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The History and Innovation of Weather-Resistant Substrates

April 24, 2019

The History and Innovation of Weather-Resistant Substrates

Extended Exposure Meets Its Match.

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Influx in healthcare and senior living means big opportunities for architects

April 22, 2019

Influx in healthcare and senior living means big opportunities for architects

The need for senior living and healthcare facilities is greater than ever with an aging population and changing needs in health services. How can architects and emerging professionals rise to the occasion?

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Exploring color in architecture

April 19, 2019

Exploring color in architecture

It’s no secret that color provokes emotion. Warm colors, such as those that are bold in appearance like red or yellow, promote positive emotions and are often found in the signage of retail brands. Cool colors, like green and blue are meant to calm and are said to make a space feel larger.

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Aluminium security windows from Armortex

April 17, 2019

Aluminium security windows from Armortex

Bullet-resistant security windows are comprised of a composite system of alternating glass and polymeric layers – typically polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). These dissipate the force of an impacting projectile before it penetrates through the other side of the window. Bullets are captured within the composite, providing effective protection for personnel from a variety of small arms fire.

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Integrating security into the growing smart building market

April 15, 2019

Integrating security into the growing smart building market

It’s no wonder theEdge in Amsterdam has been touted as the world’s smartest building. Everything is connected to the Internet. Lighting, temperature controls – even espresso machines and bathroom towel dispensers – are linked to central dashboards that track usage patterns and adjust settings or send alerts, accordingly. Employees use a smartphone app to check their schedules, find a workspace and much more.

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What types of planters are safe to grow vegetables and fruit?

April 12, 2019

What types of planters are safe to grow vegetables and fruit?

Equivalent to using a safe material for food packaging, finding planters made from safe material is the most important factor in growing edible plants. TerraCast® planters are made from Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) resin, which is the material known to be used extensively in food packaging and other consumer products. Our planters are labeled with a 4 for recycling and they are safe to grow edible plants.

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When it came to choosing entrances for the Dubai Frame in UAE, designers selected revolving doors for security, safety and accessibility

April 10, 2019

When it came to choosing entrances for the Dubai Frame in UAE, designers selected revolving doors for security, safety and accessibility

Nearly 1000 teams of architects from around the world competed to design an important new building – a “Tall Emblem Structure” that would promote “the new face of Dubai”. The selected winner was the iconic Dubai Frame, and when its doors opened to the public in January 2018, those doors were automatic revolving doors from Boon Edam.

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Extend wood ceiling designs outdoors with new WoodWorks® linear exterior solid wood panels from Armstrong Ceilings

April 8, 2019

Extend wood ceiling designs outdoors with new WoodWorks® linear exterior solid wood panels from Armstrong Ceilings

The beauty and warmth of solid wood linear ceiling panels can now be extended from indoors to outdoors with the introduction of WoodWorks® Linear Exterior Solid Wood Panels from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. Made from Western Hemlock, the panels are specially manufactured to withstand outdoor conditions, making them suitable for use on the underside of soffits, overhangs, and other exterior surfaces that are not directly exposed to the elements.

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Start your summer renovation plans and customize the railing system of your dreams

April 5, 2019

Start your summer renovation plans and customize the railing system of your dreams

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Spring forward with basement door maintenance: after rough winter, take steps now to evaluate and tend to your entryway

April 3, 2019

Spring forward with basement door maintenance: after rough winter, take steps now to evaluate and tend to your entryway

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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

April 1, 2019

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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Accuride In action: Sliding out to sea with Telemerkki

March 30, 2019

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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Offering the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is a Contrast Based ALR surface that rejects up to 80 percent of ambient light

March 27, 2019

Offering the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is a Contrast Based ALR surface that rejects up to 80 percent of ambient light

The new Parallax® Stratos 1.0 delivers a high value solution for rejecting ambient light in large scale projection. Offering the freedom to install seamless ALR screens up to 16 feet in height, Parallax Stratos is available in a wide array of core Da-Lite® tensioned electric and fixed frame options. This Contrast Based ALR surface rejects up to 80% of ambient light with 1.0 gain for standard throw projectors (1.0:1 or greater).

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Incorporating the metallic look into your daylighting strategy

March 25, 2019

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:

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Glass: smooth, reflective, brilliant

March 22, 2019

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.

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Taking it public with CableRail cable railing

March 20, 2019

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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Inclusive communities need to be designed that way

March 18, 2019

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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Choosing the right type of bird spikes for your building

March 15, 2019

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

March 13, 2019

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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Commercial trash receptacles to reduce litter and promote recycling

March 11, 2019

Commercial trash receptacles to reduce litter and promote recycling

Is your business constantly covered in litter? Commercial trash receptacles can help fix littering issues and promote recycling. In fact, one of the biggest contributors to littering is a lack of trash receptacles. If people cannot find a place to throw away their garbage, and most people won’t look that hard, they will toss it wherever they can. Some may assume there is no consequence for littering and that someone else will pick it up as part of their job. You can help make the decision to responsibly dispose of trash easy by ensuring there are plenty of commercial trash cans and receptacles around your property.

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