Multigenerational design, also known as transgenerational design, is an increasingly important aspect of universal design and a major contemporary trend mirroring the dramatic societal and economic changes of the last decades. In particular, public restrooms illustrate these multigenerational trends because they serve such diverse populations. Designing them successfully is a growing challenge for architects and facility owners.
Archeological research reveals that insulating our homes using natural, renewable materials like fiber, wool, straw and cork, is actually as old as human history. And with good reason. Insulation is perhaps the most cost effective, straightforward path to peak functionality in the design and construction of buildings. And while many petroleum and chemical-based insulation strategies have risen up over the decades, we may be circling back around in a post-petroleum world to prefer insulation made from renewable, recycled and recyclable materials. This course describes the specification and use of these insulation materials.
High Performance Coatings and Colors Deliver Competitive Advantage in Retail and Restaurants (Print)
While restaurants and retail stores serve very different purposes, they have a few things in common when it comes to specifying coatings. Both include public spaces that must present an attractive, inviting appearance to customers, and both have “back of the house” areas that need hard-wearing, washable coatings that can handle a lot of abuse. This course will take a closer look at the types of high performance coatings that should be specified for these types of projects.
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The U.S. Census Bureau reports the home remodeling industry grew 3.1 percent in 2013. Even better, the average DreamMaker® Bath & Kitchen Interior Remodeling franchise grew more than 23 percent in 2013. Read more to learn what sets DreamMaker® apart from the rest.
DreamMaker® is a full-service interior remodeling franchise that can help build a better business. This franchise information report discusses why now is the perfect time to own a DreamMaker® franchise, with the potential to achieve stronger profit margins all while becoming part of a large family of franchise owners who are strongly committed to helping each other succeed.
As a result of significant changes in the housing market, home remodeling is in high demand. Listen to more encouraging statistics about growth and being a part of today’s remodeling industry.
Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation: A Preferred Air Barrier System in Building Envelopes
Expectations for better building performance underscore the importance of air barriers for commercial-building envelopes and code compliance. Use of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) as a key material in air barrier assemblies can help architects, engineers, contractors and owners/developers meet air barrier requirements more easily. CcSPF provides excellent performance characteristics and construction advantages.
Reduce noise transmission up to 90%! SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing mold resistant gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings.
SilentFX®, featuring Green Glue® and M2Tech® technology, is a noise-reducing gypsum board specifically designed for systems requiring high STC ratings where acoustic management is needed.