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Ordering Architectural Railing: 3 Tips for Minimizing Change Orders

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Sterling Dula Railing on Skybridge Residential Tower Chicago, IL Sterling Dula Railing on Skybridge Residential Tower Chicago, IL It's no secret that clear communication on all sides - beginning with the building owner, followed by the architect, contractor, manufacturer and, lastly, the installer...

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Pediatric Injuries Due to Window Falls

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Each year in the United States, approximately 3,300 children under the age of 5 are injured due to window falls. Eight (8) are fatally injured for the same reason. Window falls can be prevented by installing security screens on all second floor windows (and above) of apartments and public housing...

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Windows + Security Screens = Safety For College and University Students

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Kane Security Window Screens on Jameson Hall, Rutgers University (Douglass Campus) - New Brunswick, NJ Accidental falls from window openings not only endanger the lives of children (see previous post Windows & Balconies: 4 Building Tips for Child Safety & Fall Protection), young adults are...

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Dangers of Using Non-Laminated Glass in Architectural Railing Systems

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Sterling Dula Point-Mounted, Post-Supported Glass Raiilng w/ Tempered, Laminated Glass Stark State College - North Canton, OH Glass railing looks sleek and provides an unobstructed view when used on many different types of architectural applications. However, no matter how structurally sound the...

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5 Important Reasons Architects, Building Owners and/or GCs Should Never Wait to Finalize a Railing System

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Since railing systems are usually one of the last elements added to a building during construction, timing and planning are especially crucial, as costly adjustments and delays could occur. Therefore, all trades must be on the same page. Below are 5 railing issues architects, building owners and/or...

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Railings & Concrete Balconies: Deterioration Warning Signs, Solutions & Prevention Methods

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POP QUIZ 1. You know you have a problem with your balcony(ies) when you see: Rust stains dripping down the concrete slab Cracked concrete Corroded railings All of the above The correct answer is... d. All of the above. Whether you're a property manager, facility manager, building owner, or a top...

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