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Linetec promotes Tammy Schroeder to marketing manager

Tammy Schroeder has been promoted to marketing manager at Linetec, the nation’s largest independent architectural metals finishing company. “Tammy has greatly expanded Linetec’s presence in our industry,” praised Jon Close, Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing. “In her new role, Tammy will continue to oversee all aspects of Linetec’s marketing.” Schroeder earned and maintains her LEED® Green Associate credentials through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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J.E. Berkowitz helps New Jersey office building earn a Green Design Award

Designed by Jacobs Engineering Group, the three-story, 130,000-square-foot building features innovative architecture, a high-performance glass-and-metal skin, and cutting-edge technology. “With a large expanse of glazing facing almost due south, high-performance glass was required to insulate and limit solar heat gain, while not being overly tinted or reflective,” said John Jackson, senior associate at Jacobs. “In addition to the strict performance specification, the glass had to be sufficiently flat and free of distortion in order to achieve the desired aesthetic.”

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Grove at Grand Bay withstands Hurricane Irma with help from PPG Duranar fluoropolymer coatings

Designed by globally renowned Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Grove at Grand Bay features two swiveling 20-story towers, each housing 49 upscale condominiums highlighted by expansive views of Biscayne Bay and its lush tropical surroundings. Tecnoglass engineered hurricane-resistant window walls, glass doors and metal framing systems finished with Duranar fluoropolymer coatings by PPG.

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Bolueta in Bilbao, Spain, is now the tallest Passive House building in the world

The developers and architects had set very high goals. With the Bolueta building they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. The project participants have successfully achieved both objectives. With a height of 88 metres, Bolueta in the Spanish city of Bilbao is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.

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San Francisco’s Vida comes to life with Winco Windows’ system, finished by Linetec

Located in the colorful Mission District of San Francisco, Vida brings to life a long-vacant space as an upscale, mixed-use residential and retail, urban infill project. Designed by DLR Group|Kwan Henmi, the façade reflects the color and texture of the neighborhood’s Latin-influenced murals, craft and culture, and is scaled with respect to the adjacent buildings’ varied heights and setbacks.

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Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings translates thoughts into color at METALCON

Complementing Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings’ “Thinking in Color” exhibit will be a dynamic display of high-performance architectural coatings – including Fluropon®, Fluropon® Extreme, WeatherXL™, and WeatherXL™ Crinkle Finish. Offering more than 50,000 color options for metal building products, the exterior architectural metal coatings provide solutions for a variety of industry needs with extraordinary color-matching technology, durability, and sustainability.

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PPG to feature DURANAR MXL, CORAFLON MXL coatings at METALCON 2018

PPG will be showcasing PPG DURANAR® MXL and PPG CORAFLON® MXL coatings, two new polychromatic formulations engineered to add heightened dimensions of brilliance and luster to metal-clad buildings. Developed in response to increased architect demand for a wider selection of metallic and colorful coatings, Duranar MXL and Coraflon MXL coatings are infused with best-in-class special effects adapted from PPG’s automotive OEM coatings. The result is a three-dimensional aesthetic that shifts subtly in color and offers a highly reflective sparkle in direct sunlight.

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Visually Striking World-Class Care Center Opens with New UPMC Location

Constructed with over 20,000 square feet of SYNTHEON Accel-E Wall, Steel Thermal Efficient Panel (STEP) System, the exterior walls combine light-gauge metal stud framing and continuous insulation, to reduce building costs and time, while improving energy-efficiency. The exterior metal skin further utilizes IMETCO’s IntelliScreen Complete Rainscreen Wall System with Element Metal Panels coated in four shades of Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings Fluropon, its flagship 70% PVDF exterior architectural metal coating.

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Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center in Texas features Tubelite systems inside and out

“Collaboration at all levels is the driving force behind the design,” described VLK Architects Project Designer Richard Hunt, AIA, LEED® AP. “Expressive and monumental, the architecture is unique to the neighborhood and city as a whole. The expansive curtainwall, featuring diagonal sun shade fins, serves as a subconscious billboard to passersby – visitors and students understand they are entering an institution of higher learning and not just another run-of-the-mill high school building.”

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

The JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer offers significant aesthetic and energy-efficient advantages. The high-modulus silicone secondary seal minimizes PIB migration, providing clear, straight sightlines. It also offers 35 percent higher design strength, allowing for a narrower air cavity in an IGU, and 10.4 percent more argon gas retention than standard sealants, based on ASTM 2190 testing. An IGU incorporating the JEB 3Seal HM+ spacer will retain its argon gas longer over other insulating glass systems, maximizing energy savings and extending the units service life.

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