Multigenerational Restrooms: Better Designs for One and All (Print Version)

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.

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Specifying Sustainable Insulation for Thermal and Acoustic Control (Print Version)

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.

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The Good News about Strong-Margin Remodeling Projects

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.

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Building a Better Remodeling Business

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.

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The Future of the Remodeling Industry

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.

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Learn how to install one-piece PVC column wrap

Install VERSATEX - VERSAWRAP PVC One-piece column wraps in seven easy steps.

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Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options and Accessories

For most designers, architects and contractors, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure. With an expanded budget, savvy clients and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection. However, keeping up with new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting. This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the each owner.

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High Performance Coatings for Cleaner, Fresher Schools (Print Version)

Without question, school environments take a lot of abuse. A standard architectural coating isn’t formulated to withstand the inevitable scuffs and abrasion that occur in hallways where hundreds of kids pass through every hour five days a week. In short, no single coating suits every application, and just as an educational curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students, the coatings you specify must address diverse conditions to perform successfully over time.

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Sustainable Choices in Luxury Fenestrations (Print Version)

Luxury homes offer the architect, builder and buyer a unique opportunity to create dwellings that are distinctive, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Increasingly, sustainable design is becoming more important to luxury home owners. Opulence does not need to be wasteful of natural resources. Even large floor plans can prove to be conservation-minded if the architect, builder and homeowner decide to pursue a “green” route. Designing a luxury home that is environmentally responsible must take into account many aspects of the building process including design, construction practices, air sealing and insulation, and material selection. Windows sit at the crossroads of sustainable material selection and luxury design. The right window can reduce energy use, contribute to green building goals and also provide the touch of quality and beauty a luxury home requires.

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