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Downspout Planters: Sustainable and Aesthetic Solution to Rainwater Management

October 6, 2023

Downspout Planters: Sustainable and Aesthetic Solution to Rainwater Management

Managing rainwater in urban areas is a daunting task as excessive runoff can lead to erosion, flooding, and water pollution. Downspout planters have gained popularity due to their eco-friendly approach to capturing and diverting rainwater. These planters not only filter pollutants through plants but also add an aesthetic touch and provide a habitat for wildlife.

TerraCast® Planters are an excellent choice for stormwater filtration as they are water-resistant. Unlike other materials that require a waterproof liner inside the container to prevent rust, corrosion, or rot, TerraCast® Planters are designed to withstand water without any additional support. This makes them worth investing in as they function effectively without requiring much maintenance.

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Introducing Carefree Clean™ Glass by eGlass™ Railing: Elevate Your Space with Effortless Elegance

August 8, 2023

Introducing Carefree Clean™ Glass by eGlass™ Railing: Elevate Your Space with Effortless Elegance

Here at AECinfo.com, your premier source for architecture, engineering, and construction insights, we're excited to showcase an innovative solution that's revolutionizing the world of glass railings – eGlass™ Railing's Carefree Clean™ Glass. We understand that maintaining the pristine appearance of glass panels can be a concern, but with Carefree Clean™ Glass, those worries are a thing of the past.

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Outdoor shades and windy conditions

May 11, 2023

Outdoor shades and windy conditions

Outdoor shades should be as resistant as possible to wind and weather. But while shades should never be deployed during damaging winds, the question remains: How wind resistant are they? And how do you prove it?

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Translucent Wall System Benefits and Applications

April 18, 2023

Translucent Wall System Benefits and Applications

Translucent wall systems have been around for decades, often replacing windows or existing structures. Buildings began using fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP) for daylighting applications in the mid 20th century. FRP systems offered insulation and light transmission that provided benefits where additional light was needed.

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L is for linger. Maglin’s new L-Series more than delivers.

April 13, 2023

L is for linger. Maglin’s new L-Series more than delivers.

L is for linger. Maglin’s new L-Series more than delivers. With lightweight looks and luxurious lines, this table and benches collection gives off a legendary sit-and-stay-awhile vibe. It’s bound to become your new favorite L-word.

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Modern wood outdoor bench Lofty™ combines a sleek look and charming character for a luxury feel

March 15, 2023

Modern wood outdoor bench Lofty™ combines a sleek look and charming character for a luxury feel

The exclusive Thomas Steele Lofty™ Series is a modern wood design that combines a sleek look and charming character for a luxury feel.

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Concrete surface restoration

February 23, 2023

Concrete surface restoration

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.

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How to Tighten Cable Deck Railing

February 2, 2023

How to Tighten Cable Deck Railing

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.

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eGlass Railing structural glass railing systems offer a clean minimal look for any application

January 26, 2023

eGlass Railing structural glass railing systems offer a clean minimal look for any application

Structural glass railings systems have no posts and thin, optional cap rails. Enjoy your view with zero visual obstruction! If a minimal, clean look is what you desire Base Shoe and Standoff Systems look polished in both indoor and outdoor applications.

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The Langdon™ Swing bench: perfect in parks, courtyards, and any place where comfort and gathering takes place

January 20, 2023

The Langdon™ Swing bench: perfect in parks, courtyards, and any place where comfort and gathering takes place

Looking for a bench swing that is durable enough to be in a public place year-round? The Langdon™ Swing bench is perfect in parks, courtyards, and any place where comfort and gathering takes place.

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Custom manufactured light poles to meet specifications designated by you

November 7, 2022

Custom manufactured light poles to meet specifications designated by you

Niland manufactures the industry's largest and most diverse selection of custom decorative aluminum pole products. All of our antique street lamps are cast aluminum poles featuring four or five-inch fluted pole options, specifiable up to 16 feet. Choose your height with Niland and let our poles' flexibility suit individual area requirements for all of your projects. The ornate decorative cast base light poles are unitized in one piece construction and all exterior welds are finished smooth. Our in-house pattern and machine shop can duplicate any historic antique street lamp or street light post as part of our free design service. Show us an old photo of your old main street light pole and we'll handle the rest.

