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Tunable Glass ‘Snapshot’ Study Reveals Notable Productivity Benefits As I write this the weather outside my window has shifted from dense fog to light rain/cloudiness, to bright sunshine… But in welcoming the return of Sol, I confess I’m squinting as the glare is intense. Variability of the weather is something no one can control, but as the design community tries to deliver greater comfort in work, wellness and educational spaces, intensity of natural light—not just solar heat gain—is something that must be addressed, Historically, solutions have come in the form of passive shading elements in the architecture itself, glazing coatings, or manually/automated shading—or a combination thereof. “Smart” technology advances offer a new solution—electrochromic glazing— where glass actively “tunes” itself to external conditions. Like a lot of new, and “smart,” technology, it’s costly compared to traditional measures. But one such tunable glazing supplier—View—has released a study suggesting occupant health and productivity gains offset additional, up-front costs. Workers within facilities with tunable glazing, in fact, suffer less headaches and get generally less drowsy during the day, so says the research conducted by Dr. Alan Hedge, a professor in the Dept. of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. The study results, specifically, are as follows: Workers in office environments with optimized natural light reported:  

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both of which can detract from productivity. More natural light translated to more alert employees. Workers in offices with smart glass reported:  56% decrease in daily drowsiness. Enhanced individual performance was tied to access to natural light. Workers sitting close to smart windows with optimized daylight exposure reported:  2% increase in productivity—the equivalent of an additional $100,000/year of value for every 100 workers, or around $2 million over the window’s lifetime, according to the company. Optimal amounts of natural light created better experiences—workers in offices with smart glass reported:  82% improvement in daylight quality. In commenting on the findings, first and foremost, Hedge clarifies the study is a “snapshot,” not a before-and-after—although that’s coming.

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“Historically, there’s been good evidence that daylight helps, so we wanted to try to quantify that in this study, and see if these cross-section results would tell us anything,” says the researcher. Specifically, Hedge studied six total buildings— the first a beta to develop a base questionnaire. Once that was established, it was adapted for occupants in five other buildings in the study in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Boone, N.C., Gainesville, Fla. and just outside Toronto. Of that universe, 268 participants were in areas with the smart glass, while 45 had only a view of low-E glass; two test cases—both the Salt Lake and Seattle buildings—had both. As far as methodology, Hedge said it was based on a series of questions focused on frequency of conditions, such as glare, users experienced from “never” to “every day.” Regarding the productivity measure, the questionnaire asked participants to score a number on a scale that ranged from 5% or above, to -5%. Overwhelmingly, Hedge noted participants had a positive reaction in tunable environments. The study’s 2% productivity increase jibed with past research Hedge has conducted, particularly a study regarding occupant reaction to direct vs. indirectly illuminated spaces, where people in the latter environments indicated a similar result. Brandon Tinianov, View’s VP Industry Strategy, anecdotally offered that 2% was also the number the CEO of Overstock.com, a client, proclaimed in an interview in Forbes, in justifying his commitment to tunable glazing. As noted, further research is forthcoming, including plans to develop objectives to gauge and track employee performance. Hedge also hopes to study the physiological effects of the drowsiness the snapshot report points out. Tinianov notes better research is where the rubber meets the road. “When an owner can, not only get better value for his assets in energy savings, but substantial value from his or her employees via improved productivity, that’s a tipping point.” Hedge adds that this kind of data dovetails with where the market is evolving as far as evidencebased design, suggesting the real value in all this is the positive impact on people. “That’s the heart of the matter,” adds Tinianov, “How do we evolve more to focus on people.” Amen, brother.

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The wallcoverings industry has created five EPDs that cover major commercial and residential wallcovering constructions. They are accepted globally and are recognized for credit in LEED v4. Visit www.wallcoverings.org.

Coverings 2018 May 8-11 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta www.coverings.com

Delta H Design offers datasheets for its entire line of ZR Acoustics quantum devices. Visit deltahdesign.com. IN PRINT

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) released the PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, eighth edition. Visit www.pci.org. Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design, by Claire Weisz, FAIA, discusses issues of resiliency and coastal protection. Visit cup.columbia.edu.

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When looks are as important as locks Roll-Up Doors divide and secure spaces with elegance, and Woodfold features the widest range of custom roll up doors available. We’re one of the very few companies who still craft them in beautiful and durable hardwoods. Using the finest oak, maple, birch, mahogany, and cherry, we custom build for banks, offices, hotels, restaurants, and homes. Our roll-ups are 100% American designed, cut, and hand finished to match your interiors. See what we have in store for you: www.woodfold.com

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BEST PRACTICES IN ACOUSTICS ›› WALL PANELS & CEILINGS

Getting Acoustical: Alternatives to Suspended Ceiling Systems Most acoustic experts agree that the most efficient solution for noise control is the traditional wall-towall acoustic panel and grid ceiling. And while the design options for this tried-and-true solution have evolved with smoother panel finishes, creative edge details to minimize the grid visibility, and a wider variety of panel shapes and sizes, there are always projects where a suspended ceiling just won’t cut it. Sometimes, the reason is purely aesthetic. Trends toward open plenums, exposed ductwork and soaring high ceilings are driving demand for more inspiring design solutions. As Syairah Hanis Shaharuddin, project manager at Stern Architects in Santa Ana, Calif., puts it, “Any time we are looking at renovating a lobby, lounge area or large gathering space and see a T-bar ceiling, we want to get rid of it and open the space up.” Other times, the reasons are more practical than visual. Roughly 40% of the acoustic ceiling market is renovation. Former factories, warehouses and mills are popular candidates for adaptive reuse as they not only suggest a particular design aesthetic, they have existing structural elements that simply won’t accommodate a suspended ceiling. None of these design trends or structural challenges reduce the need for acoustic solutions in the space. If anything, they magnify it. Polished concrete and wood plank floors combine with expansive windows, exposed brick and glass partitions to create echo chambers of acoustically reflective surfaces. Open plenums provide no protection against the sounds of mechanical systems. Sound absorption in some form is an absolute must to make the space functional. Fortunately, alternatives to suspended ceilings are more attractive and attainable than ever before. From simple direct-to-deck (or direct mount) panels created to solve straightforward structural issues to colorful cloud forms designed for unlimited creativity, there are dozens of ways to achieve an acoustically optimized space without a single suspension grid.

Find the Right Form for the Space Specialty ceilings are available in a variety of forms. When composed of high-density fiberglass, superior sound absorption can be achieved. Choosing becomes a matter of design vision and structural realities.

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Clouds With a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes available, as well as the opportunity for creative positioning, angles, stacking and layering, acoustic clouds provide incredible design flexibility. Because they absorb sound from both sides, clouds deliver the maximum acoustic value per square foot. On average, 40% to 60% coverage with clouds can achieve a level of sound absorption similar to a wall-to-wall suspended ceiling—an important fact to keep in mind when comparing costs. Square foot pricing for clouds will be considerably higher than panels and grid, but the total square footage required may be half as much. When it comes to specifying clouds, whatever the shape or size, the placement is even more important than the quantity. In fact, installing clouds in the middle of the space, rather than close to the ceiling, maximizes the impact of having doublesided sound absorption. Baffles Clouds’ vertically hanging cousins can be used to create a distinctive linear visual in spaces with average ceiling heights, offering excellent sound absorption with a shallower system depth. In high ceiling spaces like atriums and clerestory spaces, baffles allow designers to maintain the sense of magnitude, leaving clear sight lines to the top of the space. Like clouds, the dualsided absorption means fewer square feet of product are required that in a traditional ceiling. Direct-to-Deck Panels Acoustic remediation for occupied spaces as well as renovation often require working around multiple existing obstacles. Fire suppression systems in particular may limit ceiling options, as they are essential to the space and reconfiguring them is cost-prohibitive. Upright sprinkler heads are one of the main reasons to use a direct-to-deck solution. Installed with glue or attached with screws, these panels are also ideal for spaces with low ceilings, angled ceilings, or exposed wood or metal beams. Acoustically, directto-deck panels perform similarly to a suspended ceiling, but they require considerably less labor

to install. This reduces disruption in occupied spaces, making them a great solution for remediation. Wall Panels Vertical sound absorbers have come a long way from the acoustic tack-boards of decades past. Designers can now boost the effectiveness of freehanging, direct-to-deck or suspended ceilings by mixing and matching shapes, sizes and colors of smooth-surfaced, frameless panels. Panels are particular useful for reducing echoes and improving speech intelligibility in spaces with high ceilings or in smaller spaces where short-distance sound reflections from walls are problematic.

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IMAGES: (Top center) Installed on an angle in an elaborate configuration, CertainTeed Ceilings Ecophon Solo clouds create a dramatic sculptural effect at Techmania Science Center in Plzeň, Czech Republic. (Mid-center) CertainTeed Ceilings Ecophon Solo baffles maintain the sense of space and accent the exposed beams of an open gathering space at City Academy in Norwich, U.K. (Bottom center) Combining varied sizes and colors of CertainTeed Ceilings Ecophon Akusto One SQ wall panels brings energy and sound absorption to an office.

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Underground construction is especially dangerous, particularly in large urban areas with pipes, wires and infrastructure that keep a city connected. When Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors started to build a long rail line in Los Angeles, Calif. that included underground stations, one of its first objectives was to plan for emergency egress for underground workers. The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project rail line includes six emergency exit hatches and four large doors to access underground control systems. The hatches and doors, manufactured by The BILCO Company in New Haven, Conn., provide code-compliant egress for underground workers, and eventually, subway riders. “Even before there were any designs, the engineering team knew that they needed doors that would provide safe and reliable emergency egress’’ said Dave Pebley of Specialty Building Components, the sales representative for The BILCO Company in Pico Rivera, Calif. “The doors had to meet code requirements, but also stand up to the demands of the job.” Installed at stops along the entire length of the line, the doors are equipped with many custom features that make them ideal for use in this application. Each is equipped with engineered lift assistance and a two-point panic locking mechanism that allow the doors to open with less than 30-pounds of force, a critical requirement for safe egress in an emergency. Additional features will also be added at the ground level where the doors will be installed in sidewalks to ensure reliability and enhanced safety. To prevent structural damage, the doors are reinforced for vehicular loading to withstand the weight of an occasional car or truck that may drive onto the sidewalk. They also feature a slip resistant coating on the walking surface to ensure safety in these high pedestrian traffic areas. There are two emergency doors at the Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King, and Leimert Park underground stations. The stations at Hyde Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood and Westchester/ Veterans are at-grade and the Aviation/Century stop is elevated, so emergency evacuation doors are not required. “These doors are located on the sidewalk and had to be tested by the fire department.” Pebley said. “They meet H-20 wheel loading

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BEST PRACTICES IN PREVENTING MOISTURE ›› MASONRY WALLS

Achieving Water Penetration Resistance Moisture is commonly known as the single greatest threat to the durability and long-term performance of brick masonry wall systems—or any structural component, for that matter. Limiting the amount of water penetration is crucial for the successful performance of a masonry wall. To achieve a water-resistant masonry wall, it is best to assume that some water will breach a single outer wythe. The goal is to control the moisture once it begins to penetrate the surface and provide a mechanism to divert it to the outside. To accomplish this goal, there are four essential factors that should be considered: design, materials, construction and maintenance.

Design Proper wall design is essential for minimizing water penetration and increasing the long-term performance of a wall system. Drainage wall systems provide maximum protection against water penetration. These systems include cavity walls and anchored veneer walls designed with an air space, flashing and weep holes, which allow water to flow inward toward the space between the wythes and down the back face of the outer wythe. Water is then collected on the flashing and redirected out of the wall through the weeps. Caps and sills must be sloped to shed water, and should include an overhang and drip notches to divert water away from the wall. These key design features are the hallmarks of modern brick construction—but they’re actually 2000 years old (refer to “De Architectura [The Ten Books on Architecture]” by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio).

Materials Because exterior masonry will be exposed to the elements, the use of quality, durable construction materials is of prime importance in achieving a satisfactory degree of water resistance. It is important to choose materials, flashing and accessories that are compatible with brick’s long-lasting capabilities. Flashing is a necessary component of the wall assembly to assure the resistance of moisture penetration in brick cavity walls. It serves to collect any moisture that penetrates the exterior wythe and divert it to the outside of the wall system. Flashing materials—including sheet metals, composite materials, and plastic or rubber compounds— should be waterproof, durable, and resist puncture and cracking during and after construction. Flashing should also extend across the cavity from the exterior face of the brick wythe and turn upwards a minimum of 8 in. against the backing or interior wythe.

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Water-resistant barriers (WRB) are often placed behind brick wythes as a secondary measure of protecting a masonry wall from moisture intrusion, minimizing the risk of damage and associated repair costs. They are required by code in exterior cladding when brick veneer is anchored to wood, steel framing, concrete back-up and other building materials.

Construction Proper construction practices are essential for achieving a water-resistant brick masonry wall. All masonry units, mortar materials, ties and reinforcement should be stored off the ground, preferably in a dry location, and covered with tarps or weatherresistant materials to protect them from the elements, as well as salt and dirt that can result in staining or efflorescence. The bond strength and water resistance of the wall will depend on the proportions of the mortar mixture, and the timing of the brick laying and joint tooling. Mortar mixes need to have consistent sand and mortar proportions, which is achieved by using metered batching systems, pre-mixed silos, or a 1-cu.-ft. box for hand-mixing operations, as opposed to measuring with a shovel.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER The University of Colorado Boulder’s Village Center Dining and Community Commons, designed by KSQ Design, incorporates hand-laid modular brick, produced by General Shale, to complement the campus’ aesthetic.

Choose a mortar that is compatible with the weather conditions, with the moisture content of the brick units, and with IRA (Initial Rate of Absorption) or suction of the brick units, and adjust the timing of the joint tooling as required. For low IRA units, consider adding a small amount of Portland cement to the mortar mix. Mortar must completely fill all bed and head joints to form a proper bond and greatly reduce water penetration as the time interval between spreading the mortar and laying the brick increases. Tooled, concave mortar joints reduce water permeance, while flat, brushed or raked rough joints have been found to increase water permeance. Weep holes also enable water to drain from the interior of a brick wythe, channeling moisture collected on the flashing to the exterior of the wall assembly. They must be installed directly on the

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flashing in order to best aid in the drainage of any unwanted moisture. Open head joint weeps are most commonly used, spaced no more than 24 in. o.c. (on center).

