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?”
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?
Steel windows are great. Steel windows on your terms are even better.
These sleek, modern products are now popular in not only commercial architecture, but in residential applications as well. It’s not hard to see why -- steel windows are the best at matching durability with elegance.
Most people aren’t lucky enough to run a business in or live in an older building classically adorned with metal mouldings. As such, many folks feel like their home -- or commercial building -- is lacking distinctive architecture. Fortunately, designers can lean on a good architectural metal[...]
Steel windows boast a sleek, modern look. They've been used by architects for generations in numerous residential and commercial settings. But despite their beauty and longevity, we count only three (three!) active steel window manufacturers in the United States. Notably, one of those[...]
Will people remember your building after interacting with it? Or will they leave and immediately forget it?
The terminology of architectural mouldings (also spelled moldings) can be vague and confusing. Here’s a quick overview of common types and distinctions.
Architectural design aims to balance economy, elegance, and efficiency. Perforated metal paneling and wire mesh certainly apply to all three.
Galvannealed and galvanized steels start out similarly. They are both dipped into a hot zinc bath (approximately 850° F), so the zinc bonds to the metal's surface. This coating increases the steel's durability and protects against corrosion.
It's the introduction of a secondary process that[...]