Sto Introduces New Air Barrier & Waterproofing Product — RapidGuard

Sto Introduces New Air Barrier & Waterproofing Product — RapidGuard

Sto RapidGuardTM is a single-component, multi-use air barrier and waterproofing material that seals rough openings, seams, sheathing joints, cracks, penetrations, and transitions in above-grade wall construction. The innovative new product has excellent elongation, allowing it to bridge cracks and seams in wall construction without tearing or compromising the established air and moisture barrier. It works seamlessly with Sto waterproofing air barrier membranes, and is compatible with concrete, concrete masonry, brick, gypsum sheathing, wood, galvanized material, and cement-based sheathings.
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Sto Tint Training Ensures Color Quality

Sto Tint Training Ensures Color Quality

Sto produces world class color finishes and coatings but handling these products properly and understanding them turns these superior quality color products into exceptional works of beauty that manifest technological prowess in the built environment.In addition to learning color theory at the Sto Tint School and how to best help customers realize their color requirements, Sto employees are also trained in tint product care and storage.
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The Sto Tint School – Color 101

The Sto Tint School – Color 101

The Sto Tint School is yet another asset that helps differentiate Sto Corp. in the building materials marketplace today. At Sto, consistent material selection and consistent formulation results in consistent color and a superior product; at the Sto Tint School in Atlanta they strive to ensure quality customer service to support the tinted product. Sto employees and distributors are trained to be coating and finish specialists at the facility where they are schooled in the art and science of color.
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The World Of Chroma & Hue At Sto’s Color Lab

The World of Chroma & Hue at Sto’s Color Lab

Sto’s Color Lab is a critical component in the company’s production of superior coatings and finishes. They offer what is in effect a color customization service, responding to requests from designers, architects, contractors and applicators seeking to match a particular shade, turning out, on average, 70 fresh color variations and 100 samples a day. The Color Lab is also the U.S. home for the highly lauded StoColor 800 collection, a color system formulated to match the range of human visual perception.
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The Art And Science Of Color

The Art and Science of Color

At Sto, the science and technology of color have been perfected over decades to create coatings and finishes that offer both form and function in the built environment. Between Sto Studio, Sto Tint School and the Sto Color Lab, we have a corner on mastering the art, science and psychology of color systems.
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Biophilic Design In Architecture For Health & Tranquility

Biophilic Design in Architecture for Health & Tranquility

Biophilic design in architecture is intended to optimize life by creating a healthier, less stressful living space. Essential to biophilic theory is the idea that buildings aid our physical and mental health only when they are designed holistically and in tandem with nature. Today, the concept of biophilia is supported by a more scientific understanding of the psychology behind building-based wellness and architects are embracing and incorporating these concepts into the living and working spaces they create.
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Advanced Insulated Wall Systems That Exceed Expectations And Code

Advanced Insulated Wall Systems that Exceed Expectations and Code

Today’s architects, specification professionals, and owners are typically looking for an insulated wall design that not only meets but exceeds the nation’s increasingly demanding code requirements. Enter the StoTherm® ci XPS continuous insulation system, which provides air, thermal and moisture control without the connection and compatibility challenges that characterize other systems, while also offering multiple design and finish options.
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Aesthetically Enhanced Wall Solutions With StoPanel Dri-Design

Aesthetically Enhanced Wall Solutions with StoPanel Dri-Design

The StoPanel Dri-Design system is a next-generation exterior wall solution where form and function harmonize, offering all the advantages of panelization, and a superior moisture barrier with state-of-the-art water management. The easy-to-install, fully customizable system also offers a wide range of aesthetic options to choose from. Manufactured with single-skin-metal, the system employs an innovative and patented interlocking design that is attractive, adaptable and sustainable. The 33-floor Aloft Tower in downtown Austin, TX is just one example of how this cladding system was a “win-win” for all, delivering speed, value and quality.
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Numbers Reveal Construction Industry Trends & Issues

Numbers Reveal Construction Industry Trends & Issues

Numerical data based on a recap of the 2017 construction industry is telling, including $1.6 trillion in opportunity cost due to the industry’s hesitation to adopt new technology, and the $200 billion in estimated damages from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Some of the statistics are staggering and surprising, some, such as the ongoing impact of skilled labor shortages, are troublesome, but all of the data reflect tremendous market opportunities as well. Read more for an insight into what to watch in 2018.
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