The word "polycarbonate" might make you think of industrial-looking buildings with poorly distributed light diffusion. But recent technologies have revolutionized this type of glazing, resulting in a desirable and customizable option for architectural projects.  Whereas other rigid glazes such as fiberglass and glass are prone to breakage during installation, polycarbonate products were developed to be…

Working in an industry that uses glass and polycarbonate for structures and openings in the roof, we know a lot about heat gain and heat loss.  It's a big concern for almost all of our customers, especially when considering the impact on potential LEED certification. Heat loss, measured in kW or BTUs,  reflects the total…

The Itawamba Community College (ICC) was organized in July 1963.  The college met in random vacant buildings and shops offered by businesses in Tupelo MS for the first 3 years.  By 1966, the school was able to locate in a 65,000 sq foot building.  This was just the start for the area college, then known…

If you want to improve your memory performance, attention span and overall cognitive abilities nature is your answer.  And the trend towards more human focused architecture has recognized the connection between people and their environments.  More and more new projects are including naturally restorative architecture like: Living walls which reduce indoor pollutants along with bringing…

When you want an opening in the building envelop, glass is the answer.  It doesn't crack, fade, yellow, shrink or haze on it's own. Glass withstands the test of time and it's environmentally friendly. It's both porous and a good insulator.  It's such a specialty product that there are really only a handful of major glass…