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What is PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition)?

PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating allows stainless steel to be colored for a variety of uses in architecture and beyond. Learn more about how this material is used to enhance design and functionality in ceilings, walls, and cladding.

Acoustical Plaster in Construction

Learn more about how seamless acoustical plaster is used in commercial and residential construction to reduce reverberation time and increase sound absorption. This article discusses mounting types, noise reduction coefficients, typical applications, and common finishes.

Newmat, Stretch Ceilings, and LEED

Newmat, Stretch Ceilings, and LEED

Despite vinyl’s many advantages as a building material, misconceptions about its supposed environmental/health ill-effects have altered the way some see the versatile polymer.

This article serves to explore the facts—and fallacies— surrounding how vinyl is produced, and what happens to it once it has entered the waste stream.