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Bollard fencing? Perimeter security with bollards, fences, and walls

March 27, 2020

Bollard fencing? Perimeter security with bollards, fences, and walls

From patios to secure perimeters, fences, bollards, and walls are found together protecting and defining space. These elements of boundary design complement each other. Each offers different options and aesthetics.

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Bird control made easy with SpectrumV™ Holographic Bird Gel™

March 25, 2020

Bird control made easy with SpectrumV™ Holographic Bird Gel™

SpectrumV™ Holographic Bird Gel™ is an easy, economical, and effective sensory bird control solution. Each easyto-apply dish contains an innovative gel that uses a combination of sight, sense and smell to keep birds away from edges, ledges, and more.

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Spacing bike storage racks

March 23, 2020

Spacing bike storage racks

Maximizing bike parking or bike storage space doesn't have to be complicated. Check out our this video on spacing recommendations so you can make the most of your bicycle storage.

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Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

March 20, 2020

Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

We're talking about something that many #security entrance manufacturers shy away from: barrier contact. Why does it happen and how do you avoid it?

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5 Considerations When Installing Glass Skylights

March 16, 2020

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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Single-hung side-load thermal windows: quality and performance that never interfere with style

March 13, 2020

Single-hung side-load thermal windows: quality and performance that never interfere with style

Kawneer’s TR-9100 Single-Hung Side-Load Thermal Windows offer versatility and design flexibility. The windows are tested for both blast mitigation and hurricane resistance. Security features include locks that automatically engage when the sash is closed.

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Daylighting Applications: Water Treatment Plants

March 11, 2020

Daylighting Applications: Water Treatment Plants

The privacy and savings provided by translucent panel systems make them a strategic solution for daylighting water treatment plants, pump stations, and other municipal facilities that house large equipment. By limiting views of the building’s interior from the outside, translucent daylighting keeps the facility and its equipment private and protected from trespassers who are unable to see who or what is inside. This added security may be especially important for pump stations or other buildings that are frequently left unattended.

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5 Smart design bathroom design trends from the 2020 kitchen & bath industry show to rejuvenate your tired space

March 9, 2020

5 Smart design bathroom design trends from the 2020 kitchen & bath industry show to rejuvenate your tired space

Where can you go to see, touch, feel and hear about the hottest trends and products in bathrooms? It’s the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (AKA – KBIS) and the International Builders Show (IBS). Mike Foti shows you cool products and 5 smart bathroom design trends.

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Taking the indoors outdoors

March 6, 2020

Taking the indoors outdoors

We humans spend more than 70% of our time inside a building. Yet we have a deep connection with the natural world. This dichotomy is the root of two recent design trends. One trend is biophilic design, where an effort is made to connect the indoors and outdoors. This is done by opening up buildings to natural views while also physically bringing elements of nature inside.

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Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

March 4, 2020

Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

The Nuclear industry often requires large radiation shields made primarily from lead. One common method is to pour lead into a steel fabrication. The metal shell protects the lead in a durable casing that holds up better over time. This also ensures that any risk of lead exposure is minimized as the lead is sealed in an outer casing.

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Guard Booth Industrial Applications

March 2, 2020

Guard Booth Industrial Applications

Par-Kut guard booth industrial applications are a perfect fit for use in abusive industrial environments, because the core competency is to build the enclosures with durable and long-lasting materials. Par-Kut industrial booths shelter and provide relief for industrial workers in control pulpits, in plant offices and operator shelters to name a few.

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Cranky Portable Winch is the safe (and easy!) way to lift heavy objects

February 28, 2020

Cranky Portable Winch is the safe (and easy!) way to lift heavy objects

Cranky Portable Winch is the safe (and easy!) way to lift heavy objects -- such as compressors and motors -- directly through the roof hatch or up a vertical ladder.

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​Decorative Wall Panels – Explore The Many Designs, Materials, and Colors Available to You

February 26, 2020

​Decorative Wall Panels – Explore The Many Designs, Materials, and Colors Available to You

Decorative wall panels can transform the appearance of a space in ways that paint and wallpaper cannot. Using wall panels, you can easily create an eye-catching accent wall or completely resurface the walls of an entire room. Not only do wall panels create a more lasting impression than a coat of paint but they are also easily installed and surprisingly affordable. If you want to resurface the walls in a home or a commercial space, the unique design and texture options make it easier to give your project a stylish look.

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Signs You May Need to Upgrade to Long Lasting Lighting Solutions

February 24, 2020

Signs You May Need to Upgrade to Long Lasting Lighting Solutions

Do you have high energy bills? Are you spending way too much to maintain your light poles or landscape lighting? You may be overlooking the opportunity! Changing outdated lighting system can provide large cost savings for you. TerraCast®'s PolySteel™ posts and landscape lighting paired with our LED lighting options are the perfect long lasting solution to put an end to your costly maintenance and energy bills.

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How to Solve your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

February 21, 2020

How to Solve your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

Sheet lead for Radiation Protection in laboratories, clinics, dental and medical application can be a challenge. Many contractors and architects face challenges due to space criteria and the weight of the shielding requirements. How to solve your shielding challenges with sheet lead product options?

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Visual Blog: Kalwall in Sports and Recreation

February 19, 2020

Visual Blog: Kalwall in Sports and Recreation

The ability to control natural daylight enhances any athletic facility, from recreational to professional sports. Providing glare-free, full-spectrum light is ideal for videography, mental focus and visual acuity. Kalwall® translucent sandwich panels have been a preferred choice of athletic facilities large and small because of their ability to couple museum-quality daylighting™, with increased visual privacy and protection from the elements. Here are five athletic facilities across the globe where Kalwall® translucent sandwich panels have been used to provide the right diffuse natural daylighting solution.

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Safe Rooms: A New Approach To Workplace Violence

February 17, 2020

Safe Rooms: A New Approach To Workplace Violence

Many companies are exploring ways that they can create “safe rooms” in their existing office—addressing the special challenges of corporate security. One of the greatest challenges: the attacker is very often someone familiar to the target and victims. As a result, security measures that are highly effective in many settings—like access control—are only one part of the puzzle.

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5 Reasons to Choose a Security Revolving Door for Your Physical Security Plan

February 14, 2020

5 Reasons to Choose a Security Revolving Door for Your Physical Security Plan

Are you looking at different types of security entrances and trying to compare which one is right for you? Security revolving doors have been gaining in popularity over the past 10 years. Why? In this quick video, I'll share with you the top 5 features of a security revolving door that make it one of the most desirable security solutions for many types of facilities.

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Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog

February 12, 2020

Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog

Outdoor living spaces are particularly sentimental areas of the home. For dozens of years, the County Materials team has crafted long-lasting concrete landscape products that are used and loved by families across the country. Our 2020 Residential Landscape Inspiration Catalog showcases our products and provides everything you need for designing your next project. Get a digital download here.

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Steel vs. Stainless Steel - Consider the differences in corrosion resistance and cost

February 11, 2020

Steel vs. Stainless Steel - Consider the differences in corrosion resistance and cost

Steel and stainless steel are both reliable metals found in a wide range of products, from substantial applications to very small parts. So, which one is better? The answer is “it depends!”

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