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Rain in the forecast? These new weather barriers keep moisture out

Providing protection in the best and worst weather conditions, the following weather barriers are outfitted with new materials and technologies.
DELTA-VENT SA Dörken Completely self-adhered, this airtight, permeable barrier is applied easily with no fasteners. The barrier helps commercial and residential buildings alike to retain air-tightness, be more energy efficient, and prevent haphazard leaking.
Securock ExoAir 430 Panel USG Corporation and Tremco Inc. Prevent spontaneous combustion and moisture buildup with a hybrid membrane composed of a gypsum core enveloped in a glass mat-faced membrane. The panels can be paired with other Tremco sealants and transition membranes to create the most absorbent insulation.
Zip System Sheathing Huber Engineered Woods As a complete four-part system, this structural roof and wall duo employs wood panels with taped seams to keep out moisture and reduce unwanted airflow. The tape allows for faster installation and withstands the harshest weather.
Sto RapidGuard Sto Corp. Sto RapidGuard's seamless air and water barrier can be installed in damp and even near-freezing conditions. The versatile insulation is perfect for waterproofing openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, and transitions in numerous wall construction applications.
ProfileVent Ventco Custom-cut for both commercial and residential roofs, the polyester fiber insulation rolls onto metal roofs to provide a non-wicking moisture barrier. Fitting even the highest pitched roofs, the seam won’t crack, rust, or dent.
Air-Bloc 16MR Henry Applied in liquid form, this weather barrier cures into a strapping, rubbery membrane. The mixture includes antimicrobial properties which help deter mold. It can be applied to most exterior materials, including gypsum boards, CMU, concrete, stone, wood, and metals.
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35 booths not to miss at the AIA 2018 Architecture Expo

The AIA 2018 Conference is almost here, and architects are already flocking to New York City for one of the biggest architecture events each year. The AIA Architecture Expo will be happening on June 21-22. The theme this year is "Blueprint for Better Cities," featuring materials that have a controlled ecological footprint. More than 800 leading brands and manufacturers will exhibit their cutting-edge technologies in the 200,000-square-feet gallery at the Javits Center. If you are planning your visit to the A’18 Expo, be sure to visit our editors’ picks of manufacturers and brands (which are also our distinguished sponsors). AkzoNobel - 449 Avenere Cladding - Swirnow - 4366 Bison Innovative Products - 4344 C.R. Laurence - 1945 Cambridge Architectural Mesh - 1715 Florim - 215 FunderMax GmbH - 662 GKD-USA, Inc. - 957 Graphisoft - 105 greenscreen - 828 Guardian Glass - 1003 InsiteVR - 1374 IrisVR - 1362 J.E. Berkowitz - 1981 Kawneer - 556LL LaCantina Doors - 1329 NBK North America - 4703 PlanGrid - 4006 PPG - 4225 Rieder North America - 4631 Rigidized Metals - 4540 ROCKWOOL - 1411 SageGlass - 4737 Shildan Group - 2657 Specified Technologies - 735 Swisspearl - 1562 TerraCORE - 4353 Tournesol Siteworks - 4630 Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing - 4937 Unilock - 4835 Viracon - 1767 Vitro Architectural Glass - 1631 Vitrocsa/ HIRT Windows, divisions of Goldbrecht - 2531 W&W Glass, LLC/Pilkington Planar Structural Glass - 1681 YKK AP America - 507
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New eco-friendly weather and air barriers help to lower energy costs

Even the highest performing facades can be undone by gaps or by under-utilizing insulation. Weather and air barriers have expanded to fill a variety of niches, from eco-friendly insulation to ready-to-install sealant.

Rizza Partition Closure System Balco

This compression seal is perfect for vertical junctures and joints between the ends of partitions, curtain walls, and glazing. It measures 100 feet in length, reducing multiple splicing, and is made from 100 percent silicone—making it an effective solution for sound/vibration transmission, thermal transfer, and dirt/dust infiltration.

Spectrem Restoration Overlay Tremco

Sloped glazing can be difficult to maintain, but this UV-resistant overlay provides superior protection against air and water leakages. Instead of having to completely replace degraded sealant, this gasket system is easy to install, has a high tolerance for temperatures, and can be color-matched.

AFB evo ROCKWOOL

Available in thicknesses of 1 to 6 inches, AFB evo meets all of the same specifications of the original ROCKWOOL AFB, while also conforming to sustainability standards such as LEEDv4. This light-weight batt insulation contains no added formaldehyde and is a great choice for schools and hospitals.

Air-Bloc 16MR Henry

A fire-resistant air and vapor barrier applied as a liquid, Air-Bloc includes anti-microbial properties to create a mold-resistant membrane when set. Once cured, Air-Bloc forms a tough, rubber-like barrier without any seams, and can be applied in temperatures as low as 2o℉.

   

[SPONSORED] Humanscale Coming soon from Humanscale Design Studio: Summa – a new movement in conference seating.

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Specsheet >Customizable HVAC systems and innovative weather barriers

CÔR WI-FI THERMOSTAT Carrier
The latest version of the Carrier Côr wi-fi thermostat is enabled to work with Apple HomeKit. Users can utilize iOS-enabled devices to control their Côr thermostat from anywhere with the iOS 10 Home app or Siri on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. The HomeKit technology is end-to-end encrypted with authentication between the heating and cooling system and the iOS device.
SKYLINE SLIM TILE FACADE Neolith These thin tile facades feature large Neolith slabs with near-zero porosity, making them resistant to changes in temperatures and extreme weather conditions, sun exposure, scratches, graffiti, and warping. The tiles are also surface-treated with a Pureti coating to reduce the effects of pollutants and decrease long-term maintenance costs.
 
