IBC Surrounding Materials Rules – Where You Need Nonabsorbent Surfaces and Wet Wall Definition

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 12, 2019

The 2006 International Building Code includes Section 1210 Surrounding Materials which specifies where you need nonabsorbent surfaces. In toilet and bath rooms you need a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent surface on all walls to a minimum of 6″. This isn’t required at dwelling units. Its important […]

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Recycle Your Used Ceiling Tiles With Armstrong

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP December 3, 2011

Armstrong’s Ceiling-2-Ceiling program allows you to recycle used ceiling tiles from your remodel or demolition project. You pull the tile out and put it on a pallet, then Armstrong takes it from you and recycles it as post-consumer content for their manufacturing process. The Ultima, […]

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University of Denver Boettcher Center Auditorium – Patterning

by Matt Svoboda, AIA July 7, 2010

There are many interior details at the Boettcher Center which contribute to its uniqueness and one of the ones I find the most interesting is its decorative wall tile. On the walls leading into the upper auditorium and on walls throughout both of the existing lower restrooms […]

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Fantastic Finishes on a Contemporary Denver Duplex

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 4, 2009

The speculative duplex that we designed for Mike Magner at Kate Bohen is just about complete. Beth Freeman and I swung by last week to check out the finishes that the owner’s selected. They really look great and I wanted to share some of the […]

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