Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything

December 1, 2016

A note from Sara Gutterman, CEO, Green Builder Dear fellow green building professionals, Given the results of the election, our work in the green building and sustainability arena has become more important than ever. It’s paramount that we continue to spread the message that green building is not partisan, and that it is intelligent and …

Cooltra Shade from Vicar International

Vicar International is now stocking Cooltra Shade in the most popular colors—Desert Tan, Aqua Blue, Black and Forest Green. Genplus Corp. has been manufacturing Cooltra Shade for more than 15 years and supplying this product to harsh areas all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Middle East Asia and the U.S. Cooltra Shade is …

Art and architecture, comfortably

The Brickell City Centre, a new $1.05 billion, 5.4-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in downtown Miami, Fla., has it all. There are luxury residences, a hotel, office space and a five-story pedestrian mall with shops, restaurants and cafés. Connecting this vast space into one architectural statement is a 100,000-square-foot canopy called the Climate Ribbon™. Made of faceted …

Integrating fabric inside and out

Collecting rainwater, bird-proofing facades, even deflecting airborne volcanic fragments—buildings today are integrated with fabric in nontraditional ways. Architectural fabric can be integrated into buildings in more than the common uses such as roofs, shading devices and exterior cladding. Architects are now finding ways for fabric to improve building performance with special applications and unique materials. …

SEFAR® TENARA® fabric meets California Title 19 flame resistant regulations

Product configured to provide safer design and stronger performance SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric is now a registered flame-resistant product under California Title 19, established by the California State Fire Marshal. As a Title 19 registered product, TENARA Fabric expands the applications for large-scale exterior fixed and retractable canopy and tensile fabric applications—most notably in hospitality, …

Seaman Corporation welcomes new Shelter-Rite sales manager

Seaman Corporation has announced that Dan Weisenberger has joined Shelter-Rite Architectural Fabrics as the sales manager for the southern Region of the United States. He brings more than 25 years of polymer and technical textile sales knowledge to the business, providing product and operational solutions to his customers. “My goal in this position is to …

Tensile Canopy improves shade, protects amenities

Halifax Holiday Park is a campground set in a natural bushland and surrounded by two calm beaches in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia, a popular vacation region for many Australians as well as foreigners due to its natural beauty. Halifax Holiday runs a number of vacation sites, and the Nelson Bay venue is situated …

FabriTec adds two new tensile membrane canopies

FabriTec Structures, LLC, a design/build contractor specializing in tension fabric structures, has completed the design of two new entrance canopies at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and is proceeding with the fabrication phase in anticipation of an early spring 2017 installation. All construction will be completed before the start of the 2017 concert season. Earlier …