Solution for Perimeter Foundation Insulation at Rainscreen Wall Assemblies
Most rain screen cladding manufactures do not recommend their cladding material be taken to grade level or below grade. Also rain screen wall systems need to be weeped above grade level. So how best to fill the gap at the foundation wall to allow for continuous insulation? T-Clear WallGUARD® fills the gap and allows for continuous foundation insulation above and below grade.
WallGUARD® is manufactured using Dow Styrofoam extruded polystyrene insulation, with a factory-applied 5/16-inch latex-modified concrete coating. Panels are 2’x4′ with tongue-and-groove edges on the 4′ length.
Wasco Introduces Double Glazed Multiwall Polycarbonate Skylights
S-Series™ Metal-Framed Multiwall Polycarbonate Translucent Skylight Structures
- Pinnacle 350 or 600 framing systems for double glazed
- Dry glazed single or double multiwall polycarbonate panel systems
- Glare free, excellent diffused natural daylighting
- Extensive glazing color and customized performance options
- Double glazed U-factors of 0.19 to 0.11 and light transmission of 53% to 12%
- Excellent UV protection
- High impact resistance
- Available in a wide range of frame finish options
- Lummira Aerogel panels available for increased thermal performance
Complete Translucent Daylighting Solutions
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ILI Publishes New Declare Labels
Industrial Louvers, Inc. (ILI) is proud to announce the release of two Declare labels. One for Storm Performance Louvers that is Red List Compliant and one for Custom Sunshades that is Red List Free, both with a Fluropon Pure Kynar Finish. Declare is a vital tool for our ongoing transparency efforts and is helping us lead our industry toward sustainability and transparency.
The International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI’s) Declare program is a transparency initiative through which manufacturers and designers present to consumers the answers to three simple, but significant, questions. A Declare label states where a product comes from, what materials go into its production, and what happens at the end of its lifecycle. Declare’s nutrition-label format makes complex lifecycle and chemical information accessible by allowing consumers to easily distinguish products that align with their values. Declare is a component of ILFI’s Just, Living Product, and Living Building Challenges, and is consistent with LEED v4 requirements.
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ILI becomes first U.S. manufacturer to receive the International Living Futures Institute (ILFI) Just label.
Industrial Louvers, Inc. (ILI), a manufacturer of custom architectural products, announces that it is the first U.S.-based manufacturing company to have earned a Just™ Label. Participation in the Just Program is an opportunity for organizations to demonstrate their leadership in many areas of corporate social responsibility. The program’s justice and equity indicators include treatment of employees, diversity and inclusion, local sourcing and purchasing, worker benefits, workplace safety and community stewardship. The program requires reporting on 19 of 22 performance indicators in six categories. ILI reported data on 21 indicators. As a small manufacturing company, ILI faced unique challenges and victories in each category. ILI emerged from the application process with new ideas, policies, and visions for the future of both this company and our industry.
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Hang High Performance Concrete from Curtain Wall
Boston University Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering
Ultra Light folded concrete allows you to hang concrete directly from the curtain wall with minimal weight and maximum aesthetics.
• 16,000 sqft formparts with only 1/2" thickness
• Less sub-construction due to weight and span width of formparts
• Offsite pre-assembly of fastening brackets
• Offsite fast and unitised installation, easy to hook in
• 7/lb/sf material weight
• Custom hardware to meet project requirements
For additional insights, read "A Tale of Two Facades" by Peter Vieira, Associate Principal at Payette.
Renwable Energy Powers Dow Building Solutions North American Facilities
Dow Building Solutions (DBS) continues to remain a leader in the transition to a sustainable energy future with the announcement of 100 percent renewable energy procurement in North America for STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation, THERMAX™ Brand Insulation, FROTH-PAK™ Spray Foam Insulation and GREAT STUFF™ Insulating Foam Sealant operations in 2016. In 2015, roughly 10 percent of STYROFOAM™ XPS production and 50 percent of THERMAX™ production operated on renewable energy resources.
