SAFTI FIRST
SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that the SAFTIfire Hurricane system now has Florida Product Approvals for 60 to 120 minute wall/window...

CertainTeed Ceilings' campaign strives to bring sound acoustics to workplaces, schools, and healthcare facilities.

Contemporary, fun, transitional and elegant, Meyda Custom Lighting’s new Crinkle Fused Glass Pendants are custom crafted with hot glass sculpted into cool contemporary lighting designs. 

Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated
Side-by-side comparison of Keralite Select (at right) versus typical fire-rated

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has added a new, innovative glass ceramic to its Keralite product line. Keralite Select combines patent-pending surface polishing technology with advanced composition to create the sharpest, most...

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces the SpectrAlert® Advance Series of low-frequency fire alarm sounders and sounder strobes to meet National Fire Alarm Association (NFPA) code requirements for sleeping areas...

White Paper: Hudson High School
White Paper: Hudson High School
This White Paper describes the Hudson Community School Board's decision to approve a major project upgrade: renovating the high school’s original DDC system. Improving a problematic temperature control system in the district...
The history of metal buildings dates back to the late 1700s with the construction of fireproof mill structures for the agricultural and textile industries in Britain. During the next 100 years, hundreds of portable iron...
In this AIA/CES-approved presentation, you will learn that designing a roofing system for long-term performance requires long-term thinking about the details incorporated in a metal roof system. This presentation provides...
This year marks the 10th anniversary of commercial installations for the world’s leading electrochromic glass product. While a decade may appear to be a long time, it is a relatively short horizon for the construction...
AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials
A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acoustics and closed-loop, recycled content to eased integration with lighting systems, HVAC diffusers, fire sprinkler heads, and...
Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
  Most buildings rely on a limited set of strategies for keeping water out. This course describes the rainscreen approach, which has six elements: cladding, cavity, thermal layer (insulation), air barrier, moisture...
Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene
Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene
When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come into play, requiring a thorough evaluation of a project’s individual requirements. However, some general...
This article describes the potential consequences of unintentional vapor barriers and why vapor permeance of building envelope materials is relevant to moisture management and long term durability. Click here to read White...
Thanks in part to the steady rise in home energy costs recently, there has been a greater emphasis on increasing energy efficiency to offset this spike, as well as mitigate environmental impact. According to the U.S. Energy...
Accessing files on the job site can be challenging. Without Internet access, you print out your engineering plans beforehand, carry them with you, and then modify the old-fashioned way: pen to paper. Learn how Egnyte helps...
This white paper provides readers with an understanding of how today’s advanced fire rated glass systems contribute to LEED and sustainable design as a whole. The discussion includes an explanation of the...
Making the Most of the Reconstruction Boom Reconstruction in its many forms—tenant improvements, retail fitouts, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, gut rehab, and so on—is keeping many design and construction firms...
Soy materials for building construction are renewable, environmentally friendly and ideal for green building. Benefits as compared to petrochemical and other material stocks show a range of performance and environmental...
The topic of water shortages is nothing new, as cities around the globe struggle with drought, water quality, supply constraints, and failing infrastructures. However, the idea of new plumbing codes and design standards...
Guard booths, stations and shelters are defense strategy linchpins, becoming increasingly integral to perimeter defense planning. Before evaluating the efficacy of different guard booth configurations, and before selecting a...
From the company that brought you Construction Computing Magazine’s 2011 BIM Product of the Year ArchiCAD 15, the “Get There Faster with ArchiCAD” whitepaper examines five critical areas to explore before making your final...
Download Complete White Paper Download Introduction Download Chapters 1-4Defining Net-Zero Energy Buildings
All photos: courtesy Valspar
All photos: courtesy Valspar
Judson University in Elgin, Ill., recently experienced some enviable challenges: continuous growth in its fledging architectural and design program had led to less classroom, meeting and office space, and the university had...
Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
Project: Johnson & Wales University Center for Physician Assistant Studies Location: Providence, RI Architect: DBVW Architects Glazing Contractor: Cherry Hill Glass Co. Product: Fireframes® Aluminum Series frames and...
SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
Project Name: Plaquemines Parish Detention Center in Davant, La. Architect: L.R. Kimball General Contractor: The Lemoine Company Glazier: Glass, Inc. Products used: SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2...
Photo: BQE Software
Photo: BQE Software
Many architecture firms struggled after the economic downturn hit the design and construction industry hard in 2008. However, Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture, a small Atlanta firm with 14 employees, managed to survive...
New metal buildings have helped boost productivity at Perrault Farms in Yakima V
New metal buildings have helped boost productivity at Perrault Farms in Yakima V
Each year, when the calendar strikes August 25, the operations of Perrault Farms kick into high gear.  For the next 35 days, the Toppenish, Wash., facilities operate around the clock to harvest, dry, bale and chill the...
Channel glass exterior façade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
Channel glass exterior façade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
Project: University of San Francisco, John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation Location: San Francisco Architect: NBBJ Glass: Pilkington Profilit™ translucent channel glass system with Lumira® aerogel...
For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire res
For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire res
Project: Oakland Airport Connector - Doolittle BART Station in Oakland, Calif. Architect: ED2 International Glazing Contractor: Bagatelos Glass Products: SuperLite II-XL 60 IGU in GPX Framing with Sunshade Connection Why...
Is your firm an AEC Giant? We are now accepting survey submissions for the annual Giants 300 report.
Deadline: April 5, 2013

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