LEDs illuminate renovated Illinois library

An extensive renovation to the Indian Trails Public Library District in Wheeling, Illinois, resulted in a modern and engaging learning space for the public. The library now occupies more than 5574 m2 (60,000 sf) and is well-equipped with more than just books—interactive labs and classrooms for community education programs,...
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Bifold doors save planes during Hurricane Harvey

Pilots housing airplanes at the Aransas County Airport in Rockport, Texas, are grateful for the bifold doors on the hangars. During Hurricane Harvey, Aransas County Airport in Texas lost seven buildings for a total of 8360 m2 (90,000 sf) of hangar space. However, hangars with bifold doors were still...
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Translucent façade brightens up Wyoming school

A 278-m2 (3000-sf) interlocking polycarbonate dual wall system creates a translucent façade and provides high thermal performance at Roosevelt High School and the Pathways Innovation Center (PIC) in Caper, Wyoming. Customized vertical sunscreens were also employed for aesthetic accents and light diffusion on the campus.
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Colorado University lifts up the pack with safe surfaces

New flooring in the training and field house facilities at Colorado State University–Pueblo enabled the university to provide much-needed amenities to its football players. The basement of the field house was renovated, and the weight room was transformed to include more lockers, an expanded equipment room, and, most importantly,...
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North Dakota research facility ascends to the top

The University of North Dakota’s (UND) Robin Hall opened last year as the tallest building in Grand Forks and the headquarters for the unmanned aircraft systems programs at UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The new building’s sleek, light-filled design features curtainwall and storefront systems that meet...
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Paving a safe surface for seniors to walk on

Earlier this summer, Federation Housing, a nonprofit developer of retirement homes, installed a 502-m2 (1650-sf) permeable pavement at its Samuel A. Green House in Elkins Park, a closed-in suburb of Philadelphia. The pavement was for walkways and a circular patio at Gil Rosenthal Garden of Peace, located in the...
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