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  • New Dyson product launch - Evening October 16

    September 30, 2019

    On October 16 at 6 pm ET, Dyson will unveil our newest, most advanced technology to date in New York. We'd like to invite you to the official reveal of this new product and witness its special technology.

    We can’t say much about the new technology we are launching other than it is a new B2B product. We think you’ll find it to be unlike anything we’ve done before. You’ll have the opportunity to see the product first and get hands on with it while enjoying a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. A handful of Dyson engineers will be onsite to walk you through the technology featured in the product and answer any questions you may have.

    We hope you are able to join us on October 16 from 6:30pm – 9pm.

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  • Arriscraft Thin-Clad Stone Approved by Florida Building Code for Use in High Velocity Hurricane Zones

    September 22, 2019

    “After extensive evaluation, we're excited to share that our thin-clad exterior wall system meets the tough standards for the newest Florida Building Code, including the High Velocity Hurricane Zone section,” says Craig Swirzon, Thin-Clad Product Manager. “What the testing concluded, and the Miami-Dade approvals confirm, is that when our thin-clad stone is installed with Laticrete's MVIS system it can be used for areas anticipating up to 202.5 mph winds, specifically for Building Risk Categories I through IV.”

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  • CENTRIA Formawall® and Integrated Formavue Windows Enhance Salish Cancer Center Exterior

    September 22, 2019

    Flagship system provides advanced thermal and moisture performance

    Moon Township, PA - The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center is the first ever tribal-owned cancer care facility in the Native American community and the United States as a whole.

    Over 28,000 square feet for CENTRIA Formawall was installed on the building's exterior to create the desired all-metal aesthetic and provide multiple lines of defense against water infiltration.

    The addition of 12,000 square feet of integrated Formavue windows forged the complete wall system with fully integrated details and CENTRIA's advanced thermal and moisture performance (ATMP®) technology.

    “The CENTRIA system was not only light but incorporated an exterior insulation that would meet energy code requirements for even a new building,” says project architect Chris Tongray, of TGB Architects. “Additionally, the CENTRIA system was sole-source, with windows and panels by a single manufacturer installed by a single subcontractor as a single system.”

    Formawall is CENTRIA's flagship line of insulated metal panels, combining unprecedented design freedom with unmatched performance. The product's five distinct profiles deliver unlimited design combinations and create the world's most imaginative building envelopes with varying articulations, rhythms, and textures.

    The high-performing system was also successfully able to achieve the modern aesthetic desired by the building owners, the Puyallup Tribe, who purchased the structure in 2015. The Tribe founded the hospital to create a truly unique form of care, blending traditional oncology treatments with integrative medicine techniques like naturopathy and acupuncture. The team from TGB Architects specified the mottled, natural finish provided by CENTRIA's AllusionTM Rust print coat system, designed to simulate natural materials like wood, slate, bronze or zinc.

    “The client is very satisfied with the project thus far,” says Tongray. “The contractors on-site have said that "everyone loves it."

    The Salish Cancer Center was completed in August, 2016. TGB Architects provided architectural services, Andersen Construction was the general contractor, and the CENTRIA dealer/installer was Cobra BEC, Inc. Morrison Hershfield was brought on board as a wall consultant.

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  • Continuing a trend: Excel Dryer is the first hand dryer manufacturer to publish independently verified Health Product Declarations

    September 22, 2019

    High-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco® and ThinAir® Hand Dryers were reviewed and their materials verified by third party

    EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Excel Dryer, Inc., today announced that the Health Product Declarations (HPDs) of three of their hand dryer models, the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, the XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer and the ThinAir® Hand Dryer, were thoroughly reviewed and verified by an independent agency. HPDs, developed by the instructions set forth by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), are “a standardized format for the transparent disclosure of building product ingredients and associated hazards.” HPDs are a tool that helps buyers and specifiers better understand the environmental and health impacts of a product’s materials, to make more informed product selections.

