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Roughly two dozen famous architects came dressed as the buildings they designed to 1931's Beaux-Arts Ball in Manhattan. Below are just seven of them. In a 2006 article about the event (A New Age of Architecture Ushered in Financial Gloom) published by New York Times writer Christopher Gray, William...
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What are engineering calculations? Engineering calculations (or "calcs") are a series of advanced calculations used to determine worst case scenario(s) and possible risk factors for aparticular railing system. By working out the calculations, engineers can determine what will and won't work in the...
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In the building products world, there's a specific type of terminology that factory personnel and customers frequently use while communicating with each other. Below are some definitions of a few of these terms for those unfamiliar with this type of industry "slang": Cut Sheets - Cut sheets are...
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Sterling Dula windscreen pictured on the Cincinnati Banks pool deck. The mixed-use complex is an 18-acre development along the banks of the Ohio River. When designing an outdoor restaurant, bar, pool, or other type of rooftop amenity or establishment, there's no question that windscreens are an...
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Sterling Dula Railing on Skybridge Residential Tower Chicago, IL Sterling Dula Railing on Skybridge Residential Tower Chicago, IL It's no secret that clear communication on all sides - beginning with the building owner, followed by the architect, contractor, manufacturer and, lastly, the installer...

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Each year in the United States, approximately 3,300 children under the age of 5 are injured due to window falls. Eight (8) are fatally injured for the same reason. Window falls can be prevented by installing security screens on all second floor windows (and above) of apartments and public housing...
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Kane Security Window Screens on Jameson Hall, Rutgers University (Douglass Campus) - New Brunswick, NJ Accidental falls from window openings not only endanger the lives of children (see previous post Windows & Balconies: 4 Building Tips for Child Safety & Fall Protection), young adults are...
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Sterling Dula Point-Mounted, Post-Supported Glass Raiilng w/ Tempered, Laminated Glass Stark State College - North Canton, OH Glass railing looks sleek and provides an unobstructed view when used on many different types of architectural applications. However, no matter how structurally sound the...
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Since railing systems are usually one of the last elements added to a building during construction, timing and planning are especially crucial, as costly adjustments and delays could occur. Therefore, all trades must be on the same page. Below are 5 railing issues architects, building owners and/or...
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POP QUIZ 1. You know you have a problem with your balcony(ies) when you see: Rust stains dripping down the concrete slab Cracked concrete Corroded railings All of the above The correct answer is... d. All of the above. Whether you're a property manager, facility manager, building owner, or a top...