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Exhibitors and speakers announcing news, products and services

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Exhibitors and speakers announcing news, products and services

    November 5, 2009 (Boston, MA) More than 10,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners/clients, interior designers, landscape architects, and other industry professionals from more than 40 states and a dozen countries will participate in Build Boston (www.BuildBoston.com), the Boston Society of Architects’ (BSA) annual gathering of the design and construction industry. Now in its 25th year, Build Boston is a regional convention and tradeshow with national recognition, participation, and influence. It takes place November 18-20 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, with the theme “New

    Economy. New Climate. New Thinking.”

    The following are story leads submitted by exhibitors and speakers announcing news, products and services at the show. To receive a press pass to the show, contact Genevieve Rajewski, the BSA’s director of communications, at grajewski@architects.org or 617-951-1433 x240.

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Healthy buildings seen as route to healthier people

    Michelle A. Roberts, CEO of EcoHealth Designs of Boston, says a growing body of evidence links housing conditions to asthma, lead poisoning, lung cancer and injuries. The statistics bear her out: Each year nationwide there are over 13 million home injuries, nearly 3,000 deaths caused by house fires, 2 million emergency room visits for asthma, and an estimated 250,000 children with elevated blood lead levels. Please join her at the following educational seminars at Build Boston: session A61 (Wednesday at 3:30 pm) and session C-39 (Friday at 10:30 pm).

Contact:

    Michelle Roberts, Principal and CEO

    Professional Affiliate, Boston Society of Architects

    Ecohealth Homes, a division of Chatham Hill Residential Design & Build

    michelle@ecohealthdesigns.com

     617-314-9658 | 978- 337-4510 (cell)

New vapor permeable air barrier

    Grace Perm-A-Barrier? VPS (Vapor Permeable Sheet) is a vapor permeable air barrier membrane consisting of a breathable carrier film with a specially designed adhesive. Perm-A-Barrier VPS creates a solid barrier against air infiltration and exfiltration, which minimizes associated energy loss and condensation problems. Perm-A-Barrier VPS is vapor permeable for wall assemblies requiring this “breathable” characteristic. It permits the transfusion of water vapor that may otherwise condense in the wall structure but is impermeable to liquid water, which allows the material to act as a water-drainage plain.

Contact:

    Sonya Santos, Product Manager, Waterproofing Systems

    Grace Construction Products

    617-498-4918

    Pre-applied waterproofing for low temperatures ?Graces Preprufe pre-applied waterproofing technology has been used successfully around the globe to provide high-performance waterproofing in some of the most challenging environments. Unlike conventional non-adhering pre-applied membranes, the unique Preprufe bond to concrete prevents migration of water around the structure to ensure superior waterproofing. The new Preprufe Low Temperature (LT) Membranes (300LT and 160LT) are specifically formulated for application temperatures between 25?F (-4?C) and 60?F (+16?C), providing simple application even in harsh weather conditions.

Contact: Sonya Santos, Product Manager, Waterproofing Systems

    Grace Construction Products

    617-498-4918

    Dow Building Solutions introduces commercial envelope sales approach, drives further integration of Dow Roofing Systems

    Dow Building Solutions is realigning its commercial market customer sales and technical support structure to better reflect how customers at different points in the supply chain access its broad portfolio of energy-efficient products and systems for commercial building applications. The new roofing and wall envelope approach gives customers easier access to building solutions and support. Dow also expanded capability for the new TIEMPO?+ 2000 wide-sheet TPO roofing membranes.

Contact:

    Kelly Chandler, Communication Manager, Dow Building Solutions

    KMChandler@dow.com

    989-636-0351

    Marissa Peterson, Account Supervisor, Gibbs & Soell Public Relations

    mpeterson@gibbs-soell.com

    212-697-2600

Building green in Boston with Massachusetts-grown wood products

    Finding locally grown FSC and non-FSC wood products just got a lot easier for Boston builders now that the regions largest sawmill has received FSC chain-of-custody certification. Hull Forest Products, also the largest private owner of FSC-certified forestland in Massachusetts, manufactures more than 10 million board feet of flooring, timbers and lumber annually at its sawmill. The company ships worldwide from the port of Boston but loves to see its products stay local.

