTRUCT 2018 Exhibit Hall was brimming with activity.   The two-day exhibition featured over 175 top companies showcasing the latest products, services and technologies for the AEC industry.  Attendees explored the aisles to see new innovative ideas and solutions from manufacturers including ARCAT, Sherwin-Williams, Behr Pro, School Guard Glass, Viper II Barriers, Pella Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, Detex, Dorken, BSD Spec Link, Benjamin Moore, LP Building Products, Allegion, CoatingsPro and more.

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Shintech’s director of technical development discusses attributes of PVC resins, compounds at AAMA Fall Conference

Those attending the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference heard from Sylvia Moore, director of technical development at Shintech, regarding PVC resins and compounds and their different attributes. She discussed the versatility of the material, as well as the importance of sustainability efforts pertaining to PVC.

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Upward Mobility: ToLA Event by ULI Los Angeles Includes New UCLA Research on Inclusive Transit Neighborhoods

ULI Los Angeles presents Transit Oriented Los Angeles 2018: Upward Mobility – Pathways to Inclusive Transit Neighborhoods. This year’s ToLA unveils exclusive research from the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies on transit-oriented development and its impact on housing and neighborhood amenities. ToLA also presents transportation, planning and development leaders discussing how L.A.’s transit systems can be an equitable economic force.

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The 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference begins this weekend

The International Code Council is hosting its 2018 Annual Conference, Code Hearings and Expo in Richmond, Va., from October 21-29, 2018. This important industry event offers insights from compelling experts and top-notch trainers on building safety, sustainability, innovation, plumbing, disaster mitigation and more. Bringing together professionals from across the built environment, the 2018 program includes special networking events, historic building tours and education sessions.

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Avalonbay Communities achieves First Fitwel Certification in Washington D.C.

AVA NoMa, developed and managed by AvalonBay, is the first multifamily residential building in the District of Columbia to receive Fitwel certification. Consisting of 400 units across 12 floors, AVA NoMa is located in a highly walkable and transit-friendly neighborhood that is in close proximity to an array of health-promoting amenities, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, an 8-mile planned walking/biking trail.

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gb&d’s 2018 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award winners

gb&d is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. The ultimate goal of the awards is to create a central hub that identifies and connects the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability. WSLA recognizes and advances these top-level female sustainability executives who then, in turn, support younger women with dreams of reaching such levels of success.

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AIA releases 13 new and updated Contract Documents

American Institute of Architects (AIA) October 30, released 13 new and updated contract documents, that will assist architects and contractors with protecting their projects and businesses. One of the most notable changes among this set of updated contracts, includes the new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement and its accompanying work order.

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Dodge Momentum Index Declines in October

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.2% lower in October. The commercial component fell by 4.9% from September to October, while the institutional component dropped 3.1%. The institutional component, meanwhile, has been relatively more stable due to the availability of public funds for projects such as schools and airport terminals.

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2018 International Green Construction Code Released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) was released yesterday by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The IgCC is a model code that has wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green building strategies into building codes to improve the standards of living for people in communities across the globe.

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Building codes are a crucial element of disaster recovery

Modern, regularly updated building codes are the key to preparing for and recovering quickly from a disaster. Studies consistently show that the adoption and implementation of current building codes is one of the nation’s strongest defenses against natural disasters and is a cost effective way of protecting what for many is their most important investment – their home or business.

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CONSTRUCT 2018 marks another successful conference & expo, helping reshape the future of the AEC industry

In addition to a phenomenal educational program, the CONTRUCT 2018 Exhibit Hall was brimming with activity.   The two-day exhibition featured over 175 top companies showcasing the latest products, services and technologies for the AEC industry.  Attendees explored the aisles to see new innovative ideas and solutions from manufacturers including ARCAT, Sherwin-Williams, Behr Pro, School Guard Glass, Viper II Barriers, Pella Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, Detex, Dorken, BSD Spec Link, Benjamin Moore, LP Building Products, Allegion, CoatingsPro and more.

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AAMA updates requirements for rigid PVC exterior profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, “Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles,” was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012.

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

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