architecture - engineering - construction

2020 March

2020 March

Top 5 Reasons Commercial Buildings Fail Fire Safety Inspections & What to Do About It

March 30, 2020

Most commercial buildings need to undergo yearly fire inspections to make sure that the building is conforming to local, state and federal fire codes. Some of these codes and the reasons for failed inspections can be traced to the building owner, while others are on the builder who should have ensured that they’re included right from the beginning. In the event of the former, there is little that architects or builders can do. In the event of the latter, however, it is on you to make sure that the building is up to code and able to pass those inspections each year. Let’s look at five reasons commercial buildings fail fire safety inspections, and how you can avoid them in your next project.

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Bollard fencing? Perimeter security with bollards, fences, and walls

March 27, 2020

From patios to secure perimeters, fences, bollards, and walls are found together protecting and defining space. These elements of boundary design complement each other. Each offers different options and aesthetics.

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Bird control made easy with SpectrumV™ Holographic Bird Gel™

March 25, 2020

SpectrumV™ Holographic Bird Gel™ is an easy, economical, and effective sensory bird control solution. Each easyto-apply dish contains an innovative gel that uses a combination of sight, sense and smell to keep birds away from edges, ledges, and more.

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Spacing bike storage racks

March 23, 2020

Maximizing bike parking or bike storage space doesn't have to be complicated. Check out our this video on spacing recommendations so you can make the most of your bicycle storage.

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Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

March 20, 2020

We're talking about something that many #security entrance manufacturers shy away from: barrier contact. Why does it happen and how do you avoid it?

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5 Considerations When Installing Glass Skylights

March 16, 2020

Glass skylights can provide many benefits when installed in commercial buildings. There are various criteria to consider when planning a glass skylight installation; however, we’ve highlighted the five points that we believe are the most commonly overlooked. While a successful glass skylight installation involves the culmination of efforts by an experienced team, considering the following items in the early stages of project development can help get your skylight installation in the right direction.

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Single-hung side-load thermal windows: quality and performance that never interfere with style

March 13, 2020

Kawneer’s TR-9100 Single-Hung Side-Load Thermal Windows offer versatility and design flexibility. The windows are tested for both blast mitigation and hurricane resistance. Security features include locks that automatically engage when the sash is closed.

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Daylighting Applications: Water Treatment Plants

March 11, 2020

The privacy and savings provided by translucent panel systems make them a strategic solution for daylighting water treatment plants, pump stations, and other municipal facilities that house large equipment. By limiting views of the building’s interior from the outside, translucent daylighting keeps the facility and its equipment private and protected from trespassers who are unable to see who or what is inside. This added security may be especially important for pump stations or other buildings that are frequently left unattended.

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5 Smart design bathroom design trends from the 2020 kitchen & bath industry show to rejuvenate your tired space

March 9, 2020

Where can you go to see, touch, feel and hear about the hottest trends and products in bathrooms? It’s the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (AKA – KBIS) and the International Builders Show (IBS). Mike Foti shows you cool products and 5 smart bathroom design trends.

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Taking the indoors outdoors

March 6, 2020

We humans spend more than 70% of our time inside a building. Yet we have a deep connection with the natural world. This dichotomy is the root of two recent design trends. One trend is biophilic design, where an effort is made to connect the indoors and outdoors. This is done by opening up buildings to natural views while also physically bringing elements of nature inside.

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Design Tips and Considerations for a Successful Nuclear Lead Pour

March 4, 2020

The Nuclear industry often requires large radiation shields made primarily from lead. One common method is to pour lead into a steel fabrication. The metal shell protects the lead in a durable casing that holds up better over time. This also ensures that any risk of lead exposure is minimized as the lead is sealed in an outer casing.

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Guard Booth Industrial Applications

March 2, 2020

Par-Kut guard booth industrial applications are a perfect fit for use in abusive industrial environments, because the core competency is to build the enclosures with durable and long-lasting materials. Par-Kut industrial booths shelter and provide relief for industrial workers in control pulpits, in plant offices and operator shelters to name a few.

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