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Custom Castings by Plasterform; Innovative Projects, Complex Design When the new Loews Hotel opened at 455 N. Park in Chicago last March, one of the many fine details that reviewers marveled at were its floral ceilings.  The project, designed by local Chicago architect... More
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Balco MetaBlock™: The Economical Alternative to Classic Fire Barrier Systems Balco, the industry leader of expansion joint fire barrier systems, recently introduced a new intumescent fire barrier designed to be used in conjunction with Balco’s CE SERIES™ Expansion Joint Systems.  MetaBlock™ is a two, three,... More
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Balco’s new Designer Pattern Entrance Flooring punctuates a building’s first impression By combining familiar hues in alternating carpet and abrasive treads, Balco has developed a fresh solution for creative and functional entrances.  Balco’s Designer Flooring Series includes four distinct styles to match a building’s aesthetic; Painted... More
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Old Building Gets New Look with Swisspearl Retrofit Pekin Insurance recently opened its new office located at 120 N. Parkway Drive in Pekin, IL.  Since its beginnings in 1921 after the introduction of the automobile, Pekin has grown from providing auto insurance solely... More
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New Argonne Facility Contributes to Solving Nation’s Energy Challenges The Argonne National Laboratory’s new Energy Sciences Building (ESB) provides a facility for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science to fulfill its mission “to deliver the remarkable discoveries and scientific tools that transform our... More
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Stainless Steel Roof Tiles – Not Just for Roofing Anymore Often thought of strictly for roof shingles, stainless steel tiles offer a unique and durable façade alternative.  Whether designing in neutral tones or bright colors, Millennium Tiles, the only manufacturer of Stainless Steel Tiles, uses... More
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Restoration to Revitalization in Chicago Uptown Neighborhood As a former resident of Uptown, I am keenly aware of the residents’ desire for a long-awaited revitalization of the neighborhood.  Home to the Green Mill Jazz Club, the neighborhood drew the likes of... More
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Plasterform Creates Unique GFRC Rain Screen with BIM Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, Thom Payne of Morphosis’, 41 Cooper Square is the first academic laboratory project in NYC to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest honor.  Plasterform, one of the largest... More
Gary Comer Youth Center
Accolades Abound for Swisspearl Project Gary Comer Youth Center, designed by renowned Chicago architect, John Ronan, was completed in 2007 and continues to receive recognition.  Awarded with the Silver Medal Award for the 2011 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence... More