If you find yourself caught between tradition and current industry practice for specifying sheet metal thicknesses you are not alone. It has been years since industry standards have abandoned gage to designate metal thickness, now the standards rely on..
Are you expecting straight grained wood for your project? Use the right terms to get what you want. Quarter Cut and Rift Cut wood produces similar straight grain results. However, there are differences and limitations. Learn how to distinguish between..
Do we, as specifiers and architects, have an obligation to ensure public safety? I think we do.
I opened the door to enter the office building lobby. The sound was loud and unmistakable - an electrical transformer humming away, loudly. Following the sound I found the room about 20 feet away with the door propped open to help ventilate the..
The newly opened rest stop on Interstate 95 in Delaware includes an unusual combination of door hardware on the entry and interior vestibule. All the exterior doors are furnished with concealed vertical rod exit devices. Only one leaf of six includes..
All I could think was "Were you born in a barn?" It was one of the memorable lines from my father when anyone left a door open, spilling all the precious conditioned air to the exterior.
Keypad locks offer the advantage of removing the need for keys, while sill maintaining a secure opening. The opening security is controlled by changing the keypad combination.
Top and bottom surface bolts are used on the inactive leaf of pairs of doors. The bolts hold the door closed until the full door opening is require. For office suite entry doors, the need is usually during move-in to get furniture through the door. But..
Construction sites often present challenges for completing the work as the architect intended. But when contractors improvise, the results may not be acceptable. Unusual results tend to attract attention immediately.