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It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to an end. School is back in session. Before we know it, the air will be crisp and the leaves will start to fall. As someone who enjoys photography, the changing colors of the leaves provide a lot of inspiration and...

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Standing Out

What makes a project great? What makes one stand out above the rest? What project really encapsulates the category for which it is entered? These are some of the questions the judges for the annual Metal Architecture Design Awards have to wrestle with as they review each of the projects...

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Product Decisions

Every building designed and built brings a lot of decisions along the way. From the size, shape and location to the layout, type of products and building materials, owners, architects, designers and specifiers have a lot of decisions to make every day. In each issue, we cover many of the...

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Metal, fiberglass company expands

Bouncy houses are good for so many occasions. Birthday parties, family picnics, block parties, perforated metal companies' open houses, the list goes on. To celebrate its new digs, about 100 of McNICHOLS Co.'s employees, their families, customers and community members gathered in a large meeting room next to staff offices...

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Collaborative Design

The architecture profession is a collaborative one. Not often do you find an architect who designs a building all on his or her own anymore. From the owner to the structural engineer, the landscape designer to the lighting designer, everyone has a role they play in the creation of a...

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Attending trade shows, conferences and industry meetings are par for the course for an editor. For me, I get the opportunity to sit in on seminars as well as meet with manufacturers and readers over the course of a few days. As an attendee, you have the opportunity to attend...

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