What’s the Environmental Impact of Brass Architecture?

More than ever, architects and designers are seeking sustainable ways to do business. Their minds soon bend to recyclable and eco-friendly materials -- like brass, perhaps.

Is Copper Architecture Sustainable?

With sustainable construction becoming so much more important to architects and designers in recent years, much of the focus has been on the building materials themselves. Many architects can’t resist the environmental and reputation perks that come with sustainable development.The rise of [...]

Best Metals for Exterior Architecture | Corrosion-Resistant Metals

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. 

Durable Hotel Interior Design Ideas for High-Traffic Areas

 

(Editor’s note: This article on innovative materials for interior hotel design is a collaboration between Dahlstrom Metal Mouldings and Artone LLC.)

You might offer the greatest hotel experience in the world. Amazing service staff. To-die-for food.

But a run-down, beat-up aesthetic can[...]

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 3 - Fire Test

It’s time to get serious about designing a more durable architecture.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 2 - Scrape Test

Many architectural projects must back up their beauty with backbone. It’s not enough to create a great design -- it’s got to stand up to wear and tear in a mass-shared space, too.

That’s why this video series attempts to answer, "What is the most durable type of base trim in the industry?" Wood[...]

What Goes Into Roll Formed Steel Channel Prices?

To manufacturers, a channel is one of the most simplistic shapes on earth. This helps explain why channels are a commodity product -- they’re easy to make and extremely functional. As simple as a roll formed steel channel is, understanding price factors is a little more complicated.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 1 - Impact Test

All mouldings, whether metal or wood, look great when they roll off the manufacturing line. They look strong, sturdy, and beautiful. The durability of mouldings when applied in the field, however, is a reminder of how poorly we humans treat our things.

A Supply Agreement With A Roll Forming Company Should Look Like This

The idea behind a supply agreement -- whether with a roll forming company or another manufacturer -- is pretty simple. The supplier provides everything a customer needs for a particular service, and the customer can count on a specified price and single-source service. Everybody wins.[...]

Metal Properties Chart: Roll Formed Steel & Other Materials

Think steel’s the only metal you can roll form? That’s a myth. While roll formed steel is the most common product in the industry, any ductile metal is fair game.

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