VRP Friedrich Friedrich recently launched a variable refrigerant packaged (VRP) heat pump system, a total HVAC solution that also incorporates air and humidity controls. It includes a precision inverter compressor that reduces sound, and combines variable refrigerant flow designed for hospitality, multifamily, and commercial applications.
SMART VENT Keen Home Keen Home is introducing a wireless, app-enabled zoning system that redirects airflow to regulate individual room temperature. Powered by AA batteries, the Smart Vents conveniently create a Zig-Bee mesh network controlled via a smartphone app. The app provides open-close controls that can be programmed with daily schedules to close vents based on room occupancy. Aerodynamic airfoil louvers ensure quiet operation and airflow.
LONGOTON TERRA-COTTA RAINSCREEN FACADE SYSTEM Shildan/Moeding Longoton is a high-performance terra-cotta facade panel system that can be incorporated in horizontal and vertical configurations and also function as a rain-screen. The panels are available in 16 standard colors, custom colors, custom glazing, and standard and varying finishes and profiles.
TDP05K Ruskin Eight moisture-resistant flex sensors and multiple velocity and temperature points make these thermal dispersion airflow and temperature measuring probes super-accurate. The TDP05K probe can measure a velocity range of from 0 to 5,000 FPM and will display the flow and temperature at each sensing point.
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Product> insulation and building wraps

Innovations in insulation and building wraps are cutting down on cost, installation time, and amounts of materials used, allowing more design freedom for architects.

HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket Dow Corning

An ultrathin insulation allows for design flexibility and easy installation, while improving thermal resistance—especially in tight curves or nontraditionally shaped spaces. The blanket is made of a vapor-permeable solid material that delivers an R-value of 9.6. Additionally, it is fire-resistant, hydrophobic, and does not settle over time.

Drain-N-Dry Lath Boral

This product incorporates three materials rolled into one: a fiberglass lath, a rain screen, and a secondary water-resistant barrier. The system comes on a 46-foot-long roll that allows for very easy installation. The fiberglass lath has a thicker weave every six inches that alerts installers as to where fasteners need to be placed. This three-in-one system also provides draining and drying and eliminates the need for a second weather barrier.

Heatlok High Lift Spray Demilec

New innovations allow up to four inches of foam insulation to be applied in one pass, making it easy to meet the high industry standards for insulation thickness. Heatlok is comprised of 22 percent renewable and recycled content, and can earn projects up to 10 LEED certification points.

FlatWrap UV Housewrap Benjamin Obdyke

This updated water-resistive barrier has been specifically designed for projects that feature rain screens and incorporate open joint claddings. UV Housewrap has a tri-laminate design with superior UV resistance, as well as a vapor permeability of 35 perms. It is available in 500-square-foot rolls, allowing for one-person installation. Additionally, it does not require seams to be taped, and is virtually invisible in an open-wall assembly.

DensElement Barrier System Georgia-Pacific

A new water-resistive and air-barrier (WRP-AB) system from Georgia-Pacific, DensElementsheathing, integrates the WRP-AB inside the gypsum’s core, eliminating the need for a second WRP-AB. PROSCO R-guard Fast Flash liquid flashing can be applied on or over joints, fasteners, and openings with no need to coat the entire outer surface.

LP FlameBlock LP Building Products

In addition to being an ICC-certified component of fire-rated wall and roof-deck applications, LP FlameBlock offers architects design flexibility for wall openings. This sheathing has load and span capabilities superior to those of fire-retardant treated wood panels of the same thickness, and LP FlameBlock eliminates the need to install an external layer of gypsum, cutting labor and material costs.

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Product> Wrap It Up: Durable and Protective Weather Barriers

Protect building projects from the effects of Mother Nature with these powerful and long-lasting weather barriers, which provide air, water, wind, and thermal protection. SoftTouch Duct Wrap CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation Composed of both recycled and renewable content, this resilient fiberglass insulation reduces unwanted heat gain or loss in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning ductwork. It comes as either an unfaced blanket or with FSK, gray PSK, or white PSK vapor retarder facings. Topfix VMS Velux and Renson This motor-operated, wind- and weather-resistant sunscreen is compatible with both fixed and movable VELUX Modular Skylight modules. Topfix VMS minimizes glare and reflection, and it’s equipped with RENSON’s ZipShade technology, which offers fabric tension and wind resistance up to 75 mph. LIQUIDARMOR CM Flashing and Sealant Dow Chemical Company Designed to provide commercial buildings with moisture- and air-sealing protection, this sprayable, water-based coating covers and seals gaps as large as a quarter inch wide. It’s suitable for a range of surfaces, such as tapes, wood buck, and foam boards. R-Guard SureSpan EX PROSOCO A high-performance silicone material consumes both thermal movement and wind-loading stresses. It creates a long-lasting, flexible, and elastomeric seal that connects air and water barriers with building curtain walls, storefronts, or windows. DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0 DuPont Providing air, water, and thermal protection, this breathable weather barrier is equipped with six-inch uninsulated fl aps that can be installed like shingles. Tyvek allows moisture inside building walls to dry quickly and escape to the exterior, reducing both water damage and mold build-up. DELTA-VENT SA Delta Featuring a three-ply membrane, this water-resistive and air barrier works hard to eliminate leaks at fasteners and increase air tightness. The top and bottom layers consist of spun-bonded polypropylene, while the center layer is made of a vapor-permeable, water-tight polymeric sheet.