Window Renovation Shows SDG&E Station in a New Light

San Diego Gas & Electric needed to renovate one of its remote pumping stations, a 1950s facility for distributing natural gas. About 85 percent of the renovation involved replacement of some 1,685 square feet of existing windows that were missing, cracked or leaking. SDG&E needed a way to minimize solar heat buildup inside and prevent…

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Duo-Gard Canopy Creates Convenience for Customers at Mariano’s Northbrook

Duo-Gard Sleekline Monolithic Canopy

Not long after the Mariano’s supermarket in Northbrook IL was finished in August 2015, Duo-Gard engineered an amenity that further enhanced the grocery giant’s reputation for customer service and convenience: a translucent canopy 200 feet long by 13 feet wide. Running from the store’s parking lot to the entrance, the canopy was added to provide…

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Duo-Gard’s Translucent Polycarbonate Project is the Largest in North America & Winner of Architectural Product Magazine 2015 Product Innovation Award

Duo-Gard Translucent Wall

Reinventing the Parking Experience:  Duo-Gard Industries and Elliott + Associates Collaborate to Create Chesapeake Energy’s The structure was designed by the team at Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City. It covers 546,922 square feet with stalls for 1,439 vehicles. Car Park 3 features a 130,000-square-foot façade of translucent polycarbonate – the largest in North America…

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Duo-Gard’s Canopy Creates Rooftop Playground

Duo-Gard Translucent Canopy

When architects George Beach and Jeremy Olsen began their collaboration to expand Rogers Park Montessori School, northwest of Chicago, they knew the space limitation would present challenges. Although their multistory 13,000-square-foot addition would expand administration, program and classroom space, it left no room for more play space. This was an important aspect since the school’s…

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Glazing Contractors Connect with Duo-Gard’s Prostock Program

Prostock Division of Duo-Gard Industries

When Duo-Gard introduced the Prostock program in late 2013, glazing contractors weren’t sure what to expect. After all, they’d never had a translucent glazing concept designed around their specific needs. They had to go it alone or pay the price for expensive, fully engineered systems. Prostock changed that by offering stock-length, translucent polycarbonate systems that…

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New UMass Basketball Facility Scores High in Sustainability and Support

For years, the men’s and women’s basketball teams labored through practices at the old Boyden Gym. No more. Today the University of Massachusetts Amherst boasts a state-of-the-art performance development facility with dedicated courts for both programs. Completed for the 2015 fall season, “The new Champions Center provides UMass Amherst with a ‘Gateway Building’ and a…

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Entrance Canopy by Duo-Gard Creates Focal Point for Renovation

A new owner, a new name and a new look have given a new lease on life to a 16-year-old corporate campus in the Village of Deer Park, north of Chicago. Constructed in 2001 , The Reserve at Deer Park sits on 58 tree-lined acres filled with prairie grass, wetlands and rolling hills. Visitors –…

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Duo-Gard Wins Two Product Innovation Awards from Architectural Products Magazine

Duo-Gard Industries Inc. has been honored with two Product Innovation Awards from Architectural Products Magazine. One award for the Sleekline Monolithic Translucent Canopy. The other for the Polycarbonate Curtain Wall System. They received the awards at Greenbuild 2015. The Product Innovation Awards honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings. Related products range from…

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Duo-Gard June Newsletter

Duo-Gard’s June newsletter details our new Sleekline Monolithic Canopy System which integrates architectural advantages with exceptional affordability for exterior and interior applications. We also share a story about the Connecticut Department of Transportation and how they embarked on a bus rapid transit plan to serve the current and projected high growth, high traffic corridor between…

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