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AECinfo BuildingBlog #145 ♦ January 16, 2020 

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Including a Fire Suppression System in Building Design

Fire suppression systems are required for all commercial buildings and some new residential buildings, as well. While it is possible to retrofit a building to include a suppression system at any time, it’s often the most cost-effective solution to include one during the building design phase of the project. More and different methods of fire suppression can be included during design versus a retrofit where options may be more limited by the building or by expense.

Building a fire suppression system during the design stage is the most effective way of ensuring that you not only meet state or federal building codes, but also help minimize the risk and potential damage to the building in the event of a fire.

Including a Fire Suppression System in Building Design

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Flexible Bollards vs. Traffic Delineators: Which traffic safety equipment will provide best value for your application?

Flexible Bollards vs. Traffic Delineators: Which traffic safety equipment will provide best value for your application?  

Bollards—the short posts that mark perimeters and guide traffic—are often made of steel or concrete, designed to stop a car in its tracks. Yet in some places, site planners don’t want a fixed bollard that could do vehicle damage or stop a car. Emergency vehicles may need to access a curb, even across a bike lane. Drivers often bump parking stops while trying to get fully into a space, and a hard bollard may cause unnecessary damage. In parking lots, having a lane marker may be necessary to separate traffic lanes—but frustrate wide-turning trucks. In these situations, a flexible solution is needed.

There have been two major approaches to designing flexible markers. In Europe, flexible bollards, based on regular traffic bollards, have become the norm....

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Aluminum Cable Railing

Sporting a stark black-and-white color scheme and eye-catching tile designs, this interior certainly makes a statement. Our black aluminum cable railing is the perfect accent. Black aluminum cable railing looks amazing against the intricate design of these tiles.

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Workspace Ceiling Design Case Study: Wacom

Workspace Ceiling Design Case Study: Wacom  

While the blades layout in this open structure space appear to be randomly patterned, they're anything but.

The panels are actually clustered over workstation areas for better speech intelligibility.

Step inside this smart #workspace design:

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Take the guesswork out of wood ceilings and walls with CertainTeed

We’ve made it easy to select and specify wood ceilings and walls by offering the most popular products, species, finishes and sizes. From lay-in panels and grilles, to linear planks and canopies, CertainTeed’s complete line of wood ceilings and walls gives you all the styles you’re looking for, all at a superior value.

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  Take the guesswork out of wood ceilings and walls with CertainTeed

New Advanced Thermal Dispersion Airflow Measurement System Flyer

New Advanced Thermal Dispersion Airflow Measurement System Flyer  

Take a Look at the New Advanced Thermal Dispersion Airflow Measurement System Flyer- Showing the TDP05K and AIRFLOW-IQ. The TDP05K Advanced Thermal Dispersion air measurement system is changing the way air measurement is delivered.

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Hurricane Protection Systems

Major's Guardian 275® Hurricane Systems make it possible to protect your building from the damage of natural disasters without sacrificing the benefits of natural daylight.

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2019 Innovation Awards - Performative Millwork: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Trahan Architects used augmented reality to overcome production/acoustic challenges designing Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Stage using hand-crafted millwork. This year, AIA awarded the stunning design with its Innovation Award.

2019 Innovation Awards - Performative Millwork: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

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