Maintenance It is important to schedule regular maintenance to keep even the most watertight brick walls working as intended. Periodic inspections of the brick wythes, as well as their water-resistant infrastructure, should be implemented to define areas in need of maintenance. Any required work should be performed promptly in order to prevent significant damage from occurring. Roof drains, gutters and weep holes must be kept clean to avoid clogs. Maintain caulking and sealants, and replace them if they are cracked or separated from the substrates. Fill in any cracks that form along the masonry. Replace or repair broken or cracked masonry units and mortar joints. Maintain grade elevations and ground surfaces to ensure they are sloped away from the building in order to direct water away from the walls. Make certain that landscaping sprinklers are diverted to spray away from building walls.

Koll Airport Professional Center Renovation, Irvine, CA ARCHITECT: LPA, Inc., Irvine, CA THE LOOK THAT WORKS: Clear-anodized aluminum sun controls reduce energy costs, and contribute to LEED credits.

Architects, builders and building owners across the U.S. rely on Airolite for innovative, effective product solutions that make a unique visual statement while performing critical functions. Our products ventilate, illuminate, reduce glare, prevent water penetration, save energy, provide visual screens and add security for new and renovated buildings. For well-crafted products, assembled in America and delivered on time, let’s partner on your next project.

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MORTON STREET MEWS Washington, D.C.’s Morton Street Mews, designed by GPS Designs in conjunction with Opal, utilizes lightweight modular brick produced by General Shale to emulate architecture found in nearby Georgetown.

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GOING UP Multiple cabins travel safely up one shaft and down another in a single continuous loop, much like a circular train system on a vertical plane. The only visible difference to passengers—and it’s a welcome one—is that the doors open every 15 to 30 seconds, despite having fewer shafts compared to standard elevator systems.

Noteworthy AIA reported the January ABI score was 54.7, up from a score of 52.8 in the previous month. The new projects inquiry index was 61.1, down from a reading of 62.0 the previous month, while the new design contracts index increased slightly from 53.4 to 53.9. The USGBC offers a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification. Initial grant recipients include San Jose, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Atlanta, Ga.; Washington, D.C.; and Chicago. New Buildings Institute’s (NBI) 2018 zero energy buildings list includes nearly 500 verified and emerging zero energy (ZE) buildings across the United States and Canada—a 700% increase since NBI began tracking projects in 2012. R&A Architecture + Design elevates Lisa Pauli, AIA, and Michael Contento, AIA, to Design Director, and Scott Walter, AIA, to Technical Director. Kingspan has been named a winner in the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Awards for its Net Zero Energy program. Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is the first founding sponsor of the Living Product Hub

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ThyssenKrupp elevator has won a 2018 German Design Award for the design of its MULTI Ropeless Elevator Cabin

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in the category of Buildings and Elements. The cabin design is known for its lightweight and space-age materials and integration of technology. The initial cabin design concept was developed by the Junior Professorship in Indus-

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Humanscale Sustainability Officer, Jane Aberenthy, will serve as the new Vice Chair for BIFMA’s Sustainability Committee. Eight Ruskin hurricane and wind-driven rain louvers are now Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI) listed. HDR has tapped five senior interior designers—Leah Bauer, Kevin Lynch, Amy Mays, Julie Robertson and Chad Wilkey, to serve as interior design practice leaders in order to provide expanded leadership to its growing interior design practice.

With conventional elevators, the taller the building, more shafts are needed and more space wasted. Standard elevators can also limit skyscrapers’ functionality, design and shape. Innovative solutions for moving people efficiently in these buildings are a must.

Cuningham Group Architecture is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

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CLUTTERLESS WORKSPACE M/Connect gives easy access to user ports and conceals IT ports to eliminate cable clutter. The monitor arm dock improves comfort and productivity while offering instant use of all devices through “plug-and-play” connection.

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Two integrated technology solutions from Humanscale respond to new workplace trends and bring the office into the future with innovation and style. Hoteling, unassigned seating and BYOD (bring your own device) practices require universal connected technology that can accommodate all devices. Humanscale’s M/Connect 2 and M/Power provide universal power and also support health and comfort with their ergonomic design. Essentially, they enhance productivity with their capacity to eliminate desktop clutter. Visit www.humanscale.com or Circle

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Coach Boutique, Los Angeles ENERGY

LED Tile Exterior System Cooledge offers a luminous panel system that allows a building to be illuminated by its façade rather than simply projecting light onto structures. The technology recently won the recognition of the Darc Awards and Light Middle East for top outdoor lighting product of the year. The low-profile lighting system backlights the storefront design feature of opaque glass tiles at multiple locations across the U.S. Cooledge products provide high-quality illumination behind the façade and continues the glass tiled theme from ground floor up. A low setback of only 4 in. provides the boutique’s uniformly lit façade. Visit www.cooledgelighitng.com

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Steelcase Debuts a New Material The new Silq chair delivers a personal experience by responding to the unique movements of your body. The impetus was to achieve an elegant, effortless and supportive form for a task chair. A carbon fiber-like material from Steelcase is an integral component to a task chair and a breakthrough material technology. Disguised within the chair, the lightweight, high-performance polymer has the same density, pliability and tensile strength as its carbon fiber inspiration, but comes with a much more economical price point; in fact, says James Ludwig, Product Development at Steelcase, “It’s virtually indistinguishable to the real material and about a third of the price.” The impetus for the design breakthrough was to achieve an elegant, effortless and supportive form for a task chair that was intuitive, simple and accessible at all price points. “You don’t really sit on it, you’re a part of it,” explains Ludwig. “It tailors the sit to you. The chair responds uniquely to you through the material and the geometry.” Remarkably expressive for a task chair, Silq offers plurality in design. “There are unprecedented varieties of personalities to express this chair,”

says Ludwig. Calm grays with a wooden back give a warm, understated Scandinavian feel, but add a vibrant orange and you have the surf shop version of it; a beautiful molded wool and deep blue carbon fiber creates an elegant, sophisticated New York, Tom Ford or Paris runway version. Try sitting on Silq at a Steelcase showroom in major markets. Currently, it is available for reservation for very specific clients, and people with big upcoming projects. Silq will be formally introduced and two versions will be on display in at this summer’s NeoCon. What came of the invention of this new highperformance polymer was not only the desired product—a task chair—but a much more versatile material that can be applied to many more bodyand-budget friendly office furniture initiatives, says Ludwig. “Will there be other things with what we’ve learned? This is only the start for us in this new category.” Visit www.steelcase.com or Circle 427

SILQY SMOOTH The Silq chair—pronounced silk—is a breakthrough in seating design. Its innovative materiality is both mechanism and artistry, and delivers a personal experience by responding to the unique movements of your body.

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Get on a Drainage Roll The promise of ventilated façades enabled by rainscreen technology to promote drainage and drying of wall assemblies is a powerful one, but it helps to know a little something about the not-so-sexy elements underneath. A tangled filament nylon core drainage mat, Sto’s DrainScreen is for use in above-grade vertical wall assemblies intended to lay beneath stucco, stone, siding and thin brick veneer. Easy to roll onto walls, water vapor moves freely through the mat layer

Product: Rapid Liquid Printing Award: Beazley Design of the Year: Digital Category Designers: MIT SelfAssembly Lab & Steelcase: (Bjorn Sparrman, Kate Hajash, Shokofeh Darbari, Mattis Koh, Schendy Kernizan, Jared Laucks and Skylar Tibbits) in collaboration with Christophe Guberan, and Steelcase (Yuka Hiyoshi, Rob Poel, Markus McKenna, Paul Noll, Sharon Tracy, Edward Vander Bilt, Chris Norman, Charlie Forslund)

its ability to manufacture 3D parts within a gel suspension. RLP physically draws in a 3D space within a gel suspension, and enables the creation of large scale, customized products made of real-world materials. It can produce structures in a matter of minutes and is designed for large-scale products, such as the ability to print an entire piece of furniture using real-world, industrial-grade materials. The annual prize and exhibition curated and hosted by the Design Museum in London has included previous winners such as IKEA and UNHCR’s Better Shelter, the London 2012 Olympic Torch and the Barack Obama Hope poster. Now in its tenth year, the award was presented at an exclusive dinner held inside the stunning central atrium of the Design Museum in Kensington. Visit www.steelcase.com or Circle

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Contact your local Modernfold, Inc. Distributor today to learn more about movable wall automation and the new ComfortDrive® Self-Driving Panel System by calling 800-869-9685 or visiting www.modernfold.com

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Salt of the Earth New York’s Manhattan District Garage and Salt Shed—the latter a fascinating concrete structure—earn AIA honors. With the dawn of sustainable architecture and enhanced design of all buildings, it comes as no surprise that the AIA honored New York City’s Salt Shed and Manhattan District Garage with a 2018 Honor Award. The facility houses three district garages for the New York City Dept. of Sanitation. The 425,000-sq.ft. multi-story building accommodates over 150 sanitation vehicles, personnel facilities for three districts, as well as centralized fueling, truck wash and repair facilities. The garage also houses office, locker and lunch spaces for more than 200 staff members. Incorporating infrastructure at this prominent location, the AEC team committed to design excellence in civic architecture and environmental responsibility. While the design meets the complex functional and technical requirements, it responds to the site on a pedestrian scale with an articulated masonry base, a decorative sidewalk and with modern cast iron fencing—a handsome backdrop to landscape plantings—that add to the building’s civic character and pedestrian scale. A double-skin façade wraps the building, comprised of glass curtainwall and 2600 custom perforated-metal fins that reduce solar heat gain and glare, the facade creates a uniform wrapper to obscure views into the facility while allowing views out; it also breaks down the project’s mass into smaller, rhythmic elements. The fins on the south-facing Personnel Areas, and on the west side Repair Bays, are operable and track and modulate the sun’s location and intensity throughout the day. A 1.5-acre green roof protects the roof membrane, enhances stormwater retention and thermal performance, and softens the view from surrounding buildings. The ramped up requirements for the highprofile design of the utilitarian edifice includes LEED Gold, and it is also a benchmark for the New York City’s Active Design’s guidelines for buildings that encourage daily movement and improve occupants’ fitness levels. Its complex program, expert and pedestrian-friendly design also draw design enthusiasts to the facility.

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SUN SHADES 2600 perforated aluminum sunshades form the outer layer of the double-skin façade, filtering natural light into the garage spaces. Each fin is 30-in. wide.

DOUBLE-SKIN FAÇADE A double-skin façade wraps the building, comprising glass curtainwall and custom perforatedmetal fins.

GREEN ROOF A 1.5-acre green roof on Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage comprises 13,250 trays with 25 distinct drought-resistant species.

Salt Shed + Manhattan District Garage, New York City

GIVE ME STEAM The facility is heated and cooled by the local utility Con Edison’s municipal steam service.

GRAYWATER Harvested rainwater from green roof and collected steam condensate are reused as graywater for truck washing. SALT RESERVES The adjacent Spring St. Salt Shed holds up to 5000 tons of road salt.

Project: Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Shed Location: 353 Spring Street, New York City Clients: New York City Dept. of Sanitation, New York City Completion: 2015/2016 Size: 425,000 sq. ft. Cost: $200 million Architects: Dattner Architects with WXY architecture + urban design Materials: Cast-in-place architectural concrete

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Art Basel, Miami

LIGHTING: THE ART OF ILLUMINATION

A Spotlight on Art The importance of lighting to showcase art can’t be overestimated, or underestimated for that matter. Soraa Lighting expert Charles Selander provides some tips on how to make art stand out based on the installations at Apostrophe Gallery in New York. During Art Basel in Miami, The Superfine! Art Fair commissioned an 1100-sq.- ft. mural in Wynwood, a Miami neighborhood, that will remain in place until next year’s fair. As part of Soraa’s partnership at Superfine!, the company collaborated with the innovative artists at Apostrophe Gallery in New York City, to help spotlight their art with Soraa's Arc Lighting System. Soraa Lighting expert Charles Selander has provided some expert tips based on the application of those installations on how to make art really stand out. HEAT MANAGEMENT Boldly designed and built around the slimmest profile die-cast heat sink in the industry, Soraa Arc is optimized for superior thermal management and features the high quality of light.

TIPS FOR LIGHTING ART FROM SORA A LIGHTING EXPERT CHARLES SEL ANDER

1. Choose a light with good color rendering qualities. An LED that's marked 90 CRI or higher is good, but also look at how it performs throughout the spectrum. For instance, professional lighting designers look for a good R9 value—a measure of how well red colors are rendered.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT When aiming light at specific art pieces, try to avoid glare. Reduce brightness or improve contrast by increasing ambient lighting in the space.

2. When aiming light fixtures at art pieces, take care to avoid glare— either move the light source, reduce the brightness or improve the contrast by increasing the ambient lighting in the space. 3. If using a dimmer with an LED lamp or fixture, ensure that the components are compatible. The manufacturers will publish this data— ask manufacturers to provide answers and information regarding any questions or unknowns on compatibility or dimming performance.

LEAK DETECTION

Leak-Proof Water damage is difficult to recover from, sparsely cov-

SMART MONITORING Smart water management in the palm of your hand—PhynPlus allows users to monitor water usage and receive critical updates on a mobile device through a downloadable app.

ered by insurance, and even so, many times the damage is irreversible. Uponor has developed an intelligent water technology, Phyn Plus, a smart water assistant and shutoff. This new smart water monitoring system automatically measures tiny changes in water pressure 240 times per second, to identify and alert homeowners the moment a leak is detected. The simple set-up and easy installation is a precursor to an enterprise solution, which will be available next. Experts at Uponor and Phyn will provide ongoing plumbing and technical support to help plumbers leverage the device’s features and benefits. Visit www.uponor.com or Circle

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Citadel not only manufactures metal composite material (MCM), but also designs, tests and provides a number of installation systems. The result is ultimate performance.

ASTM D1781: Bond Strength Meets or exceeds the peel strength of nearly all continuous run production MCMs. ASTM D5420: Impact Resistance Durable phenolic core provides greater protection than plate or polyethylene cores. NFPA 285 / UBC 26-9: Fire Resistance No special FR composition required. Standard composition meets requirements. ASTM D1929: Fire Resistance Meets or exceeds ignition temperature of nearly all continuous run production MCMs (including FR). ASTM E283, E330, E331: Air, Water, Structural Passed industry standards with shop-fabricated AND budget/time-friendly field-assembled systems. LEED MR 4: Recycled Content Helps contribute towards the effort of sustainable building practices. 30-Year PVDF / 20-Year Anodized Long-lasting Kynar 500 ® finishes with COOL technology or actual integral anodized finishes.

