architecture - engineering - construction

2019 December

2019 December

Corporate Security: Trends For 2020

December 30, 2019

Corporate security is widely—and wildly—neglected. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that workplace shootings are now 30 times more common than building fires. The bulk of mass shootings occur at a workplace, but only about 20 percent are adequately prepared for an active shooter incident.

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Elevating Style and Security in Chic West Coast Dispensaries

December 27, 2019

As cannabis retail spaces and dispensaries become increasingly common, their aesthetic is changing. Gone are the days in which every dispensary was either a shabby, chill “hangout” or a clinical, doctor’s office-like space. Now, sophisticated and contemporary cannabis retail design spaces are becoming the norm. Clean lines, brightly lit spaces, and tastefully displayed products are what consumers want in the new world of widespread cannabis acceptance—but achieving this aesthetic comes with its own challenges.

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A Guide to Bollard Spacing and Site Planning

December 25, 2019

How far apart should you install your #bollards? Proper spacing for a range of bollard applications.

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Corium Brick Cladding - Strength, Speed, Simplicity

December 23, 2019

Combining the beauty and simplicity of terracotta with the strength and durability of brick you'll find Corium, a fully engineered rear ventilated brick rainscreen system designed for mid to high rise buildings, new construction and recladding. Corium is a unique and versatile brick cladding system that combines the natural beauty of high quality genuine bricks with a simple and cost-effective installation. An innovative and versatile solution, Corium brings exciting new design flexibility to brick veneers including bond patterns, trim features, color and texture combinations. Corium combines strength, speed and simplicity into a modern facade system.

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Choosing 3D Bamboo EcoTile Wall Panels

December 20, 2019

Over the past few years, 3D wall panels have become a fashionable trend in interior home decorating. With 3D wall tiles, you can completely transform the look of a room with a contemporary product that is affordable, easy to install, and eco-friendly.

Whether you want to completely cover a wall or simply add a few wall tiles as more of an accent piece, 3D wall paneling refreshes the look of a room.

As people become more environmentally conscious, the appeal of an environmentally-friendly home renovation product grows. These panels are made of renewable and degradable natural bamboo pulp. They’re eco-friendly and safe to work with.

These high quality tiles come in a wide variety of styles and have a textured appearance that transforms the appearance of any space and helps make your walls stand out.

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Acrylic Shower & Bath Tub Wall Surrounds

December 18, 2019

Shower & Bathtub Wall Surrounds are quickly and easily installed, provide peace of mind against leaks, resist mold and mildew, and represent an excellent value. Bath Doctor offers design, supply, and installation of acrylic or tile products and the widest selection of patterns, colors and styles.

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Waterstop: 10 Quality Assurance and Installation Failures

December 16, 2019

Waterstop quality assurance specification should contain the following: Edge welding will not be permitted. Centerbulbs shall be compressed or closed when welding to non-centerbulb type. Waterstop splicing defects which are unacceptable include, but are not limited to the following...

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Nirmal Restaurant - Case Study: Feltworks Acoustical Panels are the perfect retrofit solution to control noise

December 13, 2019

Nirmal’s, rated one of the hottest restaurants in the country, brought in the accolades, but needed to bring down the noise, too. Hear how the owner quieted the space while preserving the ambiance.

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Custom Bike Rack Guide

December 11, 2019

If a custom bike rack has been something you've been considering, you're in the right spot. We're taking our dozens of years of custom bike rack design and creation and sharing what you need to know to make it a smooth process.

These insights will help you take a concept and turn it into a custom rack that will stand as a proud embodiment of your business, community, school or other organization. 

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Window Wells

December 9, 2019

Installing a #windowwell is an economical way to add natural light to any #basement. 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.

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Retail Resurgence: 90 Percent of Gen-Z Shoppers Have Made an In-Store Purchase Within the Last Week

December 6, 2019

Package Concierge®, the trusted provider of automated locker solutions, unveiled new findings about the shopping behaviors of adults aged 18-25 years old. Among the findings, nearly 60 percent of the 1,000 people polled say they’ve visited a mall within the last week and almost 90 percent have made an in-store purchase during their visit. While Generation Z shoppers may be using traditional shopping methods, they’re leveraging non-traditional retrieval methods - more than half (58 percent) have used Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS) with nearly two-thirds using it within the last month.

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Use Smoke & Fire Curtains to Achieve Fire Code-Compliance in Multi-Story Atriums

December 3, 2019

A multi-level atrium can be a beautiful and welcoming architectural feature to any building, creating a sense of openness and bringing in natural light. With an ever-increasing focus on energy efficiency and employee wellness, using natural light can make a building more attractive to potential tenants and visitors.

But several stories of open space pose unique challenges when it comes to fire safety planning. In the event of a fire, an atrium without the proper smoke and fire control technology can facilitate the rapid spread of fire from one floor to the next, leading to extensive property damage and creating dangerous conditions for building occupants as they evacuate.

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