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September 30, 2020

Bridging the Gaps

The cover of the SEPT/OCT edition of AP is a great story of adaptive re-use, community engagement, creating new real estate, and civic beauty. Built upon the foundations of a former highway that spanned the Providence River in the Rhode Island Capital, the structure, by inFORM Studio and BuroHappold, provides a wonderful new park in the heart of the city—a most welcome escape from COVID isolation. Cheers to creativity. Following are a few products that might help with similar projects.

New & Noteworthy

Elegant Illumination

Providing safety and night sky-friendly illumination, the Lumenrail integrated railing system can be custom fabricated to meet design goals. The flagship Lumenpod 28 product is available in various optical packages; the stainless steel Lumenpod 16 has a machine-chamfered edge for a flush fit.

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Stronger Composite Decking

The Vision line of composite decking now features DiamondDefense Coating, an all-polymer cap that can stand up to a range of abuse, from furniture legs to golf cleats. The cap also adds durability in the face of spills and solar exposure. The decking, itself, is designed to resemble interior hardwoods for a smooth transition in indoor/outdoor living spaces.

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Up on the Roof

Perfect for enhancing rooftop environments, screwjack pedestals, pavers and hardwood deck tiles like these on the Denver Botanic Garden’s green roof provide unique appeal. This application—using Bison Ipê Deck Tiles and Bison adjustable pedestals—was the first publicly accessible green roof in Denver.

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Looking Great at 50

Celebrating 50 years of designing solutions for outdoor environments, Landscape Forms introduces Generation 50, a line of benches and litter receptacles that according to Chief Creative Officer Kirt Martin, takes the best of the company’s classics and “interprets them in new ways and with new technologies.

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NanaWall re-designed what a bi-fold door is with the SL84.

The result is the slimmest, most energy efficient bi-fold door available (the intersection of two folding panels is a mere 3 7/8”). Panels are capable of heights up to 11’ 6”. A newly designed Gothic Arch roller system with only the sides of the roller touching the track. This allows for easy operation regardless of panel size or weight. The patented TwinX enables the system to meet higher wind loads but also conceals the hinges. Panels can move in stacks of 4 or 6, unattached to the side jamb and with the ability to stack to either side of the opening, enabling unlimited widths—something never achieved in a bi-fold door.

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Hygienic, Resilient and Beautiful Ceilings

HEALTH: Easy to disinfect and clean. Highly stain-resistant. Use above food preparation. Unlike mineral fiber ceilings, our thermoformed panels do not water damage, mold, nor release hazardous silica fibers. Greenguard Gold certified for indoor air quality.

FUNCTION: Acoustic. Flexible yet strong, robust and durable. Lightweight and easy to install. Closed-loop recycling. Class A surface-burning characteristics. Use as drop-out ceiling beneath fire sprinklers.

LOOKS: 40+ attractive styles. 16 colors and finishes including light-transmitting grades for Transluminous ceilings.

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Helping to build the American dream since 1971

Fabcon’s first precast panels rolled off the line in 1971, and since then we’ve been instrumental in shaping the growth trajectories of big and small companies alike. Structural precast is the perfect product for organizations interested not only in making their mark, but in building their legacy. Discover how Fabcon’s value proposition of speed, versatility and lower operating costs have figured into a multitude of American Success Stories across a wide range of business segments, from canned foods to fishing gear.

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Wire Mesh Creates Stunning Balcony Privacy Screens

The Apex is a 260,000 square-foot affordable housing project located along The Four Mile Run Stream in Arlington, Virginia—a neighborhood defined by burgeoning redevelopment and a nearby nature habitat. Gold LEED Certified, the project required durable but sustainable materials like Banker Wire’s LPZ-54 woven wire mesh. The design scheme, spearheaded by local firm MTFA Architecture, utilized double-duty materials that require minimal maintenance, while providing urban design vibrancy, longevity, and an industrial aesthetic. For each unit’s balcony, LPZ-54—powder coated in silver—was specified to add interest to the elevations while offering some visual privacy to each balcony, all without blocking daylight, airflow, and the surrounding landscape. Referred to as ‘sails,’ the privacy screen concept relied heavily on LPZ-54—a wire mesh weave with varying appearances depending on one’s viewpoint.

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NEW Perimeter Spacer

Creating an edge restraint for roof paver applications, Hanover's NEW Perimeter Spacer has been designed for conditions in which pavers must be cut to fit along the roof perimeter. The Perimeter Spacer's spring action design allows for easy installation and helps to maintain a tight roof paver system. The slots of the Perimeter Spacer fit onto the tabs of the Elevator Top Plate or High-Tab Pedestal. Adjustments are easily made by sliding the spacer to fit snugly along the edge of the paver.

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Power and Wire Management Solutions

Whether working from home or returning to the office, Doug Mockett & Company has the power and wire management solutions you need to reconfigure your work space to optimize efficiency. Plus, enjoy antimicrobial finishes and new privacy screens and sneeze guards to safeguard your work environment. Mockett specializes in providing "Fine Architectural Hardware for Your Fine Furniture". A timeless blend of classic and contemporary style, creating beautiful complementary accents that add function and value to your furniture.

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Commercial-grade Muscle

Helping larger structures save energy is no easy task. But TYPAR MetroWrap is engineered to excel at air holdout and contribute to higher efficiency. In fact, we deliver a complete system of flashings, tapes and accessories to shut down penetration at all points of vulnerability. What’s more, TYPAR MetroWrap beats the leading competition in water holdout as well, while allowing walls to breathe safely at an optimized level. Not enough? It also provides industry-leading tear strength to hold tight during construction and can be exposed to UV light on the jobsite for a full 12 months.

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