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 DELICATE PATTERNS

 CLEAN LINES

Intricate textures and organic surfaces such as Japanese botanicals, handmade paper and raffia-stitched canvas, give Saloni tiles a delicate and refined wallcovering aesthetic with the high-traffic durability required in a commercial hospitality setting. www.saloni.com

Solaire collection by Luca Nichetto for Peronda Group Brand, Harmony is a modern riff on patterns and colors of mid-century designs. Crisp grid designs play well with a slightly more saturated mid-century color palette. www.peronda.com

 SOFT SHADES

 HAND-PAINTED

 DANCE HALL DAYS

Montreal Concrete collection features subtle variations throughout 40 to 50-sq.-m. of unique faces and shading that creates a soft variation in surfaces of the concrete-like slabs.

Vives tiles imitate handpainted mid-century wallcoverings. This company also had one of the most impressive stands of the fair using only plywood, 2 × 4’s and integrated LED lighting. www.vivesceramica.com

Roca Tile’s worn in place aesthetics are derived from scuff marks off salvaged dance floor tiles. Called Claque, the floor echo the story of steps and shuffles left behind by the youthful energy of dance hall days. rocatilegroup.com

 WORN-IN AESTHETIC

 WOOD-FORMED TILE

 SHADOW PLAY

Natucer extruded tiles create undulating 3D effects. The extruded tiles are precise in geometries and coloration. Even the surface textures are enhanced by the glazes. The design creates a worn-in-place aesthetic. www.natucer.es

Dual-fired ceramic tiles from Equipe imitate the classic hand-made tile look of traditional methods of wood-formed tile crafting, but is set up for manufacturing for mass production. www.equipeceramicas.com

‘Shapes’ Japaneseinspired tiles from Dune— “Transverse2Crackle” pattern originates from digital photos of rustic pottery and is finished with frit micronized glass as a component of the glaze. www.dune.es

 A TOUCH OF WHIMSY

 GET OUTSIDE

Never wake upon the wrong side of the bed with the graphic whimsy of Aparici’s Glimpse Collection’s Designs. www.aparici.com

An outdoor trend was present in a variety of pavers. Burela Series by El Molino brings orderly and durable hardscapes to the landscape. Aesthetics included flagstone, cobblestone and looks featuring softly weathered edges.

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CEVISAMA International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Equipment Valencia, Spain

by Megan Mazzocco, Senior Editor

Look-Book of the Latest in Tile Lead by the Spanish Trade Commission and Tile of Spain, the Cevisama experience brought a delegation of designers, bloggers and journalists to visit an international ceramic tile expo in Valencia, Spain. Of the hundreds of diverse designs featured, the above selection is a curated collection of emerging trends, which characterized by their refined printing and glazing techniques.

Held in Valencia each year, Spain’s largest ceramic tile show, Cevisama, was a veritable feast for the eyes. Going to visit exhibitors with tile expert Ryan Fasan was like having my own personal tile nutritionist on board. I asked questions and he had answers; if I didn’t have questions, he volunteered top tile trends, finishes and techniques along the journey throughout the Tile of Spain experience. Although top trends were clearly identifiable, the number one stand-out for me was the desire to authentically replicate aged-in-place colors, textures and embellish the look of imperfection in finishes and glazes. In addition to plank styles,

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large-format tiles are becoming more elongated. For instance, a 10-in. × 30-in. dimension is desirable in the North American market where horizontal and mid-century modern tastes reign. For more trends and design inspiration, visit www.tileofspain.com.

Ryan Fasan is a technical consultant to Tile of Spain, partner at Professional Attention to Tile Installations [PATI] @tile_trends. He advises on trends, design and technical expertise in glazing, printing and manufacture of tile.

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RESHAPE YOUR STOREFRONT WITH FRAMELESS GLASS Divide your space seamlessly with Hufcor’s Frameless GlassWall™. Ideal for spaces where a physical but not a visual barrier is needed, our Frameless GlassWall™ allows natural light to penetrate a space and deliver maximum space flexibility. Frameless GlassWall™ incorporates glass mounted on slimline top and bottom horizontal rails, eliminating the need for vertical frame members which block sight-lines and obstruct views. Contact Hufcor to learn more about our diverse range of movable glass walls. » » » » »

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The State of Global Forests

Grace Jeffers discusses timber, wood and its uses in buildings and interiors in a continuing education unit: “Global Forestry 101.”

Back to school: Materials expert and design historian Grace Jeffers talks timber and its use in buildings and interiors in a continuing education course. Architects piled into the Center for Architecture in New York City last fall to hear materials expert and design historian Grace Jeffers discuss timber, wood, and its use in buildings and interiors in a continuing education unit entitled: “Global Forestry 101.” It sounds like a basic level class; however, a majority of architects are freshmen when it comes to knowing where wood originates or who is respon-

“To date we’ve lost half our global forest. We’re permanently altering forests and then leaving poorer forests to grow.” —Grace Jeffers, Materials Expert and Design Historian

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What species of wood is this? Is it endangered or threatened? What country did it come from? What is happening to the forests there? International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN red-list of threatened species www.icunredlist.org United Nations Environment Program CITES Secretariat—CITES Appendices I, II, III www.cites.org Atlas of Our Changing Environment na.unep.net/atlas Wood Database www.wood-database.org/map www.globalforestwatch.org/map

sible for documenting the chain of custody, and cannot visually classify wood species. 80% of the top 10 woods commercially specified are endangered,” says Jeffers. Much of it is illegally logged and processed in China, she says, recalling the case of Lumber Liquidators, which was sued for illegal importation of hardwood from China. Jeffers and sponsor, Wilsonart, have combined resources to influence the specifying community in “Sourcing Against the Grain,” a trend of specifying responsible wood. “You wouldn’t upholster a chair in Siberian Tiger, so why would you specify an endangered wood species?” posits Jeffers. Using Wilsonart’s extensive library of laminates, architects may easily specify a laminate or wood alternative, because even 67% of licensed harvests includes four endangered or threatened tree species. The definition of a forest can get tricky. As in the U.S. and in many other countries, trees are treated as an agricultural crop. Meaning that replenishing a forest as a monoculture of trees could pass for reforestation, although that monoculture will never attract the same biodiversity in flora and fauna as an original forest. And farmed trees are all harvested years before maturation, which also provides habitat and promotes biodiversity. “The lifespan of a tree is not the same as a harvest age of a tree—the age of a tree when it is cut. Trees with lifespans up to hundreds of years are cut at 25 to 35 years. Eucalyptus lives 250 years, but is cut after eight to 10 years.”

So, although trees are renewable, forests are not, stresses Jeffers, which is why Global Forestry is a critical topic. “We’re cutting down trees to the detriment of the forest,” says Jeffers. Surprisingly, mining is a major cause of deforestation, as extraction operations leave roads leading loggers deep into old growth forests. Once these forests are poached of their oldest growth trees, they are degraded and become clear-cut and used for agricultural activities. Jeffers equips inspired specifiers with resources, such as the IUCN red list and CITES list, so they can search the most endangered species and forests, and in which regions they occur.

RARE WOOD ALTERNATIVES Using Wilsonart’s extensive library of laminates, architects can specify a laminate or wood alternative to an endangered hardwood. www.wilsonart.com

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Students Apply Timber Design Knowledge Nashville-based LP Building Products and the Nashville Civic Design Center recently hosted an Urban Design Studio challenge for fourth-year architecture students from the University of Tennessee. The urban design studio was co-sponsored by LP Building Products and the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for High-Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments. The design studio challenged students to develop a high-rise, multi-use wood-framed structure in downtown Nashville, taking into account every step of urban planning and development. Over the course of the semester, the students paired hands-on curriculum with input from industry professionals, including Benton Johnson, an

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associate at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and an influencer in the urban mass timber movement, Yugon Kim, co-founder of design firm IKD. Where art, architecture, material and making intersect, LP Building Products officials focused on progressive and sustainable building practices and Nashville city officials. CEO of the Nashville Civic Design Center, Gary Gaston, recognized the importance of the intersection of pairing emerging architecture students with industry experts and companies like LP Building Products to help students and communities prepare for the future. Visit www.lpcorp.com.

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GIVE ME STEAM Een til Een CEO Kim Christofte designed the concept and selected Kebony for the cladding due to its environmental credentials, as well as the beautiful silver-gray patina it forms over time.

Denmark’s Biological House, BIOTOPE Ecopark in Middelfart

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Wood Polymer Reigns in Benelux Business Park Denmark’s Biological House is the first domicile constructed entirely of upcycled agricultural waste. The modern modular home designed by Een til Een, a design-build firm known for digital manufacturing processes, built the house in secrecy. The home is setting a new, high standard for eco-friendly buildings, constructed of upcycled waste, products primarily of residual agricultural composition, including grass, straw and seaweed, which would normally be considered waste and burned for energy. The housing concept has a specific focus on materials, indoor air quality and unique design. In addition to the upcycled materials, Een til Een

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PRE-FAB PODS Cashing in on Project Savings: Slashing weeks off construction schedules and delivering a highquality product, more building teams are considering prefabricated bathroom modules for hotels, student housing and hospital projects. By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, contributing writer

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riven by an acute construction worker shortage and building owners’ needs to get facilities up and running as quickly as possible, more project teams are experimenting with out prefabricated bathroom pods, and are quite pleased with the results. By streamlining the construction process, lowering construction costs, expediting schedules and delivering a higher quality product, bathroom pods are particularly suited for hotels, student housing and hospitals that include a volume of repetitive designs. “Owners are in a race with the competition for speed to market and prefabrication allows us to resource level the manpower on the project,” reports Raymond Rigsby, project executive, Gilbane Building Co., Cleveland. Breaking down these benefits, Bill Seery, director of business development, Oldcastle SurePods, Boston, explains a typical bathroom requires 10 or more construction trades, necessitating multiple contractors to work in a small space where damage to previously completed work can often occur.

“Owners are in a race with the competition for speed to market and pre-fabrication allows us to resource level the manpower on the project.” —Raymond Rigsby, Project Executive, Gilbane Building Co., Cleveland

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Factory Construction Geodesic dome inventor Buckminster Fuller received a patent for pre-fabricated bathrooms in 1940. The first stage of modular bathroom development was moving construction from job sites impacted by weather to controlled indoor environments in a factory. 2004

Software Efficiency CAD and BIM software to design buildings are adopted. Programs like Revit enable manufacturers and architects to share project details electronically, resulting in tighter tolerances and building efficiency.

“Anything that can reduce that bottleneck is helpful for completing a highquality project on time and on budget,” agrees Les Bluestone, partner, Blue Sea Development Co., Huntington, N.Y. Because much of the work with bathroom modules is pre-fabbed, this significantly reduces the time and coordination required by typical construction. As opposed to assembling the bathroom piece-by-piece on-site, the pods are fully fabricated in a controlled factory setting, trucked to the project and crane-lifted in place. The unit is then quickly and easily connected to the building’s power, water supply and wastewater systems.

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In fact, says Seery, “bathroom rework accounts for about 60% of the punch-list in most hotel and multi-housing projects, and can cause weeks of schedule delays.”

Integrated, pre-tested plumbing and electric, code compliant, the pods come ready for hook-up.

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PRE-FABBED, CRANED Easing Seattle’s Embassy Suites by Hilton’s reliance on the city’s tight labor market, pre-fabricated, read-to-go bathroom modules were trucked and craned into place for the 282-room hotel.

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Reaching a Pain Point According to the Associated General Contractors of America’s annual industry-wide survey, performed in conjunction with Autodesk, 75% of surveyed construction firms are having a hard time filling the hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce. Stemming from the economic recession of 2008, when a large percentage of trade professionals left the industry and never returned, there are currently 1.5 million fewer tradespeople today than there was in 2007, while the level of construction activity is approximately the same. “We have potential clients approaching us every day saying they’re in crisis mode and are not getting any bids for certain trades,” explains Seery. “They have identified their ‘pain point,’ and are now willing to try something that to them is new—modular bathrooms—to help alleviate that pain.” The primary driver is a necessity to take that next step, followed by a willingness, agrees Rigsby. In addition, a growing interest in Lean methodologies is also driving project teams to find new ways to be more efficient.

Case in point, American Life selected Oldcastle SurePods for their 23-story LA Live Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles hotel and trimmed eight weeks off the project’s construction schedule. The company then decided to go with the SurePods for Seattle’s 282-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel, which opened earlier this year. “We only see advantages to using Oldcastle SurePods, especially given Seattle’s tight construction labor market,” relates Greg Steinhaeur, president, American Life President, Seattle.

Pleasantly surprised with the outcome, Hotel Owner Gibby Gabriel was impressed with the quality control and consistency of each pre-fabbed pod. “When it’s actually in place, it looks fantastic.”

There are currently 1.5 million fewer tradespeople today than there was in 2007.

Meanwhile, Edward Kirk, a former senior vice president with the Seattle-based SODO Builders, relates that part of the decision to install 393 modular bathrooms in the LA Live Marriott was driven by schedule. “We could not do a better job of guaranteeing our construction schedule using the modular bathrooms versus doing it in a conventional way,” he explains. Furthermore, “from my seat, I think the quality of the bathrooms is exceptional.” Offering up yet another testimonial, Mills Group recently specified 107 bathroom pods for the Courtyard by Marriott in Morgantown, W.V.

Project: Baha Mar Hotel and Convention Center | Location: Bahamas

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BAHA MAR Truly leveraging the effi ciencies of pre-fabbed bathroom modules, a total of 1,000 5-star bathroom pods were shipped in containers from Florida and installed in the Bahamas’ Baha Mar Hotel and Convention Center, with another 800 installed in the neighboring Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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Project Process When working with pre-fabricated components, Hunter Benton, project manager, Golden Construction, recommends setting up project scopes with the subcontractors in order to avoid any duplicate pricing or added contingency stemming from the unknown. Similarly, Seery advises making the decision to specify bathroom pods as early as possible in the design process— and no later than design documents—to get the full value out of the pods. A preliminary cost analysis to validate the economic decision and a determination of how much the project schedule will be expedited will help determine if the pods are right for a given project. “In the pre-construction phase, the pod supplier can walk the architect and contractor through the small, but important design elements that are impacted such as performing a Revit conflict analysis to ensure there are no MEP conflicts, or assisting the architect with the drawings to ensure the sizes of the pods are reflected correctly in the framing details,” reports Seery. In fact, Oldcastle works natively in Revit, delivering pod models for the architect to drop directly into their building model. “Our Revit models translate directly into machine code for our production robots to produce many of our production pieces, which reduces labor and provides better overall tolerances and accuracy for the pods,” he explains. Similarly, another pod provider, Dallas-based BakerTriangle, relies on virtual design construction to enable their prefabrication process possible, according to Director of Virtual Design and Construction, Keith Giddens. “We’re able to use the

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software and get in and build things exactly like they’re going to be built in the field.” Today’s pods are available as basic dormitory bathrooms all the way up to high-end, five fixture, five-star level hotel finishes.

