Building Enclosure
April 6, 2017 - DuPont Protection Solutions is celebrating the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material used in building enclosure applications.
December 9, 2016 - CertainTeed is celebrating its Canadian-made Sustainable Insulation products, which have been awarded EPD verification that indicates conformance with type III environmental declarations set by UL Environment and the International Standards Organization.
November 11, 2016 - Engineered and patented by Synavax, Energy Protect is a water-based clear coating that can be applied over existing structures to provide thermal insulation for energy savings, mould resistance and UV resistance.
August 17, 2016 - CertainTeed Membrain, the continuous air barrier and smart vapour retarder, has received a positive re-evaluation report from the Canadian Construction Materials Centre for its compliance with the National Building Code (NBC) of Canada.
June 9, 2016 - CertainTeed Optima is a closed-cavity system of unbonded, blow-in insulation, suited for providing thermal and sound insulation in sidewalls, cathedral ceilings and other similar spaces.
May 16, 2016 - With the introduction of Roxul Safe, designers, architects and specifiers will now have access to a new line of board insulation products “specifically engineered and produced as a fire-stopping material for commercial, industrial and residential buildings”, according to Roxul.
May 5, 2016 - CertainTeed NoiseReducer batts are 3-1/2-in. thick fiber glass batts designed to reduce sound transmission as well as to provide thermal insulation. The company says these batts are “lightweight, flexible and easy to handle and fabricate on the job site and conform to irregular surfaces”.
March 3, 2016 - Olympic gold medal-winner Alexandre Bilodeau has joined forces with CertainTeed Insulation Canada to promote the benefits of the company’s products in his home province of Quebec.
February 2, 2016 - 50 years ago, 3M designed a window film that, it says, continues to deliver “outstanding sun control, unparalleled comfort and UV protection”. Today, the company provides window films encompassing everything from sun control to safety and security.
January 21, 2016 - A new type of smart window developed by University College London (UCL) with support from the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings while reducing heating bills.
November 16, 2015 - Unlike dark window films, Liquid Nanotint has the ability to mitigate both radiant and conductive heat, reducing the load on HVAC systems in all climates while allowing buildings to benefit from the natural daylight gain, according to DryWired, the company that produces it.
October 30, 2015 - FLIR Systems says it has released the T1K series of HD thermal inspection cameras with “an intuitive yet simple hybrid-touch” user interface.
July 29, 2015 - With a 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 in. touchscreen, the new Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 infrared cameras allow thermographers to navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images.
July 23, 2015 - FLIR Systems has revealed its new FLIR MR160 imaging moisture meter for contractors, plumbers, roofers, energy efficiency experts, building inspectors, and moisture remediation professionals.
July 21, 2015 - UL has announced the launch of its new testing services for the building envelope—the thermal, weather and air barriers separating building interiors from the outdoor environment. UL says it is now offering curtain wall mock-up testing and field testing capabilities.
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