Architectural Industry News Preshow Wednesday June 25, 2014 : Page 1

Wednesday June 25, 2014 PRESHOW EDITION Chicago • FREE High-Performance Insulation from Cordeck to Launch Updated Innovative Framing Product Dow Corning Helps Architects AIA/CEU Program Resists Damage by Insects, Meet Energy Code Requirements Cordeck has partnered with Hanley Wood to deliver an Animals, Water, Wind and Fire updated AIA/CEU Program featuring an In Floor Cellular Without Sacrificing Design Raceway System for Wire Management and titled “Cre-Concrete Lumber is a versatile, warranted precast concrete Meeting ever-stricter environmental building codes is a challenge for architects, often forcing compromise in their designs to meet thermal requirements. High-per-formance insulation solutions from Dow Corning offer answers to solve these challenges. Dow Corning Ar-chitectural Insulation Modules (AIM) com-bine the aesthetics and continued on page 35 ating Integrated Designs.” The opportunity to leverage the Hanley Wood CEUniversity as a digital delivery channel ensures that this revised content will now reach a broader audience than in past years. And the partnership between Hanley Wood and The American Institute of Architects, announced in January of this year, further reinforces that this is the right partner-ship for Cordeck. “We recognize the continued on page 38 building product designed to replace dimensional lumber in outdoor and wet applications or other applications subject to damage by insects, animals or fire. Precast production techniques makes high quality Concrete Lumber uniform in appearance and performance, and innovative micro-stressing technology makes it stronger than wood. About pre-stressed precast concrete… continued on page 26 Flex Trim by Carter Millwork If your construction project includes curved features, in-doors or out, which will require trim work, there is no need to dread finishing these areas. While such popular and attractive touches have been the bane of many builders in the past, creating elegant arches and curves might now be the easiest part of the job. Lexington, North Carolina-based Flex Trim offers builders an easy-to-install, cost-effective moulding solu-tion that will flex to fit all radius contours and shapes to perfectly trim any part of the project which curves. Flex Trim’s architectural moulding is made from polyurethane and offers the grain pattern and beauty of wood in a continued on page 35 The SkyScape Vegetative Roof System from Firestone Building Products Firestone Building Products is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio for commercial building performance. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, the company meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall, landscape and lin-ing solutions. The company recently ex-panded its SkyScape Vegetative Roof System portfolio to include continued on page 38 Mektech Composites Inc. Mektech Composites Inc. is the Distributor of Cellobond and Durite Phenolic resins for Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Composites have been used in many industries, in-cluding Architectural, for many years, replacing steel, aluminum, concrete and wood. Major advantages of composites are the ease of fabrica-tion, part consolidation, design flexibility, weight reduction and corrosion resistance. To date, most composites used in the Architectural industry are produced from unsaturated poly-ester, vinyl ester, epoxy and Modar. continued on page 8 Do You Need Holes? Article Courtesy of Fi-Tech Perforating We offer contract perforating services for the architec-tural, commercial building and construction industries. We perforate vinyl, plastic film, artificial leather, paper, thin foils, felt, foam, wall coverings, textiles, nonwovens and even wood veneer and HPL. We are not a metal perforating company. We do not perforate anything that re-quires grease or a lubricant. Our per-forating process is “clean and dry.” We can generally micro-perforate “invisible” holes from 20 to 200 mi-cron and we can punch perforate holes continued on page 38 CavityComplete Wall System Herbert Slone is a registered architect and Director of Commercial Building Systems for Owens Corning. He has over 40 years in construction and more than 25 years in the insulation industry. He has worked as an architect, code official, and a university architecture in-structor. He is a former member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards appointed by the Governor, and is a former President of the Ohio Building Officials Association. He holds a B.S. in Construction Technology from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Architecture from Kent State University. continued on page 26 Turada Hardwood Shingles— The Untreated Alternative Article Courtesy of Topical Timberwoods, Inc. Turada Hardwood Shingles will add a touch of rustic el-egance to your project. These shingles are aesthetically pleasing, highly durable and complement the cross-sec-tion where quality and beauty intersect. If you desire an authentic country roof look, there is no substitute. Turada Hardwood Shingles are highly valued and specified by architects, designers and builders worldwide. With global distribution, our hardwood continued on page 20

