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    Cellular Glass Returns to North America

    Words: Tiffany Coppock, AIA, NCARB, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC, Commercial Building Systems Specialist at Owens Corning Photos: Owens Corning, stevegeer  Masonry construction has long been valued in America’s mission critical buildings for its inherent durability, redundant properties, compressive strength, heat/moisture/vapor resistance and ecological profile. Now, cellular glass insulation is reintroducing these same qualities to the rooftops of mission critical commercial buildings. In June at the “AIA Conference on Architecture 2019” in Las Vegas, Owens Corning announced FOAMGLAS® cellular glass rigid board insulation is returning to America.  What defines a “mission critical” building? While every building has a mission, the potential cost of a disruption can inflict may be devastating ...[READ MORE]
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    From Abandoned Building to Modern Apartments: Pyramid Lofts

    Words: Megan Rajner  Photos: MMPartners, LLC   Once Upon a Warehouse   Located at the intersection of 31st Street, Oxford Street, and Glenwood Avenue in Brewerytown, Pennsylvania sits a triangular-shaped building known as Pyramid Lofts. The six-story mixed-use revitalized structure that stands there now holds a bittersweet history of resiliency.     The original building was designed and constructed in 1922 with the same intention as many other buildings in Brewerytown, PA. The neighborhood is located strategically near major roads, trains, and the Center City District, making ...[READ MORE]
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    NXT GEN: Will Quam

    We had the opportunity to sit down with brick and architecture enthusiast Will Quam for this month’s installment of our NXT GEN series. Will is a self-taught architecture and brick enthusiast who offers brick tours in the Chicago area.

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