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How e-Steele™ improves durability and appearance of commercial site furnishings

June 25, 2019

How e-Steele™ improves durability and appearance of commercial site furnishings

When it comes to ensuring the long-lasting beauty and durability of your commercial site furnishings, the e-Steele™ metal finishing process used on Thomas Steele products stands apart from others. The process used on almost every single piece of steel used by Thomas Steele produces a finish that resists corrosion for a longer period of time and improves the overall appearance. The result is Thomas Steele's ability to produce outdoor commercial benches, tables, litter receptacles and planters with smooth, uniform finishes that are able to withstand scratching, impact, chemicals, humidity and high levels of corrosion from salt.

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Maintenance Free Planters

June 24, 2019

Maintenance Free Planters

The difference is recognizable when you invest in TerraCast®'s high quality resin planters. TerraCast® Planters will withstand many years of exposure to climate changes and daily abuse in high traffic areas without problems. The picture on the left is our Californian planter installed in Wisconsin over 20 years ago. It has been hit with wheel chairs, gurneys, strollers, and exposed to ice melt and salt, snow shovels and snow blowers. The planter still looks good as new! What makes it so durable?

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3 Questions to determine the best acoustics approach

June 21, 2019

3 Questions to determine the best acoustics approach

Imagine a bustling emergency room. Nervous patients. Hustling emergency personnel, efficient nurses calmly gathering background information. The environment is tense and active, yet there is still a profound need for privacy and peace. Now, you’re in a classroom. The room is quiet, all eyes are on the teacher whose, clear, engaging voice captivates her audience. Finally, you’ve joined a group brainstorm. You and your colleagues are debating the best course of action. The environment is energetic yet respectful as others continue their work around you. These environments are very different yet, each space is made better by its ability to control and manage the noise within. So, how do we get there? How do we manage the acoustics in environments as diverse as these? The answer is through Targeted Acoustics.

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Help protect against mold and wood damage with Sherwin-Williams new moisture vapor barrier interior coating

June 19, 2019

Help protect against mold and wood damage with Sherwin-Williams new moisture vapor barrier interior coating

Sherwin-Williams introduces Moisture Vapor Barrier Interior Latex Primer/Sealer, a quick-drying coating designed to help reduce the loss of moisture through walls and ceilings. The new waterborne formula combines a primer and finish into a single, cost-effective solution intended to address moisture vapor problems common in manufactured housing facilities.

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Giving new life to historic buildings leads to happier, healthier cities

June 17, 2019

Giving new life to historic buildings leads to happier, healthier cities

Almost every city in America has a historic building awaiting a rebirth. Whether it’s a 300-year-old church, a 19th century warehouse, or even a 1950’s gas station, there is potential for great new spaces in your community. Every year AIA’s Committee on the Environment recognizes ten innovative projects that integrate design excellence with environmental performance. Beyond rigorous sustainability and ecological criteria, special attention to community and wellness factors is critical for selected projects. This year’s COTE Top Ten featured more adaptive reuse projects than ever before, signifying that the social and health value of these properties is on the rise.

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Bollard installation onto uneven surfaces

June 14, 2019

Bollard installation onto uneven surfaces

Bollards are needed in all sorts of places where the ground is not level. In some cases, they’re used in conjunction with ramps or other access-friendly elements. In others, they’re installed to help mediate a steep grade or turn, where the risk of accident increases. To install properly on these sorts of surfaces, care must be taken.

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In Plant Office Applications

June 12, 2019

In Plant Office Applications

An in plant office, also known as a modular inplant office, is designed with standard features and dimensions for ease in procurement and flexibility of use. Par-Kut modular in plant offices are factory-assembled, of durable welded steel and ship complete with roof and floor, installed walls, windows, doors, and NEC compliant electrical systems. Pre-assembled inplant offices range in size from 5′ x 8′ to 12′ x 32′.

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Concrete Stain

June 10, 2019

Concrete Stain

Unlimited colors and expert application transforms and beautifies concrete...

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Case study: Fast Tracking the Canadian Grand Prix

June 7, 2019

Case study: Fast Tracking the Canadian Grand Prix

Learn how Unicel Architectural Corp. supplied 32,500 sq. ft. of curtain wall, skylights and 1 km of glass railing during a tight 10-month construction timeline over a tough winter season.