Tracking the Trend As time goes on, Rigsby foresees bathroom pods growing in popularity, particularly as manufacturers work out the bugs to produce a truly viable project. Focusing on improving their product, Oldcastle is currently working on improving fire rating and acoustic offerings, and in strengthening their supply chain partners. Moving forward, Seery anticipates project owners selecting pre-fabbed bathrooms from an extensive menu of designs including countertop styles, toilet options, finishes, etc., to easily customize and arrive at the desired aesthetic. “Modular bathrooms will continue to move more into the mainstream—not just being used in big hotel projects—but increasingly into multi-family housing, and eventually single-family residences,” he predicts. “I definitely think this is just the start of a whole new movement,” agrees Michael Sireno, president, BakerTriangle, San Antonio.

Pre-Fabbed Bathroom Pod a Win for Birmingham Senior Care Facility In expanding and renovating the Fair Haven Retirement Community’s assisted living, long-term care and short-term stay units in its Birmingham, Ala. campus, Golden Construction’s decision to go with prefabricated bathroom modules was motivated by project costs and schedule. “We needed to bring speed to the project to drive financing cost down and create room in the budget for items important to meeting the owner’s vision for these buildings,” relates Hunter Benton, project manager, Birmingham, Ala. With a shortage of labor resources in the area, the bathroom pods were also a strategic way to reduce Golden’s need for subcontractors. With the pods streamlining the construction process, the building team was able to reducing construction time by two months. “Any problems and complexities are solved up front ahead of all the men getting here to install everything,” relates Benton. “It created reliability and predictability in the construction schedule.” To make the pods ADA-accessible, Bestbath roll in showers were also specified for the project. To ensure safe floors leading to the baths, Golden worked closely with the pod manufacturer to develop floors for the bathroom pods with tight tolerances.

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BROADMOOR WEST HOTEL For the Broadmoor West hotel in Colorado Springs, CSNA Architects specified 175 pre-fabrication bathroom pods with fivefixture units, double sinks, a soaking tub, shower stall and a separated toilet water closet.

FAIR HAVEN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY The use of bathroom pods effectively trimmed two months off the construction schedule for Fair Haven Retirement Community’s renovated and expanded assisted living, long-term care and short-term stay units in Birmingham, Ala.

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his book, The Aerotropolis, by John Kasarda, the University of North Carolina’s KenanFlagler Business School professor predicts airports will shape business location and urban development in the 21st century as much as highways did in the 20th century, railroads in the 19th, and seaports in the 18th.

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It’s actually happening quite organically, says Curtis Fentress, principal in charge of design at Fentress Architects, Denver. Known for his expertise in forwardthinking airport design, including LAX’ new facilities, Fentress believes this evolution is due to a shift in having to accommodate passengers on long layovers and delays, meaning such facilities must be able to let passengers “live.” “The airport really has become a cultural building with museums and art stores and classes,” says Fentress.

In other words, people on a long layover in South Korea, conceivably, could take a craft class to make something made there 2000 years ago. “It is fun and teaches people about the history and culture,” he says. How about when you’re caught in the airport for a night or two? This can get tricky if a traveler does not have a visa or permission to enter their country of layover. Dubai, for example, is addressing this issue by furnishing red carpet clubs on both the air and the

land side, in addition to hotel and meeting and conference venues. How about unticketed visitors, which are on the rise? Besides accommodating business travelers, these places have become bustling civic centers with destination restaurants, concerts and political rallies. “The airport has really come into its own as a civic building,” says Fentress. Using the airport as a venue for large events makes them easily accessible to crowds by taking advantage

of existing civil engineering, high-capacity infrastructure, such as parking. In the 2017 election, for example, one candidate used airports for most of his political rallies. “After 15-20,000 people parked and checked into a seven-hour security ordeal, he would drop in, pull up a podium, and like that, do three events in one day,” recalls Fentress.

“You can now work as comfortably in an airport as you would at your office or Starbucks.” —Curtis Fentress, Fentress Architects

Other dramatic performances, like concerts, have been held in hangers. In fact, the president’s travel ban set the stage for airports as a great venue for major protests.

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‘PURRFECT’ DISTRACTION Designed and created by Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, this larger-thanlife sized art installation serves as an ideal jungle gym, seating area or reading niche for the youngest passengers at Schiphol Airport. Dubbed PETS, this is one of two installations created for Schiphol Airport designed to take the stress out of traveling. The installations are located in close proximity to the Holland Boulevard. Long, shaggy, multi-colored wool invites children and adults alike to interact with the welcoming sculptures.

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Holland Boulevard Boasts Dutch Culture and Commerce

CIRCULAR WALLS Strips of 7-cm. wide glass to form a solid, form curved glass walls. “The pavilion’s glass structure has a truly unique composition that is above all circular. This means that all single elements can be removed,” says Martin Weerhim, project leader at Saint-Gobain Glassolutions, who produced the U-shaped museum walls.

NEXT architects designed and coordinated a new installation dubbed Holland Boulevard, at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Located in the international departure hall, the exhibit is a conglomeration of commerce, art and culture, and acts as a postlude for international travelers anticipating their departing flight. Its centerpiece is the glass domed Rijksmuseum. The internationally renowned institution has lent part of its collection to this satellite venue to allow visitors to experience special Dutch sitting rooms, and get a taste for the Rijksmuseum’s unique glass pavilion, as well as preview the NEMO Science Centre. “The Holland Boulevard becomes a calling card for the kinds of things that the Dutch can be proud of,” says Bart Reuser, Partner, NEXT architects.

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, AMSTERDAM ”Holland Boulevard” is the brainchild of NEXT Architects to create a more diverse, even destination-like feel to Amsterdam’s main airport—an important hub for many international flights.

Inspired by the Dutch polder landscape—a lowlying tract of land enclosed by dikes that form an artificial hydrological entity—the 5000-sq.-m. venue comprises various typical Dutch-inspired sitting rooms. The systematic design of the landscape gives a quick overview to circulating passengers, while providing an opportunity for others to linger, and serenely wander through the landscape, discovering its specialized niches. The Rijksmuseum Schiphol is the diva of Holland Boulevard, a modern and innovative framework for masterpieces exhibited by the Rijksmuseum at Schiphol Airport. More than 10,000 strips of 7-cm.-wide glass form curved glass walls. “The pavilion’s glass structure has a truly unique composition that is above all circular. This means that all single elements can be removed,” says Martin Weerhim, project leader at Saint-Gobain Glassolutions, who supplied and fabricated the U-shaped elements. The resulting semi-transparent walls filter light, creating a gradual transition from the hustle and bustle of the airport to the art treasures of the museum. Dutch designers Florentijn Hofman and Samira Boon also contributed installations specifically for the airport exhibit.

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21st Century Power Plants While it’s terrific that culture and commerce are exploding, the energy costs associated with running 24-hour civic centers are significant. “With the [rising] cost of energy as a concern, the net-zero airport is a concern for the future.” In fact, San Francisco’s newest terminal design aims to be a net-zero energy operation by 2021. Is that even possible? Yes, says Fentress, “I think it is possible if you don’t count the fuel going

into the airplanes.” He explains that there is plenty of space on airport property to operate renewables. Denver’s airport is a prime example. Taking advantage of open space for renewable power is critical for a couple reasons, says Fentress: First, energy can be maintained with battery storage and switched off between the airport and the grid. Forward-thinking port authorities, he adds, view this as an additional revenue stream from charging

driverless cars at night, to possibly becoming an energy provider. “It is a different economy and with the competition for energy and the price of energy in the developing world, the U.S. will be exporting energy,” says Fentress.

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Second—and at the least—using renewable energy ensures an immediate decrease in operational costs.

“The biggest sustainability issue for airports is not the terminals, but the aircraft. Who is responsible for the fuel burn when that plane leaves the tarmac? At the moment the biggest footprint belongs to planes, not buildings, so the buildings must do all they can to mitigate the aircraft footprint.”

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Jewel Changi Shanghai Airport Shines Thanks to Glass Canopy Amidst intensifying competition on the global airport landscape, the newest addition to the Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore merges a vibrant marketplace and urban park side-by-side in its pursuit of becoming a world-class lifestyle destination. Set to open in 2019, the Jewel complex will feature aviation facilities, a hotel, 300 retail and dining offerings, and recreational attractions that include the world’s highest indoor waterfall, canopy mazes, sky nets and discovery slides, all surrounded by verdant landscaping.

BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE The Jewel complex will feature aviation facilities and recreational attractions that include the world’s largest indoor waterfall, all surrounded by verdant landscaping. FACILITIES • Aviation Facilities • Hotel • 300 Retail And Dining Options • Recreational Attractions • World’s Highest Indoor Waterfall • Canopy Mazes • Sky Nets • Discovery Slides • Verdant Landscaping

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The large, transparent design by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie features a distinctive steel and glass dome. Vitro Solarban 70XL glass was selected to glaze the stunning dome-shaped facade while Solarban 72 glass was specified for the pedestrian bridges that will connect Terminals 2 and 3 to Jewel.

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Walk Toward the Light A key element in making airports more people-friendly places is adding lots of natural light. With high ceilings a norm, airports are a natural for daylight harvesting opportunities. Daylighting not only provides a comfortable space, it keeps people connected with their circadian rhythms, says Amelia Keller, V.P. of international sales at Kalwall. Its translucent daylighting solutions provide a crisp, fresh feel for passengers. Fentress adds that using daylighting is critical to wayfinding and helps people flow through a space with ease. “It’s a [natural] physiological way for plants and people to behave,” says Fentress. Other energy-conscious technology updates becoming more common in many airports are faster, quieter and more accurate baggage carousels. In restrooms, flushometers and sensor-activated faucets are becoming the norm. A major change coming to airports, says Fentress, will be the elimination of the energy-guzzling moving walkways. “We are very rapidly taking them out of airports because they take so much energy, and it only takes a few seconds off your trip.”

coming on board, such as Thyssenkrupp’s ACCEL moving walkways. The palletized assembly speeds up to four times the conventional walkways, and one unit serves two directions. “Smart companies are developing products that use less energy and are more efficient,” says Fentress. Requiring fewer employees cuts operations costs dramatically. And, Fentress is observing airports adopting automation at every turn—in fact, he predicts that in 10 year’s time, airports will become charging and parking hubs for self-driving electric cars. “There’s a lot of technology now coming to fruition in this age that can be harnessed is now coming together,” says Fentress.

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QUICK LOGISTICS Thyssenkrupp will play a major role in transporting millions of passengers as it commences work on major projects at LaGuardia and SFO, while currently serving passengers at JFK. The company will install 33 elevators, 20 escalators and four moving walkways at SFO as part of the airport’s $2.4 billion renovation of Terminal 1 and Boarding Area B.

Using daylighting is critical to wayfinding and helps people flow through a space with ease.

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Tesla, for example, has shown the world that a car can be like an iPhone—it has come to a place where you can lay it on a surface and charge it. “In no time you will [be able to] park your car on a mat in the garage and charge it over night.”

Add in the dawn of active design and wellness, replacing those walkways with retail is a better way to go for most airports. However, there are some more efficient retrofits

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Daylight Design at Oslo Airport The Zumtobel Group was the full-service provider for the complete lighting solution in Oslo Airport’s Terminal 2. ZGS installed intelligent lighting controls and emergency lighting systems to go alongside 21,200 LED luminaires from Thorn and Zumtobel and various components from Tridonic. At the same time, ZGS helped the customer with additional services from the start, advising the project managers and providing specialized training for the numerous electricians. Controls ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency in regulating the large number of luminaires in the 117,000-sq.-m. terminal, saving up to 82% energy. The ZGS systems adapt the lighting in line with the natural daylight situation. A Skyscanner device mounted on the roof constantly checks the current lighting conditions and sends this information to the LITENET lighting management system. LITENET then enables the best combination of artificial light and daylight—not only in terms of intensity, but also when it comes to the color of the light, creating an unparalleled visitor experiences.

LIGHTING Zumtobel LED lighting and systems enhance the passenger experience at Oslo Airport in Norway. The large, open dome gives the feel of a naturally daylit open-air market while the exhibit lighting highlights retail kiosks and merchandise.

Airport retail lighting is separate from the terminal’s controls system. Each shop is managed individually via LITECOM. This allows shop owners to adjust brightness levels and select lighting scenes according to their individual needs. OSLO, NORWAY

Thomas Knoop, Executive Vice President of ZGS, views the renovation as an indication of “what customers really want: Complete solutions that cover everything from luminaires to controls and maintenance services.”

LIGHTING MANAGEMENT A Skyscanner device mounted on the roof constantly checks the current lighting conditions and sends this information to the LITENET lighting management system. This saves up to 82% energy and creates an exceptional visitor experience. www.zumtobelgroup.com AIRPORT INTELLIGENCE Commuters are demanding the superior passenger experience, as shown here at Oslo Airport. The high ceilings and intelligent lighting controls put travelers at ease with constant monitoring and adjustments to a careful balance of daylighting, artificial lighting, and the harmonization of color temperature between the two.

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2nd Place and People’s Choice Winner: Dallas Fort Worth Airport, John Cyril Isaac

People’s Choice Winner: The Urban Form of Aviation at Heathrow, Claudio Nieto Rojas

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Name: John Cyril Isaac Citizenship: Philippines College: University of Santo Tomas

Name: Jia Hua Yapp Citizenship: Malaysian College: Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

Name: Claudio Nieto Rojas Citizenship: Mexico College: Architectural Assn. College in London

“The living airport” also known as the “intelligent airport” is equipped with a computer mainframe run by an artificial intelligence program. It has the capability to progress itself by developing more adaptive and technically advanced systems. Sensors in the control tower and different locations in the airport synthesize, analyze and elicit solutions to the most common irregularities or complex concerns.

London’s Heathrow Intl. Airport proposal outlines a new future for the airport, with a focus on accommodating future passenger growth. The design utilizes high speed trains to seamlessly move passengers. It integrates drones and advanced technology throughout the airport and incorporates a 5-story urban farming area and green spaces throughout.

AIRPORTS OF THE FUTURE

To get a taste for what Fentress Architects deems an Airport of the Future, the following renderings are the winning entries of its 2017 Fentress Global Challenge. The international competition challenged young and student architects to envision an Airport of the Future for the year 2075. The winning entries capture the needs of a 21st century airport from the traveler experience to the need for resilience, energy independence, sustainable operations and environmental sensitivity. “[Designs] were very impressive in terms of both the quality of design, as well as the use of technology, which was very innovative and creative,” says Curt Fentress, Principal of Design at Fentress Architects.