High-Performance Insulation from Dow Corning Helps Architects Meet Energy Code Requirements Without Sacrificing Design

Meeting ever-stricter environmental building codes is a challenge for architects, often forcing compromise in their designs to meet thermal requirements. High-performance insulation solutions from Dow Corning offer answers to solve these challenges. Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules (AIM) combine the aesthetics and convenience of curtainwall construction with the added energy-savings benefit of high-performance insulation. Integrating Dow Corning Vacuum Insulation Panel (VIP) in a protective architectural finish, AIM enables new design possibilities for zero-energy buildings, significantly increased thermal resistance in space-limited situations, creation of slim wall constructions with high R-value performance, and the potential to delay or eliminate the need for triple-glazed windows.

Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules offer a number of advantages, including mitigation of condensation risk. The modules provide long-term insulation performance, with a minimum expected thermal performance life span of 30 years. Their robust construction enables easy handling during assembly and installation—and their compatibility with common curtainwall construction systems means they can be immediately integrated in classic frame systems (unitized, structural glazing and stick).

Featuring high-efficiency insulation in a thin-profile construction, Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules are currently available in various combinations of glass/glass and glass/metal facings and various inlays. To provide optimal insulation panels for specific projects, Dow Corning offers dimensioning tables describing the required glass type and thickness depending on the panel dimensions, building type, building location and encountered loads.

High Effective R-Value Meets Real- World Demands

For the demands of next-generation curtainwalls, common insulation materials are often insufficient. Even with a nominal R-value of 16 in a back pan with conventional frame, mineral wool’s effective R-value is only 3.8. Thicker amounts add only minimally to the effective R-value. Comparatively, Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules enable facades designed to deliver much better performance, offering up to R 50 in a 2-inch thickness (USI 0.11 in a 50 mm thickness) at center of panel, equating to an R 19 (USI 0.30) effective value.

With this thermal performance advantage, architects can provide the same effective U-value while using more glass in their building design—meeting everstricter energy regulations without compromising design. Compared to reference mineral wool, selecting Dow Corning Architectural Insulation Modules gives designers flexibility to better manage and balance thermal performance and visual aesthetics.

Battling Losses from Thermal Bridging To further increase overall wall thermal performance, Dow Corning HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket combats losses from thermal bridging in spacelimited, challenging areas prone to thermal bridging issues. The Si-aerogel-based technology is hydrophobic; fire resistant; and easy to use, handle and install – complementing other Dow Corning brand high-performance insulation solutions by offering greater freedom of design with increased energy efficiency.

To learn more, call 800-248-2481 or go to www.dowcorning.com/HPInsula tion. Or visit them at Booth #3915.

Pictured on cover: At the University of Birmingham School of Metallurgy and Materials (United Kingdom), architects used high-efficiency Dow Corning® Vacuum Insulation Panels in the spandrel units to maintain the building’s original aesthetics while also improving its thermal performance. (Photo courtesy University of Birmingham.)

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Cordeck to Launch Updated AIA/CEU Program

Cordeck has partnered with Hanley Wood to deliver an updated AIA/CEU Program featuring an In Floor Cellular Raceway System for Wire Management and titled “Creating Integrated Designs.” The opportunity to leverage the Hanley Wood CEUniversity as a digital delivery channel ensures that this revised content will now reach a broader audience than in past years. And the partnership between Hanley Wood and The American Institute of Architects, announced in January of this year, further reinforces that this is the right partnership for Cordeck.

“We recognize the importance of providing valuable resources to the architectural community,” said Cordeck President, Kenneth A. Moore. “And have chosen to partner with Hanley Wood to deliver this all-inclusive wire management system information in the most efficient and user-friendly manner possible.”

The material developed for this program includes an animation video that provides both a visual and verbal detailed description of the in floor system. Often perceived to be complex, once an architect gains an understanding of the flexibility and security provided in an in floor raceway system they develop an appreciation for the elegant simplicity it brings. Often architects will comment on the ease of integration both structurally and electrically, into the building infrastructure.

