architecture - engineering - construction

2016 May

2016 May

Spray Foam Insulation In A Humid Region

May 30, 2016

When you live in a part of the country with a high humidity level, whether it be warm or cool, airborne moisture can potentially affect the comfort of you and your family. Believe it or not, the type of insulation you choose to install in your home can make a difference in your home’s moisture level. Spray foam insulation like Icynene can help play a role in addressing moisture entry into your home.

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Wood grain finishes for aluminum

May 27, 2016

Achieving the look of wood without the maintenance, Linetec has teamed with Decoral Systems USA to offer decorative, wood grain finishes for architectural products.

These finishes are available in a vast variety of different options, colors and species. Decoral coatings are an ideal specificaiton choice for architects and designers wanting the warm, rich look and feel of real wood, with all the benefits of aluminum.

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The Rise of Outdoor Lighting: Enhancing Aesthetics and Extending Entertainment

May 26, 2016

The 2015 Houzz Landscaping & Garden Trends Study revealed that renovating outdoor living spaces continues to be a high priority for homeowners: “Over half of homeowners who are upgrading their outdoor spaces spend six or more hours there per week (51%). Relaxing, gardening and entertaining are the top three uses of the space.” Given these facts, the rise of outdoor lighting is no surprise!

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Slip Resistant Aluminum Grating Utilized on ASLA Green Roof

May 23, 2016

The green roof is a part of the ASLA’s commitment to promote environmentally friendly designs to make green roofs a more widely accepted option for architects and contractors. The 3,000 sq. ft. green roof will grow a variety of plants and also have a viewing area for the public. The ASLA was looking for a walking surface that would allow plants to grow up and through the floor surface to maximize the roof space, allow people to walk on the space without damaging the plants and for a product that would remain slip resistant against transpiration from the growing plants. The construction firm contacted Ohio Gratings for a flooring solution.

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May is Electrical Safety Month: Know How to Protect Workers from Electrical Hazards

May 20, 2016

Many electrical hazards exist in a workplace where workers are performing electrical-related tasks. One of those hazards is an arc flash. An arc flash, as defined by the Workplace Safety Awareness Council is “a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground.” A person located near an arc flash can be seriously injured or killed.

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How To Upgrade Light Poles With Decorative Bases

May 19, 2016

Are your light poles looking old, ugly and worn down? Instead of replacing light poles, you can restore them to like new by adding a decorative base. As we like to say, if you can’t replace it, re-base it!

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Where Champions Train: Kalwall® Lights Up Broncos’ Indoor Facility

May 16, 2016

Top-flight training facilities are a must for any professional sports team and that is certainly true for cold-weather teams in the National Football League. And when it comes to training facilities, the Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos have one of the best.

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How to “Future-Proof” Your Bathroom

May 13, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard terms like kid-proofing, soundproofing, and waterproofing but you might be asking what the heck is “future-proofing” and why do I need to do it for my bathroom? When I had a recent conversation with the Operations Manager of Cleveland Design and Remodeling he said to me, “Mike – the key to a bathroom remodel which is built not only to last, but to work for its owners in the long run, is to future-proof the space.” I wasn’t 100% sure what John meant by “future-proofing” so I looked it up. Here’s the Wikipedia definition. Futureproofing is the process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing the effects and shocks and stresses of future events.

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Custom shade brackets solve big headache

May 11, 2016

More and more, we are finding customers in need of custom solutions. An ongoing project-a very large project-serves as a perfect illustration of Draper’s custom capabilities. It’s the subject of a new case study entitled “Custom Shade Brackets Solve Big Headache.”

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School Security and Access Control for Architects

May 9, 2016

While most school architects are fairly well versed in CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design), many are fairly new to bullet resistant materials and design. With active shooter scenarios increasingly top-of-mind for education clients considering new construction and renovations, now is a good time to spend a few minutes coming up to speed.

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Turnstiles to Appear on Discovery Channel Show

May 6, 2016

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that its Turnlock 100 full height turnstile will be a featured technology in an upcoming episode of “Machines: How They Work” on the Discovery Science Channel.

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Icynene Spray Foam: Water absorption comparison to other insulations

May 4, 2016

Watch this 14-day time lapse video which shows how Icynene spray foam insulation does not absorb water compared to other spray foams. Icynene spray foam insulation won't absorb or retain moisture like others. Icynene maintains an air seal even after seasonal building contractions.

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New Colors for DesignRail® Kits!

May 2, 2016

Feeney has added black and white Rail Kits to give you have more options for adding a railing between your wood posts.

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