Tag Archives: AAMA

School’s bio-engineering building a lesson in green design

The proprietary resins on the exterior of Michigan State University’s (MSU’s) new Bio Engineering Facility help contribute to the building’s green goals. Photo courtesy Integrated Design Solutions’ Kevin S. Marshall and courtesy Valspar

Melding aesthetics with performance was top of mind in the design of Michigan State University’s (MSU’s) new Bio Engineering Facility. Located in the South Academic District in East Lansing, the four-story, 12,077-m2 (130,000-sf) research laboratory building features proprietary resins comprising 70 percent PVDF that meet or exceed AAMA 2605.

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Registration open for AAMA conference

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The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) opened registration for its 79th annual conference from Feb. 14 to 17 in Huntington Beach, California. This year’s theme is ‘Surf City,’ with optional events including a golf tournament and dolphin and whale watching. There will also be an awards banquet on the evening of Feb. 15.

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Aluminum curtain wall coatings on 21st century façades

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Skyscraper cities, while conceptually rooted in mid-20th century architecture, are being reinvented to appeal to a new generation—and a new market. Their design is a topic of enduring interest in the world of architecture. The latest trend of supertall structures is defined by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as taller than 300 m (984 ft).

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AAMA summer conference focuses on sustainability

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Speakers at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) summer conference focused on ‘green’ matters within the industry. The gathering, which took place in Seattle in late June, included topics on alternatives for green certifications, window technology in Europe, and the future of building products.

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