Contact:

    Benjamin Hull, Owner

    Hull Forest Products

    benhull@hullforest.com

    860-974-0127

    Homebuyers and builders reap many energy-savings benefits with the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR? Program

    The Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Program assures home buyers that ENERGY STAR-qualified homes meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines, lower utility bills and provide more comfortable living spaces. The program is sponsored by the following local utilities and energy-efficiency service providers: Bay State Gas, Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, National Grid Gas and Electric, New England Gas, NSTAR Electric and NSTAR Gas and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. Visit massenergystarhomes.com to view available partner incentives and make a commitment to energy-efficient construction.

Contact:

    Marylou Einfalt

    ICF International

    meinfalt@icfi.com

    781-676-4076

    Cambridge Seven unveils four new projects and a new football exhibit at Patriot Place Cambridge Seven Associates opened four new projects this fall: the Sheila Doyle Russell Youth and Community Center (LEED Silver) in Cambridge, the Ames Hotel in Boston, the new Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness at Bowdoin College (LEED Silver), and the new Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas. Cambridge Seven also designed a new exhibit honoring the American Football Leagues 50th Anniversary

    for the changing exhibit gallery in The Hall at Patriot Place.

Contact:

    Peter Kuttner, Principal

    Cambridge Seven Associates

    PKuttner@c7a.com

    617-548-7852

    Cambridge Seven Associates to design the College of Engineering and Petroleum in Kuwait Cambridge Seven Associates in association with Gulf Consult has been commissioned by Kuwait University Construction Program to undertake the design and supervision of the College of Engineering and Petroleum (COEP) at the new Shadadiyah Campus, which will open in 2014. The COEP is an opportunity to bring Kuwait Universitys engineering, architecture and allied technical disciplines

    together in a sustainable, world-class, state-of-the-art facility, one that will foster and facilitate new educational models based on collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach. This project is one of the firms nine major commissions in Kuwait.

Contact:

    Patricia Intrieri, Principal

    Cambridge Seven Associates

    PIntrieri@c7a.com

    617-797-2603

Compass Flooring to distribute Altro Whiterock wall system in New England

    Compass Flooring, a commercial-flooring distributo, will now sell Altros new Whiterock wall-panel

    system. Available in nine colors, the Whiterock wall-panel system by Altro offers impressive levels of hygiene and ease of cleaning. Designed to integrate with Altro safety flooring, Whiterock helps create a smooth, virtually seamless, hygienic environment ideal for areas that require strict hygienic standards.

Contact:

    Richard Finnegan

    rfinnegan@altrofloors.com

     781-258-5751 (cell)

Important energy efficiency and indoor air quality information available at Build Boston

    Come to Build Boston and learn about the latest consumer concerns in the building industry and how Massachusetts legislation has aligned itself to benefit homebuilders who choose to construct energy-efficient residences. Policymakers and practitioners are focusing on the concepts of healthy housing and energy efficiency, and there are numerous programs and resources to educate the building industry about these advancements. Join Michele Roberts from Chatham Hill Residential Design & Build and Michael Berry from the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Program, as they shed light on these important initiatives.

Contact:

    Michelle Roberts, Principal and CEO

    Ecohealth Homes, a division of Chatham Hill Residential Design & Build

    Professional Affiliate, Boston Society of Architects

    617-314-9658 I 978-337-4510 (cell)

Nuheat launches all-new line of freeze-protection products

    Nuheat, the industry leader in electric radiant floor heating systems, now offers pipe-freeze protection, roof and gutter de-icing, and slab de-icing/ snow-melting solutions. Nuheats self-regulating heating

    cables for pipes and roof and gutter, manufactured by Fujikura, may be seamlessly integrated with Thermal Technologies roof-de-icing panel. Nuheats Mineral Insulated cable (MI) offers slab de-icing,

    snow melting and frost-heave protection for concrete, asphalt and paving stones.