Dow is one of the largest industrial buyers and consumers of renewable energy, reinforced with the 2016 announcement of clean energy targets through a ten-year wind power partnership with NRG Energy. An allocated portion of the renewable energy generation has been secured through renewable energy credits (RECs) and applied exclusively to manufacturing plants for Dow Building Solutions’ residential and commercial products.
Extruded Concrete Cladding - BU Case Study
BSA Building Enclosure Council Meeting
November 23, 2015 - 4:30PM - 6:00PM
1.5 AIA LUs
This presentation will seek to provide a well rounded understanding of the key considerations and lessons learned from the use of extruded concrete cladding panels and factory molded concrete fins on the newBoston University Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering. The architect of record will review reasons for the selection, and lessons learned from the detailing and specifying of extruded concrete façade panels and factory formed fins. The manufacturer will provide an overview of the material properties and capabilities of extruded concrete cladding and fins as well as lessons learned from the manufacturing of the folded panels and fins for the project. The installing subcontractor will review installation methods developed for the project as well as considerations for the packing, shipping and handling of the panels and fins.
Peter Vieira, AIA - Associate Principal Payette Associats
Andrew Rogers - Fiber C Corporation
Michael Patrican - Vice President of Ipswich Bay Glass Company, Inc
Michael Sloane - General Manager of Ipswich Bay Glass Company, Inc
Charles Moniz - Director of Sales & Estimating at Ipswich Bay Glass Company, Inc
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
This meeting is FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!
CLICK HERE to REGISTER https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/building-enclosure-council-44
Introducing the Thermally Broken Roof Hatch, the New Standard in Energy Efficiency
Thermally broken roof hatches feature a frame and cover design that minimizes heat transfer between interior and exterior metal surfaces. The result is a product that resists harmful condensation and provides superior energy efficiency.
Knight's HCI-System is a 2014 Record Product
The horizontal-girt rain screen attachment system wins Architectural Record's prestigious award in the Façades category
Knight Wall Systems is proud to announce that HCI-System, the company's new horizontal-girt rain screen attachment system that enables ASHRAE 90.1-compliant continuous insulation with vertical cladding, has been selected by Architectural Record as a winner of the magazine's 2014 Record Products in the category of Facades. This is an extreme honor, and we're very excited.
What are Record Products? One of the most prestigious annual awards an architectural product can receive. According to the magazine:
"A jury of six professionals selected the best new products of the year from among 500 entries submitted for Architectural Record's annual competition. Jurors were asked to rate the entries on the criteria of innovation, usefulness, and—where applicable—aesthetics."
To see Architectural Record's coverage on HCI-System in this month's edition, click here. And to learn more about HCI-System and specify it for your next project, click here. And to keep up to date on new product developments and initiatives, please "like" us on Facebook.
Meeting the Code with Acrylic Dome Skylights
Wasco Products, Inc. first introduced the acrylic dome skylight in 1949. For 65 years it has been an industry staple for bringing daylighting through a roof into a building. The original dome skylight, now made by many different manufactures, does not meet the 2009 and 2012 editions of the IECC.
Wasco, the pioneer of dome skylights, has applied advancements in acrylic and aerogel technologies to reengineer the dome skylight. The EcoSky3 unit skylight meets and exceeds the requirements of the 2009 and 2012 IECC Prescriptive Fenestration Requirements for every climate zone in the United States. EcoSky3 also offers infrared blockers, glare free daylighting, fall protection with impact modified acrylic, and is certified by the NFRC.
For more information on Wasco's EcoSky3 unit skylight, click the links below.
As always if we can be of any help to you please contact us.
Conforming to Code: Effective exterior insulation in rainscreen assemblies for new and emerging energy requirements
Knight Wall Systems has sponsored this course to assist you in understanding evolving energy codes and ASHRAEstandards as they relate to the building envelope, insulation and hanging cladding. If you have been using Z’s to hang various cladding materials, have left that up to the cladding manufacturer, or simply call for “thermally isolated” clips, it is especially important that you take this CEU course.
Once you have completed the course, we can certainly assist you with your questions and specific projects.
As always if we can be of any help with your questions, design problems or simply for more information, please contact us.