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November/December
2004

Special Issue:
Building Green 
In America


Technical Articles
WHEN IS AN ARCHITECT JUSTIFIED IN CERTIFYING THAT A CONTRACTOR BE EJECTED FROM THE CONSTRUCTION SITE?
One of the most disruptive of events that can occur in construction is the owner’s decision to oust the contractor and terminate the contract. The owner’s necessary right to terminate and the governing terms and conditions should be included in all construction contracts. Contracts based on standard AIA documentation include a practical termination procedure that respects the interests of both owner and contractor.
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Building Products Revue
CONCRETE WALLS GIVE PRE-SCHOOL A HEAD START ON ENERGY SAVINGS
The San Luis Headstart Childcare Center in San Luis, Colo., was designed to provide a solid foundation for local children under the age of five, offering comprehensive child development programs that improve their readiness to enter the school system. More than that, the school is finished in adobe and other natural materials, embodying the cultural vernacular of the historic district in which it resides.
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NEW CONCRETE STAIN ADDS TO CHURCH SPIRIT
The floor of the Evergreen Christian Church in the small Rocky Mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado, wasn’t slated for renewal this year. It was only four years ago when members dedicated their new sanctuary, whose unique architecture and open symbolism in design, according to the church, “represents lifting up all believers to freedom of worship and breaking through to the Light.” But, earlier than planned, the sanctuary’s brilliance began to diminish as the original acid stain on the concrete floor deteriorated.
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GREEN BUILDING DEFINED
Many people have heard of “green building.” The term has been around for many years, but what exactly is it? The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the nation’s leading nonprofit coalition for advancing buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work, has been working to define green building through the Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™.
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GREEN ROOF: PAYBACK DAY 1
With the State of Maryland’s Smart Growth initiatives, adopted in July of 2002, we (DNC Architects, Inc.) were able to demonstrate that a green roof, with all the associated benefits, could be added to a redevelopment project and that the payback would be immediate.
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THE ROLE OF TILT-UP IN GETTING GREEN
By Jim Baty, Technical Director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association

It is almost impossible to flip through an industry trade magazine or visit an association website without finding a mention of green construction. However, if you feel a bit “green” about understanding this new trend, you are not alone. An August 2002 survey conducted by Buildings magazine and the Corporate Realty, Design and Management Institute noted that while 99 percent of respondents feel the green concept is important, 63 percent indicated that the trend is “not at all” or only “somewhat” understood by members of their firm. As such, the Tilt- Up Concrete Association (TCA) has committed to educating concrete contractors not only about the latest trends and developments in the green concept, but also the fundamentals of this new industry buzzword.
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Case Studies     

File: Civic

• 
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
   Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters & Visitor Center
   Plum Island, Massachusetts

File: Educational

• 
LEED® SILVER
   Vermeer Science Center, Central College
   Pella, Iowa

• LEED® CERTIFICATION PENDING
   Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
   Grand Rapids, Michigan


File: Industrial

• OFFICE: LEED® SILVER PENDING. MANUFACTURING FACILITY: SUSTAINABLE
   Castcon Stone, Inc.
   Saxonburg, Pennsylvania

• LEED® 2.0/2.1 CERTIFICATION
   Siemens Westinghouse Fuel Cell Facility
   Munhall, Pennsylvania


File: Medical

• 
LEED® GOLD PENDING
   McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


File: Office

• 
LEED® SILVER
   Moshannon Department of Environmental Protection
   Rush Township, Pennsylvania

• LEED®-CI GOLD
   Coro Center for Civic Leadership
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

• LEED® SILVER
   SpawGlass Construction Corporation
   Houston, Texas


File: Residential

• LEED® SILVER
   Carnegie Mellon New House Residence Hall
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

• LEED® GOLD PENDING
   Felician Sisters Convent & Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School
   Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Specifiers Spotlight
The Belden Brick Company: From its inception in 1885 as the Diebold Fire Brick Company, Belden Brick has been synonymous with excellence in brickmaking. » Learn more

TRIM-TEX: Trim-Tex is the premier manufacturer of Rigid Vinyl Drywall Beads and Accessories. We offer the widest range of products available from one source. » Learn more

Forbo Flooring: Forbo Linoleum is the world's largest manufacturer of linoleum products, as well as a major producer of commercial vinyl sheet and tile products. » Learn more

Petersen Aluminum Corporation: Petersen Aluminum Corporation produces a complete line of metal roofing products. » Learn more

Duo-Gard Industries.: Ask for Duo-Gard Industries' new 2002 architectural catalog with detailed stats, drawings, and photos of high-performance polycarbonate technology for versatile daylighting strategies with superior aesthetics, economy, and energy efficiency. » Learn more

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