At its February 10th meeting, the EIMA Board of Directors elected Steve Smithwick of Master Wall Inc. to the position of President for the 2021-2023 term. Most recently, Smithwick served as the vice president on the board of directors. In addition, Tyson Kindstrom of Sto Corp. was elected to the position of vice president previously serving as treasurer. Peter Daechsel of Master Builders Solutions was elected as the new Treasurer, previously serving as Board Secretary, and Dave Maynard of Tremco Construction Products Group was elected as the new Board Secretary.
A new addition to the EIMA Board was made with the election of Sereen Massoud of Dow Construction Materials as a board member in the Associate category. Massoud is replacing Steve Kennedy who recently served as EIMA President. Kennedy has been promoted within Dow to a different position, which is outside of the EIFS industry. Other EIMA Board Members are: Marius Mavrodin, Director (Parex USA), Sarah Nichols, Director (Aird Incorporated), Nathan Katz, Director (Saint-Gobain ADFORS), Chip Blome, Director (L & W Supply) and Darryl Little, Director (Gypsum Management & Supply, Inc.)
In other company news, the National Association of Women in Construction presented Women in Construction Week in March.
WIC Week highlights women as a viable component of the construction industry. It also emphasizes their growing role in the industry and raises awareness of the many opportunities available to them.
In celebration of WIC Week, the EIFS Industry Members Association recognized women in leadership positions in the EIFS industry. During each WIC day of the week, EIMA highlighted a female within its membership:
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The American Concrete Institute has released the 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices.
The ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, materials and repair, with nearly 50 codes and specifications and more than 200 practices – including all guides and reports.
The ACI Collection features ACI 318 “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete,” ACI 301 “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 562 “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.” Additional categories in the ACI Collection include concrete materials, properties, design, construction, reinforcement, specialized application, repair, structural analysis, and innovation, plus popular topics such as slabs, formwork and masonry.
The ACI Collection is available as a convenient online subscription, a USB drive, and a nine-volume set of books. Specifically developed for individual users, the online subscription to the ACI Collection is the most convenient format, is always up-to-date, and includes access to every new ACI document as soon as it is published. Additionally, the online subscription includes access to current and historical versions of ACI’s codes and specifications, along with versions in both inch-pound and S.I. units.
Special online access for multiple users, entire offices and large multi-national companies, is also available.
To subscribe or order, visit concrete.org/store.
The U.S. Green Building Council announced it is expanding its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities. LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify. USGBC will also extend LEED Earth benefits to the first LEED Platinum project in any country to certify using LEED v4.1, the newest version of LEED. New projects will be considered for LEED Earth starting in March 2021.
“LEED is a global language and a catalyst for change. We are committed to bringing LEED to every country to make it accessible to as many people as possible, while also continuing to foster innovation and achievement in existing global markets,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council. “With the expansion of LEED Earth to LEED for Residential, LEED for Cities and Communities and Platinum LEED v4.1 projects, we can accelerate our healthy economy strategy and truly fulfill our vision of raising the living standard for people around the globe.”
USGBC believes that healthy people in healthy places is the fastest way to build a healthy economy. The pandemic has made those beliefs that much stronger and the mission that much more vital.
Launched in 2013, LEED Earth has enabled significant global growth of green building, taking LEED from 140 countries to nearly 200 today. LEED Earth has incentivized project teams in countries where green building is not as prevalent and encourages them to take steps and adopt better building, construction and operations practices.
“The economic, health and environmental challenges we are facing are substantial and now is the time for project teams around the world to take steps to curb emissions, enhance resilience and support health, especially within our most vulnerable populations,” added Ramanujam. “LEED provides the framework that will help companies, communities and governments make progress toward those goals.”
LEED is the most widely recognized green building rating system in the world and supports USGBC in bringing the environmental and human health benefits of green buildings to all. USGBC is committed to accelerating the uptake of LEED in new and existing markets. Project teams interested in participating in LEED Earth can view the rules and regulations to get started.
The Metal Construction Association awarded Chairman’s Awards to several companies for their roles in the creation of buildings that use metal in innovative ways.