Already incorporated into the construction of a steel frame building, the non-cellular metal deck acts as a foundation for the in floor cellular raceway. With the addition of three components, occupants will realize the flexibility and other benefits of this comprehensive wire management solution. The three basic added components are the trench header (feed), the metal flat plate (cell) and access points (inserts). The addition of these components provides a structural load carrying element and a highly secure wire management solution. And in today’s climate of frequent data breaches, the in floor solution provides the ultimate level of security in terms of protection against tampering and other physical threats. With controlled access through point of use activations, furniture feeds and closet risers to power panels; power and data modifications to an in floor system take a fraction of the time and expense when compared to alternative solutions.

This solution has been successfully used in a vast number of projects. Among the most notable, it was an integral element in the vertical expansion of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield offices in the Chicago Loop. The expansion was completed in 2010 and is the first project in Chicago to expand by placing additional floors on top of an existing structure. Very recently, the Hub Group, a logistics and transportation management service provider built a new corporate headquarters utilizing the in floor raceway system. With an open office concept spanning more than 32,000 square feet per floor, the design of this four-story building allowed for the metal floor deck to serve as the finished ceiling for the underlying floors. The painted metal deck ceiling on each level complimented the exposed steel column and beam design.

Cordeck is pleased to re-introduce the In Floor Cellular Raceway System educational content in connection with AIA and Hanley Wood’s CEUniversity. With a continued focus on delivering value and exceeding customer expectations, Cordeck works to anticipate the needs of the marketplace and is constantly seeking ways to expand upon its longstanding and solid foundation of industry leadership.

For more information, stop by Booth #4458.

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Innovative Framing Product Resists Damage by Insects, Animals, Water, Wind and Fire

Concrete Lumber is a versatile, warranted precast concrete building product designed to replace dimensional lumber in outdoor and wet applications or other applications subject to damage by insects, animals or fire. Precast production techniques makes high quality Concrete Lumber uniform in appearance and performance, and innovative micro-stressing technology makes it stronger than wood.

About pre-stressed precast concrete… Pre-stressed precast concrete has been in active commercial use in the U.S. since WWII and is commonly used in bridges, stadiums, parking garages and some commercial buildings. The uniform appearance, strength, durability and fire and damage-resistance of pre-stressed precast concrete are major attributes appreciated by architects, engineers and building owners. Until recently, if there was a downside to precast, it was that the technology was applied only to large structural members, limiting its use to only a few project types. Now, innovative micro-stressing enables narrow precast shapes that match the dimensional lumber profiles used in virtually every type of building project. This simple breakthrough opens a whole new world of design possibilities for a much wider range of everyday applications that can take advantage of the appearance and performance benefits of precast concrete.

About micro-stressed precast Concrete Lumber…

Concrete Lumber can be used instead of, or as a replacement for, wood, pressure treated lumber, engineered wood, cast-in-place concrete, and even masonry pavers. It is available in standard dimensional lumber sizes ranging from 2 inches x 6 inches to 2 inches x 14 inches boards, planks and joists to 4 inches x 6 inches to 4 inches x 14 inches posts and beams, and in standard lengths of up to 16 feet. Custom lengths are also available. And, because Concrete Lumber sizes are nominal, just like wood, they also fit ordinary lumber connectors.

Concrete Lumber also handles and finishes like wood. It is cut with a standard circular saw using a diamond blade, drilled with a standard masonry bit, and fastened with stainless steel and galvanized screws. Finishes include gray concrete, gray or stained/painted concrete, and water-repellent concrete. Concrete Lumber products can also be painted or finished with stains that last up to 20 years. A wood grain deck plank will be introduced in late 2014, with other wood grain and dimensional products to follow.

How Concrete Lumber evolved…

Paul Bracegirdle, a plastic lumber patent holder, invented patented Concrete Lumber technology to serve as a deck substructure that would not twist, warp, or leach potentially undesirable chemicals into the soil, as can happen with pressure treated lumber. In perfecting the technology Paul was also able to design Concrete Lumber members with higher load carrying and spanning capacities than wood, opening up the possibility for more open deck substructures with fewer joists—and fasteners*.

*E.g., 2 inches x 8 inches Concrete Lumber can span up to 6 feet when used as a deck plank.

