architecture - engineering - construction

2018 February

2018 February

An introduction to waterstop

February 28, 2018

Designed to prevent the passage of fluids through concrete joints, waterstop is the leading specified construction material for waterproofing environmental engineered concrete structures.

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Architectural Color Trends for 2018

February 26, 2018

When it comes to color predictions and trends for each new year, everyone is releasing their new “it” color or shade, from the fashion scene to home décor to automotive to the architectural and construction industry. This includes Valspar; they do intense research to create distinct trends and themes for the architectural coatings industry. Valspar’s color trends closely align with those of the CMG’s International Key Colors for 2018.

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Portable security booths

February 22, 2018

If you need to secure multiple gates or entrances, it is essential to have a security booth, guard house or parking booth you can position and use immediately. Par-Kut portable security booths are perfect for guarding multiple entrances and gates. These security booths are easily moved from one place to another. So you can have these guard booths ready to use as soon as they are deployed or installed.

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Best places to use cable railing

February 19, 2018

Cable railings have become a popular choice in recent years for completing decks, stairways and other projects in homes, commercial buildings and public spaces. They are easy to install and designed to withstand weather extremes, providing a low-maintenance railing with many benefits. In fact, many buildings that incorporate cable railings through remodeling or retrofitting see an increase in resale value.

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7 Types of landscape lighting your property could benefit from

February 16, 2018

Complete landscape lighting should include a variety of fixtures with unique intended purposes, including path lighting, up lighting, shadow lighting, and so forth. We offer every type of landscape lighting you could think of—plus, our fixtures are durable, long lasting, and made right here in the USA!

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Building orientation & daylighting

February 9, 2018

Designing natural daylighting in a building can be difficult if the building is an existing structure or if the property has a difficult orientation. There are a few things to consider when working with difficult building layouts.

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Greening A Building from Top to Bottom

February 6, 2018

Advances in sustainable building have made it easier than ever to create green buildings and office spaces that take a minimal toll on the environment. From the highest point of your building to the lowest subterranean basement, there are steps you can take to make your building greener and more sustainable. Here are some of the ways buildings can become more environmentally friendly.

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Using security bollards and barriers to protect property and pedestrians

February 2, 2018

Traditionally, bollards were reserved for military or other high-security facilities. More and more, however, popular tourist destinations, parks, bike lanes, educational and business campuses, hospitals and more are using bollards for added protection.

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