June 20, 2017

Global Insulation Trends

Through 2018, global demand for insulation is projected to advance 5.0 percent annually to 24.9 billion square meters of R-1 value, a significant increase from the rate of the 2008-2013 period. Strong growth in residential building construction activity will be the primary driver of demand worldwide. In developing countries, rising building construction and industrial activity will lead to increased demand for...>>

June 13, 2017

Put a volcanic twist on your next interior design

Morin Bros. brings Rockfon’s stone wool acoustic ceilings to Ottawa • Fire performance that must be seen to be believed. • Resistance to moisture, mould and mildew. • Insulation and reflective properties that maximize natural lighting and help reduce energy costs. • Unparalleled acoustic performance that doesn’t sacrifice the aesthetics interior designers want....>>

June 6, 2017

Suspended Ceilings Save Energy, Says Industry Study

A study commissioned by the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) found that spaces with suspended ceilings can use less energy for heating and cooling than those with open plenums. Barry Donaldson Associates, an architecture firm, conducted the study, which used computer simulations of two building types—a grocery store and an office building—in five U.S. cities, four in cooling...>>

May 30, 2017

Car parks in the limelight - Case Study

When Frankfurt-based JSK architects were designing a parking structure for The Squaire complex near Frankfurt Airport, they paid close attention to the car park’s ceilings. The Squaire is an architectural masterpiece and feat of engineering. It is the first building of this magnitude to be erected above an ICE high-speed railway station, between two motorways, and on 86 columns. The Squaire is a commercial...>>

May 23, 2017

Scioto Downs Casino wins big - Case Study

Scioto Downs Casino Wins Big For more than 50 years, the Scioto Downs facility in Columbus, Ohio has showcased the thrill of harness horse racing. Today, the excitement outdoors echoes inside – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – with simulcast races from across the country, live entertainment, a choice of dining experiences, and now, a new “racino.”  Owned by MTR Gaming Group, Inc., the new...>>

May 16, 2017

Touchdown! - Case study

Chicago Metallic Helps University of South Carolina Score with Players and Fans. When the University of South Carolina (USC) Gamecocks football team takes the opening kickoff to the roar of a thunderous Williams-Brice Stadium crowd, a win is recorded before a single touchdown is achieved. That win goes to USC’s athletic and facilities management teams and their strategy for attracting talented players and...>>

May 2, 2017

Case study - Teaming up to improve youth facility & lives

  The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs recently completed the first major upgrade in 90 years on its historic Club One facility in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood. This multi-phased renovation and expansion was a team effort between client, architect and contractor. Guided by Antunovich Associates’ design, Tandem Construction’s crew is the first in the U.S. to install Rockfon® Impact™ ceiling...>>

April 25, 2017

Creativity takes center stage - Case Study

Rockfon CurvGrid’s™ Unique Design Overcomes Challenging Installation. From the 600 seats in the new Bradley Central High School Fine Arts Center auditorium, proud families and community members watch young actors, dancers, singers and musicians take the stage. Also attracting the eyes of the audience will be the creative design of the auditorium ceiling, where beautifully curved clouds seem to float and...>>

April 10, 2017

The power of natural light and patient healing

Learn more about the positive side effects of drawing light into hospitals and its benefits on patient healing Light is vital to human functioning and it plays an important role on both our psychological and physiological condition. Substantial research shows that daylight positively impacts patients’ well-being, improves their recovery time, reduces mortality rates, as well as their pain and stress....>>

March 20, 2017

2017 Outlook Optimistic to ROCKFON

As we review predictions and forecasts for 2017, ROCKFON remains encouraged by the continued growth in opportunities to create beautiful, comfortable spaces with our complete ceiling systems. We proudly base this optimistic outlook on the strength of our customer relationships, the quality of our products, and our knowledge of the industry. The 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook is among our industry resources....>>

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