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California warehouse brightens up with skylights
A recent upgrade has enhanced fall safety, leak protection, and daylighting at a warehouse in Orange, California. An air-control manufacturer serving data processing centers sought Title 24 compliance with a reroofing project that replaced old, fiberglass skylight units with 30 Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed smoke vents and 58 industrial skylights. The new units include features contributing to durability, daylighting, and improved ventilation, with weather-rated venting bases, polycarbonate domes, aluminum-capped frames, continuous gaskets, and silicone seals set to last 50 years. The effect the replacement has had on the facility is significant.
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Three considerations for your next HVAC project
The way buildings are used—and the needs within interior spaces—are continuously changing. Revitalization efforts turn abandoned warehouses into residential and commercial hot spots. Workplace trends transform an old conference room into a collaborative space or wellness lounge. Whether the changes are driven by corporate growth, new technology, or shifting needs, building spaces must adjust. So how do design/construction professionals know what equipment and systems will meet the needs of their next building projects? The answer is influenced by many factors—from upfront costs and ease of installation to integration with existing systems and flexibility for the future.
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Q&A: What you should know about specifying steel framing
Cold-formed steel has been one of the most widely used building materials in commercial construction for nearly a century, commonly being specified in a wide range of framing applications, including loadbearing, non-loadbearing, and floor joists. The material’s performance qualities have been well-documented over the years, and these characteristics continue to expand as manufacturers invest in the research, equipment, and manufacturing processes to keep cold-formed steel design at the forefront of cutting-edge building construction techniques.
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CAD in the cloud
The industry is under continuing pressure to deliver projects faster with less resources and lower costs. At the same time, project leads, their vendors, and contractors are expected to deliver higher quality, better safety, and full compliance to rapidly changing codes, standards, and green building rating programs. Layered atop all these challenges is an increasing end-customer demand for ever-higher degrees of customization. CAD and BIM tools can help, but only if they are made accessible.
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Acoustical applications with sprayfoam
Sound-deadening sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) in a building can serve several purposes, from mitigating outside noise to enhancing a quiet office space.
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