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Bronze Aluminum Cable Railing

January 18, 2019

Bronze Aluminum Cable Railing

Featuring: reinforced aluminum system withstands the tension of cable infill without bending; Bronze powder-coat compliments rustic, woodsy, and old-world surroundings while protecting the aluminum from the elements; Post-to-Post Handrail runs between posts, allowing the railing to follow the curves of the deck; Deck mount posts are easy to install; Field assemblies have a low-profile look with no bulky turnbuckle.

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REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems

January 16, 2019

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems

The REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring System is a specialty, high build, self-leveling, fluid-applied floor coating. Engineered for commercial, industrial and residential applications where a durable, long-lasting, aesthetically unique, easy to maintain and completely custom floor is required. Due to the unique and unrepeatable nature of these flooring systems, consult with a technical representative before installing or specifying.

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3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

January 14, 2019

3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press. Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations.

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University Selects Parallax for Light-Filled Library

January 11, 2019

University Selects Parallax for Light-Filled Library

Since the LARC was designed as a state-of-the-art facility, the Lindenwood team was looking for the latest and greatest screen technology for these rooms. One major challenge, however, was that they had to contend with all the bright, natural light in the building.

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Head of Its Class: An Award-Winning School Design

January 9, 2019

Head of Its Class: An Award-Winning School Design

This colorful educational facility was designed from the ground up to provide a fresh start for an entire school district in Pennsylvania.

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Five design concepts for a more livable home

January 7, 2019

Five design concepts for a more livable home

In the past, homeowner advice focused more on resale value than livability. Families looked for ways to sell their “for now” homes in the shortest amount of time for the most amount of money. The growing desire to age in place, however, means families are trading in their somewhat nomadic lifestyles and searching for a long-term living space. With that in mind, it's time to rethink and rearrange our houses so that they function as facilitators for spending quality time with family and friends.

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How to select a bike locker: the best bike security solution

January 4, 2019

How to select a bike locker: the best bike security solution

A bike locker will be one of the best bike security options for bike storage, as these units provide a completely enclosed, individual area to store bicycles. To select the best bike locker for your situation, there are a variety of options and decisions to consider.

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AIRFLOW-IQ Electronic Air Measuring

January 2, 2019

AIRFLOW-IQ Electronic Air Measuring

The AIRFLOW-IQ is a turn-key solution that combines the features of Ruskin's TDP05K air flow and temperature measuring probe(s) with Ruskin’s CD50 control damper and Ruskin's VAFB24-BAC RAMS Air Measurement BACnet actuator.

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Lighting integration made easy: pre-cut panels for trimless downlights

December 31, 2018

Lighting integration made easy: pre-cut panels for trimless downlights

Now, get the look of timeless drywall ceilings in a suspended ceiling system. Pre-cut ceiling panels are designed to seamlessly integrate with trimless downlights.

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Implementing Routine Fire-Risk Assessments in the Workplace

December 28, 2018

Implementing Routine Fire-Risk Assessments in the Workplace

Fires are one of the most frightening and potentially devastating events that can happen in the workplace. In order to protect your staff as well as your building, it's vital to carry out regular fire safety inspections and outfit your building with the right equipment.

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Brick... it isn't just red and modular

December 26, 2018

Brick... it isn't just red and modular

Roman Brick is ideal for creating a distinct and different look to any structure. It characteristically has longer and more linear dimensions than those of standard modern brick. For architects and homeowners aspiring for a unique look.

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What Is Fixed Theater Style Seating? How to Calculate Fixed Theatre Seating

December 24, 2018

What Is Fixed Theater Style Seating? How to Calculate Fixed Theatre Seating

From theatrical productions to business presentations, seating always impacts communication. Some seating concepts, like theatre-style layouts, better focus audience attention on performers and presenters. To optimize communication emanating from the stage, fixed theater seating focuses attention forward and away from nearby attendees.

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StonePly lightweight natural stone panels

December 21, 2018

StonePly lightweight natural stone panels

Amazingly thin panels constructed of natural stone with reinforced aluminum honeycomb backing material, StonePly HC Stone Panels are your best bet for different cladding applications that require thin, lightweight, and high-quality solutions. With sixty times the impact strength of a three-centimeter granite, plus the beauty and elegance of natural stones like limestone, marble, granite, onyx, and travertine, StonePly HC Stone Panels make cladding applications easier and superb.

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Whistler's Cultural Connector

December 19, 2018

Whistler's Cultural Connector

In 2014, as the Resort Municipality of Whistler was planning for the future, they began by looking back at the past. They wanted to highlight another side of their resort town, one that invited people to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty and unexpected history of the breathtaking location...

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New safety standard for shades keeps kids safe

December 17, 2018

New safety standard for shades keeps kids safe

A new safety standard takes effect on December 15 for window coverings with operable cords that are located in areas accessible by small children. The new standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018, was developed by the Window Coverings Manufacturer’s Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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How security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access

December 14, 2018

How security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access

Data centers are some of the most critical infrastructure of our modern era. A breach would be devastating. Learn how security entrances can help protect data centers by controlling physical access.

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'Tis the Season

December 12, 2018

'Tis the Season

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit! TerraCast® offers a wide selection of outdoor products that will last through extreme weathers and many winters to come! Create a statement piece for your projects by personalizing the planter with a custom graphic.

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6 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Replacing Your Tile Shower

December 10, 2018

6 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Replacing Your Tile Shower

Old tile showers are a pain. Moldy and dirty grout joints. Shower curbs which are too tall and dangerous to step over. Cracked shower pans which leaked onto the floors below. And I haven’t even mentioned the constant maintenance. How can you get a new tile shower without the hassles your last one caused you?

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The all-hazards approach to ballistic barriers and physical security

December 7, 2018

The all-hazards approach to ballistic barriers and physical security

It’s like clockwork. If an electric company payment office receives a threat, the water company office across town calls to look into getting a bullet resistant barrier. If there’s a school shooting anywhere, Total Security Solutions starts getting inquiries about installing bulletproof vestibules from schools nationwide. A bomb is mailed …

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Design Spotlight: Places of Worship

December 4, 2018

Design Spotlight: Places of Worship

During the holiday season, places of worship often take on a more central role in people's lives and become important social centers, gathering places, and community hubs. With that in mind, we thought we would re-examine some daylighting options for these spaces and their unique design challenges.

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