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Guest Blog: NeoCon wrap up: Trends in Workplace Furniture & Design

Posted on July 24, 2015

Written By: Stephanie Douglass, Director of Workplace Strategy at Teknion Last month’s NeoCon  show in Chicago – the largest commercial interiors show in North America – unveiled a host of new furniture products as well as highlighted some major trends in workplace design thinking.  Here are the three of the top trends that we observed: Blurring of commercial […]

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Guest Blog: Don’t Let Roof and Floor Opening Frames Create Discord

Posted on July 10, 2015

Guest Blog By: Gary L. Cowart, President, Macuch Steel Products, Inc. | Original Post is found here: http://goo.gl/Da5okj Most contract documents are clear on the requirements for roof and floor-opening frames. The documents will identify the structural shapes that make up the frame, the general configuration of the frame, and how the frame attaches to […]

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Guest Blog: Achievable Tolerances for Mortal Builders of Handrails

Posted on June 19, 2015

Guest Blog by: Macuch Steel  People build buildings.  However, being human means that nothing we do is perfect.  With this thought in mind – why do designers of buildings require handrails to be installed without negative tolerances? “Buildability” is a valid design objective that includes, among other factors, achievable tolerances.  Life Safety Code supports buildability of […]

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Guest Blog: Five Tips for Specifying High Performance Glazing

Posted on June 8, 2015

By Alan Kinder, Guardian Industries Corp. As architects consider specifying and designing with glass for building facades, the possibilities are vast. Manufacturers offer products in a greater variety of colors, textures and performance options than ever before for interesting and beautiful design. Architects can specify high-performance glass, delivered through greater light transmission, improved U-factor, or desired […]

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Guest Blog: Georgia Civil, Inc.

Posted on May 15, 2015

How does Georgia Civil, Inc get their site planning done quickly, efficiently and at the right price? According to Todd Peaster at Georgia Civil, Inc the answer is a solid understanding of the basics and then utilizing technology called SITEOPS. Optimization technology is streamlining the site development industry. Conceptual site planning that would normally take weeks […]

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Guest Blog, Balfour Beatty: When does going green save you green – as in the color of money?

Posted on May 12, 2015

By: Emily Violette, PE, LEED, AP, Senior Manager, Energy COE, Balfour Beatty In today’s world of popular terms, “Green Building” has gained a lot of momentum, and there are plenty of certifications out there to help guide any owner through the process of going green, for their facility’s performance. Whether it is LEED, Green Globes […]

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Guest Blog – Retail Design: Using Aluminum Composite Panel Inside + Out

Posted on May 8, 2015

First let me introduce myself, James Margelony from Fairview Architectural, the manufacturer of Vitrabond aluminum composite panel, and I would like thank Wakefield and Beasley Associates for allowing me to be a guest on their Blog. Now let’s dive in, shall we? Nowadays contemporary building design is everywhere. Prime examples of this architectural trend are […]

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