Insights and expertise for doors and frames
Dec
11
2019

When designing, installing, and maintaining safety & security systems for a commercial building, it’s crucial to stay apprised of the latest trends in door security. Various factors come into play – from changes in industry regulations & market demand to the emergence of new technologies & solutions. Keeping up can be daunting, that’s why our …

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Oct
31
2019

Sustainability remains a key consideration when designing and constructing openings for new and retrofit buildings. But what makes an opening “sustainable” or “green”? Energy efficiency, material sourcing and composition, end-of-life and other factors all play a role. In fact, there are so many sustainability standards that it’s difficult to know which ones are relevant for …

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Sep
25
2019

We sometimes get surprised reactions when we tell architects and designers that, yes, a high security opening can be as beautiful as it is strong. That’s because traditionally, the strongest openings were somewhat utilitarian and plain looking. But that has changed in recent years due to innovative new materials and changes in manufacturing processes. Now,

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Aug
7
2019

Quick, what part of a commercial door opening can have interesting and attractive design features? If you answered the lock, exit device, or the door itself, you’re correct, as these components come in many beautiful style options. But did you know that the steel FRAME can also be part of the design story? Yes, decorative …

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Jun
6
2019

When providing product for a publicly funded project, materials suppliers must comply with some very strict rules and regulations regarding domestic sourcing of materials. Understanding which rules apply for a specific project can be difficult, especially with the names the government has selected. For example, two of the most common acts are the Buy America …

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