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Top Building Envelope Products for 2019

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier are among the 28 new building envelope products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report. 


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| Mar 8, 2011

Real estate investors lose over $2.6B annually in roof system value

CRS Roof Consultants, a leading independent roof consulting firm and authority on commercial roof system Investments, reports that property owners will be loosing between $2.6 and $5.6 billion annually in roof system value by the year 2014.

| Mar 7, 2011

Sika Sarnafil announces 2010 roofing Contractor Project of the Year winners

Sika Sarnafil announced winners of its 2010 Contractor Project of the Year Competition. Twelve contractors were recognized for outstanding workmanship in completing a project using a Sika Sarnafil thermoplastic membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications.  A winner and two finalists were chosen from each of four different categories: Low Slope, Steep Slope, Waterproofing and Sustainability.

| Feb 15, 2011

Largest roofing recycling project in North America completed by Sika Sarnafil

Sika Sarnafil completed the largest vinyl roofing recycling project in North America last July at a General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales building in Lansing, Michigan. The project involved the reroofing of 475,000 sq. ft. of roof, nearly 1 million sq. ft. of recycled vinyl roofing membrane, and was conducted in two phases over a two-year period.
| Feb 14, 2011

Sustainable Roofing: A Whole-Building Approach

According to sustainability experts, the first step toward designing an energy-efficient roofing system is to see roof materials and systems as an integral component of the enclosure and the building as a whole. Earn 1.0 AIA/CES learning units by studying this article and successfully completing the online exam.

| Jan 28, 2011

Firestone Building Products Unveils FirestoneRoof Mobile Web App

Firestone Building Products Company unveiled FirestoneRoof, a first-of-its-kind free mobile web app. The FirestoneRoof mobile web app enables customers to instantly connect with Firestone commercial roofing experts and is designed to make it easier for building owners, facility managers, roofing consultants and others charged with maintaining commercial roofing systems to get the support they need, when they need it.
| Jan 19, 2011

Dow Roofing Systems ceases sale of TPO and PVC membranes, accessories in North America

Dow Roofing Systems LLC, (DRS) will cease the sale of TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roofing membranes and accessories in North America, effective January 31, 2011.

| Jan 7, 2011

How Building Teams Choose Roofing Systems

A roofing survey emailed to a representative sample of BD+C’s subscriber list revealed such key findings as: Respondents named metal (56%) and EPDM (50%) as the roofing systems they (or their firms) employed most in projects. Also, new construction and retrofits were fairly evenly split among respondents’ roofing-related projects over the last couple of years.

| Nov 2, 2010

A Look Back at the Navy’s First LEED Gold

Building Design+Construction takes a retrospective tour of a pace-setting LEED project.
| Nov 2, 2010

Wind Power, Windy City-style

Building-integrated wind turbines lend a futuristic look to a parking structure in Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood. Only time will tell how much power the wind devices will generate.

| Oct 13, 2010

Biloxi’s convention center bigger, better after Katrina

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi is once again open for business following a renovation and expansion necessitated by Hurricane Katrina.

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