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Football

Vesda-E Vea Protects New Football Team Home

Clemson University looked to take their football program to the next level by building a new state-of-the-art facility. The intended design included a new two-story complex, but existing codes made this difficult as they required the complex and field spaces to be 60 feet apart or include a firewall in addition to fireproofing the entire facility. Xtralis provided a solution.

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Lockers

New Tower Goes “Smart” with Tufftec Lockers

Considered one of the state’s most comprehensive health care networks, the Missouri University Health Care System recently expanded its services with the grand opening of a new $190 million patient care tower. Among the amenities was the specification of nearly 700 Tufftec Lockers from Scranton Products for use throughout the facility.

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Liftpod

Liftpod Earns High Marks in Education

Located in Fairbanks, Alaska, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship campus in the University of Alaska system. As the school’s Facility Services safety officer, Robert Miller is responsible for building and infrastructure maintenance at the university’s campuses throughout the state. Part of Miller’s duty is reducing the risk of falls; JLG provides a solution.

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Seattle

Insulfoam Improves Seattle Landmark Roof

When the Seattle Convention and Trade Center’s existing roofing system was failing due to age and weathering, Insulfoam was chosen not only to provide the long-term durability and performance required for its continued uninterrupted operation, but also contribute toward the environmental benefits of the facility.

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Masterpiece

A Tale of Two Masterpieces

To preserve Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Carrier engineers developed a masterpiece of their own. In 2014, Carrier installed an innovative HVAC solution at the Sistine Chapel, specially developed to help preserve Michelangelo’s masterpieces against deterioration caused by an increasing number of visitors.

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Drainage

Saniflo Delivers Reliable Drainage at NYC Restaurant

Rather than installing conventional below-floor drainage for a staff washroom, SNC Mechanical opts for a heavy-duty above-floor solution, saving the owners of a midtown Manhattan restaurant roughly $6,000 by avoiding the need to break through concrete. The drainage solution SNC ultimately chose to install was a system made by Saniflo.

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Academy

DuraLife Lockers® Bring Academy Color & Style

Walk the halls of the latest addition at the Cologne Academy, a charter school in Cologne, Minnesota, and you won’t spot a single metal locker. The halls of the newest addition are adorned with stylish-looking, durable, HDPE (high-density polyethylene) school lockers in blue and yellow, the school colors, thanks to DuraLife Lockers®.

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Modular

Replacing Field-Erected Towers with Modular

How do you replace aging cooling towers without risking disruption to a plant’s continuous high-volume operation? That was the challenge at a major Midwest automotive manufacturing facility. Automobiles began rolling off the production line in the late ‘90s and the existing cooling towers were due to be replaced.

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Skyscraper

Heater Design Elevates Skyscraper

To adequately heat a skyscraper, the owner sought an effective way to maintain the aesthetic of the mostly glass building without being obtrusive to its design. Custom convection style heaters from Marley Engineered Products proved to be the solution for elegant, supplemental comfort for heat loss, condensation prevention and continuous warmth throughout the structure.

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Detection

Smoking Detection System “Pays for Itself” at Resort

Complaints about smoking appeared frequently in Bally’s online reviews. The negative reviews undermined the hotel’s promise of cleanliness and demonstrated how a hotel’s reputation could sustain costly and long-lasting damage from unauthorized smoking. Bally’s turned to FreshAir Sensor to tackle the property’s unauthorized smoking challenges.

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