Where Concrete Lumber is today…

After inventing a new problem solving, possibility-expanding product for designers, contractors and homeowners to use, they are now inventing new uses for Concrete Lumber. While decking remains the Concrete Lumber Company’s main focus, much like Baking Soda which is used for much more than baking, Concrete Lumber is finding its way into a variety of other applications beyond the deck, dock, boardwalk, small bridge, landscaping, and decorative fencing applications anticipated by the founders. As examples, today Concrete Lumber is being used in a variety of projects from utilitarian applications such as water and insect-resistant sill plates and band joists, non-combustible subfloors, water treatment plant baffles and vineyard fencing, to architectural applications such as trellises and pergolas.

Where Concrete Lumber is available…

Concrete Lumber can be economically delivered anywhere in the lower 48 states and is manufactured by licensees in New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Colorado. Additional licensees are pending in Washington and California. When shipped from these strategically located facilities, the cost of Concrete Lumber delivery is similar to wood which is lighter, but usually has to be transported over longer distances.

How to get more information about Concrete Lumber…

To learn more about Concrete Lumber, visit www.concretelumber.com and click the Products, Specifications, Working With, Coatings and Connectors tabs, and be sure to visit the Concrete Lumber Company Booth, #3108 at the AIA 2014 Expo.

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Flex Trim by Carter Millwork

If your construction project includes curved features, indoors or out, which will require trim work, there is no need to dread finishing these areas. While such popular and attractive touches have been the bane of many builders in the past, creating elegant arches and curves might now be the easiest part of the job.

Lexington, North Carolina-based Flex Trim offers builders an easy-to-install, cost-effective moulding solution that will flex to fit all radius contours and shapes to perfectly trim any part of the project which curves.

Flex Trim’s architectural moulding is made from polyurethane and offers the grain pattern and beauty of wood in a synthetic product that is impervious to water and insects and will not rot, swell or deteriorate over time which makes it an ideal solution for both indoor and outdoor applications.

And they can perfectly match any moulding profile that you are working with. Send them a sample of your wood moulding and they will produce an identical copy of your original, down to the grain detail so that when the flexible moulding is painted or stained and installed it will look exactly like the original wood moulding. This unique capability is particularly valuable for restoration work which must be indistinguishable from the original.

Flex Trim maintains a huge selection of in-stock moulding profiles for immediate shipment and they offer unlimited custom capabilities with the fastest custom order turn around in the industry. In fact, urgent custom orders can usually be shipped within a couple of days.

And with the largest selection of profiles (35,000), of any moulding manufacturer in the world, Flex Trim offers an architectural moulding to meet any need. So no matter what your contour issues are, crown moulding, chair rails, baseboards, window casements or virtually anything else that curves, Flex Trim has you covered with a flexible moulding solution that will be both beautiful and durable.

Flexible moulding costs much less than comparable radius wood millwork and it can be manufactured in far less time with a standard production lead-time of one week or less.

Flex Trim offers its flexible moulding solutions in four material formulations to accommodate every application:

Flex Trim is their original flexible moulding product. It is a unique polymer resin blend and is the ideal solution for most standard flexible moulding applications. Although less expensive than ZzzzFLEX, Flex Trim exceeds the performance of competitors’ “high end” products.

ZzzzFLEX is their premium product and is state-of-the-art in flexible moulding technology. No other flexible moulding on the market is stronger, more durable or stains better than ZzzzFLEX. ZzzzFLEX is an elastomer composite developed for the most demanding and complex radius applications. It offers flexibility that is unsurpassed by any other flexible moulding and is the ideal solution for cold weather climates because it is more pliable. Use ZzzzFLEX for small intricate patterns and tight curvatures, or when only the best will do.

Ultra-Flex is a syntactic polyurethane compound with a cellular composition structure similar to wood. One of the main advantages of this material is that it is 40- 50 percent lighter than other flexible mouldings, yet it retains the necessary strength and durability that customers have come to expect. It is an ideal solution for very large moulding profiles. Unlike other flexible moulding materials, Ultra-Flex is pre-primed for superior painting and staining and is back sanded for better glue adhesion. It works great for both interior and exterior applications and has outstanding performance in cold and hot climates.

Machinable S4S

Carter’s Ultra-Flex compound can be machined with all conventional woodworking machinery and will not dull expensive carbide knives like other flexible products. It can be used with shapers, routers and moulders to avoid the expense of custom tooling and is the ideal solution when only a small amount of STRAIGHT footage is required. Machinable S4S is available in straight lengths only and can be run in any dimension required with the following limitations:

• Maximum of 2 inches thick, 16 inches wide, and 12 feet long.

