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How to compare sliding vs pivot glass shower doors

July 28, 2021

How to compare sliding vs pivot glass shower doors

You’re desperately trying to find the best solution to keep water inside your shower, add style to your bathrooms and not break the bank. This has led you to start researching sliding glass shower doors and pivoting doors for your upcoming remodel. You’ve found benefits you can love about either choice:

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Custom-Colored Aluminum Cable Railing

July 26, 2021

Custom-Colored Aluminum Cable Railing

When you order raw aluminum components you can custom coat the railing to whatever color you'd like. This customer in Washougal WA painted their railing green to match their house. What color would you make your railing?

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Create your own unique visual using color and artwork on acoustical wall panels

July 23, 2021

Create your own unique visual using color and artwork on acoustical wall panels

Create your own unique visual using color and artwork on acoustical wall panels. Transform interior spaces with distinctive image depth and personality on texture-rich TECTUM Create! Direct-Attach custom wall panels.

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Thoughtful hardscape design can turn the concrete jungle into comfortable human habitat

July 21, 2021

Thoughtful hardscape design can turn the concrete jungle into comfortable human habitat

What is hardscape? Hardscape is the term for hard landscaping materials. Concrete, asphalt, stone, glass, brick, metal, and gravel are all hardscape. In general use, hardscape means materials placed by human design. Hardscape contrasts with soft materials like vegetation and soil, which are known as “softscape”. Together, hardscape and softscape make up the landscape.

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GFRC: concrete that uses glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel

July 19, 2021

GFRC: concrete that uses glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel

GFRC is concrete that uses glass fibers for reinforcement instead of steel. It is typically cast in a thin section of around 1/2" to 3/4". Since the fibers cannot rust like steel, there is no need for a protective concrete cover thickness to prevent rusting. With the thin, hollow construction of GFRC products, they can weigh a fraction of the weight of traditional precast concrete.

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Skylight Fall Protection - How to Keep Your Facility's Rooftop Skylights Safe

July 16, 2021

Skylight Fall Protection - How to Keep Your Facility's Rooftop Skylights Safe

Skylights add a great deal of aesthetic appeal to the interior of any industrial facility by letting in abundant natural light. Brighter work areas are not only better to look at, they're also healthier places for employees. In fact, skylights can help boost employee morale, improve employee satisfaction, increase productivity, and decrease your operating costs. However, along with the benefits of having skylights comes the increased risk to workers and maintenance crews for rooftop falls. It's essential that you provide adequate skylight fall protection to both protect your workers and to remain compliant with OSHA regulations.

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Boon Edam’s New Mapping Tool Enables Long-Term Entrance Planning

July 16, 2021

Boon Edam’s New Mapping Tool Enables Long-Term Entrance Planning

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced a new solution mapping tool, BoonSelect, that breaks down the complex entry selection process and helps decision makers choose the right entrance solutions for their unique goals. BoonSelect features seven factors to consider prior to making an entrance decision. Boon Edam entry experts are trained on the right questions to ask as they walk a decision maker through each of the factors – all with the goal of helping their clients make the most well-rounded entrance choice.

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New University In Georgia Benefits From Penetron Technology

July 14, 2021

New University In Georgia Benefits From Penetron Technology

The official opening ceremony of the Kutaisi International University in October 2020 created a new regional hub of higher education for the study of science, management, and technology in Georgia. For the first phase of construction, which is now complete, the Penetron System was specified to waterproof the University’s exposed and below-grade concrete structures.

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Purpose Built with Accessibility in Mind. Kawneer’s GLASSvent® UT Project-Out Windows Now Feature ADA-Compliant Operators

July 12, 2021

Purpose Built with Accessibility in Mind. Kawneer’s GLASSvent® UT Project-Out Windows Now Feature ADA-Compliant Operators

Kawneer Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction, introduces an aesthetically pleasing ADA-compliant operating handle option for GLASSvent® UT (Ultra-Thermal) Project-Out Windows. This new option provides a solution to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommendation that operable windows require no more than a five-pound operating force* while also providing a coordinating handle for non-ADA applications.

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Corrugated Metal - Dakota Tin - Colorado Ceiling Tiles & Wall Panels

July 9, 2021

Corrugated Metal - Dakota Tin - Colorado Ceiling Tiles & Wall Panels

Give your roofs and walls a vintage, natural or modern touch. Folded metal roof tiles come in uniform examples like Galvalume (standard electrifies), Antique Galvanized (dim dull dim) or Rusted (pre-rusted).

