More Secure By Design

Often security and access control get far too little attention when planning a community. Because security is fundamental in the operations of a multi-family property, foresight will go a long way in saving time and money. Learn what you should be thinking about when developing your next property.

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How Spray Foam Insulation Controls Moisture in Exterior Wall Applications

Research has shown that exterior cladding materials on an exterior wall can prevent most, but not all, moisture from entering into a wall. Having a backup control system behind the cladding to control moisture by shedding it to the exterior is important for the long term durability of an exterior wall. A significant component of the backup moisture control system is often called by building envelope designers a drainage plane or a water resistive barrier (WRB). See how Spray Foam Insulation can act as a WRB and help control moisure in wall applications.

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Managing the Uncertainties of Home Security

The benefits of electronic access control systems go beyond just saving money and time on re-keying. Learn how to use smart locks to attract prospective residents with added security and peace of mind.

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Aging in Place: Implications for Remodeling

The dramatic aging of the U.S. population in coming decades is expected to have important implications for the home remodeling industry. Of the over 25 million households age 65 and over today, the Joint Center estimates that 44 percent have some need for home accessibility features due to disability or difficulty using components of the home, such as kitchen or bathroom facilities.

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AARP: Home Fit Guide

The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that require skilled expertise.

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Great Expectations: Remodelers Adjust To Meet Demands of a Younger, More Connected Clientele

Today’s homeowners are better informed about remodeling than ever before, in part due to TV remodeling shows and researching product information online. While all this information has created a more informed customer, it has also accounted for a shift in how remodelers rethink their client communication skills.

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Design Trends: Market Influences on Product Design

Design influences come from everywhere—fashion runways, trade magazines, smart technology, the sustainability movement, and the media. Adaptability, also known as universal design, is showing up in products that allow people of all abilities to use them. In bathrooms, adaptability features show up in spa-like showers without the potential tripping hazard of a curb, integral shower seats and towel bars that do double duty as supports. All of these features are finding their way into residential bathrooms because they provide extra utility, as well as beauty.

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Upping the Quality

Code compliance for pools, spas and water features becomes more important as permitting requirements tighten. As the popularity of this profitable market segment booms, it is paramount to get the details right the first time. Read here for what you need to know about waterproofing systems.

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Wet-Pour Quality Control: Compressing Workflow in Concrete Slab Pour Flatness and Levelness Measurement

Is it level? Is it flat? For concrete construction contractors, finishing foremen, superintendents, flooring inspectors, and structural engineers, they are the central questions to any large concrete pour. Read how new measurement technology transforms workflows, improves pour outcomes, and simplifies measurement.

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Choosing the Right Vibrator for Consolidating Concrete

Proper consolidation saves time and money. Vibrating enhances concrete’s performance, appearance, density and strength and settles the concrete to eliminate honeycombing. See how all your commercial projects can benefit from a proper finish that is not only durable but reduces the amount of time and money spent patching and filling.

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