We have A LOT going on at the show this year that you won’t want to miss. Door hardware solutions that not only provide premiere security for healthcare, hospitality, education and office spaces, but also provide the ‘WOW factor’ to tell occupants they are in a special space!
I’ve been wondering: who typically selects the commercial doors and hardware for the projects you’re working on? I really want to know. In fact, I’ve been asking this question in the Architectural Practices and End User Organizations I’ve visited across the U.S.
Based on the responses I’ve gotten, I can tell you who’s not typically selecting commercial doors and hardware: Designers.
Architects, designers and end-users alike agree that all-glass doors are fantastic. Glass doors allow for clear views and natural light, and they help showcase the very best in modern design. And when treated properly, glass doors provide for good sound control and noise reduction — but they also present many unique challenges.
The range of occupancy types on a campus and the variety of door openings needed to meet the requirements of each space can vary greatly. Setting aside a campus's ongoing requirements for door openings that meet life safety and security codes, provide access control, and are thermally efficient, there are many special door opening attributes to be considered.
Aesthetics are playing a greater role in commercial environments than ever before and interior designers have greater influence on what's being built. ASSA ABLOY provides a broad array of decorative door hardware solutions which enables design professionals to incorporate their aesthetic vision into any door opening.
It’s officially summer in New Haven, CT, and along the stretch of shoreline ASSA ABLOY calls home, the food trucks, seagulls and dragon boats have returned in force. (Did she say, “dragon boats?”) That’s right! As the tide rose at 4:15pm on June 3rd, three, 41-foot Chinese dragon boats raced across Long Island Sound, and I was rowing like heck in one of them!
Amy Vigneux, Director, Sustainable Building Solutions for ASSA ABLOY, talks with us about why Greenbuild is the place to be for sustainability education and networking, how LEED v4 is pushing the industry in the right direction and how ASSA ABLOY is embracing material transparency, energy efficiency and high-performance building practices.
Get an exclusive first look at how new EcoFlex technology from ASSA ABLOY is so energy efficient, it can be powered by a potato in this classic science experiment.