5 Corrosion-Resistant Building Materials | Architectural Metal Design

Decorative metal mouldings were a staple of early 20th-century design. They adorn some of the world’s most recognized buildings, including the Rockefeller Center in New York City, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, and even the elevators of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Today, what’s old is[...]

Architectural Building Materials: Does Brass Rust?

Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered to be an architectural building material that is 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[...]

ECO-FRIENDLY INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS: IS STEEL SUSTAINABLE?

Is steel a sustainable material? Incredibly so.

It’s also available in multiple forms -- stainless, galvanized, carbon, and mild. Each has a different aesthetic and slightly different physical properties for your application. Overall, it’s a great structural and decorative material for[...]

List of Sustainable Architectural Materials | Exterior/Interior Design

For those working in architecture and interior design, the concept of sustainability is often of paramount importance. Not only do you want to create sustainable designs for personal and artistic reasons, but you also need to appeal to the needs of your clients – and most clients today want[...]

How to Reduce Raw Material Cost? Ask Your Roll Forming Company

OEM projects can be hectic. The nuances of why raw materials cost a specific amount are probably not something you think of often. Your main concerns are likely lead time, reliability, quality, satisfying your customer, and controlling overall costs.

But when it comes to that last one, wouldn’t[...]

Sustainable Architectural Materials: Does Bronze Count?

Sustainable architecture is increasingly becoming the norm due to pressure both from regulators, the general public, and the designers themselves. The push to better preserve our resources and our land has us all examining options for environmentally sustainable building materials.

What Is Roll Forming? | Metal Manufacturing Processes

“What is roll forming?”

Even design engineers with 20+ years of experience still Google this question. Despite its efficient and industrious nature, roll forming is a niche manufacturing process known to few, and understood by fewer.

5 Decorative Metal Trim Ideas for Furniture & Appliances

From home decor to a growing number of commercial applications, decorative metal trim is setting trends in a variety of environments. It’s a great way to create a high-end look with a relatively small amount of material.

So You're Installing Commercial Metal Trim Moulding ... Now What?

Most contractors have seen and done it all. But when it comes to installing trim moulding, one material that they may have limited experience with is metal.

Mixing Materials in Architectural Design

Mixing materials in architectural design isn't a new concept. In fact, architects have been designing schools, museums, cathedrals, and nearly every other building using a mix of materials for centuries. 

Combining different materials in architecture will end up playing a major role in the[...]

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