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Translucent Corridor at Lawrence Tech Creates Connectivity

Opened in August 2018, the East Residence Hall at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI is dedicated to helping shift LTU from a commuter school to an independent dynamic campus. Their recent addition of a football program in addition to an influx of international students has caused a rapid increase in student growth, sparking a…

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Custom Pergola Provides Shade and Respite for Glover Park Sports Complex

Visitors who enter the new Glover Park sports complex in Glen Allen VA are welcomed with a plaza dominated by a striking structure which provides shade and a place of respite. This unique custom pergola was designed by Warner Larson Landscape Architects and engineered by Duo-Gard Industries. The 100’x90’ plaza reflects the importance of this…

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Multi-Color Glazing Panels Offer Multi-Faceted Design Advantages

Google “Importance of color in design” and you get millions of results. Millions. Among them is the fact that in 2016 experts designated Pantone 448C as the world’s ugliest color, and the Aussies used it in cigarette packaging to discourage smoking. Officially, the color is called opaque couche; the unofficial names for this greenish-brown don’t…

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Expanded Ready Ship Shelter Line Offers More Choices

In time to meet peak demand season, Duo-Gard is expanding its line of popular Ready Ship shelters introduced last year. Available in one week to answer the need for bus shelters, smoking shelters and other special purposes, the Ready Ship solutions are constructed completely in-house by Duo-Gard. “To allow more choices, rather than build and…

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Duo-Gard Bike Shelters Support Ciena Employees’ Active Lifestyles

Designed to encourage teamwork, collaboration and innovation, the new research and development campus of telecommunications giant Ciena Corporation welcomed more than 1,600 employees when it opened in mid-September 2017. Located in Ottawa, Canada, the campus consolidates two previous R & D sites in Ottawa. It was designed by Pye and Richards Architects in Ottawa and…

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New Matte Finish Panels Expand Duo-Gard’s Translucent Wall Series

Introduction of matte finish polycarbonate glazing panels in Duo-Gard’s Series 3500 Translucent Wall System gives architects and designers an exciting new aesthetic option. High performance and versatile aesthetics form the perfect complement in the Series 3500. “These new panels enhance the crucial role aesthetics play in design,” says David Miller, president. “The matte finish panels…

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Duo-Gard Bike Shelter Helps Canadian Science Center Sustain Support

Science North is Canada’s 2nd largest science center and Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist destination, located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. It attracts more than 300,000 visitors a year. Some of those arrive by bicycle, as do some of the employees. To support alternative means of transportation and serve Science North’s green agenda, the center opened…

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Podcast: Bike Parking at Commercial Buildings – An Increasing Trend

Wellness programs at workplaces are becoming more common, as are other ways of getting there, like on a bicycle. With this comes the need for facilities managers and building owners to provide adequate parking for these bikes. 

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Custom Duo-Gard Bike Shelter Takes Up Residence at University of Vermont

Biking is part of the culture on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus in Burlington. The University participates in the regional bike share program, and hosts a bike co-op that offers bike loans. The bike co-op also operates a bike repair shop, and its students help spread the good word about the benefits of biking.…

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Daylighting by Duo-Gard Opens a New Frontier for School Gym

Middle School students at Frontier School of Innovation in Kansas City, Missouri have closed out a landmark year, thanks to a new gym opened in August 2017. The gym affords students in grades 4 – 8 their first opportunity to play sports such as basketball and volleyball in a space designed for them. A performance…

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