• Minimum of 1/2 inch thick, 1-3/4 inches wide, and 8 feet long

• Stain grade patterns cannot be used because the “grain” is only on the surface.

Founded in 1985, Flex Trim was one of the oldest and largest flexible moulding manufacturers in the U.S. before being acquired in 2008 by Carter Millwork, of Lexington, North Carolina.

Since then Carter has added Provo, Utah-based Flexible Moulding International (in 2009), and Ultra-Flex Moulding of Escondido, California (in 2012). Flexible Moulding International was renamed Flex Trim West and Ultra Flex Moulding was moved from California to the Provo facility as well.

Through these strategic moves and its superior flexible moulding products Carter Millwork has grown to become the largest flexible moulding manufacturer in the world.

A second-generation family-owned business, Carter Millwork/Flex Trim is driven by unparalleled customer service and support and they back all of their flexible moulding products with a lifetime warranty.

To see why builders and designers the world over prefer the architectural flexible moulding manufactured by Flex Trim, visit www.FlexTrim.com. For more information, stop by Booth #1554.

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The SkyScape Vegetative Roof System from Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops” product portfolio for commercial building performance. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, the company meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall, landscape and lining solutions.

The company recently expanded its SkyScape Vegetative Roof System portfolio to include importance of providing valuable resources to the architectural community,” said Cordeck President, Kenneth A. Moore. “And have chosen to partner with Hanley Wood to deliver this all-inclusive wire management system information in the most efficient and user-friendly manner possible.”

The material developed for this program includes an animation video that provides both a visual and verbal detailed description of the in floor system. Often perceived to be complex, once an architect gains an understanding of the flexibility and security provided in an in floor raceway system they develop an appreciation for the elegant simplicity it brings. Often architects will comment on the ease of integration both structurally and electrically, into the building infrastructure.

Already incorporated into the construction of a steel frame building, the non-cellular metal deck acts as a foundation for the in floor cellular raceway. With the addition of three components, occupants will realize the flexibility and other benefits of this comprehensive wire management solution. The three basic added components are the trench header (feed), the metal flat plate (cell) and access points (inserts). The addition of these components provides a structural load carrying element and a highly secure wire management solution. And in today’s climate of frequent data breaches, the in floor solution provides the ultimate level of security in terms of protection against tampering and other physical threats. With controlled access through point of use activations, furniture feeds and closet risers to power panels; power and data modifications to an in floor system take a fraction of the time and expense when compared to alternative solutions.

This solution has been successfully used in a vast number of projects. Among the most notable, it was an integral element in the vertical expansion of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield offices in the Chicago Loop. The expansion was completed in 2010 and is the first project in Chicago to expand by placing additional floors on top of an existing structure. Very recently, the Hub Group, a logistics and transportation management service provider built a new corporate headquarters utilizing the in floor raceway system. With an open office concept spanning more than 32,000 square feet per floor, the design of this four-story building allowed for the metal floor deck to serve as the finished ceiling for the underlying floors. The painted metal deck ceiling on each level complimented the exposed steel column and beam design.

Cordeck is pleased to re-introduce the In Floor Cellular Raceway System educational content in connection with AIA and Hanley Wood’s CEUniversity. With a continued focus on delivering value and exceeding customer expectations, Cordeck works to anticipate the needs of the marketplace and is constantly seeking ways to expand upon its longstanding and solid foundation of industry leadership.

For more information, stop by Booth #4458.

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Mektech Composites Inc.

Mektech Composites Inc. is the Distributor of Cellobond and Durite Phenolic resins for Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

Composites have been used in many industries, including Architectural, for many years, replacing steel, aluminum, concrete and wood. Major advantages of composites are the ease of fabrication, part consolidation, design flexibility, weight reduction and corrosion resistance.

To date, most composites used in the Architectural industry are produced from unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy and Modar

However, they have been mostly limited to exterior applications because of Fire Codes.

In case of a fire, these composites have a propensity to burn, releasing high levels of heat, smoke and toxic fumes. Phenolic is the first polymer invented, in 1903.

Phenolic composites, which are known for their excellent High Temperature Resistance, Low Flame Spread, Low Heat Release and Low Smoke Toxicity characteristics are suitable for enclosed areas.

