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2019 February

2019 February


Tree grilles and floor access covers at The Wintergarden

February 27, 2019

Tree grilles and floor access covers at The Wintergarden

Find out how tree grills and floor access covers from Howe Green were used to enhance the aesthetics of The Wintergarden, the dining space at Bluewater.

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Privacy and daylighting in the same window

February 25, 2019

Privacy and daylighting in the same window

Privacy vs. daylighting: Who says you have to choose? Balancing the need for privacy with the positives of natural light doesn’t have to mean choosing one or the other. Here are four ways you can have privacy and enjoy the benefits of daylighting in the same window opening.

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Featured project: Bronx Community College

February 22, 2019

Featured project: Bronx Community College

After more than 50 years in operation Bronx Community College was in need of modernization. Learn about how #AMBICO provided Recessed Panel Doors to return this historically significant site to its former glory.

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Architectural Trends for 2019

February 21, 2019

Architectural Trends for 2019

Here’s a quick look at the key architectural trends forecasted for 2019. According to Build, advanced technologies and materials will continue to impact the way we design and build. We already know that augmented and virtual reality, AI and drone devices, as well as 3-D printing and other technologies, are altering construction practices — as is the trend for off-site, prefab construction.

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Trellises… Another way to beautify outdoor spaces with Feeney

February 18, 2019

Trellises… Another way to beautify outdoor spaces with Feeney

here are few things in garden culture quite as showy as a plant-laden trellis. The latticework is a natural way to partition a garden and provide an element of privacy. A trellis can even act as an insulating blanket when positioned alongside a home. Roses, grapevines, clematis, tomatoes, raspberries, and ivy love these wonderful vertical supports. For landscape architects, deck builders and do-it-yourselfers, the trellis is a quick and practical way to frame a backyard element or serve as a natural wall, say for an elevated deck.

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How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems

February 15, 2019

How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems

Polished Concrete Floors are extremely popular. Many property managers are replacing their VCT, Ceramic Tile, and Linoleum floor coverings with polished concrete flooring. Polishable concrete overlays add LEED points to a project making them appealing for architects and green builders. Architects also appreciate polished concrete’s reflectance because it decreases the need for artificial light.

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Selecting the Best Commercial Bike Rack

February 13, 2019

Selecting the Best Commercial Bike Rack

There are a lot of commercial bike racks to choose from. But not all bike racks are created equal. There are key features that make certain types of bike racks better options for securing and properly supporting bicycles than others. In this guide you'll learn what those key features are, other considerations for bike racks, as well as examples of good bike racks, and bike racks to avoid.

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Material Highlight: High-Density Polyethylene

February 11, 2019

Material Highlight: High-Density Polyethylene

Maglin Site Furniture offers recycled High-Density Polyethylene in two textures: wood grain and orange peel. This creates a durable environmentally friendly alternative to traditional lumber that is perfect for most outdoor applications.

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Visual Blog: Kalwall in the Retail/Commercial Market

February 8, 2019

Visual Blog: Kalwall in the Retail/Commercial Market

Introducing diffuse natural daylighting into a retail space has proven to increase sales and productivity. Full spectrum, glare-free daylight encourages consumers to spend more time shopping by creating a better mood and allowing products to be seen in sharper detail. The bottom line benefit extends to any commercial building: From reducing energy costs to increasing employee production, a space enhanced by diffuse natural daylighting increases in value per square foot. Here are five retail/commercial projects across the globe where Kalwall translucent sandwich panels have been used to provide a diffuse natural daylighting solution.

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Pocket Doors: Perfect Solutions for Clean & Concealed Storage Design

February 7, 2019

Pocket Doors: Perfect Solutions for Clean & Concealed Storage Design

Pocket and flipper doors are a great solution to saving space while maintaining clean esthetics. These innovative openings have pull-out doors that fold into the cabinet structure. This feature keeps open cabinet doors concealed and safely out of the way.

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Six services architects provide on residential projects

February 6, 2019

Six services architects provide on residential projects

Many prospective homeowners remain uncertain as to how an architect can influence and benefit a residential design project. The following are six distinct and valuable services your architect will typically provide.

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Universiade 2019: Penetron Enables International Student Sports Event

February 4, 2019

Universiade 2019: Penetron Enables International Student Sports Event

When plans were made in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to host the 2019 Winter Universiade sports event, the local Penetron team ensured that all new concrete structures, especially in the Central Stadium, would withstand the aggressive, sub-arctic climate. Construction work on the stadium was completed in December 2018.

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