Before it became the health giant it is today, Sanford Health was merely the Sioux Falls Hospital.  In 1894, the hospital became the main provider of health in the Dakotas.   St. Lukes Hospital was founded in 1908 in Fargo.  These two hospitals grew in the region over the next 80 years and became the…

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…

Nuclear energy is still very new in terms of how energy is produced and used.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has only been around since 1975.   Prior to the NRC, protecting the public's health and safety related to nuclear energy was the responsibility of the Atomic Energy Commission.  The NRC oversees the energy producing reactors…

In the Northern part of Bergen county NJ, on 17 acres in the prestigious and affluent Borough of Montvale, is the world headquarters of Barr Laboratories Inc.   Barr Laboratories develops, manufactures and markets generic pharmaceuticals. The company, a subsidiary of TEVA branded pharmaceutical products, operates in more than 30 countries worldwide. Barr labs was…

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 Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI) is the satellite campus of Richard J. Daley College, a community college serving the Chicago metro area with a variety of associate degree programs. The greenhouse at Arturo Velasquez Institute is more than just an extension of learning at Daley College, it's a gardening resource for the entire Chicago community. Whether…