Traditional Phenolics processed with prepreg for aircraft and aerospace, require high temperature and pressure for processing, resulting in expensive products.

Recently developed User Friendly Phenolic resoles—Cellobond Phenolics, can be processed at low temperature, by conventional means such as Hand lay-up, Spray-up, Filament Winding, RTM, VARTM, Vacuum Infusion, Pultrusion and Press Molding.

These resins, originally developed by BP Chemicals in the UK, are now owned by Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc and distributed exclusively by Mektech Composites Inc.

Since Phenolic resins are inherently Fire Retardant without the use of additives or fillers such as Alumina Trihydrate, which are commonly used with other polymers, an unfilled Phenolic composite will weigh 20-30 percent less than a filled composite.

This allows ease of handling and assembly.

The ease of processing and far superior Fire/Smoke/Smoke Toxicity properties of Phenolics allows the use of Phenolic composites for exterior and interior Architectural applications, providing easy fabrication and cost reduction without compromising on Fire Safety.

For more information, visit www.Cellbond.com or stop by Booth #2306. Cellobond and Durite are Registered Trademarks of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

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Do You Need Holes?

We offer contract perforating services for the architectural, commercial building and construction industries. We perforate vinyl, plastic film, artificial leather, paper, thin foils, felt, foam, wall coverings, textiles, non wovens and even wood veneer and HPL. We are not a metal perforating company. We do not perforate anything that requires grease or a lubricant. Our perforating process is “clean and dry.”

We can generally micro-perforate “invisible” holes from 20 to 200 micron and we can punch perforate holes from 0.5 millimeters to 6 millimeters in diameter. Larger size holes are also possible. Micro-perforating with invisible holes, also called micro-venting, is normally done for breath ability, such as for wall coverings on exterior walls in order to prevent mold growth behind the wall covering. Punch perforating can be used for acoustics, either for sound absorption such as for acoustic panels or for sound transparency such as for home theater screens where the speakers are located behind the screen.

Our North Carolina perforating facility is ISO 9001 certified and uses the latest state-of-the-art perforating machines from Germany. Our maximum perforating width is 62 inches.

If you need quality perforating using the latest and most innovative technology, and perfect holes from the start of the roll to the end, with on-time deliveries and total customer satisfaction, then please give us a try. We would be happy to conduct a free trial for you.

Contact Jon Schmidt at Fi-Tech Perforating. Phone 804-794-9615, or email jschmidt@fi-tech.com. Don’t forget ot visit Fi-Tech at Booth #1239 at AIA 2014.

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Cavity Complete Wall System

Herbert Slone is a registered architect and Director of Commercial Building Systems for Owens Corning. He has over 40 years in construction and more than 25 years in the insulation industry. He has worked as an architect, code official, and a university architecture instructor. He is a former member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards appointed by the Governor, and is a former President of the Ohio Building Officials Association. He holds a B.S. in Construction Technology from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Architecture from Kent State University.

Q: What is Cavity Complete Wall Systems?

A: Cavity Complete Wall System is a steel stud with masonry veneer wall system that is completely detailed in a single specification and extensively tested for component compatibility* and system performance. The Cavity Complete Wall System brings together five industry leaders in a groundbreaking collaboration to improve the performance of exterior walls, simplify the complicated process of specifying them, and provide greater security to design professionals. Owens Corning Sales, LLC, Tremco Incorporated, Heckmann Building Products Inc., Mortar Net Solutions and Rodenhouse, Inc. have joined their resources and solutions knowledge to create this new, all inclusive approach to specifying steel stud masonry veneer walls**.

Q: What does it do?

A: The Cavity Complete Wall System provides thermal efficiency, continuous insulation, air/water/vapor resistance, water drainage, and masonry anchors in one completely systemized wall solution. The Cavity Complete Wall System is jointly warrantied*** with an innovative enhanced warranty coverage and establishes a single point of contact for all warranty and support services.

Q: How does the Cavity Complete Wall System compare to other wall “systems” in the market today?

A: The Cavity Complete Wall System is the only complete system, the only system with a joint warranty, and the only complete system tested for component compatibility, and third party listed for air leakage, water intrusion, and fire propagation. Several other manufacturers bring together a few products they manufacture and promote their use together as a ‘system.’ This partial approach leaves design professionals to complete the specification with other components, to estimate performance without systems testing, and to deal with multiple warranties.

