Door Flexibility

The ProCare 8300 has a flush bolt at eye level, instead of out of reach at the top of the door, and features a simple push button that allows nurses to push down the door when their hands are full. It also won’t latch onto patient’s IVs or staff badges.

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Suspended Animation

On the campus side, light-colored brick, along with concrete, predominates, drawing on the limestone shades of the school’s oldest structures. The town side, however, features brick in deep red tones. For this building, New York City-based Weiss/Manfredi brought those downtown hues onto campus, combining millennia-old masonry technology with cutting-edge architecture to create a high-performance structure that’s also become a teaching tool.Aiming for LEED Platinum certification, Weiss/Manfredi’s architects selected brick that was produced locally. And they got their own lessons in how brick is fired and in how its color can shift based on how it’s produced from suppli

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A Walk on the Mediterranean Side

Available in luxurious Carrera marble or pristine limestone, Medina tiles from StoneImpressions lets you create an extraordinary design space with a taste of Mediterranean culture. The line shines with onyx and turquoise jewel tones. The tiles are sealed with a three-part acrylic topcoat that is durable and an ideal choice for kitchens, bathrooms, backsplashes and light traffic flooring. The tiles come in both 6-in. × 6-in. and 12-in. × 12-in. sizes. 

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The Susan E. Brackett Dance Center, Oklahoma City Ballet Company  and Dance School  Oklahoma City
The Susan E. Brackett Dance Center, Oklahoma City Ballet Company and Dance School, Oklahoma City
The Susan E. Brackett Dance Center, Oklahoma City Ballet Company and Dance School, Oklahoma City

Dancing in the Light

Architectural elegance meets engineered precision at Oklahoma City Ballet’s new rehearsal space and dance school. Beautiful natural light takes center stage in the half-cylinder-shaped space, which was recently converted from an award-winning fitness center into The Susan E. Brackett Dance Center.To filter light and create a privacy barrier for dancers, automated shades were needed to create a unique shading solution inside the 26,685-sq.-ft. building. Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris selected Hunter Douglas Architectural’s RB 500+ automated shades featuring Mermet’s E Screen in 1% white fabric.At the arched window, 10 high-performance shades line the bottom while ano

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Two-in-One Moisture Control

Combining a moisture-barrier membrane with fiberglass lath, the new Delta-Dry & Lath rainscreen system allows for faster installation and ensures better envelope performance over time in stucco and manufactured stone façades. The resulting rainscreen design enables quicker drying of any moisture that penetrates exterior cladding and reduces risk of façade staining or failure.

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Calgary Office Offers Energy-Efficient, Comfortable Workplace

The curtainwall relies on Tianjin North Glass’ (tng) state-of-the-art, bent, triple-pane insulated glazing units (IGUs) with two low-E coatings from G-Crystal Glass Group. Technoform’s tgi Spacer m, a bendable, yet durable, warm edge spacer separates the three panes of glass, creating an insulating barrier at the perimeter of the igu to improve thermal performance. This combination of high-performance components allows the igus to meet the project’s high thermal performance requirements and achieve the overall energy-saving, sustainability goals.The thermal performance requirements of 707 Fifth included stringent whole unit u-factors of 0.91 W/m²K (0.16 hr/ft²F),

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