Tag Archives: Schools

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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Using Gypsum Wallboard for Acoustic Control

All images courtesy CertainTeed

Over the years, architects have employed a variety of wall assembly design strategies to meet sound transmission class (STC) rating requirements on projects. Some of these methods have often been either excessively expensive or complicated to install properly. Fortunately, today’s gypsum board manufacturers have developed a more practical solution with new laminated noise-reducing gypsum boards specifically designed for optimal sound attenuation and simpler installations.

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Security Glazing for Safer Schools: Trends in School Safety

Parents and administrators across the country are clamoring for solutions to make their children’s schools more secure. Areas of K?12 educational projects under significant scrutiny are doors and windows—and, more specifically, the glass. For extra school security, laminated security glass can be an easy and cost-effective measure to assist in protecting against forced entry and providing bullet resistance. Between 1999 and 2009, various school security measures have been implemented.

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Security Glazing for Safer Schools

Photo courtesy Graham Architectural Products

Parents and administrators across the country are clamoring for solutions to make their children’s schools more secure. Areas of K?12 educational projects under significant scrutiny are doors and windows—and, more specifically, the glass. For extra school security, laminated security glass can be an easy and cost-effective measure to assist in protecting against forced entry and providing bullet resistance.

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