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[...]
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.
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 seek to revamp their spaces with materials beyond wood, they are considering the use of strategically placed metal to create[...]
In 1904, Charles Dahlstrom invented and introduced the world’s first fireproof steel door. It didn't take long for word of his new company to spread, and for his architectural mouldings to become popular too.
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
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?