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Creating a view that is like having no railing at all

November 4, 2022

Creating a view that is like having no railing at all

Posts and clamps suspend glass panels without the use of horizontal rails

eGlass Vision™ frameless glass railing system has no top or bottom rails, glass panels are attached by metal clamps. This system will make your patio or deck vision a reality.

  • Best glass railing kit if you're looking for the least obstructed view.
  • Replaces traditional rails with small clamps attached to aluminum posts.
  • No top or bottom rails reduces shipping costs.
  • Perfect for commercial or residential installs.
  • 3 mount design options: fascia, deck mount & top mount.
  • Easy to clean panels repel water and oil, resist dirt, etching, and staining.

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Outdoor Shading System - ZIP Side Channels Create Shading/Weather/Insect Barriers

October 19, 2022

Outdoor Shading System - ZIP Side Channels Create Shading/Weather/Insect Barriers

FlexShade® ZIP brings the comfort and security of the indoors outside. Enjoy the benefit of expanding usable square footage in both living and business areas without costly renovations. The ZIP offers unique side channels that ensure a sealed enclosure for existing garages, porches, patios, pool houses, and outdoor commercial food service areas. Easily create outdoor workspaces, elegant areas for dining and entertaining, or relaxing outdoor niches that are protected from the sun, wind, rain, and pesky insects. When used as an outdoor shading system, FlexShade® ZIP prevents heat from entering a building and helps to lower HVAC costs.

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Folding Accordion Shutter provides immediate protection from hurricanes, storm and intrusion

April 18, 2022

Folding Accordion Shutter provides immediate protection from hurricanes, storm and intrusion

Simple to operate, the Folding Accordion Shutter provides immediate protection from hurricanes, storm, and burglary/intrusion. It is economical without sacrificing performance. The shutter glides along extruded aluminum tracks using nylon rollers mounted on stainless steel carriages, and can be secured from the inside or outside using aluminum locking rods and an optional key-lock. When open, blades stack neatly like an “accordion” at the sides of the opening. It’s easily adapted to most window and door openings, and widely used to protect large areas like sliding glass doors, balconies, and lanais. The folding design allows for virtually unlimited left to right runs, and gives the product the unique ability to enclose entire areas from a single set of blades.

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NRC Lobby - StonePly panels meet the requirements of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission building

January 31, 2022

NRC Lobby - StonePly panels meet the requirements of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission building

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Lobby has a reputation for being meticulous and standing for high quality, their high standards are not just applied to their work and research but to things that they do and all facets of their organization. So, then looking for beautiful stone clad paneling for their One White Flint North building they search for a high quality, accurately made product and found it at StonePly.

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Stainless Steel Round Cable Railing

August 23, 2021

Stainless Steel Round Cable Railing

Stainless steel cable railing was a good choice for a restaurant in downtown Seattle to keep the space feeling open and not too closed off from the sidewalk. Check out more photos here:

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eGlass Element™ thin top rail for minimum view obstruction

August 2, 2021

eGlass Element™ thin top rail for minimum view obstruction

Offering the thinnest top rail and combined with full glass panels, this glass railing option focuses on a beautiful view while providing the safety and durability you expect from a railing system. Designed for minimal view obstruction, eGlass Element™ exposes the splendor of your surroundings, whether indoors or outdoors.

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Custom-Colored Aluminum Cable Railing

July 26, 2021

Custom-Colored Aluminum Cable Railing

When you order raw aluminum components you can custom coat the railing to whatever color you'd like. This customer in Washougal WA painted their railing green to match their house. What color would you make your railing?

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The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation

April 30, 2021

The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation

The EconoSpan® louver and screen system is a continuous louver product comprised mainly of roll formed louvers that snap firmly onto 'double-gripped' stringers or posts installed on pre-determined intervals. This system is ideal for roof top equipment screening or other applications with large areas requiring concealment and ventilation. Along with being very attractive, it is also one of the industry’s most affordable systems.

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Black Aluminum Cable Railing

March 22, 2021

Black Aluminum Cable Railing

This stylish deck in Albany, New York was built for entertainment. With multiple areas for lounging and socializing, the homeowners chose a fascia-mount railing that keeps the space open. The dark aluminum contrasts nicely with a light wood deck and vivid accent colors to create a refreshing, contemporary look.

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