Category: Roofs

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Standard Solar installs multi-building solar system

Standard Solar, Inc. announces the completion of a 708 kilowatt (kW) solar project for Montgomery County, MD-based commercial real estate developer, DANAC, LLC. The project, featuring a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a rooftop system, was completed in late 2016 and was recently named a finalist for a 2016 Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building.

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Hurlingham Racquet Centre’s light green roof features Kerto® LVL

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 meters wide and 55 meters long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 meters. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.

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ROOF COATINGS, MATERIALS AND PROJECTS

RCI, Inc. Expands to Offer U.S. and Canadian Building Envelope Technology Symposia in 2018

For more than 20 years RCI, Inc. has annual hosted an annual symposium on building envelope design technology. In 2018, the association will offer two such events. The first will be held in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on September 13-14.  The second event will be offered November 16-17, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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Kingspan highlights the value of space with debut of OPTIM-R, displays of Kooltherm at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Kingspan OPTIM-R is a next-generation insulation comprising rigid vacuum insulation panels (VIP) with a microporous core, which is evacuated, encased and sealed in a thin, gas-tight envelope to give outstanding R-values and an ultra-thin insulation solution. The high level of thermal efficiency—up to R-28 on 1 inch and R-57 on 2 inch using calculated edge thermal resistance properties—combined with minimal thickness, provides an ideal solution for applications where a lack of construction space or depth is an issue such as commercial roofing for single-ply low slope and IRMA systems.

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Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Adhesive Now USDA Certified Biobased Product

“We’re proud to see POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive earn this recognition from the USDA,” said Kurt Sosinski, market manager for Tremco Roofing’s Modified Bitumen Systems. “This product is made of 71 percent biobased material and has an ultra-low level of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which helps make it virtually odor free and meet California VOC limits.  POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive is cold process, 100% solids and fully cured and watertight within 24 hours of application, which can shorten the length of many roofing projects. It also has more than sufficient strength to withstand the wind uplift pressures from hurricane force winds.”

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What is a “green roof” and are they helpful to the environment?

Green roof designs range from lighter-weight, low-maintenance options to the more complex. This can even include urban recreation and farming options. “An intensive green roof is designed to look much like a city park,” Lusk says. “Green roofs used for rooftop farming are one example of an intensive system. Intensive green roofs require a roof with high load bearing capacity, as they may weigh 35 to 80+ pounds per square foot.”

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Comprehensive Evaluation of All Roof Components, Structures Recommended Before Making Decision to Re-Roof

Belgeri says it is important to review the condition of the building’s components that rise above the roof level such as a penthouse, elevator shafts, stair towers, parapet walls and coping and to evaluate the parapet walls from both the interior and exterior. The most visible signs of potential avenues for water infiltration are broken/missing masonry, deteriorated mortar and sealant joints, deteriorated concrete, etc. Sometimes moisture can penetrate even what looks to be a solid wall, but may be porous. If those signs exist, there is most likely a leak.

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Editor’s pick

How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

How to Design Zero Energy Buildings for School Projects by Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP . Photo: James Patterson Elementary School - Richmond, Texas (Architect: Huckabee). The building was designed to achieve Ultra-Low-Energy Building and it utilizes extensive sustainable, durable and environmentally sound materials and includes natural daylighting, and good indoor air quality.

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