FEATURES

Acoustical windows make hotels more hospitable

Hotel owners are prisoners of a paradox—they must build near major thoroughfares, highways, and rail services so they are accessible and convenient, but this ideal location is also often the source of the noise problem.
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FAILURES

If it’s too hot…

When specifying and installing air and moisture/vapor barriers, consideration is often given to cold-weather limitations of those materials to better ensure proper application and long-term performance.

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FEATURE

Hygienic Ceilings: Standards and guidelines

Various regulations and guidelines for constructing and maintaining ceilings in facilities with hygienic requirements. A complement to one of the magazine's feature articles, this short web piece looks at requirements and best practices for schools, laboratories, food preparation, healthcare, and other specialized spaces.
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FEATURES

In or out?

While security windows and detention windows may seem to serve the same purpose, the major difference comes down to whether you intend to keep the threat in or to keep it out.
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LAW

Be careful with flow-down provisions

A flow-down provision states the terms of the contract at a higher tier are also binding on the lower-tier contractor. For instance, the subcontract between the general contractor and the electrical installer usually contains a flow-down provision stating the terms and conditions.

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