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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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Jun
4
2020
Cleaning Doors and Frames

Reducing touchpoints and increased cleaning has become more critical recently. I think it’s safe to assume most doors are typically overlooked when it comes to cleaning, unless it’s removing a smudge on the glass in a light kit or cleaning a mark or dirt on the door surface itself. That makes sense given that the …

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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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