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Vectorworks Launches Seminar, Social Event Series

12 October 2017 — Last month, Vectorworks released its 2018 version and hosted its third annual Design Summit. Now the company is headed across the U.S. with a series of FREE seminars and social events. Vectorworks product specialists and local users will be presenting on topics relevant to the architecture and landscape design industries. Each… Read more →

Domino Sugar Factory Reimagined

New Design by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism to Be Presented Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission 11 October 2017 — Plans to transform the Domino Sugar refinery building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, into offices are taking a new turn: Beyer Blinder Belle’s design for the project has been scrapped, and developer Two Trees Management has now brought… Read more →

PROSOCO and CONPROCO Form New Training Alliance

10 October 2017 — PROSOCO and CONPROCO have reaffirmed their commitment to product training and support for restoration professionals by co-founding the Restoration Training Collaborative (RTC). The RTC will develop and host a continuous series of joint training programs for the restoration industry at nationwide locations. The founding members of the RTC each bring a… Read more →

Eldorado Stone

Eldorado Stone Expands With New Manufacturing and Distribution Facility

10 October 2017 — Eldorado Stone has opened a new 432,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Greencastle, Pa. It consolidates operations from a manufacturing plant near Greencastle and a distribution facility in Hagerstown, Md. Eldorado Stone will be moving from a 90,000-sq.-ft. building to another nearly five times bigger in Antrim Commons Business Park . “By… Read more →

Jay Cox Celebrates 40 Years With Acme Brick

September 26, 2017 — Jay Cox has reached a milestone that few individuals ever do with one company. He has now served Acme Brick for 40 years. Cox was hired by Bob Marks and Harrold Melton in June 1977 as a management trainee. In 1977, he assumed the sales representative position for the Southwest territory at… Read more →

Recent Features

Reducing the Impact of Building Envelopes

Lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) are the two largest uses of energy throughout the commercial building sector. In fact, lighting alone accounts for nearly 35–50 percent of total electricity consumption. Within the building envelope, however, lies the opportunity to reduce the energy being consumed and decrease a building’s overall carbon footprint. Achieving sustainability within the building envelope starts with specifying the right products. Choosing eco-friendly products doesn’t just ensure lower energy costs; it can enhance occupant health and reduce any negative impact on the building itself, as well as the environment. … Read more →

The Greenest Buildings: What Architects Should Know About Masonry Restoration and Preservation

The Greenest Buildings: What Architects Should Know About Masonry Restoration and Preservation

Nothing says sustainability more than preserving, restoring and repurposing existing buildings. The greenest buildings today are those already built. Masonry is a sustainable, resilient material that can survive floods and fires. It is the oldest and most permanent building material, exuding a sense of permanence, longevity, quality, reliability and familiarity, yet it is forgiving and flexible. Many brick buildings that were built more than 100 years ago are continuing to fulfill their original purposes, while others have been adapted for new purposes.… Read more →

Comfort Block: 90-Year-Old Maine Company Creates High-Performing Green Masonry Product

Masonry, one of the oldest and most beautiful trades, has been on a steady decline since the 1960s. Due to dramatic changes in the way today’s homes, chimneys, foundations and steps are being constructed, the industry is at its lowest point in 80 years. The average age of masonry professionals is increasing and the number entering apprenticeships is declining. In the northeast corner of the U.S., a Maine-based masonry company is quietly working to revive the declining industry through new product development and innovation.… Read more →

Bricks Incorporated: Reclaiming Chicago Common Brick

Bricks Incorporated got its start in the late 1960s as a demolition and salvage company in Chicago. When an old factory or home was scheduled for demolition, the company salvaged any desirable materials, including brick, steel, terra cotta and copper, then packaged and sold it for reuse. In the 1970s, the company scrapped the demolition business while continuing to salvage materials, and diversified into the manufacture of new brick and stone.… Read more →

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