Contact:

    Chris Guelpa

    Nuheat Industries

    pr@nuheat.com

    604-759-1440

New jointly published first edition Architectural Woodwork Standards, the standard for specifying

    quality, now available

    The newly published first edition of Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) is one of the most helpful

    resource tools you will ever use. The Architectural Woodwork Institute, along with the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada and The Woodwork Institute, have joined forces to provide a unified standard for the specification of qualities, methods, and workmanship to produce and install architectural millwork. This new standard replaces AWIs Quality Standards Illustrated and WIs

    Manual of Millwork.

Contact:

    Whitney Coombs

    AWI President

    whitney@ivancdutterer.com

    717-637-8977

The Tapco Group makes green building easier with ecoScorecard

    The Tapco Group? is simplifying green-building product evaluation for architects, designers and contractors with the efficiency of ecoScorecardSM. The easy-to-use web tool is now featured on the sites of Tapco Group brands such as StoneCraft Industries?, InSpire? Roofing Products and The Foundry?. This allows users to immediately see how products qualify with sustainability rating systems such as LEED and other certification programs. Hours are saved with information-gathering and printable PDFs can help with documentation.

Contact:

    Jeff Martin, Regional Manager NW

    The Tapco Group

    jeff_martin@tapcoint.com

    203-722-7323

CRL Dry Glaze TAPER-LOC? System and components to be showcased at Build Boston

    CRL will feature the 2009 Crystal Achievement Award-winning product, the CRL Dry Glaze TAPER-LOC?

    System. The system won first place as the Most Innovative Commercial Hardware Product in a competition instituted by the NGAs Glass Magazine to recognize significant innovations within the glass

    industry. Intended for residential and commercial tempered glass railing and windscreen applications, the CRL Dry Glaze TAPER-LOC? System is a proprietary glass-installation system that reduces installation

    time by 50 percent.

Contact:

    Charlene Kull, Corporate Communications Director

    C.R. Laurence Co.

    charlene_kull@crlaurence.com

    810-225-4640

    National Fiber announces new training program, increasing cellulose-insulation efficiency in the field and energy savings across the Northeast

    Leading cellulose-insulation manufacturer National Fiber has implemented a regional training initiative for installers, contractors and builders. NF aims to guarantee quality installation increasing efficiency

    in the field, saving home and business owners money and bettering the environment in the process. Under the expertise and direction of NF Technical Manager Bill Hulstrunk, trainees are invited on a tour of the factory and to a half-day classroom session and a half-day on-site training and instruction. The program has been met with successful attendance and positive reviews. Courses are available weekly. With more than 83 percent recycled content, an 3.8 R-value, and low embodied energy, cellulose is the only green, high-performance insulation and the most-effective, affordable, green and safe option available to consumers.

Contact:

    Natalie Hoch, Communications Manager

    National Fiber

    natalie@nationalfiber.com

    347-240-1042

Henry Company Releases New Vapor Permeable Sheet Applied Air Barrier System

    Henry Company, a world leader in building-envelope systems, recently released a new air-barrier product that will revolutionize building construction. Blueskin VP 160 is a fully adhered, vapor-permeable, peel-and-stick air-barrier membrane. The Blueskin VP 160 is one of the many air-barrier systems that has passed ASTM E2357. To see this remarkable product and learn more about how Henry can help you manage the flow of energy, air, moisture and water through your building envelope, stop by and see us at booth #308.

