Xypex crystalline waterproofing admix protects priceless art in new Helsinki museum

Like an alien funhouse, the multidomed ceiling of the subterranean Amos Rex Art Museum in Finland pushes up from below Helsinki’s Lasipalatsi Plaza to create an interactive outdoor playscape. The addition of Xypex Admix C-1000 NF allowed the museum project to move ahead without the delays other waterproofing products would have introduced, thereby saving time and money.

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Vapour barrier tape: Five common questions answered

A vapour barrier tape must provide strong adhesion in cold, hot, or humid conditions. It should also be durable, easy-to-apply, and resist a wide range of internal and external variables such as weathering, temperature, and chemicals.

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BILCO doors protect pumps, help Virginia community solve water issues

The Hampton Roads region in eastern Virginia, United States, faces challenging issues with water quality and land subsidence, but a new project is helping to provide a sustainable source of groundwater.A central part of the system is specialty access doors manufactured by the BILCO Company of Connecticut. The doors protect pumps and vaults in the complex system, and play a vital role in protecting water and other matter from infiltrating the system.

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Women in construction and how they are paving the way

With an industry that seems to be lacking women professionals, we had the honour to talk to Zey Emir, a professional engineer and construction expert, who is the current chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and also the president of the large national consulting company, Revay & Associates Ltd.

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How to save trees with concrete

In communities across Canada, people are recycling more, driving less, and conserving water. As construction goes green, insulated concrete forms (ICFs) have been soaring in popularity. Millions of people are now passionate about the efficient use of natural resources, and that has affected every activity from transportation to construction.

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The reasons for choosing IKO are all around you

The ATB Centre Arenas, Phase I project, in Lethbridge, Alta. employed IKO’s signature commercial roofing and building envelope products, including the dependable IKO two-ply styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) roofing system and an IKO AquaBarrier air and vapour barrier (AVB) system.

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If plumbing products could talk…

Connected plumbing products talk to the facility management team, allowing one to respond in real time. They help reduce downtime, ensure parts are not being replaced prematurely, prevent major repairs, and improve overall efficiencies of the equipment.

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Achieve a superior basement/foundation with insulated concrete forms

Utilizing insulated concrete forms (ICFs) in a basement application provides a structurally superior and resilient foundation that delivers better insulation and is more energy efficient than traditional construction methods. This type of construction methodology helps reduce energy bills considerably by maintaining a consistent temperature in the basement. ICFs also facilitate an overall reduction in maintenance costs for the homeowner over the lifetime of the building.

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Your toughest gets our toughest

You do not step into the 2019 Ford Super Duty, you step up to it. An absolute beast of a truck, it is designed to challenge the laws of physics. No matter how tough your task, this truck has your name on it. Depend on the 2019 Super Duty to get the job done, and then some.

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Acoustical blades provide sound control in new exposed structure headquarters

Wacom, a high-tech manufacturer of interactive pen displays, tablets, and styluses, recently moved its North American headquarters from Vancouver, Wash., to a new space in Portland, Oreg. As part of the relocation, company management desired an interior design that was far different from the traditional office space at its previous location and one that would entice prospective new employees to join the company.

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