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Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Oct 2014

Halloween: A Spooktacular Time for Vinyl!

With Halloween approaching, there are all types of applications for vinyl that contribute to the hauntingly, wonderful holiday! According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween 2014 costume spending is up based on a survey completed by Prosper Insights & Analytics

George Middleton, AIA, CSI, Green Globes® Assessor and LEED® Accredited Professional Oct 2014

Sustainability Information: Do You Need CSI’s GreenFormat?

As a member of The Construction Specification Institute, I have been involved with CSI’s GreenFormat Task Team for several years. CSI developed GreenFormat as the best way for industry professionals to organize, request, and use product sustainability-related information. 

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Oct 2014

New Cultural Transformation Supported by Vinyl Products

A brand new Adult Day Care facility has just opened in Baltimore, Md., and it is chock full of vi

Terry Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, Continuing Education Manager Sep 2014

New Replacements for Traditional Materials

In my continuing education classes for architects and designers, I like to highlight how often vinyl has been introduced as a replacement for products made of more ‘traditional’ materials. I recently did some research for a book being written by design historian, Grace Jeffers, which deals with common perceptions about natural and synthetic materials.

Terry Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, Continuing Education Manager Sep 2014

Wall-to-Wall Safety: How Innovative Vinyl Products Protect From Flooding and Noise

PVC is a relatively new material for seawalls. It was studied and initially approached with some caution by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. An interim report issued in 2005 recognized the benefits of PVC seawalls.