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July 29, 2020

Traversing the Slippery Slope

As we approach August, the latest news on the COVID front is shifting to the debate and preparation involved in the re-opening of schools, particularly in the wake of several states suffering daily case increase setbacks in the wake of perhaps re-opening for business too soon. Unquestionably, this is, and will remain, a slippery slope as we try to function in this COVID-constrained world. The July-August issue of Architectural Products continues our ongoing coverage of the situation, including what’s happening in healthcare settings. In the interim, following are a few products helping businesses and public places adapt to this ongoing disruption of our lives.

New & Noteworthy

Keeping an Eye on Health

Keeping employees comfortable and healthy in an office is critical. Employee discomfort, ill health and reduced performance can be linked to a poor-quality office environment. Signify is launching its Philips IoT sensor bundles to collect and deliver data via its Interact Office connected lighting system and environmental monitoring APIs.

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Touchless Access

The coronavirus has drastically changed personal and professional views and expectations about cleanliness in buildings and high-traffic environments. Convenient, reliable and safe for both the properties and visitors, dormakaba’s Mobile Access Solutions and Touchless Access Solutions are excellent choices to reduce hand-to-door contact in high contact public areas.

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A Sustainable and Modern Cladding Solution

Cupaclad is a natural slate rainscreen cladding system which offers a wide range of possibilities in the design. Slate, a natural and sustainable material, combines its unmatchable technical properties with the efficiency advantages of a ventilated façade. Its versatility opens up a world of options and combinations, suiting any individual layout. Slate siding is a modern architectural trend in Europe and is already starting to trickle in the United States. Ready to bring your design to life?

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Enter 2020 Best of LaCantina Competition

Have you completed a residential or commercial project using LaCantina Doors to transform open spaces? LaCantina and Architizer invite all architects, designers, custom home builders, design build firms, and interior designers to submit their projects in the 2020 Best of LaCantina competition.

Entries may be submitted now through September 15, 2020. The winning design will receive a grand prize of a trip for two to their choice of events in NYC in 2021. Winners will also be featured on and To learn more or submit your project, click below.

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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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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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