Contact:

    Todd Skopic CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Northeast Regional Building Science Specialist, Building Envelope Systems

    Henry Company

    tskopic@henry.com

    410-960-3059 (cell) | 410-489-6216 (office)

Daylighting designs bring sunlight into interior spaces with style

    Technical Glass Products (TGP) recently expanded its daylighting product offerings to allow design professionals to capture sunlight while meeting aesthetic and performance goals. Architects can select Pilkington Profilit? Hurricane – the only hurricane-rated channel glass system in North America to

    protect against Mother Nature; Fireframes ClearFloor? System to allow light deep into buildings while protecting against fire; and the sleek Fireframes? Aluminum Series, recently incorporated in Renzo Pianos Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago to enhance views.

Contact:

    Brandner Communications

    TGP Editors Desk

    tgppr@brandner.com

    (253) 661-7333

Follansbee TCS II exceeds 30,250 hours of salt-spray testing

    Follansbee TCS II a zinc/tin-coated architectural stainless steel surpassed more than 30,250 hours

    salt-spray testing per ASTM International standards in 2009. Standard metal-roofing products fail at approximately 2,000 hours. TCS II continues to function as an aesthetically appealing, long-lasting, corrosion-resistant roofing material and can be seen at Cornell University, Yale University, Stonington Commons and a variety of other renowned and architecturally intriguing structures.

Contact:

    Lauren Ban

    LarsonOBrien Marketing Group

    Lauren@larsonobrien.com

    412-571-1600

    www.follansbeeroofing.com

Use the power of creative design to inspire

    Architects and designers create custom creative spaces using EvoSystem walls provided by Rampart Partitions. Rampart, in collaboration with Greener Building Concepts, designed a space for little children with big imaginations! The installation at the Saint Francis of Assisi school in Massachusetts included EvoSystem walls with white-board and tack-board surfaces. EvoSystem accommodates interesting finishes and tactile surfaces for an interactive space that provides needed visual and acoustic dividers but that also inspires the senses!

Contact:

    Joe Campbell, President

     Greener Building Concepts

    joe@greenerbuildingconcepts.com

    617-217-8246

Stoneyard.com launches 3 Part Specification for New England fieldstone veneer

    Stoneyard.com, home to a signature blend of reclaimed New England fieldstone, will use Build Boston to launch its 3 Part Specification for Historic New England Fieldstone. The document will assist architects when specifying the quintessential look of New England: historic fieldstone. This is the oldest and most traditional building stone in America and it is now available in five shapes: Round, Square & Rectangular, Mosaic, Ledgestone, and Ashlar, in both thin adhered veneer and anchored building veneer.

Contact:

    Gerald Croteau III, Dealer Sales & Marketing

    Stoneyard.com

    gerald@stoneyard.com

    (800) 231-2200 x26

Reclaimed New England stone siding

    Stoneyard.com is home to the oldest and most traditional building stone in America: historic New England Fieldstone. We reclaim this natural stone from farms close to our Massachusetts headquartersand fabricate stone siding in both thin (adhered) and building (anchored) veneer in five unique shapes. Stoneyard.com is attending the 2009 Build Boston to show off the options within New England fieldstone and answer questions from builders, architects and the public.

Contact:

    Gerald Croteau III, Dealer Sales & Marketing

    Stoneyard.com

    gerald@stoneyard.com

    (800) 231-2200 x26

CPAs to the rescue

    Up until the end of 2008, most architectural firms were riding a wave of unprecedented success. Overnight, the business landscape changed dramatically. The economy has had a “perfect storm” effect on A&E firms from a financial and operational perspective. See how one CPA and business-advisory firm that specializes in the A&E industry has become a lifeline, using financial prowess to help clients effectively manage in these circumstances, ride out the storm and plan for recovery.