    As common concern for sustainability and health continues to grow, manufacturers like Excel have committed themselves to transparency in their products and processes. In publishing their HPDs, Excel Dryer continues to set a trailblazing path for their industry.

    “The publication of the Health Product Declarations demonstrates our ongoing commitment to manufacturing transparency,” explained Vice President of Sales and Marketing, William Gagnon. “We at Excel Dryer continually challenge ourselves to lead the industry in environmental sustainability, reliability and product innovation.”

    Excel was also the first in the industry to have their products independently evaluated, and their environmental claims substantiated with the publication of the hand dryer industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). An Environmental Product Declaration is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product by studying the raw materials and energy consumption during its production, use and disposal. EPDs are intended to help purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions during their decision-making processes.

    “We work hard to source the best materials from quality vendors that are as local as possible, so we are happy to share what goes into our products,” explained Excel Dryer President, Denis Gagnon. “Our primary goal has always been to influence the entire industry to pursue greater transparency in matters of sustainability and health.”

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    September 22, 2019

    New kits offer stylish protection from the elements

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Feeney, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum railing systems, has introduced a line of stationary awnings designed to provide protection in a wide variety of climates and settings.

    Constructed of powder-coated aluminum and strong polycarbonate panels for long-lasting durability and defense from the weather, the Awning Kits are available in two styles: Icon, a streamlined design with clean lines and curves, and Era, a classical design with a more ornate look and feel. A modular approach simplifies installation and enables selection of components based on project and design preferences. Customers simply choose a style, and then select the desired polycarbonate panel option, frame color, and any extension kits.

    “Awnings offer a great way to enhance the exterior of a residence or building, adding an aesthetically pleasing architectural component while also making the entry more welcoming and protecting people from the elements,” said Andy Penny, vice president of marketing and advertising for Feeney. “Our kit system makes it easy for customers to choose from a variety of design options to create an awning that will elevate their structure and provide a beautiful, statement-making exterior.”

    The Awning Kits are suitable for a broad range of climates and have been engineered to withstand snow/wind loads up to 35.5 psf. Built-in rain gutters at the front edge of the awnings direct runoff to the sides. The polycarbonate panels come in a choice of clear, frosted and gray tint, and awning frames are available in 14 standard colors, including Feeney's vibrant Express Yourself hues, along with custom colors. Optional extension kits can be added to extend awning coverage on straight sections and around corners.

    The Awning Kits can be ordered direct from Feeney or from authorized Feeney dealers.

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  • Vectorworks UK and Ireland Partner with CMYK Digital Solutions

    September 19, 2019

    Collaboration will expand design solutions in Scotland

    Columbia, MD (September 19, 2019)—On March 9, 2017, the Scottish Government announced that as part of its digital technology strategy, BIM should be considered for the design, construction and operation of all public buildings and infrastructure.

    In turn, this is increasing the demand for 2D/3D/BIM design software in the Scottish market. Therefore, along with the release of Vectorworks 2020, Vectorworks is delighted to announce a new partnership with Scottish software and support specialist CMYK Digital Solutions.

    “With the existing demand and growing interest in design solutions incorporating BIM capability, it’s a meaningful development to add CMYK Digital Solutions to our network of partners across the UK,” said Vectorworks UK & Ireland Sales Director Adrian Slatter. “Together with ever increasing software capability as evidenced by the release of Vectorworks 2020, this will further strengthen the ongoing growth of Vectorworks in this market. Scotland represents a significant part of the Vectorworks business and this move will help further accelerate the growth we have seen across the UK and Ireland in recent years.”

    CMYK Service Operations Director David Crosby explained that they have been keen to better serve their existing and prospective architectural clients by extending their existing software portfolio.

    “With the addition of Vectorworks’ intuitive design software, architects, architectural technicians and BIM managers in Scotland will have a better choice of design tools and a supplier committed to helping them make the most of their investment,” said Crosby. “With the government’s ongoing commitment to BIM requirements for public buildings and infrastructure projects in Scotland, we are ideally placed to help customers and prospective customers who need to deliver projects that meet the new standards.”

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