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RPM Remains Positive Despite Q1 Dip

RPM International says decreased profits in the first quarter of 2015 are due to an unusually strong performance in its prior year that took a toll on comparative results.


New Editor Takes the Helm of D + D

Amy Woodall has been named Editor in Chief for Durability + Design magazine, the monthly multi-platform journal that focuses on building performance and aesthetics.


Sealer Made for Above-Grade Walls

Sto Corp. has announced a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Insulation Seals Without Added Barrier

FireStop2, new from Gaco Western, is reportedly the first single-application, open-cell, spray-foam insulation that requires no additional ignition barrier, according to the manufacturer.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


New Unit Uncovers Building Air Leaks

Hidden air leakage in building envelopes and rigid air-barrier systems in the field is the target of DeFelsko's new PosiTest AIR Leak Tester.


Mall Investigation: Litany of Failures

A drumbeat of neglect, indifference, professional lapses and outright defiance in the face of years of structural red flags resounded through the seven-month investigation into the fatal col...


Engineers Call for Inspection Changes

Following a fatal mall collapse, regulators are seeking changes to inspection standards and overall transparency in inspection reports from professional engineers.


Akzo to Shed Building Unit for $348M

AkzoNobel’s global corporate diet continues, as the company has announced the sell-off of its Building Adhesives business to Swiss construction products giant Sika AG.


With Mall ‘Doomed,’ Owner Shunned Fixes

The owner of Ontario's infamous Algo Centre Mall says he refused to repair what he called a “doomed” structure because it was a “black hole” unworthy of additional expense.


Firestone Unveils Roof Protection Line

Elastomeric technology, formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer, is the cornerstone of a new suite of roof coatings from Firestone Building Products Company.


Probe: Doctored Inspection Unfolds

One discredited Ontario engineer touched up the structural assessment, while his partner signed off on the report, based on verbal assurances and despite his own knowledge of problems at the...


Federal Probe Urged in Mall Collapse

A citizens group is demanding a federal investigation into the fatal cave-in at the Algo Centre Mall, after an Ontario Labour Ministry official defended her agency's oversight of the doomed ...


Inspector Who Cleared Mall is Charged

Engineers who inspected an Ontario shopping mall last year declared it structurally sound one month before it caved in and killed two people.


U.S. Probe Hands RPM a $42M Loss in Q3

Despite growing sales, Carboline parent RPM International reported a loss for the third quarter, due to adjustments related to a federal investigation and the closing of one of its businesse...


‘Blind Side’ Waterproofing Bonds Tighter

Preprufe, the longtime backbone of Grace Construction Products' pre-applied waterproofing line, has a new family member that boasts easier application and a stronger adhesive.


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


RCI Offers Show Scholarships

RCI, the trade association for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope consultants, is offering scholarships for full-time college students to attend the association's International Con...


Bottema Named Sto’s Marketing Officer

Sto Corp. has appointed Rob Bottema to the newly created position of chief marketing officer.


ASTM Targets Green Product Claims

Amid a rising backlash against "greenwashing" claims, ASTM International has unveiled a new program that seeks to clarify the full cradle-to-grave environmental impact of a product.


RCI Inc. Announces 2011 Convention Plans

RCI Inc. announced plans for the organization’s 26th International Convention & Trade Show, scheduled for April 7-12, 2011, at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino in Reno, Nev.


Building-Envelope Symposium Set for Nov. 8-9

RCI Inc. announced program plans for the organization’s 2010 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology, scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk at Paseo Del Alamo in San...


Webinar Program on Air Barriers Planned

RCI Inc. and the Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute) announced plans for the first in a series of several collaborative Webinar programs with a two-part program, “A...


Tremco to Turn HQ into Sustainability ‘Showcase’

Tremco Inc., a part of RPM International Inc.’s RPM Building Solutions Group, said a $5 million renovation program for its headquarters building in Beachwood, Ohio, will “transform the build...


SOPREMA Aligns U.S., Canadian Operations

SOPREMA, a manufacturer of liquid- and sheet-applied roofing and waterproofing materials, announced the alignment of its U.S. and Canadian operations.


Meadows Offers BIM Details for Air Barriers

W.R. Meadows Inc. (Hampshire, Ill.) announced the creation of its first building information model (BIM) for the company’s AIR-SHIELD™ line of air and moisture barriers. The BIM file can be ...


RCI Inc., SWR Institute Announce Alliance

RCI Inc. and the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration (SWR) Institute announced a strategic alliance.


RCI Inc. Issues Convention Details

RCI Inc. has issued program details for the organization’s 25th International Convention and Trade Show, scheduled for March 25-30, 2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL.


Abstracts Invited for Building-Envelope Program

RCI Inc. issued a call for abstracts for the organization’s 2010 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology, scheduled for Nov. 8-9, 2010, in San Antonio.


Building-Envelope System

Carlisle Construction Materials announced the launch of NVELOP™ Building Envelope Solutions, described as a comprehensive air- and water-tight building-envelope program.


RCI Inc. Honors Richard Fricklas

RCI Inc. recently presented the organization’s 2009 Correll Award to honorary member Richard Fricklas, Interface & Buildings.com.


ASHRAE Issues Standard on Design for Moisture Control

ASHRAE issued ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 160, Criteria for Moisture Design Analysis in Buildings.


RCI Inc. Names Document Contest Winners

RCI Inc., the Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, and Building Envelope Professionals, announced the winners of the organization’s 2009 Document Competition.


Tremco Acquires Building-Envelope Firm

Tremco Inc. acquired Canam Building Envelope Specialists, a major building-envelope contracting company. Included in the acquisition is Zerodraft, a related company.


Webinar on Sealant Applications Planned

The Sealant, Waterproofing & Restoration Institute and the Adhesive and Sealant Council announced plans for a joint educational webinar, “Fundamentals of Joint Sealants in Building and Const...


 
 
   

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