Q: Why were these particular components and manufacturers chosen to make up the Cavity Complete Wall System?

A: All of the Cavity Complete Wall System partners are leaders in their respective fields and have established outstanding reputations for quality, service and support. The portfolio of products were chosen to be adequately diverse to cover most design needs, with the accessories to make it all work as a system.

Q: What are the major test standards that the Cavity Complete Wall System meets and documents?

A: NFPA 285 fire, ASTM E119 fire, ASTM E2307 fire, ASTM E2357 air barrier, ASTM E331 water barrier, and much more.

Q: Must all the recommended products appropriate for a particular design be used or specified for the Cavity Complete wall to work?

A: Yes. It has all been tested and documented to work together. If substitutions are made, the compatibility and performance of the system is not assured and it is not a Cavity Complete Wall System.

Q: Where are more details available for Cavity Complete Wall Systems?

A: Visit the Owens Corning Booth #4605 at the AIA Convention, www .cavitycomplete.com or call 844-CAVCOMP (844-228-2667).

* This Cavity Complete Wall System excludes the masonry veneer, steel studs and interior and exterior gypsum board. A detailed list of the components is available at www.cavitycomplete.com.

**The Cavity Complete Wall System components were successfully tested and found to be fully compatible with each other in the system. Test results are available at www.cavitycomplete.com/testing.

***See actual limited warranty for complete details, requirements and limitations available at www.cavitycomplete.com.

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Turada Hardwood Shingles— The Untreated Alternative

Turada Hardwood Shingles will add a touch of rustic elegance to your project. These shingles are aesthetically pleasing, highly durable and complement the cross-section where quality and beauty intersect. If you desire an authentic country roof look, there is no substitute.

Turada Hardwood Shingles are highly valued and specified by architects, designers and builders worldwide. With global distribution, our hardwood shingles are used in Australia, South Africa, Mauritius, the Polynesian Islands, the Middle-East, Europe, the United States and throughout the Caribbean and West Indian islands. Projects supplied include prestigious resorts, hotels, villas and private residences.

Turada Hardwood Shingles give you a classic rustic look while offering long-term protection for your home. Apart from the great beauty, they will also provide superior insulation R-Value (in comparison to other roofing products). As Turada Hardwood Shingles age they lose their reddish tone and assume a majestic silver patina hue.

The Turada Hardwood Shingle is a green building product that requires no chemical treatment. Consequently, these shingles have no adverse effects on the environment in which they are installed. Turada Hardwood Shingles are naturally resistant to insects and decay. They have the highest Fire-Resistance Rating and meet a Class “A, B or C” Fire Rated Roof System per ASTM E108 with absolutely no chemical treatment.

Installation of Turada Hardwood Shingles is no different from installation of traditional wood shingles. Contractors who regularly install wood shingles will find that there is very little difference in the installation of Turada Hardwood Shingles.

All aspects of the forestry operations in the production of Turada Hardwood Shingles are in accordance with the national conventions and regulations in the country of manufacture, Guyana, S.A. We understand that healthy forestry practices are essential to the longevity of our industry. We support bio diversity and work with local government agencies to promote efficient low impact logging to ensure sustainable forest management. As an environmentally responsible company we are proud of the fact that wood is the only truly “green” building material since it is a renewable resource provided by nature.

Turada Hardwood Shingles are manufactured by Superior Shingles & Wood Produtcs, Inc. (SSWP). These shingles are produced from sustainably harvested Wallaba. SSWP uses logs which are more than 24 inches in average diameter, thus ensuring that only mature Wallaba trees are felled. Young Wallaba trees remain in the forest, guaranteeing species availability for future generations. Testimony to the facts that SSWP is an environmentally conscious company and a good corporate citizen, we supply many villagers in our local community with the waste generated from the production of our shingles free of charge. In turn, local community Associations have developed a cottage industry where they produce and market charcoal from our waste.

The state-of-the-art facility assures a product that meets the highest standards of quality in the industry. SSWP has been in operation since 2001 and has the capacity to produce more than 200,000 square feet of shingles per month. All the production is monitored by a North American inspection agency, guaranteeing quality, product uniformity and grade. Visit Booth #819.

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