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Translucent Daylighting Comes Home with Duo-Gard

Years ago, architect Mike Ryan had a brief but positive experience with translucent polycarbonate glazing. It convinced him that this versatile material would be perfect for daylighting the stairway wall in his recently built home in Chicago. Ryan designed a 10-foot-wide by 20-foot-high wall and filled it with Duo-Gard’s Series 3500 System, specifically engineered for…

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Collaboration of Duo-Gard and 3form Benefits Hampton Inn Renovations

Hampton Inns across the country are greeting guests with renovated, revitalized and redesigned facilities. Refreshed aesthetics for existing hotels, as well as new construction, integrate contemporary trends and materials, starting right at the entrances which feature redesigned translucent canopies for the porte cochere. Many of the new canopies are a collaboration of Duo-Gard Industries Inc.…

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Duo-Gard’s Compact Bike Racks Provide High Density and High Security

Solve the two most critical issues in bicycle parking with Duo-Gard’s compact bike racks. Available in both a knocked-down model and a fully welded assembly, these racks provide the most compact and secure way to fit the most bikes in your space for a single level, horizontally parked option. “These racks offer the answer to…

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Duo-Gard’s New BIM Families Shorten Design Time for Ground-up Canopy Structures

With the advances of Building Information Modeling and Revit, architects are honing the design development process with tools that expedite, save money, ensure accuracy and allow flexibility. Few product manufacturers integrate these two tools into a total turnkey package. Duo-Gard does, shortening conceptual design time from weeks to minutes for its canopy systems. “With Revit…

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Duo-Gard’s Standard Shelter Solutions Lead to Easy, Economical Success

Although Duo-Gard specializes in engineering custom shelters, not everyone wants or needs a custom structure. That’s why we provide a wide range of standard shelters for a wide range of applications. Architecturally inspired. Cost effective. Aesthetically appealing. The shelter shown is a standard Duo-Gard model chosen for a shuttle stop by a Midwest firm that…

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Duo-Gard’s Translucent Canopy Complements New Frank J. Gargiulo Campus

Renowned for its approach to education that prepares students for careers integrating technology in several disciplines, New Jersey’s Hudson County Schools of Technology and Hudson County Improvement Authority strengthened that commitment last Fall with a new technologically advanced high school. Defining the school’s entry with aesthetic high-tech style is a sweeping translucent canopy almost 60…

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Duo-Gard Bus Shelters Add Comfort and Convenience to Village of Northfield

Enhancing its reputation as “The Comfortable Corner of the North Shore”, the Village of Northfield IL recently added four custom bus shelters by Duo-Gard. The shelters proved popular immediately. “One hundred percent of the people love them,” says village manager Stacy Sigman, “including the users, the businesses and even the garden club. It’s rare to do anything…

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Duo-Gard’s Sleekline Canopy Enhances Striking Medical Facility

Starting as a stagecoach stop serving goldminers in 1850, today the City of Elk Grove is a progressive, cosmopolitan home to 170,000 Californians. It’s also home to the new Precision M.D. Cosmetic Surgery Center, designed by Coact Designworks and opened in 2018. The center features a sweeping asymmetrical metal roof and a clean, contemporary curtainwall…

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The Trucker’s Tale

There was a -40 degree wind chill in Westland, Michigan on Monday, January 28, 2019, along with a major snowstorm.  After tarping his load, trucker Joe Vick started cross-country to Elk Grove, California to deliver components for the canopy at a new medical center. The trip should typically have taken four to five days. This…

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Duo-Gard Bike Shelter Accommodates Akron Zoo Visitors

It began with two small brown bears in the early 1900s. Today, the Akron Zoo is an accredited zoological park with 243 species totaling 2,457 individual animals. The Akron Zoo participates in 48 Species Survival Plans to manage the long-term survival of endangered species and welcomes more than 416,900 visitors annually. The zoo makes sure…

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