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Houston House: StoTherm® ci with Stolit® Milano finish provides comfort and visual appeal

July 7, 2021

Houston House: StoTherm® ci with Stolit® Milano finish provides comfort and visual appeal

The East Village is one of New York City’s trendiest neighborhoods, and Houston Street is one of the busiest thoroughfares. For the Houston House project, Jeffrey Cole of Jeffrey Cole Architects needed a design that was stylish enough for the East Village residents who would call it home while simultaneously addressing the issues that come with traffic noise. And that’s before we even begin talking about dealing with New York City’s blustery winters and brutal summers. Through creative design, clever use of the StoTherm ci exterior wall system and expert application of a Stolit Milano finish, Cole made quick work of all three challenges in spectacularly successful fashion.

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Bullet-resistant windows with voice-transmission options

July 5, 2021

Bullet-resistant windows with voice-transmission options

Ballistic barriers shouldn't compromise your ability to communicate with clients. That's why our bullet-resistant windows come with voice-transmission options suitable for any environment.

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How 3D Printing is Helping the Coronavirus Cause

July 2, 2021

How 3D Printing is Helping the Coronavirus Cause

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is making headlines as a means to help hospitals and health care workers who are experiencing a shortage of medical equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic. With more than a million confirmed cases in the United States, demand for this equipment is at an all-time high and has put a strain on the supply chain. 3D printing has limitations and may not be a long-term solution, but we’ll explain how it has served as an interim stop-gap with initiatives around the world.

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June's Color of the Month: Commodore (SW 6524)

June 30, 2021

June's Color of the Month: Commodore (SW 6524)

June’s Color of the Month, Commodore SW 6524 (185-C7), creates a wave of clarity and calm. Coordinating colors and wood, black and brass finishes combine effortlessly to further the hue’s feeling of comfort.

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5 Tips To Spring Into Package Management Success

June 28, 2021

5 Tips To Spring Into Package Management Success

It’s no secret that in 2020, people were shipping more than ever before. At the height of stay-at-home orders from March to May last year, Package Concierge® processed nearly 7 million package transactions. In 2020, our weekly average topped 600,000 transactions, which was higher than the average weekly package volume during the 2019 holiday shopping season, and our 2020 holiday season average went even higher than that.

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Designer…Traffic Guides? Unique Spaces, Custom Bollards

June 25, 2021

Designer…Traffic Guides? Unique Spaces, Custom Bollards

Bollards—those short posts that guide traffic and protect perimeters—can be highly visible hazard markers. The simplest security bollards are made of yellow-painted steel pipe. However, in more formal settings, bollards can be chosen to complement the landscape or architecture, adding a sculptural touch. Stock decorative bollards are available in modern, historic, quaint, or classic looks. Sites that want a unique or branded look can customize bollards to fit their site plan.

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The Daylighting Difference: Restaurants

June 23, 2021

The Daylighting Difference: Restaurants

A restaurant’s lighting plays a key role in how a customer feels during their meal; and how a customer feels will impact how they perceive the quality of both the food and the facility as well as whether or not they will return. For restaurants that specialize in sit-down dinners, dim artificial lighting helps to set the mood for a more intimate dining experience where customers are more likely to eat slower and stay longer. For other types of eateries like cafes and diners that operate primarily during daylight hours, natural lighting is the best way to create a bright, buoyant atmosphere where customers can come to wake up and leave feeling refreshed. Restaurants with a greener or more nutritious menu may also benefit from natural lighting as customers tend to feel healthier and eat healthier in naturally lit environments.

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Easy-Clean X-Ray Glass provides x-ray protection from Alpha, Beta and Gamma Ionizing radiation for proper shielding of medical diagnostic imaging procedures

June 21, 2021

Easy-Clean X-Ray Glass provides x-ray protection from Alpha, Beta and Gamma Ionizing radiation for proper shielding of medical diagnostic imaging procedures

Ray-Bar offers an additional treatment to our x-ray glass with a permanent specialized surface coating that permeates deep into the glass crystalline structure to provide dirt repelling easy to clean x-ray glass that resists bacteria; inhibiting bacterial colonization and 'bio-film' build-ups. #easyclean #radiationprotection #xrayglass #xrayprotection

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Prefabricated, pre-insulated, secondary containment and conduit piping systems for industrial and commercial applications

June 18, 2021

Prefabricated, pre-insulated, secondary containment and conduit piping systems for industrial and commercial applications

The district heating and cooling systems distribute steam, hot water or chilled water to multiple buildings through a network of pre-insulated pipes. The heat can be provided from a variety of sources, including geothermal, co-generation plants, waste heat from industry, and purpose built heating plants. With our system, the pipe is prefabricated and pre-insulated in our factory and arrives on the job site ready to install.

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An inside look at why businesses are installing revolving doors

June 16, 2021

An inside look at why businesses are installing revolving doors

Have you ever wondered... why #revolvingdoors? Look no further! Discover the challenges of traditional swinging/sliding doors as well as the benefits of revolving doors.

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