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EPRO acquires Kingfield Construction Products

“Protecting the building envelope continues to be a top priority for specifiers, which means their demands for innovation are evolving. Our acquisition of Kingfield increases our ability to meet and exceed those expectations with unique technologies that stand alone or augment our EPRO E.Series line of redundant, field-installed composite systems,” said David Polk, CEO of EPRO Services. “We’re also excited about the intellectual capital coming from Kingfield. They’re smart, experienced professionals who will enable us to provide a new standard of excellence during the design and installation phase for customers.”

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Pli-Dek® Con-Dek System receives Miami-Dade NOA approval

ICP Building Solutions Group (ICP BSG) announces its Pli-Dek® Con-Dek System has been awarded a Miami-Dade NOA approval (NOA No. 17-1206.16) from the Miami-Dade Building Department. The Con-Dek System is a one-hour, Class “A” fire rated waterproof deck coating for concrete substrates that offers high durability and low maintenance for exterior use. The system is designed for high-traffic pedestrian balconies, roof decks, walkways and stairs where waterproofing and durability are essential.

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Western Specialty Contractors receives Building Enclosure Award for East End Parking Facility waterproofing project at Washington University

Western’s crew applied a Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing (CCW) system to approx. 120,000 square feet of vertical foundations and the roof of the new underground parking garage, which features 790 parking spaces, electric charging stations and a projected lifespan of more than 100 years. Western also applied a hot horizontal waterproofing system to tunnel and plaza roofs that connect the new parking garage to new neighboring buildings, which totaled roughly 180,000 square feet. An additional 20,000 square feet of waterproofing was applied to the under slab “blind” system.

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Biggs Cardosa Associates’ Plaza Bridge at Marine Way wins ACEC’s 2020 Golden State Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies, California (ACEC California) announced yesterday that Biggs Cardosa Associates has been honored with their prestigious 2020 Golden State Award for its work on the Plaza Bridge at Marine Way in Irvine, Calif. The Plaza Bridge is a cast-in-place concrete slab supporting a landscaped park. Because of the bridge’s size, the structural design had to meet strict California Fire Code and NFPA requirements for tunnels and be able to resist a 13,000-gallon gasoline tanker fire event, combined with a heavy goods vehicle loaded with ordinary combustibles.

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IIBEC releases new Manual of Practice

The 2020 IIBEC Manual of Practice: Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exterior Wall Consulting and Quality Observation, is the long-awaited and all-new third edition on industry standards of practice for building enclosure consultants and quality assurance observers.

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Georgia-Pacific Building Products launches DensDefy™ Accessories

Georgia-Pacific announces the launch of DensDefy™ Accessories, comprised of liquid flashing and a transition membrane primarily used in the DensElement® Barrier System. The DensDefy™ Transition Membrane is a flexible, self-adhering membrane used to maintain continuity of the above-grade water-resistant barrier and air barrier at complicated transition areas of the DensElement® Barrier System, stated the company.

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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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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

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