How Will COVID-19 Pandemic Influence Building Design?


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Like many industries around the globe, designers everywhere are rethinking what they do. Will new structures need to be built to account for social distancing? Will we have to renovate existing places to keep everyone safe? The exact answers are unclear, but what is clear is something will have to change. Luckily, we have the […]

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What can you do with your $40,000 CEBA loan?


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The premise In tandem with the banks, the Canadian government recently launched a support program where small businesses and not-for-profits can take a loan of up to $40,000 (see below). To help you get things back on track for you, your shareholders and your customers, it may be a good time to think about making […]

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Could Vertical Farms be the Solution to Future Problems?


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We continue to expand as a population, covering the earth with structures and roads, while needing more food at the same time. Some of the natural lands we protect are for parks, while other parts are for farming. As things shift, we have to consider how every space can be used more efficiently. Just as […]

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Are vertical farms an efficient means for the future?


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Increasing urban areas with dense populations mean more people to feed with less space to grow food. Vertical farms may be an option for an economical way to grow food in a place where space is limited. The United Nations has estimated that feeding the growing population will require a 70% increase in food production. […]

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Returning to the Traditional Workplace with COVID-19 Accommodations


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Millions of American workers were displaced from their workplaces after coronavirus outbreaks across the US in March. COVID-19 has introduced challenges in the workplace that are changing the way business is done. The chance of being exposed to the virus is a challenge that kept many businesses at home and caused entire states to put […]

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Structural Insulated Panels Could be a Component of the Changes COVID-19 Brings to Design


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Architects are predicting significant change coming to the building and design industry, thanks to COVID-19. According to Forbes, the combination of an economic and health crisis will create the need to rethink virtually every concept of the building process including how to create healthier, beautiful, green, and creative spaces. New Materials to Fight Microbes One […]

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13 Vertical Farming Innovations That Could Revolutionize Agriculture


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What could you do with Isowall insulated panels? Vertical farming provides numerous benefits in terms of freeing up land and reducing costs. With new solutions and ideas, this is becoming far more accessible. How Isowall Insulated Wall Panels and Other Solutions Are Pushing Agriculture to the Next Level Take a closer look at these innovative […]

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Scratching or damaging sandwich panels – how to fix them


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The important part of our sandwich panels is the insulation inside. The rolled steel has a coating of paint on it for aesthetic purposes. Since scratches do not affect the insulation, it’s easy enough to fix them. Dents and scuff marks may also be repaired or, in some cases, left as is. Repairing Fire Rated […]

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10 Things We’ve Learned About COVID-19 in Buildings


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The COVID-19 landscape is continuously changing; however, one thing remains the same: Keeping everything clean and disinfected significantly slows the spread of the coronavirus. At least 60 percent alcohol or heat of 56.11 degrees Celsius (133 degrees Fahrenheit) kills the virus. A bleach mixture of 79 ml (1/3 cup) to 3.78 liters (1 gallon) of […]

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Installation Tips and Training for Fire Rated Wall Panels


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Rockwall offers excellent fire rated wall panels that offer passive fire resistance. Installation does require an experienced SPI ROCKWALL installer. Here’s a bit about what they need to know about installation. Before Installing Rockwall Fire Rated Wall Panels Begin with familiarizing yourself with the SPI ROCKWALL Handling Instructions Manual Make sure your fire-rated wall panels […]

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