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SwiftConnect Helps Firm Launch Apple Wallet Badge App

Bridge Commercial Real Estate, an established player in the U.S. commercial office market that specializes in creating next generation workspaces, set out to reimagine the workplace by offering a connected experience that is highly desirable. BCRE aimed to take a transformative step in its long-term strategy to enable self-service access to office and amenity spaces.



Honeywell Gives Dick’s a Competitive Edge

Dick’s Sporting Goods expanded its Plainfield, Indiana facility from 360,000 square feet to 725,000 square feet. Honeywell developed an implementation plan with minor tie-ins performed at strategic times. The outcome resulted in a brand-new conveyor system in an expanded building with no interruptions to existing operations.



Foam Roof Saves Warehouse from Tornado

On October 20, 2019, 10 twisters touched down along the storm line of North and Central Texas, making it one of the costliest tornado events in Texas history. One building that took a direct hit was a wholesale depot warehouse in Garland County. Polyglass’s PolyBrite® 95 silicone roof coating was chosen to refurbish the entire one million square foot of roof. 


Windows Into Comedy’s Past and Future

The National Comedy Center featured Hope’s custom steel windows as part of its original Art Deco design. As a result, Hope’s Windows, Inc., another Jamestown institution, was a natural choice to provide steel replacement windows for the historic building when the National Comedy Center redeveloped the site.



Condeco Implements Office Return Solution

A multinational food manufacturer was looking to partner with a workspace solutions provider to quickly implement a post-pandemic return to office solution across ten offices. Ideally, employees could continue to work from home if they wanted but would have the facilities readily available to work from the office if required – Condeco had the answer.



Insulfoam Rebuilds Hospital Roof

A Missouri hospital rebuilds stronger after a force five tornado largely destroyed most of the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. By using Insulfoam 15” Tapered EPS as part of the roof system on the new hospital (now known as Mercy Hospital Joplin), the resulting structure is 30% stronger than the requirements for the old hospital.



Hospital Location Embodies Philosophy

Pacific Medical Centers moved into Providence Health’s Gately-Ryan Building in Renton, WA. The building’s ease-of-use and efficiency goals extend from its layout to its design features, starting with one of the most frequently traversed thoroughfares – the doors. Often overlooked, doors can provide a key element to optimizing a space while also supporting occupant comfort.



Cooling Emergency Turns into No-Cost Upgrade

For a rural county school district in Kentucky, it started with an emergency failure of a cooling tower used with the school’s HVAC system. The old tower had required significant maintenance over the years. However, the district was hoping to delay the expense of having to replace it along with another metal tower utilized by the high school that was also nearing end-of-life.



Integrated Security System Offers Flexibility

AAU is the largest private school of art and design in the country. Since there are so many buildings and thousands of people coming and going each day, keeping track of that many was a major challenge. The campus comprises administration and classroom buildings, as well as residence halls, dining facilities, and computer labs. Effective security can often be a challenge.



New York Plumbing Pro Chooses Tools Up to the Task

When Murdock Plumbing & Heating confronts clogs in inside lines, they grab their “one-two punch.” That’s what owner Robert “Bob” Murdock calls his arsenal of two hand-held drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners: the innovative Kinetic Water Ram® and Super-Vee® power drain cleaning machine.