Different Glass Enclosure Options for Offices
May 16, 2023
Any given office is going to have many needs. It’s important to create an office that can meet everyone’s needs while still exuding a modern and comfortable aesthetic. Avanti Systems offers a variety of glass enclosures for offices that can meet these wide-ranging needs while creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing work area.
What framing materials are needed for bulletproof security windows?
April 25, 2023
In recent years, many events have taken place that has forced businesses and organizations to implement enhanced security measures in and around their properties. Installing bulletproof security window systems is one of the most suitable protection methods, as many attacks are directed at windows. However, for security windows to resist ballistic threats, they need to be supported by the appropriate frame. Therefore, this blog post will look at what materials are needed for bulletproof security window frames.
Considerations when installing bullet-resistant frames
February 14, 2023
In order to reliably increase building security, a barrier and access control system needs bullet-resistant frames for its ballistic doors and windows. At one time, architects and builders had extremely limited options for such ballistic framing. Today, advancements in designs and fabrication techniques have expanded the options significantly. This expansion has primarily been in aluminum framing systems, which have seen the most innovation in the past decade.
The Pros and Cons of Fixed and Pivoting Glass Shower Shields
August 31, 2022
You want the simplicity of a walk-in shower. You know less can truly be more. However, you’re not sure if a glass shower shield is right for you. You’re wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of glass shower shields. You don’t want to make a decision you’ll regret. This article gives you the ‘inside scoop’ to the pros (and cons) of fixed and pivoting glass shower screens.
The Wall-in-One Installation Solution
July 29, 2022
Kawneer has partnered with Sto Corp. to create an innovative, fully prefabricated exterior wall and window system. The StoPanel® with Kawneer 8225TL Windows is easy to install and meets a design pressure of 40 PSF. The installation is done from the interior, minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency.
Take Performance to the Next Level with 2500 UT Unitwall® System and Triple-Pane Glass
June 22, 2022
Kawneer builds innovation into every single product. Now available with a triple-pane insulating glass option, Kawneer's enhanced 2500 UT Unitwall® System is proven to deliver ultra-thermal performance on projects requiring high-insulating façades.
Improving Ballistic Resistance for Enhanced Government Security
November 8, 2021
Adding materials for ballistic resistance serves as an extra level of defense for government security, protecting the people inside the buildings. This blog post by Armortex will serve as an insight into how ballistic resistance is used to enhance government security.
Strengthen Your Bank Security Procedures
October 18, 2021
Learn which 3 areas are critical to consider when designing a bank security system in this blog.
OptiQ® Thermal Window Series - incorporating health and well-being into the architectural solutions of tomorrow
October 4, 2021
The OptiQ® Thermal Window Series is designed to mitigate condensation + prevent the build-up of mold & bacteria. Incorporating hygiene into the design, our architectural installations ensure health & wellbeing are at the forefront of learning.
Window Wells add natural daylight to any underground space
September 13, 2021
Looking to brighten your basement? Window Wells add natural daylight to any underground space. Depending upon your budget, BILCO has an egress window well system that is right for you. Products are available in a planter design for added beauty inside your home or in a modular design that is the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to add basement egress.
Purpose Built with Accessibility in Mind. Kawneer’s GLASSvent® UT Project-Out Windows Now Feature ADA-Compliant Operators
July 12, 2021
Kawneer Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction, introduces an aesthetically pleasing ADA-compliant operating handle option for GLASSvent® UT (Ultra-Thermal) Project-Out Windows. This new option provides a solution to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommendation that operable windows require no more than a five-pound operating force* while also providing a coordinating handle for non-ADA applications.
Bullet-resistant windows with voice-transmission options
July 5, 2021
Ballistic barriers shouldn't compromise your ability to communicate with clients. That's why our bullet-resistant windows come with voice-transmission options suitable for any environment.
Design Spotlight: Worship Facilities
May 5, 2021
Places of worship often play a central role in people’s lives and are more than just spiritual venues – they often serve as important social centers, gathering places, and community hubs. They also carry with them some unique design challenges, so lets take a look at daylighting systems and how to best incorporate them into these types of spaces.
How secure are aluminium windows?
May 3, 2021
When replacing the windows and doors in a commercial building, the first consideration is always cost. Does a potential replacement provide tangible benefits to the business? New window frames can refresh the look of your building, particularly if you opt for uPVC fittings. Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, typically abbreviated to uPVC, is the go-to material for refurbishing tired windows and doors. It can lend a refreshed feel to building exteriors while improving the insulation considerably. Yet uPVC windows leave something to be desired from the perspective of security.
Purpose built with accessibility in mind: GLASSvent® UT Windows now feature ADA-compliant operators
March 29, 2021
The Kawneer ADA-compliant GLASSvent® UT Window features a sleek Omni Drive™ handle option. Its stylish ergonomic design results in improved usability/visibility. Choose from a 12” handle for ADA compliance or 8” handle for other applications. Learn more:
Daylighting Benefits: Give Your Building's Occupants a Boost
February 10, 2021
We all know the dread of walking into a dark, dreary, windowless space, or working in an area where there's no access to natural light. Without cues from the sun and the natural world, we can feel tired and depressed, and this lack of light can even have an effect on our sleep patterns. Luckily, that's where daylighting systems come into play - the natural light they bring into a space doesn't just help with energy costs, it also boosts our well-being.
Acoustic Door and Frame Assemblies
June 22, 2020
Did you know Ambico’s Acoustic Door and Frame Assemblies are tested by independent laboratories to comply with the most up-to-date standards on the continent? Learn more about our range of Acoustic products.
Brick Window Treatments
June 5, 2020
Give your windows a wake up call by using Belden Brick to accent the features of your architectural design. Our unique brick applications can turn any plain window into a work of art. Use Belden Brick to enhance the graceful lines of an arch or shape an attractive frame or windowsill. The addition of a brick window treatment gives the eye a focal point and will banish boring windows forever by adding sophisticated artistic detail. Choose from a standard design or let us custom design your window treatment based on your builder's specifications. Belden Brick adds the crowning touch that gives your project character and creates instant curb appeal. On this page you will find several different ways we have used brick to add detail to different shapes and sizes of windows. No matter which designs you eventually choose we are confident that you will find the right window treatment that expresses your personal vision and transforms your project into one you will be proud of.
The Daylighting Difference: Sustainability
April 13, 2020
Given that a large fraction of greenhouse gas emissions are the result of burning fossil fuels to produce electricity, one of the most significant steps a company can take towards a sustainable future is curbing its electricity use. Fortunately, one of the largest consumers of electricity is also one of the most easily replaced.
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.