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  • Art, Ceiling Fans & Square Roots
    Ceiling Fans and beautiful form make an unexpected pair. Mark Gajewski of G Squared brings the two together, one ceiling at a time, with his award winning designs. Some of the most notable are featured in the permanent collection of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
  • Jet Engine Lift Station (.pdf)
    Bushman AvonTec teamed up with J&B Equipment, Inc. to design and build this 15-metric ton, ceiling-mounted, hydraulic scissors lift station.
  • Non-Invasive Roof Leak Detection Using Infrared Thermography
    Roof leaks are typically discovered by direct observation. If the roof sheathing is not visible from below, such as in an attic, the wallboard or ceiling covering must first be removed. This removal is necessary in order to "visualize" the intrusion point at the underside of the roof sheathing
  • Sistine Chapel & Dew Point Monitors
    Preserving Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel for future generations to enjoy became an important goal of the Vatican in the early 1980's. The restoration of the wall and ceiling frescoes and their continued preservation required technical intervention to control the interior
  • UVC Lights Provide Infection Control, Green Benefits (.pdf)
    Learn how Muskogee Community Hospital is using germicidal UVC installed in the air handling units and custom-designed, ceiling mounted units in surgical and procedural suites to eradicate airborne virsus and bacteria, as well as surface, mold and pathogens.
  • Churches Should be Mindful of Sound Control from Above (.pdf)
    This article form the June 2007 issue of Church Executive discusses ceiling treatments. Reverberation reduction is essential to speech intelligibility. Retaining a proper level of reverberation is necessary to the enjoyment of music. High sound absorption is obtained from thick, porous tile
  • Moving Perlite in Low Headroom Area with Flexible Screw Conveyor
    A packager contracted to blend and package expanded perlite, delivered in bulk bags too large to be emptied into the packaging equipment. A Flexicon flexible screw conveyor proved the best way to move the perlite mixture to a ceiling-high surge hopper above the packaging machine.
  • Dynamics in Weighing
    Constant vibrations in the plant are the end of all accurate weighing. A toner manufactuer had to find that out the hard way. There were several loss in weight feeders grouped around the inlet of a mixer in their production link for toner. The problem: the feeder frames were mounted to the ceiling
  • Why bridges fail
    The failure of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis and the ceiling collapse of Boston's Big Dig tunnel have generated a lot of discussion about what causes major structural elements to just disintegrate. The origin of the I-35W disaster won't be known for some time, but history holds lessens about
  • White Paper: Duct Wrap Systems Have Flex Appeal (From Construction Canada, January 1999 issue) (.pdf)
    Space requirements for mechanical and electrical services in buildings present significant challenges for architectural and engineering designers. To achieve an efficient and functional building design, the architect must maintain optimum ceiling heights and maximize usable floor areas. At the same
  • Custom Engineered Container Dumping Solutions (.pdf)
    level, and provide a "sealed discharge" of the containers under a 10' ceiling height. The dumpers also needed to be moveable, to allow for regular wash down of the equipment and process area.

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