How it Works: Solaris® Cool Roof for Solar Reflectivity
May 5, 2023
As more consumers request sustainable materials, CertainTeed is ready with multiple options. One of the top sustainable products from their Landmark® series is the Landmark Solaris solar-reflective shingle. Let’s learn more about these shingles and the forward-thinking technology used to develop them.
Resources to meet sustainability requirements
March 29, 2023
National Gypsum provides products and product disclosure documents that help architects design sustainable buildings
Custom lasered and metal panel solutions
December 6, 2022
Special shapes have an impact on architectural design
November 12, 2021
Designing the new senior living community required Antunovich Associates to navigate multiple national, state, and local building and health codes, as well as U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. The exterior of the new architecture was designed to resemble the historic Nellie Black building that previously resided on the site, but trying to match the original building’s Flemish bond created challenges. The traditional way to construct this pattern of bricks would be to layer red stretchers and black headers alternately in each course.
How Important is Wellness in Your Designs?
November 3, 2021
Good acoustics, access to natural light, pleasing aesthetics, and sustainable materials all play a role in adding wellness to your designs. Yet in any business or residential environment, indoor air quality (IAQ) may have the most important effect on an individual’s productivity and health.
TECTUM IIIW Roof Deck
October 28, 2020
Ideal for hurricane prone areas that require MIAMI Dade NOA approval, these three-in-one Composite Roof Deck Panels provide acoustics, insulation, and a nailable surface that accepts a wide variety of roofing materials.
Visual Blog: Kalwall in the Education Market
June 17, 2020
Introducing diffuse natural daylight into educational facilities provides advantages on multiple levels, the most important being the benefit to students. Multiple studies have shown that students exposed to more natural daylight progress faster than kids with less daylight. Translucent sandwich panels also provide line of sight protection to areas where privacy and security are important, as well as create the right thermal envelope.
Here are five educational facilities across the globe where Kalwall® translucent sandwich panels have been used to provide the right diffuse natural daylighting solution.
Tectum E & Tectum E-N Acoustical Roof Deck
August 26, 2019
Three-in-One Composite Roof Deck Panels provide acoustics, insulation, and a nailable surface that accepts a wide variety of roofing materials.
Utilizing green building products like Acousti-Mat and Gyp-Crete to achieve LEED® Gold project certification
August 19, 2019
Utilizing green building products like Acousti-Mat 3/4 and Gyp-Crete 2000/3.2K, Serrano Lofts was able to achieve LEED®Gold Certification. For added sound control, one layer of Acousti-Mat 3 and Acousti-Mat were installed.
Hotel X Toronto
May 27, 2019
High style and eco-conscious design are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Hotel X Toronto—the latest addition to the Library Hotel Collection’s portfolio of international boutique hotel properties—boldly challenges this assumption.
How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems
February 15, 2019
Polished Concrete Floors are extremely popular. Many property managers are replacing their VCT, Ceramic Tile, and Linoleum floor coverings with polished concrete flooring. Polishable concrete overlays add LEED points to a project making them appealing for architects and green builders. Architects also appreciate polished concrete’s reflectance because it decreases the need for artificial light.
Material Highlight: High-Density Polyethylene
February 11, 2019
Maglin Site Furniture offers recycled High-Density Polyethylene in two textures: wood grain and orange peel. This creates a durable environmentally friendly alternative to traditional lumber that is perfect for most outdoor applications.
Visual Blog: Kalwall in the Retail/Commercial Market
February 8, 2019
Introducing diffuse natural daylighting into a retail space has proven to increase sales and productivity. Full spectrum, glare-free daylight encourages consumers to spend more time shopping by creating a better mood and allowing products to be seen in sharper detail. The bottom line benefit extends to any commercial building: From reducing energy costs to increasing employee production, a space enhanced by diffuse natural daylighting increases in value per square foot. Here are five retail/commercial projects across the globe where Kalwall translucent sandwich panels have been used to provide a diffuse natural daylighting solution.
Meeting modern trends in multifamily construction
October 17, 2018
As demographics and preferences across multifamily shift, AIA partner Kawneer explores how architects are adjusting their exterior designs.
Facades+ features UW NanoES building with finishing by Linetec
October 15, 2018
The University of Washington’s recently opened Nano Engineering and Sciences Building (UW NanoES) provides modern performance and visual continuity with the adjacent Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building (MolES). Demonstrating its energy-efficiency and daylight-focused design, the project is pursuing LEED® Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.
Daylight modeling services
September 10, 2018
Daylight modeling brings science to the art of daylighting. Remove the design mystery and reveal patterns of daylight with complimentary modeling services.
Varying perforation pattern technique provides sun shading system
April 30, 2018
The Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB Krone) opened in 2015. It was built with the intention of creating a space where Georgia Tech engineers and scientists can work together on new medical technologies and curing diseases. Much like bees - or Yellow Jackets - the mascot of Georgia Tech, work together in a hive. It is possible that design architect, Lake Flato, and local architect Cooper Carry considered this when creating the building design.
A Gateway To A Translucent Space
December 15, 2017
The typical point of entry into an interior environment tends to be simple, boring, and often mediocre. The primary purpose is to allow access, paying no attention to any crucial design attributes Avanti Eclipse sliding glass doors are a collection of quality Sliding Glass Door Systems that provide a contemporary solution to applying design and seamless flexibility.
Now from Armstrong ceilings: Tectum wall & ceiling panels
November 9, 2017
From a natural factory finish or white, to integration with COLORATIONS colors (that’s 13 standard colors) or made-to-order Sherwin-Williams® colors, TECTUM panels can coordinate or complement your color palette with the sizes, shapes, and forms that make your designs happen.
Kawneer Project Profile: Heifer International World Headquarters
November 2, 2017
When Heifer needed a larger HQ that remained true to the earth's resources, we helped them create one.