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Name: Thomas Smith Citizenship: U.K. College: University College London This proposal for O’Hare Intl. floats on Lake Michigan next to the iconic Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. The design uses pods that passengers can enter and exit. The pods are loaded into aircraft that use vertical takeoff and landing. The proposal outlines a sustainable and functional design. Judges liked the congestion solution, including thoughts about new types of planes as part of the solution.

2nd Place + Winner of People’s Choice Award

This entry looks at the connection between cities and airports. The airport and terminal gates surround urban cores that are comprised of civic structures and mixed-use buildings. The proposal takes into account the spatial relationship, security, transportation and modern airport systems.

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1st Place Airports are striving to be more integrated in the cities they serve, and this 2075 proposal to move O’Hare Airport into Lake Michigan does just that. Although it may appear far-off and far-fetched, judges agreed that with the appropriate infrastructure, the concept is an ideal arrangement for Chicago as its location and design celebrate the maritime history of the city’s Great Lake.

This proposal for the O’Hare International Airport floats on Lake Michigan next to the iconic Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.

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DESTINATION: LONG BEACH AIRPORT Described as a destination, as opposed to a transportation hub, the modernized 46,000-sq.-ft. Long Beach Airport project features energy-efficient, low-E glass from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope. Thanks to HOK’s linear design, and photocells integrated into the lighting system, electrical lighting is automatically adjusted in response to daylighting, thereby reducing HVAC demand and creating an appealing, daylit environment. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope www.obe.com Circle 420

ABSORBS SOUND ALL AROUND Sonex Linear Custom Baffles absorb unwanted sound reflecting off glass, gypsum, terrazzo floors and other hard surfaces. Sonex Linear provides a streamlined appearance and highly customizable options, including sizes, profiles and colors. Made from the manufacturer’s Class 1 fire-rated willtec foam, the baffles are available in lengths up to 96-in., with depths from 6 in. to 24 in. Easy to install using channel trim and adhesive. Shown here in a custom color at Atmosphere Commercial Interiors’ Minneapolis WORKLAB and showroom.

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Long Beach Airport in California features energyefficient, low-E glass. 

LIGHT BELOW The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station uses TGP Glass to create a curved entryway pavilion that acts as a counterpoint to the vertical subway station and helps introduce light deep into its underground concourse, the design team utilized an extensive roof structure shaped like a saddle. It integrates with the SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity System from Technical Glass Products configured to segment around the exterior at varying heights at the two open ends of the saddle. In addition, an interior elevator shaft is matched in stainless steel using TGP’s Fireframes Curtainwall Series fire-rated frames.

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Technical Glass Products www.fireglass.com Circle 418

Project: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station Location: Toronto, Ontario Architect: Arup Canada in conjunction with Grimshaw Architects Product: SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity System (exterior) and Fireframes Curtainwall Series in stainless steel (interior elevator)

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REVIVING A SHUTTERED TRANSPORTATION FACILITY Thanks to Custom Window by Wausau’s historic restoration windows, Massachusetts’ Springfield Union Station original 1926 structure, which was shut down in 1973, has been revived. Now supporting Amtrak, regional rail service, and regional and intercity bus operations for the area, the new windows in the HDRdesigned facility precisely match the station’s historic look, while supporting its goals for energy efficiency, daylight and natural ventilation. More than 250 window bays were outfitted with 9250 Series double-hung windows and 8300 Series fixed windows were installed in an additional 17 window bays.

TILED TERMINAL Ceramiche Ceasar in Terminal Two at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, provides both interior and exterior floorings and facade design elements. The Space, Maison and Classique collection tiles fulfill the needs of large-scale projects by combining a simple and essential approach for the high-traffic environment. Space is a 20-mm thick tile in Smoke color, characterizes the floors of the outdoor area, while Maison, the series that captures the elegance of Burgundy stone, in its Blanc color in 30 cm × 60 cm is an ideal solution for the ventilated façade of the structure, and a tool for a dry multilayer tiling system to meet stringent energy consumption parameters. For the indoor spaces of the building, Ceramiche Caesar supplied the Classique collection for the floors, in 60 cm × 60 cm and Milk color, and the Milk and Noisette colors for the horizontal and vertical walls of the bathrooms in 30 cm × 60 cm.

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SIT DOWN AND GET SOME WORK DONE Stuck in the airport on a long layover? RoundAbout Seating, here installed at the Calgary Airport, is a great place to sit down and get some work done. Not only does the furniture set include tablet arms, it also features power ports to charge laptops and phones. A combination of fabrics are available as well as custom finishes. Integra Seating www.intergraseating.com Circle 415

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A Renewed Argument Against Renewables? Wandering in the desert sometimes yields profound wisdom. Exploring California’s high desert, I stumbled upon “A Field Guide to the Weirdness of the Mojave Desert,” by the Desert Oracle himself, former political blogger, Ken Layne. You’ll only find his self-published tome of environmental wisdom in the region, but you can catch Layne on his local radio show—also a podcast. So I did just that, tuning in

Is it ironic that the tools of renewables perpetuate the same old take, make, waste model of manufacturing? just as a seemingly unscheduled “guest” entered the broadcast trailer to protest the county’s recent requisition of solar buses for nearby national parks. Actually a recurring character on the show, the “guest,” Brendan Maize, represents the dissenting view to all things wind and solar. According to past architectural leader, Werner Sobek, and this month’s subject, Doug Farr, the end of the Carbon Economy weighs heavily on the building and automotive industries. California is ahead of the curve in transitioning to renewables, so from where I sit, Maize’s perspective was ludicrous. However, when he argued about deaths related to mining rare earth minerals for PV, or groundwater drained from the Atacama Desert for the manufacture of PV energy storage batteries, he sounded almost noble. “Destroy one desert to save another?” His concern about wildlife subjected to the environmental impact of solar panels installed on park land, including avian casualties from wind farms, made his opposition to electric buses, solar and wind farms in the Mojave, not so crazy. On the show, Maize holds firm on this rant until the end of the interview, when host Layne outs Maize for his ties to fossil fuel interests. At this point I understand: the staged interaction illustrates the irony that even “clean” renewables are produced in the old “take, make and waste” model. Here’s hoping one day 100% renewable also implies it’s 100% just and sustainable.

SLIDING THRESHOLD Introduced at IBS earlier this year, PlyGem multi-panel and multi-slide patio doors achieve dramatic openings that seamlessly transition between the indoors and outdoors. MaxView, EuroSeries and 4880 Series doors push the boundaries of affordable luxury and advanced fenestration performance with bigger, stronger and more flexible glass walls. Circle 414

Daylighting and views afforded by large expanses of glass aid in wayfinding in airports and transportation hubs, and keep occupants connected to their surroundings, circadian rhythms and may even help alleviate the effects of jet lag.

PLYGEM MaxView, EuroSeries, 4880 Series www.plygem.com

The Ply Gem Windows 4880 Patio Door is thermally insulated and available in two-, three- and four-panel sliding and pocket configurations. It will soon be available with a new automated operating system that allows control with a included remote or with smart phones/WiFi network.

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Architects and builders can create high-performing designs that range from ultra-modern to traditional.

SPIRITED SIDING The Aspyre Collection from James Hardie combines two product lines to provide industry professionals with unlimited design possibilities. Aspyre Collection’s thick distinctive profiles of Artisan siding, paired with the smooth, geometric Reveal Panel System, allows architects and builders to create high-performing designs that range from traditional to ultra-modern. Circle 413

JAMES HARDIE Aspyre www.jameshardie.com

The Aspyre Collection offers architects and builders myriad combinations of colors, textures, profiles and fastening systems.

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This bespoke, three-dimensional honeycomb design appears custommade; the versatile pendant reads ultramodern or as a stylized interpretation of nature, depending on context.

The integrated LED lamp is fully dimmable to create the desired ambiance using a lowvoltage ELV or Triac dimmer.

IT COULD SET A HEX ON YOU

TECH LIGHTING Hex Suspension www.techlighting.com

With the geometric complexity of a honeycomb, the Hex Suspension luminaire circulates its fully dimmable illumination through the openings of a pentagonal cube. The fixture is available in 24- and 36-in. diameters, and in finishes of matte white and matte black. Circle 411

RODOLFO DORDONI Belsize www.molteni.it

BOSS DESIGN Cocoon www.bossdesign.com

Cocoon Media Unit with screen or whiteboard includes two power sockets, two USB outlets and one HDML.

SOFTENING THE EDGES

BOSS IN A BOX Cocoon from Boss Design is a freestanding high-back seating unit that creates the ideal meeting space for informal environments. Along with the standalone Cocoon Media Unit, this range offers the latest in technology, comfort and ergonomics. Cocoon’s upholstered structure absorbs ambient background noise, providing complete privacy from the surrounding environment without the need for interior sub structures. It offers mobility and flexibility as it is easily relocated and reconfigured within the workplace. Circle 412

Elegance joins softness in the workplace lounge and hospitality environments with the Belsize. Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni&C, Belsize is an original collection of occasional tables available in triangular, round and trapezoidal shapes. Its varying geometry, height and materiality encourages play with texture, pattern and layering. The refined edges and soft angles fit many configurations of furniture and odd footprints, while multiple shapes provide a number of reliable work surfaces in new forms and various functions. Shown here with Molteni&C’s Sloane sofa. Circle 410

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FOLDS OF LIGHT

LUNADA BAY TILE Origami Field www.lunadabaytile.com

MAHARAM Apt www.maharam.com

If light could be folded it would look like Lunada Bay’s Origami Collection: featuring opalescent coloring and three-dimensional shapes, the distinctive glass tile designs play with light and shadow. Origami Field comes in six shapes each with a pattern that emerges both visually and dimensionally. Moxie resembles unfolded origami; Verve, appears to move as it reflects light; Trapeze expands outward from the surface in a subtly slanted square form and Lacuna bows inward like a folded leaf. Two linear options—Elation, whose rectilinear form shifts in thickness along its length creating a tapered wedge and Ambit, a play on a hexagon that broadens in both thickness and width in the center. Circle 407

NONWOVENS Maharam’s offering of nonwovens are solventfree, antimicrobial and ink-resistant. Maharam’s proprietary material offers superior abrasion resistance. It pairs a silicone top layer with a silicone-and-polyurethane mid layer. This resulted in a product that offers all of the advantages of silicone but with enhanced performance and durability. Circle 409

HASTINGS TILE & BATH Tangram Collection www.hastingstilebath.com

HAND-STENCILED TILES Created from well-known designer Italian Atelier Bardelli’s freehand drawing style, the Tangram Collection features attractive stenciled drawings in the form of bath tiles. Bardelli imports his drawings into mixed media for more specific detailing, thereby blending his traditional craft with modern design techniques. Circle 408

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INNER TILT ODL Glass’ TILT blinds-between-glass, insulated glass panels for windows offers a tilt-only addition to its Blink Blinds + Glass collection. TILT is designed for single and double hung windows with openings from 12-in. to 80-in. in height, and 8-in. to 54-in. in width. Like the rest of the Blink line, TILT is a contemporary and streamlined alternative to traditional blinds that offers superior home light control in six neutral colors. Circle 406 ODL TILT Blinds www.blinkodl.com

THE MITCHELL GROUP Sta-Kleen PC mitchellfauxleathers.com

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Introducing The Fractalz™ Series LED family a departure from more traditional designs with an element of the abstract, offering a wide array of configurations for custom design and function. Visit bartcolighting.com/multidimensional

DEMANDING PERFORMANCE Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate by The Mitchell Group is a polyurethane coated upholstery fabric made from 100% polycarbonate resins. The polycarbonate resins provide a strong and durable faux leather product and Sta-Kleen stain resistance withstands harsh chemical disinfectants used in commercial environments. It has been accepted into the Healthier Hospitals Initiative for Safer Chemicals. Circle 405

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UP, DOWN AND ALL AROUND The Olah Wall Sconce can be mounted to face up, down or sideways, with a circuline lamp that creates appears to float without visible fasteners, creating a halo effect. Fine craftsmanship can be found in the book-matched ballast housing—its corners are sanded to make the seam disappear. Circle 404

LIGHT LOOMING OVERHEAD Decidedly less threatening than its name might imply, the Loom 14 flush-mount luminaire offers mid-century modern appeal in a choice of warm satin gold or crisp white finishes. Its intersecting metal bands and soft acrylic diffuser create illumination somewhat reminiscent of light passing through a leaded-glass window. Circle 403 The Loom 14 flush mount is best characterized by its mid-century modern style.

MÓZ DESIGNS Perforated Metal Columns mozdesigns.com

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METAL SENTINEL Móz Designs expertly outfitted pair of custom perforated metal columns for the lobby at Wells Fargo in San Francisco. Designers at Interior Architects asked Móz to fabricate two square metal columns with a custom perforated pattern. The Graphite color provides a cool metallic tone to offset the rich woods and warm accent colors seen in the space. The graphite color in custom perforation offsets the rich woods and warm accent colors while the brushed Fog grain and Polycoat Matte finish create a soft, muted surface texture. Circle 402

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SIMPSON STRONG-TIE DGH Fire-Wall Hanger www.strongtie.com

FIRE-WALL SUPPORT FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE Because not every architectural plan is designed around right angles, the DGH fire-wall hanger can be specified with a skewed or offset option. Like other models in the DG series, the hangers install on a twohour wood-stud fire-wall during framing and allow two layers of 5∕8-in. gypsum wall board to be slipped into place after framing is complete. Circle 401

Going from board room to dining room, the Meety table from Arper is an Italian office invention, where food and ideas are shared with equal enthusiasm.

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HOWDY, SLIM Positioned at a competitive price point, the Slim Cove Dim offers high-efficiency performance in a package that’s only 1.5-in. wide. Available in mid- and highoutput models, the fixture includes easy-to-install mounting clips allowing 50-degree adjustability. Circle 400

ARPER Meety www.arper.com

ENVIRONMENTAL STONEWORKS Clean Brick www.estoneworks.com

WHERE’S THE BEEF The Meety meeting table from Arper brings a dining-room like vibe into an office setting. Designed by Lievore Alther Molina, the table borrows the structure of the bridge and the lags provide a sturdy foundation for the suspended tabletop. New Satin matte surfaces in Forbo Linoleum are now available in Pebble grey, Powder pink and black. A new range of colors for the Fenix laminate top arrive with options creates an attractive, inviting hub for dining or meeting. Circle 399

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NOT JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL Brick’s clean-lined traditionalism is enjoying a bit of a resurgence, especially when paired with more contemporary gray-toned palettes. Clean Brick cast-brick veneer was designed to meet this evolving demand. Shown in Chalk, it is also available in a Slate Gray finish. Circle 398

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McNICHOLS® Designer Wire Mesh adorns the exterior of the consolidated rental car facility at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, TX. The TECHNA™ Series Designer Wire Mesh helped transform a utilitarian structure into an architectural achievement. The panels allow for ample natural light to shine into the facility, enhancing security and safety for customers and staff.

