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Hawaiian brewery keeps cool with IMPs

Insulated metal panels (IMPs) were ideal for the Maui Brewing Company facility’s high-performance and aesthetic requirements. Photos © Ryan Siphers

by Eric Jurus

Touted as “Hawaii’s number-one craft beer,” the award-winning Maui Brewing Company has expanded to a 3900-m2 (42,000-sf) insulated metal panel (IMP)-clad facility to meet an overwhelming demand. After nearly a decade of brewing, the company required a more energy-efficient, sustainable facility to stay consistent with its brand.

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Improving school security with wireless locks

This is the North County Road Middle School’s exterior perimeter and entrance way. Photos courtesy Allegion

by April Dalton

A Long Island, New York, school district developed and implemented a comprehensive plan to upgrade security in their schools. Working with local architect Michael J. Guido, the key initiatives included redesigning the entrances to provide a single-point of entry for visitors and updating the hardware to provide better access control.

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