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Exterior Architectural Cornice

June 24, 2022

Exterior Architectural Cornice

Buildings that have a uniform texture and color can be monotonous; exterior architectural cornice is an effective and very simple way to enhance the design and visual appeal of most types of buildings. Architectural cornice serves a number of aesthetic functions. First, it can provide variety and excitement to most buildings. A building with architectural cornice will invariably be more pleasing to the eye than an identical building that does not contain this element of design. Second, cornice provides a sense of balance to structures. The lower portions of most buildings have a thicker and heavier area, and architectural cornice ensures that the top of the building will as well. Exterior architectural cornice also provides a definitive finishing touch to the building by crowning it.

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Take Performance to the Next Level with 2500 UT Unitwall® System and Triple-Pane Glass

June 22, 2022

Take Performance to the Next Level with 2500 UT Unitwall® System and Triple-Pane Glass

Kawneer builds innovation into every single product. Now available with a triple-pane insulating glass option, Kawneer's enhanced 2500 UT Unitwall® System is proven to deliver ultra-thermal performance on projects requiring high-insulating façades.

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The Belden Brick Company’s New Design Tool – All The Resources You Need In One Place

June 20, 2022

The Belden Brick Company’s New Design Tool – All The Resources You Need In One Place

Our goal is to help you on your journey to finding the perfect Belden brick for your project and offer inspiration with a variety of distinctive colors, adaptable sizes, and exclusive textures. With this new digital resource, we’ve laid out our product catalog in a way that is planned for convenience with essential technical details like 3-part specs and Revit files. Get started on your next project now!

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Physical Security in Layers: Turnstile Locations on a Corporate Campus

June 17, 2022

Physical Security in Layers: Turnstile Locations on a Corporate Campus

In this blog, we’ll step through each area of a typical corporate campus and define the most effective security entrances for each location. We’re also providing an interactive infographic that outlines this same information in one clear and concise package that you can download to share with others in your organization.

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Closed-Cell Insulation

June 15, 2022

Closed-Cell Insulation

HBS closed-cell spray foam insulation outperforms traditional insulation by providing an air, water and vapor barrier in a single component. Spray foam insulation adheres to most surfaces and expands to create a seamless, airtight building envelope. In addition, it offers outstanding high-performance options for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial or agricultural applications.

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Reduce Operating Expenses by Automating Package Management

June 13, 2022

Reduce Operating Expenses by Automating Package Management

Advances in Smart Package Management Solutions Improve the Bottom Line. A lot has changed in property management in the last twelve months. Now that 2021 is underway and future directions are starting to become a bit clearer, leaders in the property management industry, are seeking out creative new ways to adapt and excel.

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One-of-a-kind quality for decorative metal grilles

June 10, 2022

One-of-a-kind quality for decorative metal grilles

Do you know how to identify excellence in metal sheet work? Perforated metal sheetwork is the cut-to-custom metal used to make decorative grilles. The pattern of a crafted metal sheet should be beautiful, bringing subtle elegance to a room and blending easily with surrounding features. The sheet should also provide perfect function.

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Attack Resistant Steel Doors and Frames

June 8, 2022

Attack Resistant Steel Doors and Frames

As an organization that focuses on manufacturing specialized opening solutions, we devote a significant amount of time and resources on finding new and innovative solutions through our research and development process. Driving AMBICO’s new product development process is the need for an opening solution in the marketplace based on several architectural, geographical, and societal […]

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The best mailboxes for single-family new construction in 2022

June 6, 2022

The best mailboxes for single-family new construction in 2022

A community mailbox is one of the first things visitors, passersby and potential tenants see when they seek out a new home for their family, so it makes perfect sense to choose one that securely protects important mail, adds a bit of appeal to your property and is compliant with USPS standards. Taking the time to understand USPS compliance and durability standards from expert mailbox dealers and single-family trends will ensure you set your new construction property up for immediate success and safety. We’ve laid out a guide on the main factors to consider when implementing a new mail delivery system and our top choices for ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

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

June 3, 2022

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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Bullet Resistant Glass meeting UL 752

June 1, 2022

Bullet Resistant Glass meeting UL 752

Ballistic Laminated Glass or Clear Ballistic Polycarbonate Levels of Protection? The different levels of impact resistant glass are determined by the glasses’ overall thickness; the thicker the glass, the higher the level of protection. Bullet resistant laminated glass is available for a wide range of applications, with a general increase in protection level for higher risk facilities, institutions or government sectors.

