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.
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[...]
Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered classy and timeless -- or is it? Online, it seems everyone from 11th-grade science fair contestants to five-star hotel architects are stumbling on the same question: “Does brass rust?”
Visiting the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018? You’re not alone -- 23,000+ are expected to take over New York City’s Javits Center from June 21-23. As such, it’s easy to get lost (sometimes literally) when trying to make the most of this huge architectural show.
DIYers all over Pinterest and elsewhere online have been coming up with fun ways to use picture rails for years. But when are commercial and high-end residential designers going to catch up?
Some people think roll forming tooling is cost-prohibitive. Sadly, the up-front price tag blinds them to literal down-the-line savings. That’s right -- if your project fits, a roll former can actually optimize your spending and get your parts out the door sooner and for less money per part.
A good architect knows steel windows are beautiful and bursting with possibilities.
In the old days, it looked good when roll forming companies produced a lot of stuff.
Picture rails aren’t necessarily new. But only recently have creative designers started using them with a modern twist --- metal.