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How Digital Applications Add Value to Specification Writing

Specification writing exists to simplify building specifications themselves, which can be confusing, overwhelming, and vague. Subpar specifications can lead to problems down the line, causing delays, consuming resources, and increasing the cost of the project. There are a variety of MasterFormat® tools architects, designers, and engineers can refer to in specification management and writing. Why […]

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Everything You Need to Know About UL Ratings

Safety is an important consideration in any building project, both for the builders themselves and the future occupants of the building being constructed. One of the key components in determining material safety is the UL rating. What is UL Standard? UL stands for Underwriters Laboratories, an independent company focused on safety science. For more than […]

Importance of Continuing Education for the AEC Industry

The AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry is constantly evolving. New technologies and techniques are being developed all the time. To stay competitive and deliver the best results to clients, industry professionals need to continue their education throughout their careers. This is where continuing education comes in. Importance of Continuing Education for AEC Professionals Continuing […]

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Fire Trol’s 2022 Year in Review

The design and construction industry faced numerous challenges in 2022—from labor shortages to rising building material costs to new legislation. Throughout the supply chain, manufacturers, fabricators, suppliers, designers, builders, and all alike have proven their ability to think strategically and outside the box to remove or minimize the various obstacles. In particular, prefabrication was one […]

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Enhance Architectural Designs with Stainless Steel Columns

It’s been trusted in kitchens and homes since the 1920s, now trust stainless steel to enhance the design of your next commercial building! Stainless steel columns enhance your basic column design and add numerous benefits to any sustainable building design! Benefits of Stainless Steel in Architecture Invented in 1913, stainless steel changed the manufacturing, engineering, […]

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Different Types of Architectural Columns and Benefits to Each

Everyone agrees that business partners should be chosen with care, much like friends. They should be trust-worthy and supportive. When developing new buildings or projects, you need architectural columns you can trust. Choosing the right column for a project is important. As you know, architectural columns have a main purpose of structural reinforcement and are […]