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Treating Glass as a Canvas

In the world of fine art, a master painter begins with canvas selection. A linen canvas is nearly always selected over cotton because nothing delivers the artist’s authentic vision quite like linen. Similarly, with glass.

Glass and Glazing

True Clarity for Ambitious Design

Clear glass is extremely common and is popular for a variety of architectural design applications, including vision glass, spandrel glass, storefronts, entryways and other exterior uses. It is specified repeatedly due to its versatility and ability to serve as a substrate for solar control, low-emissivity (low-E) coatings. However, when specifying glass to achieve a desired aesthetic, design professionals know that clear glass isn’t completely clear.


Legrand Wattstopper Strengthens Digital Lighting Management Products with ioXt Alliance Security Certification

Legrand, a global leader in electrical and network infrastructure solutions, is pleased to announce that the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) product family of networked lighting control systems is now certified through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program. As the most comprehensive cybersecurity certification available, the evaluation positions the Wattstopper DLM networked lighting control solution to meet DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. 

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Glass and Glazing | Oct 12, 2017

Glass installation depicts Chicago landscape at O’Hare Terminal 5 expansion

The art was inspired by NASA satellite imagery.

Products and Materials | Sep 18, 2017

Product roundup: Paints + coatings

Duranar Sunstorm from PPG, Fluropon from Valspar, and Extreme Cover from Sherwin-WIlliams are just three of the 12 products highlighted in BD+C's September Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | Sep 15, 2017

Creating a movement: How Mamava, Konrad Prefab and ALPOLIC partnered to change the culture of breastfeeding

Since its conception in 2006, the Mamava lactation pod has undergone several changes in design.

Lighting | Sep 1, 2017

Industrial lighting system converts blue light to green, yellow

The SpectraLoc LED blue-spectrum high-bay fixture converts harmful blue light under 500 nanometers to benign green and yellow light.

Products and Materials | Aug 30, 2017

Emergency communications system keeps university students and staff safe

The system provides advanced fire detection and notification, and allows for emergency messages to be transmitted in campus buildings through fire alarm speaker devices.

Products and Materials | Aug 30, 2017

Insulated wall system cuts down installation time

ProGUARD DP is a combined system cuts installation time down to one-third that of traditional wall systems.

Products and Materials | Aug 29, 2017

Product roundup: 12 inventive ceiling + acoustical systems

EchoStar Panels from Kirei, EZ Stab from CertainTeed Ceilings, and Integrity 4200 from Rockfon are three of the products included in BD+C's August Product Roundup.

Products and Materials | Aug 17, 2017

Scuff-resistant paint is tailor-made for high-traffic commercial spaces

SCUFF-X provides the level of scuff-resistance of two-component coatings.

Products and Materials | Jul 24, 2017

Nu-Wood brackets give 110-year-old hotel another level of distinction

One of the goals during the hotel’s 2014 and 2015 refurbishment was to create a low maintenance exterior. 

Products and Materials | Jul 21, 2017

Acrylic-infused wood flooring brings durability for commercial spaces

The product incorporates an acrylic-infused top layer.

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