Birdair Inc. wins Talisman Centre roofing contract

August 25, 2009

The Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness in Calgrary, Alberta, Canada, awarded Birdair Inc., Amherst, N.Y., a contract to replace its 162,000 square foot roof. The new roof will be constructed of a Tensotherm™ with Nanogel® fabric membrane roofing system.

AATCC announces details of 2010 materials competition

August 24, 2009

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced its 2010 materials competition will focus on three main areas. The fields include industrial sports materials, medical materials and devices and smart nanofibrous materials. Winners of the competition, organized by the AATCC’s Materials Interest Group, will receive cash prizes.

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Dome promotes Vancouver Olympics

It takes more than athletes to create a successful Olympics. By Janice Kleinschmidt A lot has changed since 776 B.C. (the first written record of the Olympics)—and even since 1896 (the first “modern” Olympics). These days, the games entail building permanent structures (i.e., stadiums), as well as temporary structures used before, during and after the …

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Kentucky Derby Festival features 241,149 square feet of temporary structures

August 21, 2009

Providing temporary environments for ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports’ required creativity and attention to detail. Each year, for the past 135 years, people have flocked to Louisville, Ky., to sip mint juleps, enjoy sumptuous southern fare, cheer as some of the finest horses in the world race to the finish—and make a wager …

AATCC announces 2010 design competition theme

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced the theme of its 2010 design competition will be “Summer Bling!” The theme, developed by the AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) interest group, includes designs for summer apparel. Winners will receive cash prizes and a cotton passport by Pantone®.

Agion earns gold certification

August 20, 2009

Agion has received a Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), resulting in the first gold level certification for an antimicrobial technology. After receiving the silver certification last year, the company decided to go for the gold in the areas of renewable energy, water conservation, material safety and social responsibility.

NCFI Polyurethanes provides training in the green building industry

August 19, 2009

NCFI Polyurethanes, Mount Airy, N.C., is providing training for sustainable insulation contractors. The company notes the expansion of the green building industry as a motivating factor to seek out and provide training for qualified professionals. A recent McGraw-Hill Construction report states the industry could earn up to $140 billion by 2013.

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Shop layouts that produce big payouts

Efficient and proficient shop layout and workflow optimize production, inventory, safety and the customer experience. By Maura Keller Marine fabricators have a desire to maximize their shop layouts to optimize production, inventory, safety and customer experiences. But that is easier said than done, especially when it comes to small, clutter-filled shop environments. Can it be …

Turkish manufacturer requests Karl Mayer machinery

August 18, 2009

Karl Mayer, Obertshausen, Germany, received an order for its new open-width dyeing and sizing machine from Turkish manufacturer Şirikçioğlu, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. The machine features deep color technology, which Şirikçioğlu will use to produce denim apparel.

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Unique structure built for Australian sporting event

August 17, 2009

HTS Höcker Germany recently won the contract to design, manufacture and install what is believed to be the world’s largest and most structurally complex demountable building. The unique structure, known as the Pit Pavilion, will be used exclusively for the Clipsal 500 V8 Super Car race held annually at Victoria Park, Adelaide, South Australia. The …