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Autumn Inspiration in Landscape Design

October 19, 2020

Autumn Inspiration in Landscape Design

Fall is the best time to up your curb appeal and experiment with lots of colors and textures of plant combinations. Container gardens can instantly add height and depth to your fall landscape designs. Varying style and size options can complement the designs and overall atmosphere of the property. Taller planters paired with the traditional thriller, filler, and spiller plant combination will make an outstanding statement piece in any entryways or walkways.

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Building Owners Seeking Healthier, Safer Indoor Spaces Can Turn to New Armstrong Ceiling Solutions to Ease COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns

October 16, 2020

Building Owners Seeking Healthier, Safer Indoor Spaces Can Turn to New Armstrong Ceiling Solutions to Ease COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns

Armstrong recently announced that it is now offering its Health Zone™ ceiling systems and Clean Room Grid systems – currently contributing to protection of staff and patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities – to all building owners who want occupants to be and feel safer indoors.

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The Daylighting Difference: Energy Efficient Lighting

October 14, 2020

The Daylighting Difference: Energy Efficient Lighting

October is National Energy Awareness Month, and Major Industries is looking at a few of the ways that translucent panel systems help an organization lower its energy use and save on electrical costs. Fortunately, one of the largest consumers of electricity is also one of the most easily replaced. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), artificial lighting in the commercial and residential sectors is responsible for approximately 5% of the total U.S. electricity consumption in 2019 and makes up approximately 10.3% of all commercial electricity use. By decreasing their dependence on artificial lighting and utilizing natural daylight instead, organizations can lower operational costs while also helping to conserve the environment. And one of the best ways to do that is through translucent panel skylights and wall systems.

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Building Safety: Turn-Key Passive Fall Protection

October 12, 2020

Building Safety: Turn-Key Passive Fall Protection

Safety Rail Company makes OSHA-compliant fall protection safety railings and guard rail systems that are durable and innovative, yet affordable. With years of industry experience, Safety Rail Company fall protection products are engineered first and foremost to save lives.

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eGlass Element™ system reveals the beauty of your environment with an aluminum top rail that is nearly invisible

October 9, 2020

eGlass Element™ system reveals the beauty of your environment with an aluminum top rail that is nearly invisible

Offering the thinnest top rail and combined with full glass panels, this glass railing option focuses on a beautiful view while providing the safety and durability you expect from a railing system. Designed for minimal view obstruction, eGlass Element™ exposes the splendor of your surroundings, whether indoors or outdoors.

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[Podcast] What Are the Risks of a Tailgating Incident at Your Facility?

October 7, 2020

[Podcast] What Are the Risks of a Tailgating Incident at Your Facility?

Most security professionals are aware of the term, “tailgating,” as it refers to an unauthorized user following an authorized user into a facility, usually by means of a swinging door. But do all these security professionals agree on the impact of tailgating, as well as the methods to effectively mitigate it? We were curious so we reached out via our social media channels to find out more.

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More medical cannabis flooring systems being specified

October 5, 2020

More medical cannabis flooring systems being specified

These flooring systems are resinous finishes engineered for various applications in the medical cannabis industry. These applications include cosmetically appealing floors for retail medical dispensaries, ultra-durable surfaces for indoor cultivation areas and laboratory-clean flooring for processing and extraction facilities as well as testing labs.

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The PURPLE Book® II illustrates in detail how fire-rated gypsum assemblies intersect with other building components

October 2, 2020

The PURPLE Book® II illustrates in detail how fire-rated gypsum assemblies intersect with other building components

The PURPLE Book® II is an ideal commercial construction project resource with over 100 technical drawings. This is the second and newest edition. In 2013, National Gypsum Construction Services developed the original PURPLE Book® to help provide solutions to common fire-rated assembly problems in commercial construction. The second edition is now available. It is still the only resource in the industry that illustrates in detail how fire-rated gypsum assemblies intersect with other building components, like elevator shafts or steel beams.

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How the Penetron range of products can be adopted in metro and tunnel projects

September 30, 2020

How the Penetron range of products can be adopted in metro and tunnel projects

A brief overview of how the PENETRON range of products can be adopted in metro and tunnel projects.