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Flush, borderless grille installation for plaster and drywall applications

May 30, 2022

Flush, borderless grille installation for plaster and drywall applications

The AAG Advanced Architectural Grilleworks exclusive Plaster J-Bead® * frame (*patent) combined with quality linear bar grille cores provides a flush, borderless installation for plaster and drywall applications on walls and/or ceilings. Also known in the industry as a 'mud grille' or 'plaster grille', it provides a seamless installation enabling you to smoothly capture the contour of any wall or ceiling.

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How can you customize a bike rack to incorporate your logo?

May 27, 2022

How can you customize a bike rack to incorporate your logo?

See different examples and get inspired for how you can customize bike racks with your logo.

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Temporary Overlay Markers (TOM) - Road Markers

May 25, 2022

Temporary Overlay Markers (TOM) - Road Markers

Work Zones often create hazardous driving conditions for drivers. Each year thousands of people are killed in work zone related accidents. Improved road markings and safe application methods hold the promise of improved safety and reduced accidents.

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A Better Backglazing Window System For Enhanced Office Security

May 23, 2022

A Better Backglazing Window System For Enhanced Office Security

In the realm of physical security, the answer is “backglazing.” This refers to installing a layer of ballistic glass inside the existing window, creating a transparent backstop to catch bullets without disturbing the exterior of the building. There are four primary reasons a facility turns to backglazing:

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6 Common Places Fires in Buildings Begin

May 20, 2022

6 Common Places Fires in Buildings Begin

Smoke and fire protection systems are required by code for any commercial building. However, when designing office spaces, it's important to pay special attention to where fires are most likely to occur. View the top six.

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Window shade solutions: what level of privacy are you seeking for your project?

May 18, 2022

Window shade solutions: what level of privacy are you seeking for your project?

Privacy, room darkening, opaque, and blackout are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably when talking about window shades. But did you know these terms refer to different shade characteristics and levels of privacy? Knowing those differences before you install shades in your home will help you select the best solution for your space.

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Bollard Installation Tricks: How to Install into Pavers

May 16, 2022

Bollard Installation Tricks: How to Install into Pavers

How to seamlessly place bollards on stone or brick. A few simple steps help put bollards on landscape pavers. Check out our how-tos for: Crash-rated bollards, Security bollards, Retractable bollards, Removable bollards and Bolt-down bollards. It’s common for decorative bollards to be installed with stone or concrete pavers for a fully finished site look. The fine finish of cast iron or stainless steel is a natural complement to the beauty of stone. Iron and stainless—like stone—are durable, low maintenance outdoor materials.

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TIGER Drylac's One Stop Design Shop

May 13, 2022

TIGER Drylac's One Stop Design Shop

Manufacturers who provide products and services to the architectural design community work hard to have their voices stand out from a sea of competing voices; hoping to have their products selected for the project’s specifications. Believe me when I tell you, there are a lot of voices struggling to be heard. Everyone from foundation contractors, to curtains, to carpets is working hard to have their products reviewed in hopes of being selected for the project.

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Bil-Guard 2.0: designed with worker safety in mind

May 11, 2022

Bil-Guard 2.0: designed with worker safety in mind

The Bil-Guard 2.0 is designed with worker safety in mind. The product provides a permanent means of fall protection for roof hatch openings. Watch this video to learn more:

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