Caring for glazed architectural terra cotta


One of the most prevalent materials found on historic buildings, glazed architectural terra cotta was popularized in the late 19th century as a versatile, lightweight, economical, and adaptable alternative to stone. Through the 1930s, the sculptural properties of terra cotta gave rise to diverse architectural styles, including the Chicago School, High Rise, and Beaux Arts.

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Dynamic Air Filtration for the Marijuana Industry


Dynamic Air Quality Solutions manufactures high-performance air filtration products including polarized-media air cleaners, carbon filtration systems, and germicidal ultraviolet (UV) systems. Dynamic Air Cleaners have been available to commercial and residential customers since 1982. About two years ago, the company discovered several of its products were being specified on commercial growing operations or, in that industry’s parlance, ‘grows.’

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An Education on Masonry: Designing schools with the construction process in mind

masonry_Columbus Scioto 6 thru 12 Photo by Cory Klein

Masonry may be one of the oldest construction methods, but it maintains its viability in the modern world, offering durability combined with low maintenance needs. Various building types use masonry as their primary method of construction, and even for those that do not, the serviceability of Division 04 materials makes it a popular choice for areas such as stair and elevator shafts and foundations.

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