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AECinfo BuildingBlog #132 ♦ May 9, 2019 

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Glass: smooth, reflective, brilliant

StoVentec Glass is a ventilated rainscreen cladding system consisting of a glass faced composite panel, thermal insulation and sub-construction. It is available in many panel sizes and different surface colors and finishes, offering great aesthetic potential for façade designs on new-build or refurbished buildings.

Glass: smooth, reflective, brilliant

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Inclusive communities need to be designed that way

Inclusive communities need to be designed that way  

Architects are working to create spaces where all members of a community can thrive. Learn more:

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Color Secrets Revealed: Author Kassia St. Clair dishes on the historical twists and turns that continue to shape our charged relationship to color

What is it about purple that signifies power and royalty? How did white help our ancestors fight the plague — and how does that dramatic history continue to define the ways we design with it? Kassia St. Clair explores the hidden stories of 75 different colors in her captivating The Secret Lives of Color. We caught up with the author and Elle Decoration color columnist in her London office.

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  Color Secrets Revealed: Author Kassia St. Clair dishes on the historical twists and turns that continue to shape our charged relationship to color

Accuride In action: Sliding out to sea with Telemerkki

Accuride In action: Sliding out to sea with Telemerkki  

Telemerkki Keeps Seas, Roads, and Hospitals Humming with Accuride Hardware. Finland’s Telemerkki Oy delivers critical hardware for high-stakes fields. That’s why Telemerkki counts on Accuride solutions to keep its hardware moving. When manufacturing bridge consoles for ships, Telemerkki uses Accuride’s 9301E Heavy-Duty Slides. The 9301E has a full-extension design and a 600 lb. load capacity. Exhaustively tested, the 9301E is a trusted solution for commercial and industrial markets.

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Taking it public with CableRail cable railing

The sleek, streamlined cables work with a variety of architectural styles and can be used in both outdoor and indoor settings, including harsh environments. Perfect for public settings!

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  Taking it public with CableRail cable railing

Ogden Collection offers flexible backed and backless curved, circular and straight bench options to configure a style that you visualize

Ogden Collection offers flexible backed and backless curved, circular and straight bench options to configure a style that you visualize  

Think you can handle unlimited curves? We're talking curved to virtually any radii in one-inch increments! The Ogden Collection offers all this flexibility with four mounting options, gorgeous & durable seat material options, and it's a standard product!

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Choosing the right type of bird spikes for your building

As anyone who's ever owned or leased a large building can tell you, birds can be a major problem to the aesthetics of a roof. But the problems from pigeons and other airborne pests go far beyond just appearances. Besides looking ugly, bird droppings can do real damage to a roof's materials, and they carry several kinds of diseases, representing a danger to the public. That's why many businesses decide to invest in bird spikes. Bird spikes are a simple, inexpensive option that keeps pigeons and other larger winged pests from finding any space to land, preventing them from either nesting on the roof or finding a place to leave their droppings.

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  Choosing the right type of bird spikes for your building

Incorporating the metallic look into your daylighting strategy

The creative use of metal has become a modern design and construction trend. In addition to advantages such as recyclability and versatility, the aesthetic created by incorporating metal is a big reason for the increased use. Here are four ways Draper helps you incorporate the metallic look into a building, while also dealing with glare and solar heat gain as part of an overall daylighting strategy:

Incorporating the metallic look into your daylighting strategy

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