Cool Roof Spotlight

Colonial Seam, a new residential standing seam metal roofing panel, is a clip-less panel from Accel Roofing Products, a division of ATAS, that offers a traditional standing seam aesthetic with contemporary factory-formed advantages. It is installed by locking the one-piece panel into the previous panel and fastening through pre-punched slots, allowing for expansion and contraction. All fasteners are concealed by the adjacent panel. The positive locking action makes it virtually impossible for the panels to slide apart. Panels are available in widths of 12.375-in. and 16.375-in., with a 1-in. seam height, in 0.032 aluminum and 24 gauge metallic coated steel. Both substrates have the same PVDF

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University of Rochester Goergen Institute for Data Sciences
University of Rochester Goergen Institute for Data Sciences
University of Rochester Goergen Institute for Data Sciences

Driven by Data

The University of Rochester, in Rochester, N.Y., began accepting students to its new Goergen Institute of Data Science program in fall 2015, and two years later the school opened the doors to an ambitious new facility to house the effort.The building features a creative façade design by Kennedy & Violich Architects (KVA) that plays with the theme of a data-centric mission, offering a “coded” indicator of the work going on within its walls. At the same time, it also ties this very modern building to the larger campus, with its roots back to the 1930s.The campus is the university’s third home and was originally built as its College for Men in 1930. Its oldest buildings fe

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Angelic Aspirations

Suspended horizontally or at an angle, Halo circular pendants appear to float like celestial headpieces awaiting their angels. The luminaires can be ordered as singles or in groupings of two or three, and a linear version also is available. The opalized PMMA diffuser helps create even distribution for this ambient light source. 

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Lower Manhattan's Pier 17 Revitalized

Located in New York City’s South Street Seaport, Pier 17 anchors an extensive redevelopment project that is focused on transforming the historic Lower Manhattan neighborhood into a thriving cultural, retail and entertainment center. To apply powder coatings in a challenging marine environment. As the firm selected to rehabilitate Pier 17, a once-thriving festival pavilion that had devolved into a dreary indoor mall, SHoP Architects had four essential demands for the metal coatings supplier.The first was, due to its location, the coating had to include a long-term warranty covering film integrity, chalk and color fade. The second was that the metal coating must be solvent-free to h

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Take Five

The Vaya Family offers a modern take on taking a break. A fresh interpretation of outdoor lounge furniture, Vaya chairs, benches and tables combine durability and aesthetics. Simply detailed frames are corrosion-resistant powder-coated aluminum. Tabletop, chair and bench seats and backs, are designed in 100% FSC Cumaru hardwood. Glass tabletops are also available in several variations. Each Vaya product has a substantial weight and feel for solid but versatile placement. Designed for years of use, Vaya goes indoors or out and is a perfect choice for outdoor living rooms, resorts and hotels, roof top decks, campus courtyards, and other gathering areas.

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Portland Rain and 22 Stories

Portland, Oregon’s rainy climate can be a dicey proposition during construction, yet an innovative barrier system answered the call when it came to preventing weather delays that could impact project scheduling. A city known for constant rains, dramatic shifts in climate throughout the year and perpetual moisture, Portland, Oregon provides unique challenges for any construction project. When Hoyt Realty Group hired Bora Architects to design the expansive, 246-ft. tall Block 20 Condominium Tower in downtown Portland, it was clear that novel solutions would be needed if the project was to be completed on time and within budget. For the building envelope installation, Bora turned to Ander

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