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IICRC Announces 2019 Board and Executive Committee
LAS VEGAS -- The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has announced the election of four new members to its 2018-2019 Board of Directors, including Mark Drosdov, David Hodge, Tony Macaluso and Ryan Tasovac. Read More...

Venture Would Integrate Wellness in Smart Buildings
MUNICH -- EDGE Technologies and Delos have formed a collaboration to explore advancing the deployment of smart-healthy building management systems for commercial buildings. Read More...

Chinook Names Exec to Lead Software Platform for FM, Realty
ARLINGTON, VA -- Chinook Systems, Inc., a facilities engineering and commissioning services firm, has added Patrick Troppe to its executive staff to lead activities related to its software platform for commissioning agents, facility managers, AEC firms and commercial real estate owners. Read More...

Universal Facility Services Brings US HQ to Big Easy
NEW ORLEANS -- Universal Facility Services, a provider of eco-friendly cleaning, beautification and external facility improvement, has opened a new U.S. headquarters in New Orleans. Read More...

Kadri to Lead Solvay After Diversey Transition
BRUSSELS – Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, has appointed Ilham Kadri Chairman of the Executive Committee, member of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Group, effective March 1, 2019.  Read More...

Excellence Awards Presented to Top IFMA Members
HOUSTON -- IFMA named the winners of its 2018 Awards of Excellence at the World Workplace Conference and Expo in Charlotte, NC last week. The annual awards honor the stand-out achievements of IFMA members, chapters, councils and communities. Read More...

Restoration 1 Rehabs User Interface for Targeted Growth
WACO, Texas -- To improve the online experience of potential customers, service provider Restoration 1 is focusing on its operations in St. Louis, Washington state and the Hill Country of Texas.  Read More...

Avmor Celebrates 70 Years Making Cleaning Solutions
LAVAL, Canada – While it maintains a focus on the future, Avmor, a manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions, is celebrating 70 years in business. Read More...

Schneider Commits to Lean Construction Institute
ANDOVER, MA -- Schneider Electric, a provider of energy management and automation services, has joined the US Lean Construction Institute (LCI), which focuses on improving efficiency and productivity across the entire construction industry. Read More...

Nosocomial Infections May be on Rise in Veterinary Hospitals
HAMILTON, OH -- We typically hear about hospital-acquired infections and their devastating effects on humans, but HAIs are also a problem for pets in veterinary hospitals as well. Read More...

Industry News
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Four Silicone Roof Coating Myths Busted

When it comes to silicone roof coatings, there are a number of misconceptions, including the following: Silicone Roof Coatings are “Waterproof;” “Nothing Sticks to Silicone;” Silicone Coatings are “better” than Acrylic Coatings; and 100 percent silicone coatings
are 100 percent solids.

Silicone Roof Coatings are Waterproof: This is the most common misleading and incorrect term associated with silicone roof coatings or “silicones.” The correct terminology is that silicones are water-resistant, or more specifically water-repellent.

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