Specifying and installing doors and hardware has become increasingly complex. Integrated doors have emerged as a popular solution to combat this trend, and make it easier to select and install the correct product for many types of openings.
Custom curtain wall assemblies provide an excellent way to create a true architectural signature on a building. These systems are most often used to make a key statement at the entrance or podium level, and to convey the design language of the building.
For doorways with high traffic volumes, faster door operation trumps R-value when it comes to preventing energy loss and maintaining a productive environment. High-speed doors also add airflow control, lower maintenance costs, and efficient material-handling benefits.
Historically, glazing has been used to provide light and ventilation in building walls as its primary function. In contemporary buildings, specialized glazing can provide numerous other functions, including fire-resistance.