Contact:

    David M. Sullivan Jr., CPA, Partner

    DiCicco, Gulman & Company

    dsullivan@dgcpca.com

    781-937-5351

SentryGlas? Expressions?: Something wonderful is about to happen

    JEBs newest product line, SentryGlas? Expressions?, is a revolutionary new way for designers to

    harness digital technologies producing a wide range of decorative laminated safety glass. This technology uses a proprietary process developed by DuPont? that prints directly onto a (pvb) plastic interlayer. This enables photo imagery, bold textures, intricate patterns, logos and other images to be incorporated into a wide range of architectural laminated-glass applications such as interior partitions, doors, overhead glazing and signage.

Contact:

    Robert Price, Director of Sales

    JE, Berkowitz

    rprice@jeberkowitz.com

    800-257-7827 x 217 | 609-440-7945 (cell)

    Environments at Work launches new division to provide modular walls and raised floors and construction services

     Environments at Work, New Englands premier Haworth office furniture dealer, launched a new division, Integrated Interiors at Work, to provide moveable walls, raised flooring and modular power products. These products provide flexible, high-performance workspace that adapts to companies changing needs

    while meeting the growing demand for LEED-supportive design. The division will be the regions only

    source for the procurement and installation of these products through a single manufacturer Haworth.

    President Ken Patrick and Integrated Interiors at Work General Manager David Atwood are available to speak with media.

Contact:

    Heather Ukstins, Account Manager

    Rhino Public Relations

    heather@rhinopr.com

    617-584-3080 (cell)

Nuheat launches all-new line of freeze-protection products

    Nuheatthe industry leader in electric floor heating systemsproudly announces the release of its all-

    new freeze-protection line of products. With solutions for pipe-freeze protection, roof and gutter de-icing, as well as slab de-icing, Nuheats innovative freeze-protection products offer defense against

    costly winter-related damage. And with the support of Nuheats industry recognized customer care

    team, heating things up has never been so easy. Learn more at nuheat.com.

Contact:

    Chris Guelpa, Public Relations

    pr@nuheat.com

    604-759-1440

Coping with construction-related vibrations

    While the construction phase of a project is temporary, the vibrations created during construction have the potential to disturb neighboring facilities, which may or may not have a vested interest in the project. Analytical tools and on-site field tests with representative equipment are available to predict construction vibration. Specialized construction-vibration-monitoring systems can be customized to measure instrument-specific criteria and can also be accessed remotely online.

Contact:

    Jeffrey A. Zapfe, Ph.D, Director, Noise and Vibration Group

    Acentech

    jzapfe@acentech.com

    617-499-8033

    The role of acoustical simulation in the design of public space: The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Acoustical simulation arms decision-makers with a realistic impression of the acoustic character of a space before ground is broken. It enhances the design process by enabling designers to design with sound in mind, in spaces where sound quality, speech intelligibility or noise control are important. Local firms CBT and Acentech, in conjunction with Foster and Partners, used acoustical simulation to design the new multifunction public atrium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Contact:

    Ben Markham, LEED AP, Senior Consultant

    Acentech

    bmarkham@acentech.com

    617-499-8086

    Pella Corporation earns J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Award and the U.S. Department of Energys ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

    Pella Corporation has earned the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest in Customer * Satisfaction among Windows and Patio Door Manufacturers”for the third year in a row. In 2009, Pella

    also earned the U.S. Department of Energys ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for windows for

    the third consecutive year, recognized as an ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence winner for the companys leadership in manufacturing energy-efficient windows and educating consumers about them.

Contact:

    Brandy Wentworth, Marketing Manager

    Pella Windows & Doors of Boston, NH & ME

    wentworthbr@pellaboston.com

    800-866-9886 x155

Quality training and experience key to green building success

     The Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 and IBEW Local 103 will add a “green room” to their union training centers. The Laborers are becoming a leader nationally in training workers for weatherization of residential housing in addition to commercial green construction. Notable green projects now under construction include Russias Wharf, which is seeking LEED Gold certification, and the worlds first green

    studio, Plymouth Rock Studios.

Contact:

    Christina Chatalian, Communications Coordinator

    TCI

    cchatalian@builtbest.org

    315-558-8419 (cell)

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