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Protecting parking structures from damage during winter

It is important to minimize the amount of deicing chemical applied during the first two years of the concrete being installed. During this time, the concrete has an increased permeability which can allow the deicing chemicals to migrate into the concrete more rapidly. As concrete ages and cures, it will become less permeable and chemicals will not penetrate as easily.

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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple-desgined The Park, a hybrid structure merging parking with retail

The Park designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, is a six-story hybrid structure, which merges a 441-space parking garage with 27,000-square-feet of street-level retail. Located in the booming Warehouse District of downtown New Orleans, The Park captures the aesthetic rigor of the existing 19th century warehouses, while rethinking this overly conventional building typology and its construction methods.

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Western Specialty Contractors Applies Traffic Coatings to Parking Garages at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sealing and protecting a parking garage from the daily wear and tear of vehicle traffic and the elements is vital to maintaining a garage’s overall structural integrity. Concrete restoration experts Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, IL Branch recently spent two months repairing and protecting parking garages B4 and F29 at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.

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GBCI Celebrates Eight Parksmart Certified Projects at the 2018 International Parking Institute Conference and Expo

At the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo, where more than 3,500 parking professionals from 30 countries gather to discuss industry trends and challenges, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) recognized eight parking structures for achieving Parksmart certification. Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation.

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Newly Released Dual-Action Acrylic Curing Compound

New from W. R. MEADOWS is PENCURE OTC, a unique, dual-action, non-yellowing, acrylic curing compound for fresh, exterior, broomed concrete. It is clear, transparent, and easy to apply. PENCURE OTC has been formulated to simultaneously form a membrane to cure the concrete while also penetrating into the surface to aid in the reduction of water and salts into the concrete. PENCURE OTC is ideal for use on surfaces such as driveways, patios, and parking lots.

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Western Specialty Contractors restores three-level parking structure

Parking garages are important structures that require extensive maintenance to minimize damage from environmental stressors and daily wear-and-tear. And when parking is at a premium, contractors must make sure repairs are performed in a timely manner and with as little disruption as possible to drivers. Such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Little Rock, AR Branch restored a three-level parking structure for the Kirkpatrick Plaza office building at 10800 Financial Centre Pkwy.

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January/February 2019 PRISM featuring acoustics in education facility design, 2019 color trends in commercial spaces, window films, and healthcare facility projects: Inspira Medical Center and the Palos Health South Campus. Plus a look at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program and feature article "Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design" by Olga Gorbunova, Principal, Stantec.

January/February 2019 PRISM featuring acoustics in education facility design, 2019 color trends in commercial spaces, window films, and healthcare facility projects: Inspira Medical Center and the Palos Health South Campus. Plus a look at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program and feature article "Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design" by Olga Gorbunova, Principal, Stantec.

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

3M™ Sun Control Window Films provide a cost-effective solution for meeting building codes for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or U-value. Window films are effective in reducing glare, providing occupant comfort by reducing hot spots from the sun’s heat and providing UV protection to building interiors. 3M Sun Control Window films reduce the solar heat gain coefficient of current windows to reduce the solar load entering a building. The building HVAC system will have a smaller load to cool, thus reducing operational energy use. 3M™ Thinsulate films can improve the U-value of the windows to reduce the need to run heating systems in the winter as well.

3M™ Sun Control Window Films provide a cost-effective solution for meeting building codes for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or U-value. Window films are effective in reducing glare, providing occupant comfort by reducing hot spots from the sun’s heat and providing UV protection to building interiors. 3M Sun Control Window films reduce the solar heat gain coefficient of current windows to reduce the solar load entering a building. The building HVAC system will have a smaller load to cool, thus reducing operational energy use. 3M™ Thinsulate films can improve the U-value of the windows to reduce the need to run heating systems in the winter as well.

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