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AIP has Commercial Door Hardware Specification Competency

AIP has Commercial Door Hardware Specification Competency

Commercial Doors and Hardware. With all the pieces, parts and components, it’s so easy to make a mistake in the specifications. And you don’t learn until the end of the job, when installing these finished goods, that the 1/16” made a difference. Time is compressed, deadline is looming, and now the project is delayed. No one is happy.

AIP is good at the details and we have a real competency for Commercial Doors.

Omnisports is Phthalate-Free Sports Flooring

Omnisports is Phthalate-Free Sports Flooring

In the past year, big box retailers like Home Depot, Lowes and Menards along with Lumber Liquidators have taken the prudent step of phasing out flooring that contains phthalates. A phthalate is a compound used in the production of some flooring products that is now known to cause adverse health effects. Since Omnisports™ is already manufactured with phthalate-free technology, Tarkett is again ahead of the curve in terms of health and the environment.

Even the health standards that apply to food containers and children’s toys can be applied to Omnisports™ athletic flooring.

Sports Flooring – Asthma and Allergy Friendly Options

Sports Flooring – Asthma and Allergy Friendly Options

Approximately 61 million people in the United States suffer from asthma or allergies, making it more prevalent than diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer combined. Some causes of this epidemic cannot be controlled, like genetics and outdoor conditions, but indoor air quality (IAQ) is one factor that can. It can have a dramatic impact, too. Since we spend around 93% of our time indoors, good IAQ is the most effective environmental remedy for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Creating a healthy space for sports and physical education activities is only fitting. We have a solution that is certified asthma and allergy friendly. Omnisports was the first sports flooring to receive the asthma & allergy friendly™ certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Sports Flooring – GreenLay is Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

Sports Flooring – GreenLay is Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

Not all sports floors are created equal when it comes to recycling; some contain materials that recycling centers reject. Installation can also have an effect. Some methods can make recycling difficult, if not impossible, by contaminating the floor with adhesive. Taking recycling into consideration before purchasing is the best way to guarantee that your floor stays out of overburdened landfills.

Omnisports GreenLay™ overcomes the biggest obstacles to recycling and reduces waste in the process. Omnisports GreenLay™ limits adhesive to only 2% of the surface area, minimizing contamination and making removal easier. Omnisports is also manufactured with good raw materials that any recycling center will accept.

Commercial Door Install and Repair- Eliminate the Finger Pointing and Delays

Commercial Door Install and Repair- Eliminate the Finger Pointing and Delays

Commercial doors can be complicated, especially when door access control and security is a primary function. You need both an expert on the mechanical components of the door as well as the security technician to integrate the door’s function.

Is the problem mechanical or is it related to the security software? Have you ever been in the situation where each is blaming the other and finger pointing?

Evaluating a Sports Floor’s Performance Properties

Evaluating a Sports Floor’s Performance Properties

To evaluate performance properties of sports and multi-use floors, use the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2772: Standard Specifcation for Athletic Performance Properties of Indoor Sports Floor Systems. Developed in 2009, it establishes clear standards by setting minimum criteria and categories for use in North America.

Categories:

Force Reduction
Ball Rebound
Surface Finish
Vertical Deformation

Sports Flooring – Factoring in Lifecycle Costs

Sports Flooring – Factoring in Lifecycle Costs

Calculating a sports floor lifecycle cost is an important part of the product selection process. It involves a combination of factors; installation, maintenance and refinishing.

Whether an operator of a professional area, college field house, community center or church multi-purpose room, the question is “How much is the sports floor going to cost me in the long run?”

Selecting a Sports Floor That is Safe

Selecting a Sports Floor That is Safe

When selecting sports surfacing, safety is a key consideration. Rarely is a sports floor used for just one purpose. You need to keep in mind both primary and secondary uses of the floor as well as the athlete and non-athletic users.
Questions to keep in mind:

Does this floor meet the biomechnical needs of its intended uses?
Is there proper cushion for impact?
Is it too slippery? Not slippery enough?
Does it accommodate a wide range of users?
Are there any protrusions that can cause a hazard?

Best flooring choices match up a sport’s action with the surface’s response.

Building Security – A General Contractor’s Guide

Building Security – A General Contractor’s Guide

Summary
Access control systems provide authorized individuals safe and secure access in and out of various parts of business.
Four major questions:

What purpose will your access control system serve?
What size and functions will your business need?
What system updating, reporting and tracking is required?
What help and support will your business need?

Access control systems have four major benefits.