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BEAUTY THAT GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH CF Mesa and CF Light Mesa insulated metal panels can be used as a monolithic wall assembly, with steel exterior and interior finished wall surfaces that sandwich a foamed-in-place polyurethane core. Peninsula Architects of Peninsula, Ohio, opted for the panels in its plans for food distributor Sima & Sons Produce, where they function as both exterior walls as well as interior walls for the company’s coolers. The walls are also exposed in some areas of the facility’s offices. Circle 397

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SCHLUTER-SYSTEMS Curve, Pure, Floral www.schluter.com

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NEW materials inspired by the elements

GOOD-LOOKING GRATES Three new shower grates from Schluter-Systems lend a stylish, truly seamless look for shower floors. A collaboration of European and North American designers have resulted in distinctly different looks to blend in with various bathroom decors. The Pure grate lends a refined look, the Curve grate is designed with soft, rounded lines and the floral drain grate features soft, rounded petals. Circle 396

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WOLF-GORDON Contract Wallcovering 03 www.wolfgordon.com

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Aluflam has a complete offering of true extruded aluminum fire-rated vision doors, windows and glazed wall systems, fire-rated for up to 120 minutes. Available in all architectural finishes, our products are almost indistinguishable from non-fire-rated doors and windows. You won’t have to compromise aesthetics to satisfy safety regulations.

Wolf-Gordon’s Contract Wallcovering 03 collection features a variety of geometric, heavyembossed designs intermixed with luxe woven looks. Consisting of 15 Type II wallcoverings, the collection’s bolder motifs feature a range of industrial, metal and mineral tones, along with bold accent colors, creating more structural patterns. Circle 395

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MOHAWK GROUP Twining www.mohawkind.com

THROWBACK CARPET, CIRCA 1940S A plus and chunky woven carpet made with oversized loops to create texture, Twining is ideal for commercial spaces looking for a unique aesthetic. Made with the manufacturer’s Kara-Loc Loom, first used in the 1940s to produce woven carpet with added variation and textures, Twining resembles a woven rug. Made with two yarn types to create a natural visual, it is made with a long, tonal space-dyed yarn and solid-colored solution-dyed ends. The carpet is available in broadloom, but can be cut and bound into area rugs. It is red list-free. Circle 394

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OLDCASTLE ARCHITECTURAL Mirage Porcelain Veneers www.echelonmasonry.com

ROCKFON Cinema Black www.rockfon.com

AMERICANA DECKING Modified Hardwood www.americanadecking.com

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Oldcastle Architectural Mirage Porcelain Veneers harmonize a structure’s interior and exterior living spaces. The veneers are frost-resistant, durable and easy to clean. Ideal for vertical applications such as outdoor walls and wall coverings, Mirage Porcelain Veneers offer high density and ultra-low absorption rate, which allows the veneers to fend off surface mold, moss, dirt and other types of stains found in exterior applications. Circle 393

Cinema Black ceiling panels are made with factorypainted glass scrim, feature high fire performance and come in square lay-in. The lightweight panels feature good sound absorption with an NRC of 0.85 to 0.95. Like all Rockfon stone wool acoustic solutions, it is GREENGUARD Gold low-VOC certified, meeting California’s Section 01350 for testing chemical emissions. The panels are fully recyclable, and come with a 30-year Limited Product Warranty. Circle 392

Americana decking, cladding and porch flooring all feature thermally modified hardwood harvested and treated in Pennsylvania. The chemical-free process creates a low-maintenance, rot- and insect-resistant material suitable for a range of exterior applications. The natural brown finish can be preserved using a UVprotectant or left to age into a silver tone. Circle 391

64 Degrees UC San Diego, CA • Fabricoil Secura Track System • Architect: Studio E Architects • Photo: Hewitt/Garrison Architectural Photography

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Fabricoil® architectural coiled wire fabric systems define extraordinary spaces. Perfect for adding texture to hospitality, commercial, retail, and corporate office projects, Fabricoil engineered systems provide innovative solutions for any interior space.

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DRAPED IN LUXURIOUS TILE Inspired by the drape of luxurious textiles, Fabric Art ColorBody Porcelain tile by Daltile, is available in six colors and four decorative accent blends. The tile comes in two floor tile sizes: 24-in. × 24-in. and 12-in. × 24-in., as well as a 1-in. × 3-in. straight-joint mosaic. All three categories of tile: Modern Textile, Modern Linear and Modern Kaleidoscope, can be mixed or stand alone. Circle 390

DALTILE Fabric Art ColorBody Porcelain www.daltile.com

STRIPING THE WALL Perspecta tile by American Olean comes in five classic and four bold colors. Available in 8-in. × 24-in. wall tile and a 12-in. coordinating jolly trim, Perspecta large-format tiles feature a linear pinstripe graphic. Circle 389

AMERICAN OLEAN Perspecta Tile www.americanolean.com

WOOD COMPOSITE FLOOR Nydree Flooring’s 7.5-in. Wide Plank, acrylic-infused real wood flooring for hospitality, retail, restaurants and other commercial spaces is 300 times more durable than standard wood flooring. Made of high-end BalticBirch plywood, UV-cured ceramic urethane and acrylic, the low-E composite plank is FloorScore and Chain of Custody certified. Available in five color options. Circle 388

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The Flirt chandelier offers glam-appeal in spades, showcasing a mix of clear and amethyst rock crystals strung on nickel jewelry chain. All that sparkle is emphasized by a silverleaf finish and stainless steel accents. The full family includes 5- and 8-light chandeliers, along with an ADAcompliant wall sconce. Circle 386 CORBETT LIGHTING Flirt www.corbettlighting.com

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UniQuad polycarbonate panels from Kingspan Light +Air (formerly CPI Daylighting) make a major statement while delivering abundant daylight.

Complementing the translucent panels are Kingspan’s Designwall 4000 Insulated Metal Exterior Panels in a silver finish.

Located along the perimeter of the building (lower right image), the LEDilluminated bollards double as a security measure and light source for the parking lot.

EFCO, 5600 Four Sided SSG

Kingspan Light + Air, UniQuad Polycarbonate

Kingspan, Designwall 4000

ERCO, Midipoll Bollard

Maryland Heights Community Center Maryland Heights, Mo. Until May 2017, the Maryland Heights’ community center was housed in a circa ’70s-era converted church that was well beyond its usable life. In building anew, the city wanted a facility that would stand out with a real presence in the area. “They wanted something on the existing site that has a unique presence—a beacon that lets you know you’ve arrived in Maryland Heights,” said architect William Schenck, CannonDesign, St. Louis. The challenge for the firm proved to be the existing site itself. Sandwiched between a noisy highway and a strip mall meant considering high-performance exterior acoustical materials and a unique-shaped building that created an acoustical shadow on the entry side of the building. The result is a 90,500-sq.-ft., LEED Silver recreational destination for the St. Louis suburb.

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Exterior Lighting

Masonry

Providing area lighting in the parking lot, the LED fixtures feature precision optics designed for optimal spacing performance.

At the “tail” end of the building Schenck complements the metal IMPs with masonry in a Dark Sandstone Velour tone.

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Glazing

Wall Tile

The interior and exterior storefront windows looking into gym and the pool were installed to open the building and create visual connections across the center. “When moving through the building, you want to be able to see and experience other spaces. It makes the building feel bigger whether you are running on the jogging track, or on an exercise bike. It visually connects the whole building,” said Schenck.

Epoca Ceramiche Design Positive www.rbctile.com

Pool deck tile: Royal Mosa Global Grip www.mosa.com

“For the natatorium, natural light was crucial,” said Schenck. “That’s why we situated it on the southwest portion of the building plan. It gets light from both its floor-level glass curtainwall and the second story polycarbonate panels (visible to the right).”

Acoustics

Soffits/Walls

Acoustical Roof Deck Natatorium: ER3.5A EPIC Metals Corp. www.epcimetals.com

Senerflex Wall System (EIFS) BASF www.basf.com

Flooring

“It [natural light] makes the building feel bigger, whether you are running on the jogging track or on an exercise bike. It visually connects the whole building.”

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Carpet

Ceiling

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Grasmere Color: Quarry Interface www.interface.com

White square ceiling panels (drop ceiling): Radar ClimaPlus, Donn DXL Suspension System USG www.usg.com

Polycarbonate daylighting panels: UniQuad system in Clear and Ice White Matte Kingspan Light+Air www.kingspan.com

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CannonDesign went with a neutral color palette for the interior of the center at the request of the city council and the mayor, as blue is consistent with other branding for the city, says Schenck. Lower level wall columns: AirRenew Extreme Abuse Gypsum Board Color: Blue (painted) USG www.usg.com

Epoca Ceramiche Product: Design Positive wall tile

Ceiling

Lighting

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Custom-colored to produce a wood-look to the space, the acoustical ceiling tiles are actually a fiberglass panel with an acoustical ceiling tile scrim.

Recessed linear LED strips in the ceiling panels blend clean lines and energy efficiency for greater design flexibility.

Luminous façade of the reception desk:

Floor tile: Falda Naturale Size: 12-in. × 24-in. tile Color: Black Ergon Stone Project www.casaceramica.com

Ceiling wood look panels: Size: 2-in. ceiling baffles Color: Custom ‘Wood’ Sound Concepts soundconceptscan.com

Slot 4 LED Mark Architectural Lighting www.acuity.com

Chroma Ghost Size: 0.5-in. panels 3Form www.3-form.com

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The gym offers basketball, volleyball and pickle ball courts, but the city didn’t want a typical wood floor. “They wanted something to easily accommodate a variety of events beyond gym activities—community lectures, conference exhibits—that’s why we went with a pour-in-place polyurethane surface,” says Schenck. The floor is built up on acoustical pads, two layers of plywood, then a 10-mm rubber pad, followed by a few coats of polyurethane. 7+2 Ultimate Floor System Herculan www.herculan.com

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Project: Maryland Heights Community Center Location: Maryland Heights, Mo. Opened: May 2017 Owner: City of Maryland Heights Architect, Engineer, Lighting Designer: CannonDesign

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435 Indio Way, Sunnyvale, Calif. A prime example of how net-zero can be incorporated into an office setting, 435 Indio Way offers a template for transforming Silicon Valley’s aging tilt-ups into desirable high-performance offices.

Built in the 1970s as a research and development laboratory and office for Hewlett Packard, 435 Indio Way is a simple one-story, tilt-up office that since 2006 had been left vacant. Building owners Huettig & Schromm and the SHARP Development Co. set out to revive the unoccupied building with zero net energy (NZE) goals in mind. With the help of RMW Architecture & Interiors and MEP engineers, Integral Group,

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the project required a high level of collaboration within the design team. “We all kept each other on track since we shared a common goal. I don’t see how it would be possible to meet this goal without a collaborative and supportive environment,” says Shannon Allison, Integral Group. “Sometimes the lines were blurred between the design of the building MEP systems and the design of the

architecture, as they influenced each other at almost every level,” says Steve Stenton project architect, RMW Architecture & Interiors. It created a synergy and level of collaboration that doesn’t exist on most projects. “It was refreshing and exciting,” says Stenton. The goal was to renovate the building to a target of NZE, for the same cost as that of a typical code minimum renovation, which

was the vision of the developer, Kevin Bates, SHARP Development Co. “He was confi dent that with creative and innovative design solutions, along with a tenant that understood the goal of energy efficiency, this could not only be achieved, but could potentially move the needle in how we approach renovations in the future,” says Stenton. 435 Indio leased up 15 months faster than

Steve Stenton, AIA, LEED AP, project architect, RMW Architecture & Interiors, supports the design process and turns those designs into something real.

the market average, which means the owners received 15 months worth of rent during time that would typically have been idle. Factor in the competitive market rent rates due to high demand and the property was immediately making more money than a conventional building. There was clearly an interest in the fact that Indio Way was NZE; it was attractive to tenants for a number

of reasons. It produces its own power which means the tenant has no energy bill, but a common theme with perspective tenants walking the space was one noting the intangibles: how the space felt, how light it was, the materials, the natural air flow, the connection to the outdoors. “The main driver was NZE, but equally important was creating an interior space that was comfortable and energizing,” says Stenton.

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EIFS EIFS—exterior insulation panel system—had to be added on the exterior walls so the thermal mass was exposed on the interior and available to exchange with cool air in the evenings.

ROOFING Spray Foam Roof System from the Henry Company provides better insulation and additional support for the new solar photovoltaic system and daylighting design. A cool roof coating was applied over the foam roofing and 10-in. batt insulation was added to keep the building cool during summer months. After renovation, the roof has a R-factor of 40.

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ENVELOPE The design team retrofitted the existing uninsulated office building to R-20 walls and R-40 roof. The walls were insulated on the outside, leaving the concrete exposed to the interior. This allows for passive cooling via thermal mass, decreasing the compressor cooling hours.

THICK SKIN The design team’s challenge with the envelope was really a combination of energy performance, aesthetic and the balance of cost. The building needed to be re-skinned given its dated finishes, which consisted of patterned slate and exposed concrete.

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The building’s interior concrete walls and slab serve as an outstanding heat sink; however, insulation—an EIFS exterior insulation panel system—had to be added on the exterior walls so the thermal mass was exposed on the interior and available to exchange with cool air in the evenings. “This allowed us to insulate the building to the level we wanted while still using a developer budget,” says Shannon Allison, Integral Group.

“The main driver was net zero energy, but equally important was creating an interior space that was comfortable and energizing.”

Using a ceramic-based coating, 5 5⁄8-in. thick polystyrene was adhered to the outside of the building all the way down to the concrete slab. There was no insulation, so the building needed thermal protection. One of the most effective design solutions, which worked perfectly for this building type, was to add 5-in. of rigid insulation on the exterior side of the concrete with an applied exterior finish over the insulation. This allows thermal protection from the exterior, and also allows the concrete panels now on the interior side to absorb interior heat, which helps regulate the interior temperature. A reflective cool roof, and roof insulation was also installed to help minimize heat gain.

