FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings

FlowGuard Gold® piping & fittings are highly durable and functional plumbing systems that can be used in both residential and commercial applications.
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Custom Steel Inlet/Catch Basin Risers: The Better Way to Raise Inlet/Catch Basins to Grade on Roadway Repaving Projects

This paper explains why custom steel risers are the best way to raise inlet/catch basin grates to final grade after repaving projects. They save money and time compared to excavation and manual raising of utility frames. Steel risers are lighter, stronger, and better fitting than cast iron risers, and they leave grates precisely at final grade, eliminating potential damage and liability due to the creation of new potholes and exposed asphalt edges.

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Top Reasons to Specify FlowGuard Gold® Piping Systems

End plumbing worries and safeguard your home building investment & reputation with proven FlowGuard Gold® brand of pipe and fittings.

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Go beyond energy savings with Daylight Autonomy

Daylight autonomy systems from Lutron use breakthrough solar control technologies to improve staff well-being like no other daylighting solution can. As you consider specification options for upcoming projects, keep in mind these 10 reasons to team up with Lutron:

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Understanding the Benefits of Cellular PVC Rails, Pergolas and Gutters

This course will offer a basic understanding of the benefits of specifying cellular PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) railing systems, pergolas and gutters for residential construction projects. Railing systems in residential construction and remodeling have long been considered both decorative and functional however options have been historically limited to architects. Traditional railing materials like natural lumber, vinyl, and composite materials have been the standard choices available for years, but these materials pose several challenges in aesthetics, durability, affordability, and limited design options. Today railing systems can be created using cellular PVC which offers many advantages over traditional railing.

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Glass Block: High Performance, Sustainable Design & Daylighting - PRINT

As a proven natural building material, glass block can add beauty and inspiration to a project, while playing a significant role in sustainable design. Glass block is 100% recyclable, low- maintenance, and highly durable, yet its’ dynamic relationship with light provides architects the opportunity to create both aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient spaces. With low construction waste, glass block is considered an environmentally preferable product, made largely from sand, an abundant raw material, and limestone. Because of its versatility, it can be used in a wide variety of projects, and offers a universal appeal.

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Innovative Governance for One-Water: Research & Action Plan

Water is scarce in many parts of the world, and as the population grows, water use is increasing. The One-Water movement seeks to reduce potable water waste by reusing and capturing water that is not treated to drinking standards. This two hour session identifies opportunities to accomplishing a one-water approach, as well as identifies barrier sand constraints that are facing leaders in this effort. Barriers exist at micro and macro levels, and incentives to adopt a new water use approach may help the cause. Speakers identify priority steps to achieve a more resourceful water management strategy.

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A Civic Engagement Model for Sustainable Initiatives

Stakeholders from Syracuse, NY address being a post-industrial “legacy city” that is rebuilding for the future. The Connective Corridor project is the largest civic infrastructure project in more than three decades. It will connect Syracuse University to downtown business creating a cultural district that benefits students and permanent residents alike. This program discusses the partnerships, collaboration and strategies that have brought this project to life.

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Not For Certification - Using LEED-ND as a Planning Tool

Climate change continues to drive a discussion on how, and if we can better use our built environment. Whether you believe in climate change or not, local governments and municipalities can take steps to ensure that their communities are better connected through reasonably simple planning. Leveraging LEED-ND as a planning guide will help neighborhoods become more sustainable, whether certification is the goal. This program identifies how communities can use LEED-ND as a planning tool to make developments more sustainable.

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Lichen and the Rock: An Integrated Response to Daylight

Daylighting professionals explain daylighting design principles, criteria and metrics you can use to optimize daylight use for your projects. Specific examples from projects on the University of Washington campus demonstrate tools and techniques used to analyze, manipulate and maximize daylight performance in different types of spaces. They found their inspiration from an unlikely source: lichen growing on a rock.

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