AIA report finds design projects meeting carbon reduction targets

November 1, 2014

Introduced in 2009, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment Program, a voluntary initiative for architecture firms and other entities in the built environment to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030, has produced a report assessing its work. “There is some very encouraging data …

NFRC Documents Earn ANSI Designation

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced that three NFRC documents have officially earned the American National Standard (ANS) designation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The three NFRC documents referenced in International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes were the ones subjected to the process. The documents, with their new designations, are: ANSI/NFRC 100-2014: …

Counting down to IFAI Expo

September 25, 2014

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014,for IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. This three-day event will focus on connecting people, promoting products and advancing ideas with: The broadest marketplace connecting thousands of attendees with more than 350 exhibitors Global connections and networking through events, education and meetings Comprehensive programing …

Fabric Structures Association to present education

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14–16, 2014, for IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. The Fabric Structures Association will present education sessions designed specifically for architects. Partnering with Architects, Panel Discussion Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1-2 p.m. Learn how to increase your outreach to architects and build partnerships for increased exposure …

New website for Herculite® Products Inc.

Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., launches a new company website. Herculite.com was designed to be an information hub for the markets the company serves and features comprehensive blog articles and download opportunities for informational product documents and white paper compositions. Herculite is an innovator of PVC based textile composites for the awning, marine, digital media, …

Decade of performance

When Safety Components Fabric Technologies of Greenville, S.C., launched WeatherMAX ten years ago, it introduced a new category of outdoor fabrics designed to be highly water resistant yet breathable and mildew resistant. Today, the fabric is distributed in more than 18 countries and has been used in an estimated 300,000 installations worldwide. Safety Components is …

Leister Technologies acquires Seamtek Inc.

Swiss-based Leister Technologies, a worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, has acquired Seamtek Inc. of Sandpoint, Idaho. Seamtek has been manufacturing hot-air welding and seaming equipment for the technical textile industry since 1996. The strategic move will enable Leister to provide best-in-class manufacturing facilities, a worldwide network of service centers and an enhanced …

Phifer partners with World Vision

Phifer Inc. a manufacturer of energy-saving sun control fabrics, insect screen, drawn wire, engineered meshes and indoor/outdoor performance furniture fabrics, continues its partnership with World Vision, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities in need. Phifer donated a significant amount of fabrics to the World Vision organization during its 10-year …

Construction to exceed expectations

William A. (Bill) Turner, PE, LEED AP®, Sr. VP of The H L Turner Group Inc. and president/CEO of Turner Building Science & Design LLC predicts that the pace of growth in Zero Energy Building (ZEB) construction will grow even faster than recent estimates done by Navigant Research, which indicates the market growing to $1.4 …

Laser Templator device

August 28, 2014

From Laser Product Industries is the LT-2D3D, a digital device for patterning and templating in the industrial fabric industry. The on-board CAD software can be edited in the field or exported as a 3D wireframe to the company’s flattening software, which creates 2D patterns for cutting or plotting complex jobs such as awnings, structures, boat …