architecture - engineering - construction

2016 February

2016 February

The Plan to Turn NYC’s Turnstiles Into Musical Instruments

February 29, 2016

There’s a lot of noise pollution down in the New York City subway—subway cars screeching to a halt, bad EDM leaking from people’s headphones, busking musicians trying to catch a break or make a buck. But the most criminal of these sounds, according to former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, are the turnstiles. When riders swipe their yellow cards through the machine, the turnstile emits a flat, crabby beep. Murphy has a plan to change that.

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Is Your Home At Risk Of Ice Dams?

February 26, 2016

With winter in full effect now, your children may be admiring the curtains of icicles hanging from neighbors’ roofs, but you know better. Those icicles can mean one very damaging possibility: ice dams. But is your home at risk?

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Masonry stains can make historic restoration easier

February 24, 2016

Restoration of historic properties can be difficult. Keeping the integrity of the existing structure is important, and oftentimes preserving the natural look of the building can be difficult. Stains are perfect for renovating historic structures. Here’s an older but still great example of how masonry stains were used to restore the historic Margaret Mitchell house. Using a stain to match the bricks instead of replacing all the bricks was essential in helping to preserve the look of this iconic home.

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2016 Color Forecast

February 22, 2016

Explore our 2016 colormix color forecast, featuring palettes that embody current influences: passion, fresh mindfulness, vintage workmanship and social engagement. Which palette resonates most with your clients?

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Maximize views with generous exterior glazing, while ensuring privacy and thermal efficiencies

February 19, 2016

Vision Control® is ideal for residential design that seeks to maximize views with generous exterior glazing, while still ensuring privacy and thermal efficiencies.

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Maglin has collaborated with Philips Lumec to offer a design-integrated line of sustainable site furniture

February 17, 2016

The new of site furnishings blends seamlessly with SoleCity high performance LED outdoor lighting to create a unique look for any urban space.

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Wisconsin Hospitals Use Boon Edam Revolving Doors in Special, Double Entrance Solution

February 15, 2016

Creating a new and unique entry experience for a clean and comfortable lobby.

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Prefab is expanding and growing in popularity

February 12, 2016

Prefab is growing not only in size and scope, but it is also expanding options for buyers and leaving an impact on different cultures across the world.

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Artistry in Architectural Grilles

February 10, 2016

A large global construction company was under extremely tight scheduling constraints to complete a Five Star hotel. The project required several complicated designs that included custom developed patterns, mirror polished grilles, a large complete radius floor grille and geometrically shaped lobby center piece grilles.

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Safety Bollards Protect Storefronts

February 9, 2016

Pedal error and distracted driving threaten injury and damage

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Great Glazing: Rogers Memorial Hospital Brown Deer

February 8, 2016

Linetec finishes high-impact windows and entrance way for the 50,000-square-foot, 56-bed facility renovation of Rogers Memorial Hospital in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.

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Massive retail shopping mall

February 5, 2016

With the economy still recovering, architects and property owners are looking for ways to save money. Terrazzo, marble and tile for a 200,000 sq. ft. project was over their budget so a MICRO-FINISH™ and REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring System was the affordable and more durable answer for this retail shopping mall.

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Partnering with Architects to Make BulletProof Beautiful

February 3, 2016

What a joy for architects to land a project they can sink their teeth into, finding that sweet spot between functionality and beauty. Unconventional materials, like bulletproof glass, can also be an exciting challenge to work with. But it’s frustrating to watch a project slip, your design distorted under the weight of missed schedules, unfulfilled commitments, and change orders.

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Got Pigeons on Your Building? Why you need to get rid of them...

February 1, 2016

If you’re a building owner or facilities manager, pigeons can be one of your worst enemies. That’s because these “rats with wings” can cause all sorts of problems. Bird droppings on entryways, walkways, display windows, benches, canopies, umbrellas and nearby lampposts can turn away business and customers. Cleanups and maintenance brought on by excessive pigeon presence can run into the thousands of dollars.

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