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The importance of a fire safety plan in high occupancy buildings

June 6, 2019

The importance of a fire safety plan in high occupancy buildings

Every residential and commercial building needs a fire safety plan to keep occupants safe in the event of an emergency. For high-occupancy buildings, the need for a fire safety plan only increases due to the sheer volume of people that need to be able to exit quickly. No matter what type of building you are designing, whether it’s residential, commercial or in the hospitality industry, be sure to include a detailed fire safety plan to ensure the safe evacuation of the entire building in the event of an emergency.

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9 FAQ’s about stretch forming services

June 3, 2019

9 FAQ’s about stretch forming services

Choosing a single partner to curve and finish your architectural aluminum products provides you with an efficient process and a high-quality result. At Linetec, you can select from paint and anodize finishing options, as well as thermal improvement, in combination with our stretch forming services. Not only does this allow you to enjoy a single point of contact, it saves time and costs, and ensures a full warranty on the finished, curved material.

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Reflector™ Enhancer floors featuring gunmetal and titanium

May 31, 2019

Reflector™ Enhancer floors featuring gunmetal and titanium

People are choosing Reflector™ Enhancer Flooring Systems because they are a completely custom floor that add a unique design element to your space. These specialty floors will be sure to catch someone’s attention. With or without a high-gloss finish, these floors create a feel of movement that mimics water because they are seamless and fluid-applied in place.

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6 Ideas to rock a small minimalist bathroom design (without breaking the bank)

May 29, 2019

6 Ideas to rock a small minimalist bathroom design (without breaking the bank)

You’ve looked at one too many issues of Architectural Digest to put up with your crappy, outdated 5’ x 8’ bathroom any more. You’ve asked yourself what the heck was the guy who built this home thinking when... This article will show you 6 practical ideas to rock a design for a small minimalist bathroom without busting your budget.

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Hotel X Toronto

May 27, 2019

Hotel X Toronto

High style and eco-conscious design are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Hotel X Toronto—the latest addition to the Library Hotel Collection’s portfolio of international boutique hotel properties—boldly challenges this assumption.

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What’s the best strategy for solar-hungry homeowners?

May 24, 2019

What’s the best strategy for solar-hungry homeowners?

Once overshadowed by high costs and low aesthetics, residential solar energy applications are now brightening the landscape, thanks to technological advances and financial incentives. From IKEA to Tesla, it seems like everyone is getting into the solar game. But is it better to invest in a solar roof, add panels to your existing roof, or replace your roof in tandem with a solar installation? Do you want to make the solar system a seamless addition to your home or bring it front and center to showcase your commitment to a sustainable future? Successfully integrating solar into a house calls for considerable knowledge and design skills. Consulting with an architect will make your decisions much easier.

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Solving its noise problem lets a township get back to work

May 22, 2019

Solving its noise problem lets a township get back to work

Certainteed building scientists offer up an acoustical solution that is easy to replicate. Located approximately 30-miles outside of Philadelphia, East Whiteland Township is in the center of Chester County. The township building is typical of local government, a combination of office spaces and meeting facilities in a relatively no-frills municipal building.

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Bring copper ceiling tiles into your home easily with these installation tips

May 20, 2019

Bring copper ceiling tiles into your home easily with these installation tips

Like tin ceiling tiles, floor tiles and even the ceramic tile, installing copper ceiling tiles doesn’t have to be complicated, either. In fact, some of the easiest home renovations are done with copper ceiling tiles. They’re easy to clean, beautiful, and durable. Using copper ceiling tiles in your home is a smart move for almost any project.

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New MetalWorks™ Create!™ Custom Perforations transform images onto metal panels

May 17, 2019

New MetalWorks™ Create!™ Custom Perforations transform images onto metal panels

Custom image perforation capability from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offers unique visual and acoustical performance.

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How has active shooter response changed?

May 15, 2019

How has active shooter response changed?

Shooter response training has changed as law enforcement and emergency first responders have learned from more experience. In this article and video you will learn about the changes that have been made to Active Shooter Response.

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5 Considerations when installing glass skylights

May 13, 2019

5 Considerations when installing glass skylights

Glass skylights can provide many benefits when installed in commercial buildings. There are various criteria to consider when planning a glass skylight installation; however, we’ve highlighted the five points that we believe are the most commonly overlooked. While a successful glass skylight installation involves the culmination of efforts by an experienced team, considering the following items in the early stages of project development can help get your skylight installation in the right direction.

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