Whitepapers

| Fire and Life Safety| February 04, 2016
This white paper covers the basic types of active and passive fire protection systems, products and assemblies, and wraps up with a primer on expansion joint fire barriers.
| K-12 Schools| January 12, 2016
It has been proven that a school’s indoor environment has a significant impact on student learning and staff effectiveness. Daylighting has been shown to improve concentration, reduce behavioral issues and more, making it a key strategy for...
| October 23, 2015
A decision to retrofit a building is a complex decision that involves many performance factors, including occupant comfort. The counsel you offer requires a thorough understanding of all investment, aesthetic and comfort considerations. Pella EFCO...
| Vertical Transportation| September 30, 2015
Over time, elevator interiors can get damaged … especially if the cab is used for both passengers and freight. Even with the best padded intentions, freight and furniture movers and delivery drivers ding up, gouge and scuff walls with dollies, carts...
| September 16, 2015
Whatever project management software you choose, it should make your life easier. That’s why PM software was created: to coordinate the effort between members of a team and impose order on the projects they’re juggling. A good PM solution allows you...
| Daylighting| September 11, 2015
Daylight is an excellent design material. With it, you can enhance the look of interiors any way you want, though daylighting large spaces can be seen as a big challenge. To maximize the potential of your daylight design, read on to receive helpful...
| Flooring| July 24, 2015
Polymers derived from bio-based sources, such as corn, can show the same chemical properties that we find in polymers derived from petrochemicals, with far less environmental impact. This white paper discusses carpet fiber made from bio-based...
| July 15, 2015
For years, architects, building owners, and facility managers relied on incomplete building system information for critical retrofit decisions. Standard component surveys might say a lot about a discrete system like the HVAC, lighting or interior...
| Fire and Life Safety| July 10, 2015
Any sort of structure fire is a nightmare scenario, and there is always the risk of death and injury. Evacuations have attendant risks, too, especially when they happen in inclement weather. The need to compartmentalize fire and smoke to reduce...
| Concrete| June 17, 2015
We all know that hardened concrete is very permeable and will absorb many liquids and other unwanted chemical contaminants such as oils, fuels, battery acids, and food processing fluids -- just to mention a few. But how do you tell, conclusively,...
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