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 (, 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 or 617-951-1433 x240.


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).


    Michelle Roberts, Principal and CEO

    Professional Affiliate, Boston Society of Architects

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

     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.


    Sonya Santos, Product Manager, Waterproofing Systems

    Grace Construction Products


    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


    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.


    Kelly Chandler, Communication Manager, Dow Building Solutions


    Marissa Peterson, Account Supervisor, Gibbs & Soell Public Relations


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.


    Benjamin Hull, Owner

    Hull Forest Products


    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 to view available partner incentives and make a commitment to energy-efficient construction.


    Marylou Einfalt

    ICF International


    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.


    Peter Kuttner, Principal

    Cambridge Seven Associates


    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.


    Patricia Intrieri, Principal

    Cambridge Seven Associates


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.


    Richard Finnegan

     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.


    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.


    Chris Guelpa

    Nuheat Industries


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