Seeking the year’s best asphalt roofing projects

Submissions have opened for the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-study (QARC) Awards. Contractors, architects, specifiers, and consultants in North America are invited to submit commercial and residential projects for consideration from now through to December 31.
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Reaching ambitious energy requirements in commercial building

Brandon Tinianov, PhD, PE, LEED AP

In the United States, buildings account for nearly 40 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions—more than the transportation or industrial sectors—and commercial and residential buildings comprise more than 70 percent of electricity use.

Increasingly, sustainability regulations and energy codes are shaping the development of...

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Acoustical windows make hotels more hospitable

Hotel owners are prisoners of a paradox—they must build near major thoroughfares, highways, and rail services so they are accessible and convenient, but this ideal location is also often the source of the noise problem. As noise awareness grows, some proprietors mistakenly believe the only solution is replacing every...
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ACI rewards innovation in concrete at two awards ceremonies

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) held two awards ceremonies at the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last month. Winners were announced for the Arthur J. Boase Award, Robert E. Philleo Award, Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award, ACI Young Professional Essay Contest Award, and Excellence in Concrete...
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