—Steve Stenton, RMW Architecture & Interiors

GLASS The existing punch openings and glazing were replaced with electrochromic glass. The glass is designed to turn to a low tint based on outdoor air dry bulb—to reduce peak cooling—and the location of the sun—to reduce glare. View Dynamic Glass www.viewglass.com

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The existing building roof only had two rooftop packaged units so in order to accommodate the added foam insulation, solar panels, skylight openings, solar thermal panels as well as more stringent seismic requirements, the roofing system was upgraded. The original lightweight roof had to be improved with insulated foam roofing to provide better insulation and additional support for the new solar photovoltaic system and daylighting design. A cool roof coating was applied over the foam roofing and 10-in. batt insulation was added to keep the building cool during summer months. After renovation, the roof has a R-factor of 40. New hold-downs and tie-rods were added at the roof diaphragm, as well as increased nailing of the plywood roof sheathing. Part of this too, however, had to do with the addition of 42 skylights cut into the roof.

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Total Costs The hard costs of ZNE design were about 30% more than that of a code-minimum building, while the soft costs were approximately the same. Specifically, the hard costs of the ZNE design ended up being approximately $4M, versus a code-minimum building with comparable features with hard costs of $2.9M. “The comparison wasn’t necessarily on day one construction costs, but included things like anticipated higher lease rates, and relatively short payback periods for higher performing systems,” says Stenton.

PA SSIVE VENTIL ATION

Passive Ventilation with Nighttime Flushing The air movement and flow of a passive ventilation system required the design team to not only evaluate window locations and operability, but also the interior design and placement of walls and other interior elements that affect air movement. The HVAC system consists of two air-source heat pumps that serve as the backup heating and cooling for the passive systems of the building. The HVAC system is 22% of a traditionally sized system. “The design team provided guidelines for the tenant on how to best locate walls and spaces to maximize the benefits of natural ventilation,” says Stenton. The natural ventilation design includes motorized operators on all of the windows and skylights. These are controlled by the BMS based on external and internal temperatures. In a climate with diurnal swings of 40°F, the concept relies heavily on nighttime cooling of the thermal mass in the floor slab and existing tiltup concrete walls. When mechanical conditioning is required, the windows and skylights close and the rooftop heat pump packaged units are enabled. “Due to the passive architectural design strategies, we were able to reduce the size and complexity of the HVAC systems for the building from a typical 350 sq. ft./ton to over 1200 sq. ft./ton,” says Shannon Allison, Integral Group.

During the course of a day, the exposed interior concrete walls and floor absorb heat from the space which helps regulate the indoor temperature, keeping it close to optimal conditions. During the night, the building automation system opens up the skylights and windows, and allows the building to naturally flush out—with the help of ceiling fans—the warmer air with the cooler night air. “This allows the concrete walls and floor—thermal mass—to “reset” for the next day.

As part of a night flushing program for pre-cooling of the thermal mass in the warmer months, other perimeter windows are also operable for tenant adjustment. View Dynamic Glass was used at the vertical glazing locations. This product serves three purposes: glare control, peak cooling control and natural ventilation—since the windows are operable. As part of the passive flow for the space, conference rooms and other larger spaces are located at the perimeter so they can be passively heated and cooled. The nighttime flush control sequence is initiated if the outside air temperature is less than the zone temperature and/or the CO2 levels are greater than 1200 ppm. More specifically, during unoccupied hours, if the radiant mass temperature is greater than the radiant mass temperature setpoint, the outside air temperature is lower than the radiant mass temperature setpoint, and it is before the pre-occupancy period, then HVAC subsystems shall operate as follows: mechanical conditioning shall be disabled, windows and skylights shall be commanded to open, and ceiling fans shall be disabled.” For security purposes, the windows and skylights have limits on how far they can open,” says Stenton.

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 OPERABLE WINDOWS Perimeter windows were operable for tenant adjustment, and to assist in passive ventilation.

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 SOLAR PV Although anticipating the actual building energy use is sometimes a bit of a challenge, especially when the tenant is not yet known, setting parameters for energy use and integrating that into the green lease can be a helpful strategy, as it was for this project. For solar panel placement, panel design layout worked around the skylight layout to maximize solar exposure.

Balancing Daylighting with Lighting The space is near 100% daylit via existing window openings and a unique skylight design developed by Integral Group. Skylights face south and are tilted toward the sun to collect the maximum quantity of daylight with the smallest aperture. A diffusing filter is applied on the internal side of the glass to reduce glare. The skylights were designed to provide 100% of necessary light to the space during daylight hours most of the year. In order to reduce energy load and provide a better source of light, the goal was to utilize 100% natural daylight to light the occupied spaces during the daytime. This required the addition of skylights. Punching dozens of holes in the roof for skylights affected heat gain. The team prioritized access to natural light through skylights, windows and doors during the renovation. More than 40 daylight cupolas are carved out of the roof to minimize heat loss and heat gain, while allowing more direct daylight as south facing cupolas than a traditional north-facing skylight. Studies determined the size, spacing, direction and degree of tilt to achieve the highest intensity of daylight while minimizing heat gain.

It was determined that a south facing skylight with a smaller aperture, says RMW’s Stenton, provided a more intense light, but required only one-sixth the amount of glass compared to that required for a north facing skylight. This essentially reduced the heat gain through the skylights by a factor of six. The light from the smaller aperture was then diffused on the custom shaped skylight interior. Ultimately, with a relatively equal amount of light provided, the heat load was reduced significantly. At 25%, lighting is still the second biggest energy consumer in the building despite the daylight responsive techniques used. For artificial lighting, minimizing the energy load was a top priority. To complement daylight, suspended Lunera linear LED fixtures placed further apart than normal supplement typical daylight levels when necessary. The fixtures are wired to both occupancy motion sensors and infrared sensors, allowing tenants full control of the lighting while still responding to daylight availability. “Each interior fixture had its own occupancy and daylight sensor, so depending on where occupants are in the building, and how much natural daylight is near a particular fixture, the light fixture will turn on or off, independent of other fixtures in the space,” says Stenton.

 DAYLIGHT CUPOLAS

It was determined a south facing skylight with a smaller aperture provided more intense light and required only one-sixth the amount of glass compared to that of a north facing skylight. This essentially reduced the heat gain through the skylights by a factor of six. The light from the smaller aperture was then diffused on the custom shaped skylight interior. Ultimately, with a relatively equal amount of light provided, the heat load was reduced significantly.

S O L A R A N D FA N L AYO U T

25% Lighting is still the second biggest energy consumer in the building despite the daylight responsive techniques used.

COOL SAVINGS: Actuators open skylights and groundlevel windows. Rising hot air is moved by large steel fans, which provide up to 5°F perceived cooling effect, reducing the annual compressor cooling hours. The cost savings were used to offset the first cost, bringing this in line with the budget.

 LIGHTING To complement daylight, suspended Lunera linear LEDs were used. www.lunera.com

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specifier’s solution

Lighting

ENLIGHTEN ME Focus is given to the altar, while at the same time accenting two chapel statues elevated on ledges to the left and right of the chancel.

Celebration with Spotlights: Relighting a German Church A recent lighting upgrade at the Grevenbroich parish church saw the pendant luminaires replaced by flexible spotlights on track. The results are convincing in terms of economy, technology and design.

CHALLENGE: The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Mariä Geburt in Grevenbroich, Germany, a small town near Dusseldorf, was built in 1930. The interior surprises, with an unexpected and similarly unusual, spatial form. The long rectangular, single-nave sanctuary is spanned by a low pointed barrel vault that instantly reminds one of an upside down hull. Deep lunette-type window reveals accentuate the vault, lending the space a rhythmic structure.

The interior was recently subjected to refurbishment. The renovation work also consisted of fundamentally redesigning the church lighting. The interior was previously illuminated by two parallel rows of glass pendant luminaires. Replacing the old, plastered-in cabling would have probably meant replastering the entire vault. For preservation reasons, but above all to reduce the renovation costs in Grevenbroich, alternative lighting options were sought. CRITERIA: Whereas before, the decorative glass pendant luminaires had emitted diffuse, non-direc-

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tional light, the track-mounted spotlights now allow for a differentiated and variable lighting concept, which combines general lighting with accent light. SOLUTION: The answer was found in ERCO track spotlights, which offered an efficient and technically feasible approach to high-quality lighting design with maximum flexibility.

One of the many advantages for the builders was the fact that a track system did not require new wiring. Furthermore, the U-shaped layout of the track was achieved using the existing fixtures for the pendant luminaires. However, the most convincing argument as far as the parishioners were concerned was that the ERCO solution significantly improved the quality of lighting inside the church.

Project: Grevenbroich Parish Church Location: Grevenbroich, Germany Architect: Planwerk a Büro für Architektur

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: Optec Luminaires

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Optec 24W lens wall washers in warm white achieve uniform vertical illuminance for optimum ambient lighting inside the church, creating an atmosphere that brings its unique architecture to life. Supplementary accent lighting is provided by Optec spotlights of the same wattage and color temperature, with spot and wide flood distributions, emphasize important areas and objects.

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Doors Add Finishing Touch to Entertainment Center The new Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas, is a 410,000-sq.-ft., 16.7-acre, American Entertainment complex developed by The ARK Group and the City of Irving, and designed by Gensler. The complex houses 20 restaurants and retail space. CHALLENGE: The music arena converts easily from an intimate 4000-seat concert hall to an 8000-seat amphitheater, named the Pavilion at The Music Factory, the $40 million centerpiece of the complex. At the exterior of the Pavilion, at the outside of the amphitheater, are a series of seven, side-by-side, bifold liftstrap doors, ranging from 35 ft. 1 in. to 36 ft. 9 in. in width. All seven doors have a clear opening height of 25 ft., 6 in. CRITERIA: Seven separate doors were specified for the project because they partially wrap around the pavilion building that has a 10.5-degree curve to it. These seven doors can be opened during sold-out concerts, approximately 30 minutes prior to the time an indoor performance is being held. Opening the doors close to the start of a show allows the indoor theater to retain enough air conditioning for the performers and guests, while allowing an additional 4,000 people to watch and hear the show. Those

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spectators are seated on a 65,000-sq.-ft. open air sloped hillside lawn. The seven doors offer a clear sightline to the stage from the entire lawn. “The original specifications called for rollup doors, but you are in a music venue, a sound-sensitive environment, and everyone knows those rollup doors can get loud when the wind starts blowing hard. So, they then decided to look at bifold doors,” says Oscar Stout, manager of Hangar Rental, Brookshire, Texas, the company that installed the bifold doors. SOLUTION: The engineered Schweiss Doors bifold

liftstrap doors are equipped with the newly patented Schweiss automatic strap latch system, door base safety edges, 3-phase top-drive motors, black liftstraps and full length windrails that cap off the roller assembly. Roy Weisinger of Hangar Rental Inc. of Brookshire, Texas, installed the bifold doors.

Project: Toyota Music Factory Location: Irving, Texas Architect: Gensler

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: Bifold Liftstrap Doors

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AN AIRY VIEW Seven bi-fold doors partially wrap around the pavilion. Opening the doors allow enough air circulation inside, while providing an view for an additional 4,000 people.

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Outpatient Center Revitalizes Neighborhood What was once a vacant lot is now a vibrant outpatient surgery center to pump life into the neighborhood and generate jobs along the way. CHALLENGE: Located between the OMNI Plaza and Kirkland Day Habilitation Center Arc, the OMNI Outpatient Surgery Center was constructed on a decade-vacant lot to generate jobs and perform outpatient procedures to address pain management for its patients. INFLUENCE: With a small staff of efficient medi-

cal professionals and surgeons, streamlining was the most common theme in the center’s culture. To match this unique concept in the building’s façade, Bennetts & Huysman Architects, PC conceptualizes a building design that veered off the path of traditional building products to grant it a new, unique identity. CRITERIA: Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) provided

aesthetic value and energy efficiency features minimize the ecological footprint of the building. The panels provide high-performance thermal efficiency, moisture control and include foamed-in-place core to minimize insulation gaps.

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SOLUTION: CENTRIA metal panels were used to transform what would be an unsubstantial façade into a work of metal art. To achieve the desired aesthetic goals, the architect specified Formawall Dimension Series insulated metal panels. Featuring easy installation thanks to IMPs’ single-component construction and nearly limitless lengths, widths, thicknesses and reveal options, the architectural team was able to develop sharp angles and smooth expanses throughout the building’s façade to achieve their ambitious design goals with little lead time. The Formawall panels simultaneously contrast and integrate with adjoining brick, revealing sudden breaks that display the versatility of IMPs.

While the silhouette of the building provides a unique building identity, color was used to truly differentiate the building. The exterior of the building showcases CENTRIA’s visually stunning Kolorshift metal coating system. It changes color with varying angles of light, effectively shifting from one color to another as light reaches it. The Kolorshift coating, along with Fluorofinish coating used on adjoining panels, insulate the metal further by maintaining nearly exceptional color fastness and weatherresistant features.

THERMAL EFFICIENCY To match the building’s façade, insulated metal panels provide aesthetic value and energy effi ciency features, providing thermal efficiency and moisture control. Project: OMNI Outpatient Surgery Center Location: Utica, N.Y. Architect: Bennetts & Huysman Architects, PC

PRODUCT SPECS: Product: Formawall Dimension Series; Kolorshift Coating

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Access Floors

Flooring Provides Stylish Pathway to Sustainability Request for custom mixed flooring proves no deterrent in implementing an underfloor access system to achieve comfort and performance goals, including greater daylight harvesting. INFLUENCES: At 30stories and 450,000 sq. ft., 350 Mission Street is the first LEED Platinum high-rise in the city. Designed with a sharp focus on sustainability— not the least being more efficient HVAC delivery— a goal that fit in well with the desire of the developer, Kilroy Realty Corp. & Management, to create a high-performance work environment in every aspect. That philosophy led to the decision to utilize an underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system. With an access floor system, multiple services including cables, piping and ductwork were able to be moved under the floor. This allowed the building’s concrete ceilings to remain exposed, creating an 11-ft. floor-to-ceiling height, which provided room for larger windows to improve daylighting. Additionally, UFAD, in this case from Tate, allowed for 100% filtered outside air to be brought into to help improve individual employee comfort. According to Saied Nazeri, principal-in-charge at MEP engineering firm WSP, it was important to provide flexible office space. All in all, UFAD, combined with other energy conservation strategies, is expected to lower energy costs by about a third.

