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Designing Effective Joints

A Guide for Construction and Engineering

In modern building construction, joint design plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, functionality, and longevity of structures. Properly designed joints accommodate movement due to thermal changes, seismic activity, and other forces that could reduce a structured lifespan. Early integration of joint planning into the building design process is essential to avoid costly surprises and ensure seamless coordination between architectural and engineering components. Here's how to approach designing effective joint product solutions.

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Must Reads for Specifiers

A Comprehensive Guide to Blogs & Websites

As a specifier, you play a crucial role in the design and construction industry. Whether you're specifying materials, creating project documentation, or researching building standards, it's essential to have reliable resources at your fingertips. To help you stay ahead of the curve, we've compiled a list of the top blogs and websites for specifiers based on our opinion, listed in alphabetical order. These platforms offer a wealth of information, from technical specifications and industry news to design inspiration and community engagement.

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Benefits of Thermally-Broken Smoke Vents for Commercial Buildings

Enhancing Fire Safety and Energy Efficiency

In the realm of commercial building design, the integration of fire safety measures is paramount to protect occupants and property in the event of emergencies. One critical component of fire safety systems is smoke vents, which facilitate the safe evacuation of occupants and aid firefighting efforts. In recent years, thermally broken smoke vent products have emerged as innovative solutions that not only enhance fire safety but also contribute to energy efficiency and building performance. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of thermally broken smoke vent products and their significance in commercial building design.

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What is a Hassle-Free Commitment?

In today's marketplace, businesses that prioritize customer-centric solutions stand out.

A hassle-free commitment to providing customers with tailored service, solutions, and products is the key to success in any industry. At our manufacturing facilities, we take this commitment seriously, striving to offer the right product, at the right place, and at the right time. Our focus on customization, efficient delivery, and unwavering customer support is what sets us apart.

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Factors To Consider When Specifying Access Doors

Access doors are crucial components in various architectural and construction projects, providing convenient and secure entry points to enclosed spaces such as utility closets, crawl spaces, attics, and mechanical rooms. Their role extends beyond mere functionality, often contributing to the overall safety, security, and efficiency of a building or structure.

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How Manufacturers Can Support Specifiers for More Effective Work

Enhancing Collaboration

In the world of construction and design, the relationship between manufacturers and specifiers plays a pivotal role in ensuring the success of projects. Specifiers, including architects, engineers, and designers, rely on manufacturers to provide accurate information, quality products, and timely support. By understanding and addressing the needs of specifiers, manufacturers can foster stronger collaborations and contribute to more efficient and effective work processes. Here are several ways in which manufacturers can support specifiers:

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The Importance of Building Product Manufacturers Participation in Industry Trade Organizations

The Vital Role of Industry Trade Organizations for Building Product Manufacturers

In the dynamic landscape of the construction industry, building product manufacturers serve as the backbone of innovation and progress. However, their success is not solely determined by the quality of their products but also by their involvement in industry trade organizations. These organizations offer benefits that are crucial for manufacturers aiming to thrive in a competitive market. Let's delve deeper into why participation in industry trade organizations is important for building product manufacturers.
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A Look Back on Nystrom Day

Honoring Nystrom Building Products in Brooklyn Park on Nystrom Day, December 19, 2019

The holiday season in 2019 was a special time for Nystrom Building Products, a company that has been a cornerstone of the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota community for many years. On December 19, 2019, the city came together to celebrate the company's contributions to the local economy, innovation, and community engagement. The event, aptly named "Nystrom Day," was held in the newly renovated East building of the Nystrom campus facility. This commemorative day was filled with meaningful moments, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, facility tours, and delightful cupcakes.

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Unveiling the Significance of 8 Key Expansion Joints & Locations

Guardians of Architectural Longevity

Embarking on a journey through the world of construction, we find that expansion joints play a role akin to a masterful surgeon's scalpel, carefully dissecting intricate building structures. In this exploration, we'll unveil the artistry behind their placement and the vital role they play in maintaining structural integrity. 

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