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Posted: Dec 05, 2019
The city of Edgewater, Colorado, recently opened a new civic center. The 55,000 square-foot building puts city offices, the police department, a municipal library, and a recreation and fitness center all under one roof. Key to the building's efficiency and sustainability was the utilization of the KarrierPanel barrier wall system from Kingspan Insulated Panels -North America.
Posted: Nov 04, 2019
As the newest apartment complex on Colorado State University’s Fort Collins campus, Aggie Village had to be something special to attract undergraduate and graduate students to live on campus. The design team based its vision on LEED Gold buildings that foster rejuvenation while feeling like home. For the exterior, a curtainwall look was created with the more economical option of SinoCore®, a field-assembled cladding system from Citadel Architectural Products.
Posted: Oct 28, 2019
PPG Duranar™ coatings are among those featured on one of the most anticipated buildings of 2018 - the new Calgary Central Library in Calgary, Canada. The architects selected PPG Duranar coatings for the window frames and other extruded aluminum components to evoke snowflakes or ice cracking on a lake.
Posted: Sep 23, 2019
The new $13 million JD Ross Maintenance Headquarters facility in Vancouver, WA, is nothing, if not energy efficient. Utilized as the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Southwest Washington base for transmission line for substation maintenance crews, substation operators, control technicians and support engineers, the building is 'Net Zero' in terms of energy use. Fitting with that goal, the building's architect equipped the structure with bifold doors from Schweiss Doors.
Posted: Aug 01, 2019
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), one of the busiest airports in the United States, recently completed a new building called the SFO Consolidated Administration Campus. Its purpose is to house workers from four departments – administration, landside, terminal and airside operations – all under one roof. A key component in the new building's construction was insulated metal wall panels from Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America.