Dealing with Humidity in Hospitality Buildings

How to Select Resilient Materials for High-Humidity Areas in Hospitality Buildings There are many considerations for installing and maintaining doors, frames, and toilet partition products in hospitality buildings’ moisture- and humidity-prone areas. Hospitality buildings such as hotels present several challenges when it comes to moisture and high humidity. The variety of conditions among distinct areas…Read More»

Project: OneAmerica Tower Cafe Sliding Doors

OneAmerica Tower Cafe Sliding Doors Project About the Building OneAmerica Tower is a 700,000 square foot office building that rises 38 stories above downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The building is owned by OneAmerica Financial Partners and managed by Cushman & Wakefield. OneAmerica Tower includes leased office space and a nearly unmatched list of onsite amenities including this…Read More»

Prescott USD Finds a Solution to Break-Ins

Prescott USD finds a solution to frequent break-ins and entrance maintenance headaches with SL-17 FRP doors The Prescott, Arizona Unified School District had high expectations when the exterior doors on Prescott High School were totally replaced by a steel door product featuring a proprietary hardware package that integrates the pull, latch release and push bar…Read More»

How to Refinish Wood Grain Fiberglass Doors

Why Refinish a Wood Grain FRP Door? Every door, even the resilient doors of Special-Lite, need some periodic care to ensure both functional and appearance standards are met. You know that repainting a hollow metal door and refinishing a wood door require different processes. Most of the Special-Lite FRP doors are similar to the metal…Read More»

Testing Matters Part 2: Safety and Security

We’ve examined a few of the product-related criteria that you have in mind for your facilities. In particular, we have looked at the role of properly tested products that can lead to your desired outcomes. We are using doors as examples of products that can be rigorously tested. While some of your desired outcomes, such…Read More»

Testing Matters Part 1

In the world of building products, performance testing is common.  For product manufacturers, it can be a time-consuming and costly process.  Why would they choose to undertake it?  More importantly, what is the value in such testing to you? Before we explore these, and related questions, specifically for doors, we need to understand a little…Read More»

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