architecture - engineering - construction

2018 August

2018 August

3 Functions of an Entrance System

August 31, 2018

Entrance systems are one of the most important areas in a building... they make the first impression. Every safe entryway needs to have these three essential elements:

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‘Megadeck’ transforms outdated home into vacation retreat

August 29, 2018

New Jersey builder, Bob Kiefer, never planned to construct one of the biggest, most elaborate decks of his life in the wilds of Vermont. But when he saw the view overlooking a pine-tree studded lake with rolling mountains as a backdrop, everything fell into place.

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What industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass?

August 28, 2018

A big question that we often get from customers is what industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass? VP and GM, Rick Snelling, often asks his customers these questions to see if they fall into the category of needed bullet-resistant glass. Do you value your assets? Do you keep cash on site? Do you sell anything? Are you open during hours when most people are asleep? Are life-changing decisions made there?

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Wood door solutions for high-risk areas

August 24, 2018

Balancing the need for strength and security along with patient comfort is an important goal of behavioral health facility managers and their building design teams. The desire to develop a wood door robust enough to satisfy the physical abuse requirements of behavioral health patients has been an exhausting challenge to concerning architects. At the architect’s request, AMBICO has stepped forward with our latest product to satisfy this demand.

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Louver and Architectural Solutions

August 23, 2018

While providing fresh air intake and exhaust, Ruskin Louvers can also provide architectural style to building design. With the variety of models, sizes, and paint finishes available, Ruskin Louvers can add unusual and appealing features to exterior and interior elevation. Ruskin louvers are available in depths ranging from 1.5" to 12", and can accommodate various blade angles with high free area.

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2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

August 20, 2018

“Since the start of the year, we’re finding that physical security for C-level executives is more of a focus,” notes Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “That’s nothing really new. The guy in the corner office has always had a little more to worry about when it comes to security. But at one time, corporate security like this was only top-of-mind for companies that were dealing with things that they knew people aren’t happy with. There was bad press, or actual threats. Now, we find that these customers are rarely responding to a specific threat. This is about staying ahead of the game.”

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How do lightweight planters change the game?

August 17, 2018

Being lightweight means a lot more than cheaper shipping. It's a total game changer - no more heavy equipment, easier handling and installation, no damage, ease of relocation, and less headaches.

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Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

August 15, 2018

Google the term “best looking offices” and you’ll find no shortage of results, with photos of interiors featuring beautiful design, materials, light and color. But do office space aesthetics actually have an effect on companies and their people? And how do aesthetics fit into the equation when it comes to how secure an office space is?

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Razzle Dazzle Camouflage Design

August 13, 2018

What was once the mainstay of paint design on World War I warships has transformed into an interior design trend that can add a punch of bold, modern elements to your next client project.

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SafetyRail 2000 Roof Fall Protection Guardrail System

August 11, 2018

Protect your employees and eliminate the danger of potential trip hazards with the SafetyRail 2000. This OSHA-compliant rooftop guardrail system provides a unique, non-penetrating fall protection system for workplace safety in rooftop or ground level applications.

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Finding the Right Label for the Job

August 10, 2018

Labels play a substantial role in the safety and efficiency of your workplace and contribute to your brand’s visibility. A quick, easy application will inform your employees on proper handling of harmful chemicals, create instant awareness of hazardous situations, protect your shipments from mishandling, or put your brand into clients’ hands. But with so many materials, adhesives, and custom options to choose from, how do you find the right product? In this series, we’ll find the labels that meet your company’s specific needs so you can save money, keep employees safe, and get the job done.

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How to Choose the Right Perforated Grille for Your Project

August 9, 2018

From new builds to historic renovations, perforated metal grilles can elevate any architectural design with patterns ranging from simple to ornate and vintage to modern. No matter your style, a perforated grille can tie together a variety of architectural projects – but how do you choose the right one for your project? We’ve streamlined the decision-making process into four simple steps.

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Buy Online & Pickup In-Store, Back to School Edition: Package Concierge® Reveals Top Tips for Retailers

August 8, 2018

The back to school shopping season drives over $27 billion in retail sales, according to a new Deloitte report. And while the online channel continues to grow, consumers are exploring new ways to make shopping even more convenient. Research shows the Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS) option is now responsible for nearly 30 percent of online retail revenue. That’s why today, Package Concierge, the innovator of the automated locker system, is revealing its top tips to help retailers maximize this movement and propel back to school sales this season and beyond.

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Design Spotlight: Controlling Summer Sun

August 3, 2018

Summer heat can be rough, and solar heat gain can be a building's enemy during the hottest parts of the year. From making building occupants uncomfortable to putting stresses on HVAC systems, it can be a detriment to a building's performance. Perhaps the best way to control solar heat gain is with a daylighting system that offers built-in light diffusion, allowing for sunlight to brighten a space while keeping hot-spots at bay. From translucent panel systems like our Guardian 275®, LightBasic™ and Clima-Tite™ systems to IlluminPC™ polycarbonate multi-wall systems, we have your translucent daylighting needs covered.

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