The winning building projects were chosen by an independent panel of prominent architects: Christina Bazelmans of Lamoureux Pagano Associates, Steven G. Blye of Legat Associates, and Yen Ong of 5G Studio Collaborative. The judges selected winners based on overall appearance, the innovative use of metal in construction, and the significance of metal in achieving the project’s objectives.
“All of these are incredible examples of artistic expression and how to use metal to create beautiful and sustainable buildings,” Bazelmans said. “When you want to show what metal construction is capable of, these are the pinnacle.”
Chairman’s Award recipients are selected annually from projects submitted to the Chairman’s Award competition and Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program. For consideration, an MCA member company must have made a significant contribution to the project’s construction.
Entries were collected in judged in late 2020, and winners were announced in February at the Awards Presentation during MCA’s Winter Meeting. The winning projects are as followed:
Chase Center Arena, San Francisco
Building Owner: Golden State Warriors
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA
Other Manufacturers: Pure + Freeform, Ryerson, McNichols, MG McGrath
Architect: Manica Architecture & Kendall/Heaton Associates
Contractor: Mortenson/Clark Construction Group
Metal Installer: Enclos
Photo Credit: Jason O’Rear Photography/Chase Center
DynaEnergetics, Inc. headquarters, Blum, Texas
Building Owner: DynaEnergetics Inc.
MCA Member Manufacturer: Kingspan
Architect: Arch11 Inc.
Contractor: MYCON General Contractors Inc.
Metal Installers: EMCO, Benchmark by Kingspan
Photo Credit: Kingspan (images 1-8) and James Florio (images 9-12)
Education – Colleges & Universities
Richard J. Daley College Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center, Chicago
Building Owner: City Colleges of Chicago
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA
Contractor: Old Veteran Construction
Photo Credit: Tom Rossiter
Education – Secondary & Primary
Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, Ohio
Building Owner: Northridge Local School District
MCA Member Metal Fabrication and Scans: East Coast Metal Systems
Other Manufacturers: Alpolic
Architect: Levin Porter Architects
Contractor: Shook Touchstone
Metal Installer: Valley Interior Systems
Photo Credit: East Coast Metal Panels
Drivers Club, Redmond, Wash.
Building Owner: Drivers Club LLC
MCA Member Manufacturers: Kingspan, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.
MCA Member Paint Manufacturer: Sherwin-Williams
Other Manufacturers: Butler Metal Building System
Architect: TVA Architects Inc.
Contractor: Synergy Construction Inc.
Metal Installer: Span Construction and Engineering
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography
Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, N.D.
Building Owner: City of Williston, N.D.
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA, Kingspan
Architect: Alliance Architects
Contractor: JE Dunn
Metal Installer: MG McGrath Inc.
Photo Credit: Brennan Photo + Video
108 Chambers, New York, N.Y.
Building Owner: Greystone Development
MCA Member Manufacturer: BAMCO Inc.
Other Manufacturers: Pure + Freeform
Architect: Woods Bagot
Contractor: Ross & Associates
Photo Credit: Joe Brennan/ Brennan Photo + Video
METALCON introduces its first advisory council, ensuring it represents all factions of the metal construction industry and its major attendee groups.
“We’ve gathered a council comprised of key exhibitors, industry experts, associations and attendees to invite their feedback on what they would like to see new and different about the show,” said Judy Geller, METALCON’s vice president of Tradeshows. “We are listening and initiating new programming for 2021, including more diverse focus areas on the show floor, expanded education and training, a new solar pavilion, the new Architect’s Experience and additional networking opportunities.”
“We are pleased to announce the 2021 METALCON Advisory Council, an esteemed group of industry leaders who are dedicating their time to making the show better than ever,” continued Geller. “Representing all facets of the industry, these volunteers are generous with their time, insights and ideas, helping to ensure that METALCON is a vibrant and relevant event that meets the ongoing needs of the industry.”
Art Hance, Founder & President of Hance Construction Inc., and National President, MBCEA
Bob Repovs, President & CEO, Samco Machinery
Brent A. Schipper, Founding Principal, ASK Studio
Geoffrey L. Stone, Founder, Owner & CEO, MetalForming, Inc.
