February 28, 2023
Spring is officially less than a month away! As you plan for the upcoming spring season, consider using TerraCast® resin planters for your container garden projects. TerraCast® resin planters are durable, long-lasting, maintenance-free, and environmentally friendly. They perform exceptionally well in highly trafficked areas where they suffer the most abuse. Unlike other materials, TerraCast® planters can withstand a year-round outdoor application, even in extreme climates.
February 23, 2023
Concrete surfaces require durable and long-lasting performance in parks and public spaces. These exterior repair coatings must withstand high traffic and extreme weather conditions, including abuse from snow removal equipment and de-icing salts and chemicals. These finishes also maintain color and appearance despite being exposed to extreme UV.
February 21, 2023
Learn about tested roof assemblies to meet indoor environmental quality needs.
February 16, 2023
For nearly 15 years, the Draper EZ-Spec online tool for specifying gym equipment has provided complete specifications, drawings, layout details, weights, and point loads in an easy-to-use electronic format delivered to your email inbox. It’s all ready to be dropped into your project files. How convenient is that? Draper introduces the most significant update to this tool since its launch. This update makes specifying gym equipment even easier!
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.
February 9, 2023
As an architect or designer, there is a lot riding on your recommendation of who should provide smoke and fire curtains on a project. The provider should have a single source responsibility for materials and labor while also providing service capabilities once the project is completed. Here are the four key points we’ve found that need to be considered before making this vital decision.
February 7, 2023
Fire resistance is the property of a material (such as insulation) or assembly of materials to withstand fire, continue to perform its given function and/or provide containment of a fire for a specified period, and prevent the fire from spreading. The occupancy level, building type and egress requirements based on national, state, and local codes will dictate the use of many more fire rated openings throughout most of these buildings. So, what exactly is a fire-rated door, and how is it different from any other door in your building?
February 2, 2023
Installing horizontal cable deck railing systems is one of the best ways to maximize the space on your deck while giving it a contemporary look. With its modern, minimalistic aesthetic, you can boost the curb appeal of your deck and, at the same time, provide an unimpeded view of the beach, the mountains, or your garden. But while horizontal cable systems can undoubtedly upgrade your deck’s design, it can also be a potential safety hazard if the tension on the cable loosens. Our easy maintenance procedures will ensure proper cable tension is maintained, keeping your guardrail safe.