Contest gives architects and developers a chance to win video shoot

James HardieThe new Hardie Design Contest is giving architects and project developers and  owners a chance to win a custom video shoot profiling their best commercial and multifamily projects featuring James Hardie fiber cement siding, like the Hardie® Reveal® Panel System and Artisan® Lap Siding.

The official rules are online, but here is a quick summary:

  • Architectural firms and project developers and owners can submit photos of their U.S.-based commercial or multifamily project featuring James Hardie products online between June 20 and August 20.
  • The photo contest will have two winners – one for traditional and one for modern design – with both receiving a complimentary video shoot profiling their project.
  • Winners can post their video on their firm’s website, use it in presentations, or reference it in marketing materials for business promotion and branding purposes.

The winners will be announced at the Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2013.

Sto, Ardex join forces

Sto Corp., Atlanta, manufacturer of cladding, coating, and restoration systems, recently reached agreement with specialty construction materials manufacturer Ardex Engineered Cements, Aliquippa, PA, to expand concrete restoration and repair systems in the U.S.
   Ardex develops and manufactures specialty construction materials for substrate preparation, floor leveling, concrete repair, and  natural-stone, ceramic tile, and other surface material repair. They also provide training and support services.
   The agreement allows both companies to expand their building- and concrete-restoration market by offering combined product sourcing while potentially expanding warranty terms, giving customers a one-stop shop for building-retrofit projects.
“Ardex is a strong and independent, family-owned business which pursues its interests globally and acts in line with the market and the needs and wants of its customers,” said Larry Kushner, Sto’s vice president of sales.—Gary L. Parr