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Privacy Element in Outdoor Spaces

October 15, 2021

Privacy Element in Outdoor Spaces

The privacy element is crucial in creating a comfortable outdoor space. Installing a fence or wall can be costly, but you can create privacy screens using plants and planters. Plants make excellent privacy screens because they can block noise and unsightly views while adding color, texture, and seasonal interest that only gets better each growing season. Large containers are ideal for creating privacy in a small space like a deck or patio. TerraCast® planters are made from a lightweight resin material, which makes the installation effortless and movable. The wide range of styles can fit any landscape style you desire!

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European Inspired Glass Wall Systems

October 13, 2021

European Inspired Glass Wall Systems

Glass partitions are an easy way to transform your space into an upscale environment. Glass partitions can be as safe as they are aesthetically pleasing. Dividing Commercial and office Interiors with European Style Glass Wall Partitions offers an exceptional amount of style and functionality.

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Translucent Canopies: Outdoor Learning Environments

October 11, 2021

Translucent Canopies: Outdoor Learning Environments

As schools everywhere tackle the challenges of online and in-person learning, translucent panel canopies can provide a safe and practical solution with shaded outdoor classroom spaces. Guardian 275® canopies and awnings offer a flexible, open-air environment where students can gather and learn while being shielded from potential rain and direct sunlight. While direct sunlight can be hot and create glare, translucent canopies help make outdoor spaces more comfortable so students can sit and focus on their work in a relaxed setting. This also allows students to benefit from the fresh air, natural light, and views that come with being outside, which studies have shown to improve a student’s mental health as well as academic performance.

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Why Bird Spike is Effective and Simple (Expert Explanation)

October 8, 2021

Why Bird Spike is Effective and Simple (Expert Explanation)

Yes, sometimes the solution to a vexing bird problem is as simple as bird spike. All the old sayings are true: the simple answers are often the best answers. This is certainly true when it comes to bird control. Yes, birds are smart. Yes, birds are a nuisance. But that certainly doesn’t mean the solution has to be complicated. Bird Spike: Simple Design, Easy to Install and Hard to Mess Up.

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Structural glass railings systems have no posts and thin, optional cap rails. Enjoy your view with zero visual obstruction!

October 6, 2021

Structural glass railings systems have no posts and thin, optional cap rails. Enjoy your view with zero visual obstruction!

If a minimal, clean look is what you desire Base Shoe and Standoff Systems look polished in both indoor and outdoor applications.

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OptiQ® Thermal Window Series - incorporating health and well-being into the architectural solutions of tomorrow

October 4, 2021

OptiQ® Thermal Window Series - incorporating health and well-being into the architectural solutions of tomorrow

The OptiQ® Thermal Window Series is designed to mitigate condensation + prevent the build-up of mold & bacteria. Incorporating hygiene into the design, our architectural installations ensure health & wellbeing are at the forefront of learning.

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Architectural lighting bollards: a blending of form and function

October 1, 2021

Architectural lighting bollards: a blending of form and function

Architectural lighting bollards create welcoming public spaces for walkers and cyclists through low-impact, pedestrian-level, localized light, improving pedestrian comfort and safety and reducing light pollution.

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Sherwin-Williams 2022 Colormix® Forecast's Method palette

September 29, 2021

Sherwin-Williams 2022 Colormix® Forecast's Method palette

With influences from the art deco era and modern organic design, the 2022 Colormix® Forecast's Method palette brings warmth to workspaces and restaurants alike. Explore all the colors in this collection:

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What is Thermoplastic Elastomer Rubber?

September 27, 2021

What is Thermoplastic Elastomer Rubber?

Understanding the difference between TPER and TPV is the key to writing more robust specifications for chemical-resistant waterstop. The key is in the crosslinking of the rubber phase. Polymers are chemical compounds formed by multiple structural units called monomers.

