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Basic deck coating system terms can help facility managers make better maintenance decisions

“Construction jargon often sounds like a foreign language. But just knowing a few, basic terms used when describing deck coating systems can help facility managers and building engineers qualify contractors, evaluate proposals and even communicate more effectively with property owners,” states Teddy Williams of Western Specialty Contractors.

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ASLA touts climate solutions for all during COP 25

Landscape architects are some of the best-equipped professionals to address climate challenges – and help slow, or in some ways reverse, rising temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions. They plan and design low-carbon pedestrian and bicycle-friendly communities. They design green roofs, green complete streets, and other forms of green infrastructure that both sequester greenhouse gases and manage water. They help communities understand and respond to the diverse threats posed by coastal and inland flooding, extreme heat, and wildfires – all made worse and more frequent by climate shifts.  

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Polyglass redesigns Polystick® MU-X high temperature underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. announces that Polystick® MU-X self-adhered, high temperature underlayment has been redesigned. A secondary water barrier for roof coverings, Polystick MU-X features an enhanced black polypropylene film, improving membrane walkability and reducing bleed through, according to the company.

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W. R. MEADOWS on campus at the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona Bioscience Research was designed by ZGF Architects and BWS Architects, and the general contractor was DPR Construction. “An air barrier and numerous waterproofing products were needed for this project, “states Greg Neundorfer, the W. R. MEADOWS salesperson in charge of this project. “There were also multiple transitions between these products that needed to be addressed.” Products used in this project had a tall order to meet; they had to work well with a variety of substrates. The blindside product chosen was PRECON®, the positive-side below-grade was MEL-ROL™, the hot-applied material was HRM 714, and the cold-applied material was HYDRALASTIC™ 836.

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Facility manager’s annual fall roof to foundation inspection checklist

“Maintenance of buildings or structures, whether it be the interior or exterior, horizontal or vertical construction, or a hi-rise or single-story, is a necessity across the country,” said Bob Gender, Branch Manager, Western Specialty Contractors. “Many times a quick check today on your properties can help save building owners and managers headaches during the harsh winter months ahead when getting repairs done can be complicated by low temperatures.”

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Polyglass introduces POLYflix™ YouTube® channel

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, announces POLYflix™, its relaunched YouTube® channel that provides a variety of high-quality instructional and informational videos at one convenient home.

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Polyglass helps fight cancer with the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Partnership

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, announces its proud support of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) for the third consecutive year. The Challenge took place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on April 6th. As a “Fighter Partner,” Polyglass helped the DCC raise funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

TGI®-Spacer M is a warm edge plastic hybrid stainless steel spacer which improves thermal performance and condensation resistance of an insulating glass unit. It also provides structural performance and IG seal durability. It allows for more glazing without taking an energy, comfort or indoor air quality penalty. 6 color choices are available, and can be used in bent glass and radius shapes. It reduces the overall fenestration u-value, which increases the energy efficiency for the lifecycle of the building. It received the Cradle to Cradle Institute’s Platinum Level Material Health Certificate. Find out more about how to specify at www.spectheedge.com

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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