Beyond Beauty: Modern Steel Windows Qualities & Standards

A good architect knows steel windows are beautiful and bursting with possibilities.

But let’s talk about the hard facts about steel windows and trim (or perhaps another strong metal like bronze) and how using it in architecture is beneficial beyond the aesthetics.

Welding Copper is Possible... & It Makes Great Interior Framing

Is “welding” copper possible? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.

Bad and Possibly Weird Roll Forming Materials

As a specifying engineer or purchasing agent, you need to find the perfect material to suit your specific job needs, while keeping your budget in line. Many companies turn to roll forming because it's the most economical process for shaping certain materials -- especially when complex bends or[...]

How Does a Corrosion Test Work?

Engineers seek out corrosion testing as a way to scope out a problem before shooting with live rounds, so to speak. A corrosion test helps you understand how long a fabricated metal item will hold up under tough conditions.

Best Metals for Exterior Applications | Corrosion Resistant Metals

Updated July 31, 2018

The oceanfront is a beautiful but expensive place to live. And as it turns out, it’s also one of the most difficult places to use metal in outdoor architecture. 

Intentional Corrosion Makes Old Architectural Finishes New Again

Being ahead of the hottest trends is what makes an already qualified and experienced designer stand above the competition. As many modern upscale home and business owners are now seeking to revamp their spaces with materials beyond wood, they are considering the use of strategically placed metal[...]

10 Oldest Metal Architectural Mouldings That Can Still Be Made Today

In 1904, Charles Dahlstrom invented and introduced the world’s first fireproof steel door. It wasn’t long after that word of his new company spread and his architectural mouldings became popular too.

Does Copper Rust?

If you’re a designer cautiously looking forward to using copper in your next project, “Does copper rust?” is one question you must be asking yourself. You must also be wondering how long your copper will maintain its shiny and new look. You may also know that staying shiny, reddish-gold, and new

5 of Our Favorite Commercial/Industrial Aesthetic Architecture Designs

A compound in Buffalo once considered a tear-down. A bridge that almost collapsed in its first month but is now a defining landmark known worldwide. It seems the best aesthetic architecture always has a story attached.

5 Types of Corrosion You (Probably) Don’t Know About

As a design engineer, corrosion is something you’re always watching out for when working with metal. And while you’re likely already familiar with several types of corrosion -- pitting, edge creep, exposure due to damage/scratches, etc. -- there are a lot of lesser-known variations you’d be wise[...]

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