Insights and expertise for doors and frames
May
6
2021
Glazing Image

Adding glass to hollow metal doors, sidelight frames, transoms or borrowed lite window frames is a design element with many benefits. Whether indoor or outdoor, the application may require clear views for safety or observation. Today LEED credits are available for daylighting, thanks to the use of natural light and less need for energy consumption. …

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Feb
10
2021

Digital tools are becoming more prevalent in the door industry, proving advantageous for all aspects of the construction process. From the design and specification of projects, to ordering and delivery of products, digital advancements are proving to streamline processes, ensure compatibility and speed up execution.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects and engineers to build …

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Nov
4
2020

It’s been 5 years since the “Green Alphabet Soup” blog post in which I explained the various acronyms of sustainable building programs, and with the virtual 2020 Greenbuild show coming up on November 10th it seems like a good time to revisit some of these and see how things are trending. Transparency is the …

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Sep
9
2020

The recent Derecho got me thinking about how to build a shelter for that kind of a storm, and what other unusual and rare types of windstorms exist that we need to be prepared for. Building codes are enforced on windstorms such as hurricanes and tornados, so those are the shelter types that doors and …

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Aug
6
2020

Sliding doors are a growing trend in commercial projects. They’ve been used in residential applications such as patio doors for decades, and are now gaining traction in new markets thanks to many advantages compared to traditional swinging doors. Some of the early adopters in commercial spaces were hotels utilizing sliders for restroom doors, and architects …

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