architecture - engineering - construction

2016 September

2016 September

Keep Pigeons from Destroying Solar Panels

September 30, 2016

Many homeowners and income property owners are installing solar panels to save electricity. Trouble is, in many areas, pigeons are attracted to these panels, as they offer shade and protection to the birds. When these prolific birds flock to a roof, they create costly damage by depositing droppings that eat into the surface of solar panels. Left to gather, these droppings block sunlight and can reduce the overall efficiency of panels. In addition, nesting materials built under panels can impede airflow and can cause them to overheat, again, more damage. Fortunately, the bird control pros at Bird B Gone have a solution to this problem.

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The future of insulated wall panels has arrived

September 28, 2016

Sto, the leader in wall cladding systems, now offers the most advanced technology in prefabricated insulated wall panel solutions. Our systemized approach to panelized construction offers many benefitts over traditional precast panels, including speed, value and superior performance. Sto Panels are lightweight, energy efficient and durable, and are available in a wide variety of aesthetic options.

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4 Tips to Plan for Packages

September 26, 2016

Between available floor or outdoor space, accessibility requirements, and local USPS rules, there’s plenty to consider when planning a mail area for postal delivery. Throw in package management on top of that and it can seem overwhelming. Never fear. We’ve got four simple tips to help you plan for packages like a pro in your centralized mailbox installation design.

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Color Rendering Index: Why It’s important in Outdoor Lighting

September 23, 2016

When it comes to design, the Color Rendering Index (CRI) is an important aspect of any lighting consideration. Different light bulbs emit different colors of light – ranging from cool tones to warm. The CRI of a bulb is determined by comparing the appearance of a colored object under an artificial light source to its appearance under natural light. The higher the CRI, the truer the color presentation.

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The Dock Gate's custom gas struts make the vertical gate easy to open. Easy as 1, 2, 3!

September 21, 2016

The DG Series - Carbon Steel Dock Gate provides protection against falls from loading docks. Custom gas struts make the vertical gate easy to open, and tapered guides on the receiver post make for easy alignment when closing.

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Make your buildings look good with uniquely designed polycarbonate products for building exteriors

September 19, 2016

EXTECH specializes in the use of cellular polycarbonate for its host of benefits including daylighting, energy savings, superior impact resistance and insulation properties. We provide a variety of translucent wall and interior panels, windows, skylights, and canopies for industrial and commercial clients. We also provide mortarless glass block systems and porcelain walls for use in outdoor rain/windscreens or interior applications, both of these products are extremely resistant to vandalism.

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Videoconferencing cameras and security: Is someone watching?

September 16, 2016

Is someone watching through your videoconferencing camera? That possibility is out there. In this white paper Draper offers a solution to the problem.

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Delray LED Circles: Uno • Dos • Cylindro I/II/III

September 14, 2016

A variety of sizes and mount styles make Delray Circles a versatile, flexible choice for all applications and architetural styles. All feature the latest, best quality LEDs by Nichia, which employs a rigorous quality- controlled binning process to ensure consistent color temperature match across multiple fixtures. Delray’s LED boards are built to operate well below the maximum current for which they’re designed, increasing product life beyond the even the highest expectations.

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What if Someone is Determined to Get into Your Building?

September 12, 2016

Does your security system only detect tailgating? What if someone is determined to infiltrate your building? Would you be interested in a truly preventative solution?

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GuardDog Self-Closing Gate uses two stainless steel torsion springs so the gate can open in any direction

September 9, 2016

The GuardDog Self-Closing Gate is tough, durable and easy to install. Featuring a unique self-closing design with two stainless steel torsion springs, the GuardDog industrial safety gate can open in any direction. Applications range from ladder ways, mezzanines, pedestrian traffic, machine guarding, universal mount is designed to fit any hand post angle and direction. Available in food grade stainless steel, carbon steel powder coated and galvanized.

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Red, traditional brick color for traditional architecture

September 7, 2016

Timeless, classic red bricks. Red is the most traditional color of brick and is ideal for traditional architecture such as colonial style homes. Red brick is extremely versatile too, and can be used on towering city office buildings and sports stadiums. Belden Brick offers a very wide variety of red brick, from smooth to rough texture, from single-colored bricks to blends.

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Battic Door Solar Powered Attic Fans

September 5, 2016

Solar Powered Attic Fans Available in 2 styles - Roof Mount and All Purpose Interior Mount. Professional grade solar powered attic fans use no electricity. Attic Fans are designed to reduce heat build-up in your attic in the summer and remove harmful moisture in the winter. Year-'Round Benefits!

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Glass Shower & Tub Enclosures by Fleurco

September 2, 2016

If you're looking for a unique glass shower or tub enclosure for any style of home the Fleurco line is a must see. Product lines vary from a high end frameless intelligent hinged system, a mid priced semi-frameless sliding or pivot door to a low priced value line. There is an option to fit any budget or bathroom design style.

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