Reliance Foundry Halvard Crash-Rated Bollards and R-7307 covers installed on a sidewalk

New Year, New Boundaries

In a constantly evolving urban landscape, the need for robust security measures is more pressing than ever. Amidst this backdrop, crash-rated bollards play a pivotal role far beyond their unassuming appearance. These structures serve as a crucial barrier, offering robust protection in an era increasingly concerned with mitigating the risks of vehicular threats.

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Vancouver's Science World and BC Place Stadium illuminated at night.

Lit Bollards and Dark Sky Compliance

Light pollution is an escalating environmental issue that affects not just our ability to admire the night sky, but also has profound impacts on ecosystems and human health. In this piece, we delve into the role of Dark Sky compliant bollards and Dark Sky path lighting in mitigating this issue. These solutions offer a sustainable approach to reduce light pollution in urban and architectural settings, providing essential illumination while preserving the night sky.

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Storefront with shattered window reflecting a police car, indicating a recent ram-raid incident.

The New Age of Property Crime

In today’s landscape, where property crimes are on a steady rise, businesses and public facilities are increasingly confronted with a daunting and destructive threat—the ram-raid. We’ll discuss the various strategies used to prevent these aggressive assaults, including the strategic implementation of crash-rated bollards, a proven and formidable line of defense. By delving into the nuances of security architecture and highlighting the role of well-designed, crash-rated bollards, this article aims to equip businesses with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect their premises.

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Reliance Foundry R-8707 tree grate installed at the Lambeau Field Atrium

Enhancing Urban Greenery

In urban planning, integrating trees into design is a cornerstone for building sustainable and aesthetically pleasing cities. But because trees are living organisms, it is important to protect them and their soil from urban life. To that end, tree grates are essential components that not only preserve trees but also enhance the overall safety and appeal of city walkways.

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Etapas del óxido

Cuando se produce la oxidación, la superficie del metal forma una cascarilla que se oscurece hasta formar una pátina. La aleación en cuestión determinará si la corrosión es invasiva o no. En el hierro fundido, el óxido -un óxido ferroso- puede formar una capa fina protectora contra las picaduras.

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Reliance Foundry bollards installed at Fenway Park

Caring for Outdoor Metal Furnishings

Essential for both design and functionality, metal site furnishings like benches, bollards, bike racks, and garbage bins play a key role in creating organized, accessible, and inviting outdoor spaces. However, they are continuously exposed to a variety of environmental factors such as rain, snow, UV rays, and pollution, which can significantly diminish their longevity and affect their appearance.

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A brightly lit restaurant with chandeliers and an ocean view

Architectural Lighting Design

Architectural lighting design serves as an art form that elevates aesthetic allure, optimizes functionality, and crafts an inviting atmosphere. This guide ventures deep into the nuanced world of architectural lighting and explores its potential to enhance a space when combined with site furnishings.

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A recycled plastic bench with a dark finish installed in front of some bushes

Recycled Plastic Lumber

As the environmental impact of traditional materials like wood becomes more evident, alternatives like recycled plastic lumber are gaining traction. This article delves into the world of recycled plastic as a material in site furnishings, exploring its benefits, applications, and why it’s becoming a preferred choice for many.

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A building finished in painted steel sheets

Galvannealed Steel

While there are many different grades of steel in a variety of finishes, one that stands out is the satin finish of galvannealed steel. The combination of galvanization and annealing not only produces a sleek, matte finish, but also provides a range of functional benefits that make it a preferred choice in a variety of industries.

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A bright yellow bollard is highly visible in a parking lot full of cars

Safety Bollards

While cars play an essential role in our daily lives, there’s a need to balance the convenience they bring with the safety of pedestrians and property. Safety bollards play a critical role in modern urban planning, providing a protective barrier that helps prevent accidents and potential harm.

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