Selecting materials and finishes is an integral part of specifying site furniture products. This course reviews typical conditions inherent to outdoor environments, along with the potential impact on materials, products and installed projects. A range of materials commonly used outdoors, including wood, metal, concrete and glass, is examined against a selection framework that compares conventional materials with high-performance options, and considers material durability, performance, aesthetics, and environmental impact. Several site furniture projects are also examined.
Selecting Materials for Outdoor Applications: Choice of Materials - and Product Suppliers - Matters on Many Levels (Print Course)
Long Beach Island along the coast of New Jersey experienced some of the state's greatest damage and most extensive cleanup headaches as a result of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to knocking out utilities and creating widespread wind damage, the hurricane's nine-foot storm surge filled storm drains and sewer lines with sand and mud. When the storm subsided it left entire ground levels of luxurious beach homes filled with four feet or more of sand and debris. Watch Vacall's high-performance AllJetVac and AllVac help with the massive cleanup.
Long Beach Island, a barrier island along the coast of New Jersey, experienced some of that state’s greatest damage and most extensive cleanup as a result of the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to knocking out utilities and creating widespread wind damage, the hurricane's nine-foot storm surge filled storm drains and sewer lines with sand and mud. In the hardest-hit area the first floors of many beach homes had been designed to break away in a major storm surge, and did just that, leaving behind four or more feet of sand and debris. Read how Vacall's high-performance AllJetVac and AllVac helped with the massive cleanup.
The AllJetVac 1215 is used to locate leaks and make repairs in a fraction of the time required by the old methods.
Read this case study on how one city repaired a leak that was costing them over 300 million gallons of treated water per year.
Watch the versatility and power of the Vacall AllSweep / AllCatch machine at work, collecting leaves, sweeping streets and cleaning out catch basins.
Like most cities New Philadelphia, Ohio, faces the task of clearing debris and keeping streets clean year-round. In the autumn picking up leaves from curb strips, along the center strips on divided roads and clearing catch basins is important to keep rain runoff draining efficiently. However, this city has an added advantage: it’s where Gradall Industries designs, refines and manufactures Vacall AllSweep models, giving the city workers the opportunity to try out state-of-the art machines in exchange for their critiques and suggestions.
Armed with a phase-shift laser scanner, a Gilbane VDC engineering team recently documented measurement discrepancies on a high-profile building construction project. This report examines why Gilbane now makes laser scanning an indispensable part of their construction management process.
Game Changer: How a Small, Light, and More Affordable Laser Scanner Transformed the Construction Industry
There was a time when laser scanning for construction purposes seemed destined to remain a nice but unattainable idea. Then in 2010 the ground shifted. A surprisingly small, capable, and affordable laser scanner cleared the hurdles to turn the marketplace upside down. Welcome to the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner.
Get the facts on the FARO Focus3D Laser Scanner…ease of use with the automation of nearly every laser scanning process. Learn what differentiates us.
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