Feb
1

They sound virtually the same so you can understand why most people – even in the construction industry assume they are synonymous, but fire protection and fire resistance refer to two separate performance criteria set forth by the International Building Code (IBC). These two categories have their own unique requirements related to test standards, applications …

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Jan
10

Zinc Coating

No, I’m not talking about the stuff lifeguards used to smear on their noses back in the 80’s to protect from the sun. In the commercial door industry, zinc coating is an important attribute in quality steel doors and frames. While its anti-corrosive nature is extremely valuable, the most noticeable advantage is the way that …

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Oct
11

High performance openings from ASSA ABLOY are delivering certified energy savings to Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, providing the government agency trusted sustainable building products that comply with requirements for energy efficiency at federal facilities.

The DoD and third-party agency GreenCircle Certified, LLC examined existing interior and exterior openings at the Marine Corps Systems Command …

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Aug
9

Many building material products have a cold, hard feeling associated with them. Think of concrete or steel. Wood doors are an exception as they can provide a soft, natural and warm feeling while still possessing strength for both performance and endurance. They are wonderful products to include in building projects thanks to their natural beauty …

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Jun
1
Rotary White Birch with Clear Stain (MDF)

Rotary White Birch with Clear Stain (MDF)

Rotary White birch with Clear Stain (HDF)

Flush wood doors can be made in a variety of methods including 3-ply and 5-ply, among other constructions.  While the internal components such as the core, stiles, rails, and cross bands are important features that impact performance attributes, the face veneer …

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