November 30, 2020
As winter approaches and temperatures drop, restaurants located in colder regions are rethinking options to keep outdoor dining open. According to USA Today, nearly half of the full-service restaurants plan to extend their outdoor dining, including adding tents and patio heaters. In New York City, the outdoor dining program was made permanent due to its popularity and effectiveness in helping businesses. With the increased demand for outdoor spaces, planning for different weather can help create cities that are more enjoyable in any season.
November 27, 2020
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced a new BoonTV event, “The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry.” In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security in physical security planning and how to effectively bring reliable entrance control to a facility to avoid costly risks and liabilities.
November 25, 2020
Working on a bulletproof barrier project? Use this checklist to avoid common pitfalls and costly project delays. 10 Things That Will Make or Break Your Bullet-Resistant Barrier Project is a great resource to learn about bulletproof material weight and size, which measurements to take, and how to select the right bullet-resistant accessories for your building.
November 24, 2020
Old-fashioned meets contemporary at this Clarksville home. The ipe wood rail blends nicely with the brick façade while the black posts stand out dramatically against it. The end result elegantly updates this brick home. The reinforced aluminum system withstands the tension of cable infill without bending.
November 20, 2020
The owners of Bank of America Plaza wanted to offer their tenants even more than a prime location in an iconic building and so, beginning in 2016, they invested in a complete redesign of their street-level presence. “We have created a more pedestrian-friendly area with smaller shop fronts, outdoor seating areas, and a new, extended main building entry to engage the public plaza,” 1 says Redline Design Groups lead designer Richard Boswell. One section of the exterior courtyard had an existing fountain but was largely under-utilized open space with no seating available. The initial vision to incorporate wall mounted curved benches into the fountain surround led to conversations between Architect, Richard Boswell and Maglin’s CEO, Ian McAskile and Territory Manager, Andrew Coen. Bank of America Plaza owners, TIER REIT wanted a variety of table and seating configurations and embraced color to enliven the space.
November 18, 2020
A lot of thought and planning goes into designing an optimal office environment. It is a place where your employees will be spending a great deal of time, so it needs to help them work productively, while also ensuring their comfort and safety. Putting together an office design means focusing on your brand, on the needs of your office employees and on the ways that those areas intersect.
November 16, 2020
Ceilings, walls, and installation systems identified to meet CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting.
November 13, 2020
Super durable powder coatings are commonly specified for organic coatings in architectural applications. QUALICOAT, GSB and AAMA specifications contain testing requirements for longevity compared to traditional exterior coatings that are applied to architectural products and substrates. The demand for super durable polyester powders have grown immensely within architectural, agricultural, and industrial markets. Powder coating facilities of all sizes have started to expand their offerings to include super durable powders. Two common questions are “Are super durables really that much more durable than a standard polyester powder coating?”, and “Are they worth it?” The answers is YES in both instances, for many reasons. Please let me explain.
November 11, 2020
As more athletic competitions move to indoor gymnasiums, arenas, and practice facilities, it is more important than ever that athletes have access to the abundant advantages of natural daylight during indoor workouts. Bringing diffused daylight into athletic facilities not only contributes to the health and physical performance of the athletes, but also improves the viewer experience by illuminating the playing area in soft, even light. With translucent daylighting systems, fans can enjoy the game without the glare or hot spots that often accompany standard glass systems. Read how translucent daylighting can benefit athletes, make a positive statement on attendees, reduce operational costs, and more.
November 9, 2020
Safe Buildings Begin with Safe Designs. Sliding doors and moveable partition walls are found in a variety of projects ranging from school gymnasiums to conference center facilities. Miller Edge products help you comply with relevant safety standards and building codes for such installations. Partition walls create a potential hazard point along the leading edge as the door is closing and a potential entrapment area in the pocket as the door is opening. Miller Edge manufactures products to guard against injury in both areas.
November 6, 2020
Publication discusses changes in building design, security processes and technologies that support touchless entry and social distancing.
November 4, 2020
Bollards define space and provide security measures - with aesthetic appeal. Bollards are a simple, practical, and cost-effective way to protect pedestrians, cyclists, property, and other vehicles from crashes like these, whether intentional or accidental. They provide visual cues to both drivers and pedestrians, guiding traffic and increasing awareness. When needed, they also provide a protective physical barrier—without invoking the look and feel of a fortress.
November 2, 2020
If you’re looking to give your home some extra flair, investing in tin ceiling tiles is one way to go about it. By opting for this design, you’ll have a choice of various materials and installation systems. Furthermore, you could either purchase authentic tin tiles or choose faux tin tiles as a cheaper alternative. Either way, installing these will give your home that look of vintage charm.