Category: Roofs

FEATURED IN FEBRUARY PRISM

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.

Read More

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.

Read More
Loading

ROOF COATINGS, MATERIALS AND PROJECTS

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.”

Read More

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.”

Read More

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.

Read More

EDCO Products, Inc. Introduces Unique Colors to Infiniti® and ArrowLine® Roofing Lines; Expands Prism Collection Siding Line Color Palette

EDCO Products, a Minnesota-based industry leading manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, is excited to announce the availability of three new innovative colors to the fast-growing Infiniti® and ArrowLine® Roofing lines, as well as two new premium colors to the Prism Collection siding line.

Read More

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Enhances Product Line with Bio-Based Adhesive, Single Ply Solutions

Fast-curing, cold process, 100% solids POWERply Endure BIO Adhesive has virtually no odor and is fully cured and watertight within 24 hours of application, which can significantly reduce the length of many roofing projects.  Its almost non-existent odor is the result of its ultra-low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) level, which helps meet California VOC limits.  Its strong, durable bond provides excellent wind uplift resistance. 

Read More
Loading

Most read in April 2018

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

"Smart Glass: Options for Creating a Sustainable, Glare-free Environment" by Josh Hogan, vice-president of sales operations for Halio North America/ Advances in electrochromic technologies have given building owners new options for maintaining their views and daylight, which studies have shown to boost vitality, productivity, and improve sleep by helping people keep in sync with their circadian rhythms. When used to block the sun’s heat and admit daylight, electrochromic or smart-tinting glass has been proven to reduce the energy used for air conditioning and electric lighting, providing as much as 20% in energy savings over low-E glass. Photo courtesy of Kinestral Technologies

Advertise on PRISM

Sign up for PRISM

August September 2017 online edition of PRISM

Featured ad

Archives

Upcoming Events

  1. A’18 AIA Conference on Architecture

    June 21 - June 23
  2. METROCON18 Expo & Conference

    August 9 - August 10
  3. StormCon 2018

    August 12 - August 16
  4. CONSTRUCT 2018

    October 3 - October 5
  5. Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo 2018

    October 8 - October 10
  6. ASLA 2018 ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPO

    October 19 - October 22

Timelapse video of Burns & McDonnell world headquarters building

SiteLock