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National Preparedness Month: Hurricane Protection

September 24, 2021

National Preparedness Month: Hurricane Protection

Falling at the height of hurricane season in the United States, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month and a reminder that natural disasters will happen - and without the proper protections the consequences could be catastrophic. This is especially true when it comes to architectural design and choosing the right materials for building a strong, dependable structure that is able to withstand and defend against damaging winds, flying debris, and other destructive forces. Poorly constructed buildings can cost a community not only thousands (or millions!) of dollars in damage, but also lives.

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Aesthetically functional glass wall systems for commercial interior spaces

September 22, 2021

Aesthetically functional glass wall systems for commercial interior spaces

Interior Glass Solutions for Architects, Designers, Contractors, Business Owners and Developers to transform projects into a productive brilliant environment.

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Have you considered improving air quality... at the ceiling?

September 20, 2021

Have you considered improving air quality... at the ceiling?

People in every indoor space benefit from cleaner air. Discover how Armstrong Ceilings helps contribute to cleaner, healthier spaces for offices, schools, manufacturing, healthcare, nursing homes, and more:

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MarShield Launches Specifiers & Architects Resource Hub

September 17, 2021

MarShield Launches Specifiers & Architects Resource Hub

MarShield is proud to announce the launch of its Specifiers and Architects Resource Hub. The hub providers specifiers, architects, and engineers have easy access to MarShield product information, specs, CAD drawings, and many other resources.

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Lightweight planter solution for rooftop gardens

September 15, 2021

Lightweight planter solution for rooftop gardens

Green roofs and rooftop gardens have been some of the most popular garden trends in the last few years, not only from their aesthetic advantage but also from their environmental benefits. While green roofs directly plant vegetation on the rooftop over a waterproof membrane, rooftop gardens plant in a container instead. Rooftop gardens have various advantages, such as maximizing underused space, extending living space, providing habitat for wildlife, reducing the urban heat island effect, and improving air quality. Although green roofs are more effective in insulation and reducing water runoff, using containers is the most economical and flexible option. TerraCast® planters are lightweight, which means maximum flexibility in your design while consuming less energy in transit and installation.

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Window Wells add natural daylight to any underground space

September 13, 2021

Window Wells add natural daylight to any underground space

Looking to brighten your basement? Window Wells add natural daylight to any underground space. Depending upon your budget, BILCO has an egress window well system that is right for you. Products are available in a planter design for added beauty inside your home or in a modular design that is the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to add basement egress.

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TIGER Drylac® powder coatings for agricultural and construction machinery

September 10, 2021

TIGER Drylac® powder coatings for agricultural and construction machinery

Today, about one-third of the earth's surface area is used for agriculture and forestry. Technological progress is also advancing in the agricultural industry. Agricultural machinery that assists with farming and harvesting is becoming increasingly functional and high-quality. TIGER Drylac® powder coatings help our customers maintain the quality and durability of their agricultural machinery for decades.

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Structural Glass Railing Systems

September 8, 2021

Structural Glass Railing Systems

Structural glass railings are designed with with no rails at all offering maximum, uninterrupted view. Perfect attention to all glass railing details; versatile railings system in terms of design options; allows for mixing and matching components; popular kit for residential and commercial installations.

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Elevator Smoke Containment - Smoke Curtain

September 6, 2021

Elevator Smoke Containment - Smoke Curtain

The original high performance 'orange' opening protective for elevator openings. Our compact smoke and draft control assembly deploys on local smoke detection to seal the fire-rated elevator door from vertical smoke migration. This assembly satisfies the IBC requirement for elevator opening protection – no enclosed lobby required.

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Hardscape: Urban Design and the Outdoor Bench

September 3, 2021

Hardscape: Urban Design and the Outdoor Bench

What municipalities can learn from New York’s distinctive detail. We look at the unique custom street furniture of New York city, including its benches and bollards.

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Transform Your Customers’ Interiors with Statement-Making Railings

September 1, 2021

Transform Your Customers’ Interiors with Statement-Making Railings

When chosen thoughtfully, the right railing can personalize a space, make a statement, or even blend in seamlessly with its surroundings. Here are some points for contractors to keep in mind when recommending an interior railing.

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