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Flashing Components

September 28, 2020

Flashing Components

Flashing components are as important to the flashing system as the selection of membrane when it comes to keeping the building dry. Flashing is not something that can be installed somewhat correctly. It has to be correct. The money and time required to “re-do” flashing comes straight out of your pocket as a contractor. Here is an informal discussion about components and opinions that are based from learning things in this trade- in some cases, the hard, expensive way.

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Create an outdoor workspace | design tips & furnishings selection

September 25, 2020

Create an outdoor workspace | design tips & furnishings selection

A better office environment exists on your property. It has better lighting. Better décor. Better health benefits for workers.

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Color of the Year 2021

September 23, 2020

Color of the Year 2021

Nature at its simplest inspires a feeling that’s grounded and serene. Announcing the 2021 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (245-C7). Let a color rooted in nature create calm and bring all you cherish together.

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Pocket doors can help create a more peaceful, organized home with clean, concealed storage

September 21, 2020

Pocket doors can help create a more peaceful, organized home with clean, concealed storage

Searching for a solution to household clutter? #Accuride pocket doors can help create a more peaceful, organized home with clean, concealed storage for kitchen cabinets, media centers and so much more. Find the right #pocketdoor for your next project:

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Closing Three Key Corporate Security Gaps

September 18, 2020

Closing Three Key Corporate Security Gaps

Jim Richards, CEO of Total Security Solutions, has been evaluating and improving corporate security measures in workplaces for a long time. “Too often,” he notes, “big organizations, their facility managers, and even the security integrators they hire look at security as a fix that can be dropped in place. Like swapping out a leaky valve or adding a skylight. They don’t see this as a system of components. A bullet-resistant barrier is a component of security. Cameras are a component. Access control systems. Fire suppression. The security guards. Their security protocols. All of this goes into creating a system.”

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Human Bollard Campaigns - Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action

September 16, 2020

Human Bollard Campaigns - Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action

Tactical Urbanism seeks to make changes to municipal policy with proof-of-concept installations. Check out these 'human bollard campaigns' to show how separated bike lanes benefit drivers and riders alike.

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Designing for Resilience: Hurricane Protection

September 14, 2020

Designing for Resilience: Hurricane Protection

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us that disaster can strike at any time and how important it is to be prepared for when it does. And that means having a strong, dependable structure able to withstand damaging winds, flying debris, and other destructive forces. The built environment is often a community’s first line of defense against natural disasters, and is not only relied upon for protection, but also for preservation.

For additional protection on your next project, Major Industries’ Guardian 275® Translucent Systems - approved for use in most Florida counties, the Texas Gulf Coast and more than 95% of the hurricane zones in North America - can be configured to provide unmatched protection from the elements while allowing glare-free natural light to illuminate building interiors.

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How Safe Is Your Roof? The facts you need to know about rooftop safety

September 11, 2020

How Safe Is Your Roof? The facts you need to know about rooftop safety

Now more than ever, it is important to protect employees, contractors, and anyone else who accesses your facility’s roof.  Making rooftop safety a priority at your facility can help reduce the risk of injurious or fatal falls – a major goal for all safety and facility managers in 2019 and beyond. A comprehensive rooftop safety audit can address many of these safety concerns, as well as overall compliance and other OSHA regulatory issues. Download this guide to learn about the Five Areas of Concern for Rooftop Safety:

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Building Peace of Mind with Hurricane Resistant Solutions

September 9, 2020

Building Peace of Mind with Hurricane Resistant Solutions

Nature can create high-impact damage that poses a threat to a facility’s integrity and occupants’ wellbeing; that’s why we’ve developed a range of products designed to withstand the wrath of hurricanes and help provide increased protection throughout the year. Whether new construction or retrofit applications, Kawneer helps build a legacy around defending against damage and devastation, helping protect what’s inside. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that matters the most.

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NC State University Upgrades Security with New Boon Edam Turnstiles

September 7, 2020

NC State University Upgrades Security with New Boon Edam Turnstiles

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that NC State University in Raleigh, NC, has installed new turnstiles as part of a major renovation of their D. H. Hill Library.

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Florida Marine Rescue Aquarium Waterproofed With PENETRON ADMIX

September 4, 2020

Florida Marine Rescue Aquarium Waterproofed With PENETRON ADMIX

Officially completed in August 2020, the expansion project for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida needed a reliable waterproofing solution to protect the new concrete structures from the saltwater environment. Penetron crystalline technology provided the durability the architect was looking for.

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