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How-To Repair Abrasive Grit Stair Treads & Nosings

A Step-by-Step Guide

Abrasive grit stair treads and nosings provide essential safety features, enhancing traction and reducing the risk of slips and falls on stairways. Over time, however, these surfaces may experience wear and tear, requiring repairs to maintain their effectiveness. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of repairing abrasive grit stair treads and nosings, ensuring they remain in optimal condition for continued safety.

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The Power of Made in the USA

5 Reasons Why Choosing American-Made Commercial Building Products Matters

In an era of globalization, it is essential to support local economies. When it comes to commercial building projects, the decision to choose "Made in the USA" products can have a profound impact on various aspects, including quality and the overall well-being of our communities. In this blog post, we will explore the numerous advantages of selecting American-made commercial building products.

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4 Essential Building Design CE Courses

The importance of continuing education in architecture cannot be overstated, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes its significance in advancing and improving the profession. Architects require ongoing learning opportunities to maintain competency, prepare for the future, fulfill AIA membership requirements, and renew state licensure. Specifically, architecture professionals need at least 12 annual AIA Learning Units ǀ Health Safety Welfare units, which are typically obtained through continuing education.

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Understanding Smoke Vent Closures

A Look at Manual, Winch, and Motorized Control Systems

In buildings and structures, smoke vents play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of occupants in the event of a fire. These vents are designed to exhaust smoke and heat, allowing for a safe evacuation and reducing potential damage to the structure. While the opening of smoke vents is essential, equally important is their closure. In this article, we will explore three common methods of smoke vent closure: manual, winch, and motorized control systems. Each method offers unique advantages, and understanding their differences can help facility managers and building owners make informed decisions about their fire safety systems.

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Savings at the Threshold

How Entrance Flooring Systems Lower Building Expenses

Maintenance costs can significantly impact a facility's budget, especially in high-traffic areas prone to dirt, moisture, and debris. One area that often requires frequent attention is building entrances, where dirt and moisture are tracked in from outside. To address this challenge, facility managers are turning to entrance flooring systems that include mats and grilles. These systems offer an effective solution for reducing maintenance costs while enhancing safety and cleanliness. Let's explore how entrance flooring systems can help businesses save money on maintenance expenses.

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