Steel Doors: A History

With each passing year, more buildings are relying on steel doors. While the door is an assumed feature of a building, its story has developed continually.

5 Easy Specification Tips from Metal Fabricators

Even the most talented metal fabricators can struggle to churn out a winning part if you make the production process hard for them.

What are the Best Metals for Exterior Projects?

Architects and engineers are entering a different world when implementing metal products outside their cozy four walls. Suddenly you’re dealing with wind, salt, and whatever else makes its way to your front door. Deciding on the best metals for exterior applications can be the difference between[...]

Upgrade Your Industrial or Commercial Building with Steel Doors

Every building has doors. At least, we hope so. And with each passing year, more of those buildings are relying on steel doors.

5 Steel Window Designs That'll Make You Rethink Your Next Project

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[...]

8 Ways to Use Architectural Metals for a Strong Visual Impact

Will people remember your building after interacting with it? Or will they leave and immediately forget it?

Types of Architectural Metal Mouldings - Basic Guide

The terminology of architectural mouldings (also spelled moldings) can be vague and confusing. Here’s a quick overview of common types and distinctions.

Galvannealed vs Galvanized Steel for Architectural Design

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[...]

How HOK Uses Architectural Metal to Support & Enhance Designs

If you’re interested in creative uses of architectural metal, look no further than HOK. They have many examples, but these are some of the most inspiring.

Custom Manufacturing Tooling Is Your Signature | Architectural Design

Architectural design may be functional first and foremost, but it’s still a form of art. One aspect of art and analysis is motif.

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