Comfort aside, the interior build-out had a great architectural story. The interior is one of open floorplans with shared workspaces, non-walled communal meeting areas, and exposed ceilings. The top four floors are comprised of a group of executive suites and meeting spaces. CHALLENGE: The design for these floors needed to convey a high-end professional feel while maintaining the benefits which had been achieved using an access floor system. The architectural firm of Mark Cavagnero Assocs. had a clear vision of materials: teak plank wood, multi-piece porcelain and carpet. The challenge became how to blend these varying materials as transitions and maintain the functionality of the access floor system. SOLUTION: Tate utilized its custom engineering and manufacturing capabilities to produce a factory-laminated hybrid panel solution featuring a curved transition. These hybrid panels arrived at the site ready for installation and allowed for a seamless transition from one finish to the other on a single panel without losing any accessibility to the UFAD services.

SMOOTH TRANSITION Custom hybrid flooring panels were created for the job in order to fulfill the architect’s desire for mixed materials while maintaining the functionality of the Tate underfloor air distribution system.

Project: 350 Mission St. Location: San Francisco Architect: Mark Cavagnero Assocs.

PRODUCT SPECS: Products: Customized Tate Access Floor system

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Lighting EDITOR’S NOTE:

The way in which lighting designers specify the color-rendering properties of white light—and white light’s ability to alter humans’ perception of color—is about to change, as detailed in IES Technical Memorandum-30 (TM30). On the way out: The color-rendering index (CRI). The latter categorizes white light only in terms of its warmness or coolness. The National Lighting Bureau conducted a panel discussion on the subject: www.nlb.org.

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1 UPGRADE FOR MORE CONTROL A range of options are available with the Metalux Cruze LED retrofit troffer, including an integrated sensor system to aid occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting. Default settings offer lighting control without commissioning, while an optional handheld remote enables field adjustments to one or more fixtures. The kit also can be specified with WaveLinx or LumaWatt Pro connected lighting systems.

2 A TOTALLY TUBULAR REPLACEMENT These LED T8 lamps are direct replacements for fluorescent units and provide instant energy savings, without annoying flicker. Designed for fixtures with standard G13 (medium bi-pin) sockets in classrooms and offices, the lamps are available in three color temperatures. And, because they’re DesignLights Consortiumcertified, they qualify for a number of utility-sponsored rebate programs, enabling faster ROI.

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4 EMERGENCY LIGHTING UPGRADE FireHorse 11 and FireHorse 7 emergency fluorescent ballasts have been re-engineered to meet California’s Title 20 efficiency requirements for self-contained lighting devices—and the upgraded devices now operate with universal voltage, so they can be installed in virtually any setting. Once fully charged, the ballasts draw less than 1W of power.

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3 A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH Designed as a replacement option for workhorse fluorescent troffer fixtures, the Everline LED Professional Retrofit Kit fits into an existing housing for faster, easier installation. The fixtures are available in four standard configurations and with a choice of four color temperatures.

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that showers domestically consume 1.2 trillion gallons of water every year. While the number is quite staggering, imagine how astronomical those figures would be at pre-1994 levels of 5.5 gallons per minute (GPM). While the codes have forced plumbing designs to significantly reduce this flow rate, many projects are choosing to go even lower with a good number of 2 GPM, 1.5 GPM, 1.2 GPM and 0.8 GPM products to choose from. The upshot? Today’s bathroom designs are saving as much as 40% on their water bills. 2

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1 A DOMINO EFFECT Available at 1.2 gallons per minute, 1.5 GPM or 2 GPM, the Domino from Franz Viegener features a gentle, curved faucet with simple, clean lines. Available in a number of finishes, the faucet is made from solid brass construction and offers a 6.25-in. spout reach.

2 90 SPRAY CHANNELS AND CLOG FREE Available in 2.5 gallons per minute, 2.0 GPM and 1.8 GPM flow rates, AXOR Montreux Green’s 1-Jet Handshower boasts 90 no-clog spray channels. Designed with an ergonomic porcelain handle, the shower lends a distinctive look.

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3 OLD IS NEW Meeting CalGreen water efficiency standards at 1.2 gallons per minute, the Vander from Newport Brass is a stylish, classical take on industrial design. Compatible with a number of bathroom styles, the faucet lends an elegant, sophisticated look.

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4 TAS COMPLIANT In compliance with Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), Sloan is introducing the ST-2449 Floor Mount Water Closet. Complementing the rest of company’s line of flushometers, the ST-2449 features a standard height of 13.5 in. and works with Sloan flushometers from 1.1 to 1.6 gpf. vailable in 2.5 gallons per minute.

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5 MODERN MOTIF Just 5/16 in. thick, California Faucets’ Ultra-Thin showerheads offer a minimalist look, while delivering a rain-like drenching spray. Ultra-Thin Showerheads come in square and round styles, and in 6-, 8-, 10or 12-in. sizes. Each fitting features 80 to 121 selfcleaning jets with a maximum flow rate from 1.5 to 2.5 gpm, depending on the model.

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UPGRADE TO FIRST CLASS. The D|13 Sink System — featuring the XLERATORsync® Hand Dryer — streamlines the hand washing and drying process, seamlessly fusing the soap dispenser, faucet and high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer in one cohesive fixture. It is the most advanced integrated sink system on the market and the most hygienic, sustainable and cost-effective way to wash and dry hands.

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Landscape EDITOR’S NOTE:

The bulk of outdoor furniture has been designed to suit public parks and hotel and hospitality applications; however, more recently we view the outdoors as an additional productivity zone in office, healthcare and campus environments. These landscape products provide the necessary furniture groupings and finishing touches to facilitate successful working, learning, playing, caring and mobility in outdoor settings.

 Harpo elements have a slim profi le, robust structure, and clean, simple form.

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1 NAME THAT TUNE—AND PLANT A tasteful outdoor sound solution, Planter Speaker come in multiple planter styles, ranging from classic to ultra-modern design. Match a planter speaker with a masterfully designed landscape and the foliage becomes part of the soundscape. Directionality of sound can be controlled as well. The system connects a Sonos receiver with an amplifier via Wi-Fi.

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2 RUGGED MODERN Available in North America through Landscape Forms, the Harpo lounge chair, chaise lounge and table are the newest additions to the Harpo family designed by Santa & Cole, a company renown for high design for the urban environment in the modernist tradition. It is a perfect partnership, says Landscape Forms President, Richard Heriford, “The Harpo elements are products of proven quality for commercial spaces that combine great design and great value.” They are heavy duty and straightforward, but also very sensitive and thoughtful design, says Kirt Martin, VP of design & marketing for Landscape Forms. Harpo elements have a slim profile, robust structure, and clean, simple form with frames finished in aluminum, light or dark gray Santa & Cole powdercoat colors.

3 DEPTH AND DIMENSION Arisfor Stencils add character, depth and visual dimension to a variety of exterior surfaces. They can be used for horizontal surfaces such as patios, walkways, pool decks, driveways and steps, as well as vertical surfaces, including walls, perimeter walls, signs, building exteriors, and balcony platforms. Stencil templates are used to create visually aesthetic patterns in vertical and horizontal cementitious overlay systems. Currently, Arisfor offers 18 design templates that give design value to an otherwise ordinary surface.

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Tile of Spain Exagers’ Natura Eterna

4 LANDSIDE LANTERN Eaton’s Lumière Lanterra Architectural LED Series is a line voltage family of landscape luminaires offering solutions for accent and flood, pathway, wall-mount and sign lighting applications. Available in various sizes, mountings, beam distributions and correlated color temperatures (CCT), the family is suited for high-end exterior and interior applications for landscaping, hospitality, architectural landmarks and residential spaces.

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5 TILE THE TOWN This issue’s edition of Product Developments features design trends from the Cevisama show in Valencia, Spain (p. 24). An additional outdoor trend to come out of Cevisama was the variety of ceramic pavers that bring orderly and beautiful hardscapes to the landscape. The 2-cm thick pavers are lightweight and easily cut and installed onsite. In addition to 24-in. × 24-in. formats, Tile of Spain companies offer 16-in. × 32-in. and 24-in. × 48-in. plank-like pavers that may be cut down to form still slimmer 12- or 8-in. planks. Paver aesthetics include flagstone and cobblestone looks featuring softly weathered edges, cottos and French limestone looks.

Some ceramic pavers are made to imitate natural stone, concrete, or conventional hardscape materials, while others are meant to look identical to their interior counterparts in order to seamlessly extend interior living spaces outdoors.

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Roofing EDITOR’S NOTE:

The National Roofing Contractors Assn. has updated its Roof Wind Designer online wind-load calculator. The tool is intended to provide roofing professionals with an easy way to determine a roof system’s design wind loads for many commonly encountered building types subject to code compliance. The free web-based application reflects changes made to ASCE 7, such as wind map changes; new roof zone layouts; and updates to pressure coefficients. Roof Wind Designer also added the ability to perform wind load calculations for the 2016 version of ASCE 7 and enables users to choose between three versions of the standard. Design wind loads for other applicable buildings are calculated pursuant to simplified low-rise procedures for each standard. For more, visit www.roofwinddesigner.com.

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1 IT’S GOT STICK-TO-IT-IVENESS StealthBond metal roofing is attached using a proprietary adhesive, rather than mechanical attachment devices, and has received Miami-Dade County Building Code approval. The three-part system incorporates a base level of metal strapping that’s secured to the roof deck, the adhesive that’s applied to that strapping and, finally, metal roofing panels that are laid into the adhesive for penetration-free attachment.

2 UP, DOWN AND SIDEWAYS The original CAV-GRIP adhesive was developed to bond standard TPO roofing to vertical surfaces—now it’s been reformulated as CAV-GRIP III for use with horizontal substrates, as well. Also applicable with FleeceBACK EPDM and PVC materials, the new product can be used in temperatures as low as 25°F and can be easily applied using a new spray gun with a 24-in. extension.

4 SHAKE ON IT New Nature Crafted composite cedar-style roof shakes provide the look of real wood, but with significantly improved durability. All three colors—Aged Cedar, Mossy Cedar and Black Oak—were developed to mimic the appearance of shakes that had been long exposed to the elements, and are available for both multi- and single-width roofing tiles.

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3 ITS METTLE IS TESTED Matterhorn Metal Roofing replicates the architecture and charm of traditional wood shake, slate and barrel tile roofing while providing superior wind, fire and impact resistance. The product is 100% recyclable, and offers 14 solar-reflecting color options that can be used to comply with 2016 California Title 24, Part 6 cool roof requirements.

5 IMPROVED DRAINAGE Channels cut along all four sides of new GreenGuard XPS Drainage Channel Board encourage drainage of any water that might happen to seep through a roofing assembly to the roofing membrane. The boards offer an R-Value of 5.0/in. of thickness and are available in a range of compressive strengths.

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Too Late to Break the Carbon Habit? Douglas Farr is free with provocative architectural advice. An urbanist and author of two books encouraging architects to design stimuli that brings about a shift to more sustainable habits, he is currently working on the renovation of the Keller Center at University of Chicago.

it will take, and what it will take to reverse society’s carbon habit. In studying the issue and estimating a timeframe for change, he took a Freakonomics approach, looking at studies related to unsustainable behaviors, such as smoking cessation. At first the findings were discouraging, “For the carbon trend to reverse itself, it was predicted to be 100 years, and the rest of the book asks the question: are we screwed?” jibes Farr. Determined to speed things up, the book equips architects with an instruction manual of urban patterns and six accelerants to change. “A lot of the lessons come from the health world,” says Farr. The book is based on proven initiatives, but Farr points out, “People are frankly emotional, not rational,” and suggests taking that into consideration when designing stimuli to effect change. As Farr describes them, the “Urban Patterns” can be provocative; in fact, some that Farr recommends are contradictory to what is frequently built. The sweet spot for a façade is about 40% windows, he says. But modernism, and ITT’s Crown Hall ushered in an age of buildings that are upward of 80% to 90% glass. Another unpopular pattern that he argues must be stopped, is trying to build the world’s tallest building. For optimal urban density and housing infill, he suggests that four to eight stories is a sweet spot; capping at no more than 14 stories. In an Asian country, the ceiling rises to 60 stories. Going forward, Farr advises architects to approach every project as if Passive House is a new code. “We spend a fair amount of time advancing that as what we do,” says Farr. He says it sets the stage for one last Urban Pattern he describes, which is product maturity among mechanical systems, envelopes and windows, to develop in

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Douglas Farr’s first book, Sustainable Urbanism, suggests communities—not just singular buildings—adopt LEED principles in a district, campus or collective manner. Stormwater, for example, can be treated in a beautiful, natural way within a public infrastructure, and he provides plenty of examples from around the world. “I wrote that book while I was chairing LEED for Neighborhood Development, so it shows how to apply those standards to downtowns, neighborhoods and cities,” says Farr. “It defined the field and gave a name to it.” When embarking on a second edition, Farr discovered an entirely new book needed to be written. And so his latest, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future, examines how long

PATH TO CHANGE Normal Circle, the roundabout and landscaping in Uptown Normal, is the result of a master plan developed by Farr to reinvent the community’s downtown. Home to Illinois State University, the town is considering a net-zero beta neighborhood.

response to Passive House market demands. When he designed a townhouse to the standard, he could not source an HVAC unit small enough. “On the coldest day we needed 4,000 BTU/hour furnace, but we had to buy 30,000. These things could have been more efficient,” says the architect. Farr has had incremental successes provoking market transformation, and credits the Declare label and LBC Materials Petal for igniting the Red List conversation he brought to a spray fireproofing manufacturer, “It was an ingredient that didn’t have anything to do with the effectiveness of the product, and they took it out.” Farr is undaunted by our country’s leadership’s un-doing of environmental guidelines because, he says, in this country, change has traditionally bubbled up from grass roots. Citing Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, he paraphrases, “People will form committees to do anything—it’s just citizen-to-citizen, pooling of resources to get something done.” “We were this ‘can-do’ country—government wasn’t even necessarily present to get stuff done. Politicians don’t delegate the pace of change, or change because of the White House, despite what the government says.” One last piece of advice for effecting change in any realm, says Farr: “A big chunk is put your [smart] phone in a bucket of water.”

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“Stop trying to build the world’s tallest building.” There are higher suicide rates, lower occupancy rates and higher incidences of loneliness in super-tall and mega-tall buildings. “I think people should lose their license for doing a super-tall building.” Inactive lifestyles kill between 80,000-250,000 people/year, which is 80 times more lethal than fire. “But architects are not held accountable for hidden stairs.” “People are frankly emotional, not rational.” He suggests architects take this into consideration when designing stimuli to affect change.

Douglas Farr FAIA, LEED AP, CNU-A is an architect, urbanist, author and passionate advocate for sustainable-design thinking.

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Architectural Products - April 2018  

The product publication of the U.S. architectural market.

Architectural Products - April 2018  

The product publication of the U.S. architectural market.