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Integrating security into the growing smart building market

April 15, 2019

Integrating security into the growing smart building market

It’s no wonder theEdge in Amsterdam has been touted as the world’s smartest building. Everything is connected to the Internet. Lighting, temperature controls – even espresso machines and bathroom towel dispensers – are linked to central dashboards that track usage patterns and adjust settings or send alerts, accordingly. Employees use a smartphone app to check their schedules, find a workspace and much more.

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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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How to Fluid-Proof Circular Joints in Concrete

March 26, 2018

How to Fluid-Proof Circular Joints in Concrete

Earth Shield® has solved a long-standing problem for engineered concrete structures with circular protrusions, such as columns, pipes, piers, and pilasters. The problem: how to permanently seal the concrete joint when cast-in-place concrete is formed against an existing circular member.

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Understanding the five phases of design

March 18, 2018

Understanding the five phases of design

Do you understand the five phases of design? Here is some insight:

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Translucent Panels | Chesapeake Boathouse, Oklahoma City

October 31, 2017

Translucent Panels | Chesapeake Boathouse, Oklahoma City

The Chesapeake Boathouse shows the design capabilities of combining translucent cellular polycarbonate with glass vision panels.

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Stainless Steel Waterstop for High Heat Applications

October 18, 2017

Stainless Steel Waterstop for High Heat Applications

Earth Shield® Stainless Steel Waterstop can stop even the most corrosive fluids in their tracks, even at severely elevated temperatures. A variety of metals, grades, and gauges are available.

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Distinctive dual towers built on Penetron

October 12, 2017

Distinctive dual towers built on Penetron

The Grove at Grand Bay luxury residential towers in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida, are built on a PENETRON ADMIX-treated concrete foundation. Inaugurated in May, both of the visually distinctive towers are almost sold out.

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5 Ways Climate Change will Affect your Business

September 1, 2017

5 Ways Climate Change will Affect your Business

Being a mason is a hard job. You need to make sure every measurement is as accurate as possible, and even in this technologically advanced age we live in there’s a great deal of grunt work to the job. As if that wasn’t enough, though, masons now have to grapple with climate change. If you’re in the field, trying to make sure your buildings last, this isn’t some theoretical thing that’s going to happen in some vague future… this is something that’s impacting your business now. Here are five ways that climate change is going to burden your business.

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Manchester Blend tan bricks a hot trend in the color world

August 28, 2017

Manchester Blend tan bricks a hot trend in the color world

Manchester Blend a hot trend in the color world! Earth tones work well with any color scheme.

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Sustainable and small: The tiny house movement

August 9, 2017

Sustainable and small: The tiny house movement

As the trend to downsize picks up speed, vertical and lap siding from AIA partner James Hardie has the look, efficiency, and durability to fit right into a tiny design.

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An Award-Winning Project that Includes StoGuard®

August 1, 2017

An Award-Winning Project that Includes StoGuard®

KHS&S is an international design-assist specialty contractor with a portfolio that includes more than 5,000 casino resorts, hospitals, hotels, entertainment venues, retail facilities, theme parks, attractions and public works projects around the country and overseas. Founded in 1984, the firm is now the second largest specialty wall and ceiling contractor in the USA.

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Swedish hospital 'takes a chance' on Howe Green

June 21, 2017

Swedish hospital 'takes a chance' on Howe Green

The New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm has been hitting the headlines for over a decade. The original Karolinska University Hospital was founded in 1930. Since the 1930's the hospital campus has expanded to cover a vast area with an estate of over 40 separate buildings.

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Summer Birds Nesting on Your Property?

June 6, 2017

Summer Birds Nesting on Your Property?

Pest birds are always looking for a place to roost and nest on buildings and commercial property. Most buildings provide these things. The most effective way to prevent birds from nesting around your property is to be proactive. And that means making your property less of a bird magnet.

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Glazing Over Global Trends: Larger Formats and Smaller Sight Lines

May 29, 2017

Glazing Over Global Trends: Larger Formats and Smaller Sight Lines

Big and bold. Curvaceous and intelligent. If you are looking for the latest industry insights and trends in building design for 2017, getting together with architects and builders throughout the world is a sure way to fill up your notebook and keep you current.

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EXTECH offers LIGHTWALL 3440 translucent wall system with three new glazing options

May 15, 2017

EXTECH offers LIGHTWALL 3440 translucent wall system with three new glazing options

Three new polycarbonate glazing options are available for the LIGHTWALL 3440® interlocking translucent wall panel system from Exterior Technologies, Inc. (EXTECH): Anti-Reflective, Infrared-Blocking and Anti-Graffiti.

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Springtime Means Nesting Birds

April 28, 2017

Springtime Means Nesting Birds

Pest birds are always looking for a place to roost and nest on buildings and commercial property. The most effective way to prevent birds from nesting around your property is to be proactive. And that means making your property less of a bird magnet. Once you’ve done that, it’s best to install some effective and humane bird deterrents to keep birds away.

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10 Must-Have Safety Signs for OSHA Compliance

March 17, 2017

10 Must-Have Safety Signs for OSHA Compliance

According to the Hazard Communication Standard from OSHA, organizations must post safety signs that comply with standards from the American National Standard Institute from either 1967-1968 (ANSI Z53.1, Z35.1 and Z35.2) or 2011 (ANSI Z535.1, Z535.2 and Z535.5). The most effective way to communicate warnings and other important safety messages to employees and visitors alike is through the use of safety signs.

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Waterproofing One of London’s New iconic Buildings

March 13, 2017

Waterproofing One of London’s New iconic Buildings

Moorgate Exchange is one of the first buildings in the UK to achieve both BREEAM Excellent and LEED Platinum ratings, and is an excellent example of how Xypex Admix can be used to simplify the production process of waterproofing and concreting.

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Global changes in construction: Kalwall's insights from BAU

March 1, 2017

Global changes in construction: Kalwall's insights from BAU

What happens when you bring together 250,000 people from around the world for six days in Munich, Germany? Ideas are exchanged. Best practices are shared. Deeper levels of understanding are reached. That was, in a nutshell, BAU 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems with the 2,210 exhibitors from 45 countries. More than 80,000 people had, like us, travelled overseas.

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Choosing the right finish for coastal projects

February 24, 2017

Choosing the right finish for coastal projects

Seaside and coastal areas are beautiful locations for commercial and residential buildings, but also pose the greatest challenges in protecting exterior-facing architectural aluminum products from corrosion. Without proper precautions and finishes, corrosion to these aluminum components can damage the building envelope's structural integrity, leading to systemic failure.

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