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Commercial By Bob Hasty Opening the Door to Green A rchitectural door hardware always has played an integral and vital role in providing life safety and security to all who occupy and visit a building, thus driving the importance of specifications for products to be used in a given project. An ongoing trend in the selection of door hardware products for construction projects is the requirement for documentation of the product’s eco-friendly and sustainable attributes. In the past few years, this trend has had a quick and undeniable impact across the building and construction industries. While door hardware represents a relatively small portion of the total material content used to construct a building, the architectural hardware industry was moved to cast itself in a new “greener” light. As architectural door hardware manufacturers find themselves in conversations about “green” building and sustainability, frequent questions arise such as: What are the “green” attributes of exit devices, locks or door closers? How important is sustainable architectural door hardware in efficient and eco-friendly building and construction? 12 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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