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Athletic Field Lighting and Zoning

Athletic Field Lighting and Zoning

 Athletic lighting can increase a school or municipality’s ability to use and play on their fields at night, which is a benefit to athletes and communities. It can double or perhaps even triple a field’s scheduled uses, provided that the turf system can...

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Could Artificial Turf Work at Your Airport?

Could Artificial Turf Work at Your Airport?

Artificial turf is appearing on more and more airfields across the globe. Reasons for its use are varied and sometimes unexpected:Eliminates mowing in certain areasMakes areas of an airfield more visibleNeutralizes Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) on...

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The Benefits of Gilding

The Benefits of Gilding

Gilding is a decorative technique that adds beauty and protection to any building element by applying fine gold or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, glass or metal, to create a lustrous and grand look. Gilding has been widely used as early as 2300 BC. The...

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Airport Vegetation Management

Airport Vegetation Management

Vegetation management is required at virtually all airports. Overgrown vegetation can cause a variety of problems including:Provides habitats for wildlife, which in turn creates hazards to aircraft operationsTall grass can obstruct airport lighting and...

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LEED Neighborhood Development: Fast Facts

LEED Neighborhood Development: Fast Facts

What is LEED Neighborhood Development?LEED Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) is the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newest sector of project certification. LEED ND was created to motivate architects, engineers and planners to help create more...

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Natural v. Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

Natural v. Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

Undertaking an athletic field construction project requires thorough research to choose the playing surface for the field that best aligns with the athletic program’s goals and budgets.  When considering the construction of a competition level athletic...

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Preventing Woodpecker Damage To EIFS

Preventing Woodpecker Damage To EIFS

Woodpeckers can wreak havoc on building enclosures. Found across the globe, woodpeckers traditionally peck holes into trees to find food, make nests, and communicate. However, woodpeckers and other pecking birds, such as flickers, can mistake Exterior...

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Strengthening Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Strengthening Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Restoration and repair of multi-wythe masonry structures may require in-place strengthening. When rebuilding cracked, deteriorated, or displaced masonry assemblies is not practical, economical, feasible, or safe; in-place strengthening may be the appropriate solution....

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Wire Glass in Building Enclosures

Wire Glass in Building Enclosures

Wire glass was widely utilized in buildings constructed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At the time, it was considered to be the most innovative glazing product in terms of safety and aesthetics. Today, wire glass is often viewed as a historic feature...

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