Heidi Ellsworth, Partner, RoofersCoffeeShop & Owner HJE Consulting
Jeff Henry MB, CAE, Executive Director, Metal Construction Association
Jeff Irwin, President, JH Irwin Consulting LLC
Lori Reynolds Morrow, CSI, CDT, Architectural Project Manager, Sheffiel Metals International
Mark Kalin, FAIA, FCSI, LEED, President, Kalin Associates
Paul Deffenbaugh, Editorial Director, Modern Trade Communications
Paul Lechiara, Owner/President, East Coast Metal Roofing
Tony Bouquot, General Manager, MBMA & VP at Thomas Associates Inc.
METALCON Advisory Council members represent those in metal construction, metal building systems, metal building contracting and erecting, insulated metal panels, architecture, contracting, roofing, roll forming, key associations and industry trade press.
“We are truly grateful for the council’s volunteer participation and look forward to doing great things together,” said Geller. “This year’s show promises to be representative of the entire metal construction industry with a broader base of exhibitors and attendees.”
METALCON 2021 takes place Wednesday, Oct. 6-8 at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. Registration opens beginning in mid-April.
DuPont Performance Building Solutions is committed to a more sustainable future, which includes intentional action on climate change. Recent product innovation is delivering reduced GHG emissions and lower embodied carbon profiles for two long-time, market leading brands: DuPont Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation and Froth-Pak Spray Foam. The reformulated products are being introduced in 2021.
“With DuPont’s leadership position in the construction industry, we are driving a meaningful and immediate reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as we launch our reduced global warming potential products” said Jeff Hansbro, global advocacy director, DuPont.
Embodied carbon and operational carbon must be managed to address climate change appropriately in the built environment. High-performing buildings include the installation of quality insulation and air sealing products to decrease operational energy usage through a reduction in heating and cooling needs. This contributes to more affordable housing for occupants while supporting comfortable environments to live, work and play. Both Styrofoam Brand Extruded Polystyrene and Froth-Pak Spray Foam product lines offer immediate and long-term carbon mitigation through the reduction of energy usage.
“The building and construction industry accounts for nearly 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, and the manufacturing of building materials accounts for 11 percent of global carbon emissions,” said Hansbro. “As part of the global solution to address climate change, the building industry must achieve carbon neutrality and deliver solutions focused on climate resiliency.”
DuPont celebrates the U.S. rejoining the Paris Agreement and has always supported policies and actions that address climate change. DuPont is uniquely positioned to support our customers and communities in creating solutions across all six sides of the building envelope. We focus our research investment and scientific talent on developing technologies and materials to enable low-carbon energy generation and improve energy efficiency for homes and buildings. Learn more at http://www.dupont.com/position-statements/climate-change.html.
Leveraging decades of building science expertise to address industry challenges, PBS recently announced its 2030 Sustainability Goals, which include a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from operations relative to 2019.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Building Seismic Safety Council, the National Institute of Building Sciences recently recognized the leaders, who have provided significant direction to the BSSC mission, contributing to its success.
The council has coordinated the efforts of federal agencies, the building industry, and thousands of subject matter experts to develop 10 editions of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Recommended Seismic Provisions. These recommendations have served as the foundation of the nation’s seismic standards and model building codes.
“Each award recipient dedicated time, hard work, and expertise to our organization for the betterment of the nation,” said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, president and CEO of NIBS. “Their efforts and knowledge sharing have improved building performance, minimized the damage from earthquakes and saved lives.”
The U.S. Green Building Council has elected new members and officers to its 2021 board of directors. These new members bring expertise in such areas as community development, the connection between human and environmental health, equity and sustainable real estate development and include:
The members join Daniel McQuade of Global Infrastructure Solutions and Karen Weigert of Slipstream. USGBC is thrilled to welcome these elected members and look forward to their leadership and expertise to help further align our vision of healthy people in healthy places equals equals a healthy economy.
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ATAS International Inc. had two employees graduate from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s Manufacturing Leadership Institute certificate program in November. Jason Eberts, assistant inside technical sales manager at ATAS, and Tony Bus, product and process manager at Brightsmith, are graduates in the class of 2020. The class included 21 other area manufacturing professionals.
Western Specialty Contractors has hired Kourtney Graham as business development manager of Special Projects.