ThermoWood is a type of thermally modified wood created through a process developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in collaboration with the Finnish wood product industry, which is licensed to members of the International ThermoWood Association.
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Introducing plant life to your outdoor space, whether that’s a commercial area, public plaza, or community space, can help create more vibrant, healthy, and sustainable urban areas. Incorporating greenery can help improve the air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide, provide habitats for wildlife, and contribute to the preservation of the bee population.
As communities become more interconnected, businesses and municipalities have an opportunity to attract a growing number of cyclists by providing bike parking. We cover our top seven reasons why every commercial space needs to be bike friendly.
Choosing site furniture for your project can sometimes be tricky. Read our comprehensive guide to find out everything you need to know to choose the right pieces to complete your urban landscape, park, or trail.
As a material used for construction and industrial application, aluminum possesses multiple innate qualities that are beneficial and make it a cost-efficient selection for site furnishings and bollards.
Pedestrian fatalities increase during the fall and winter months. How do we design public spaces for year-round pedestrian safety?
While all wood will require a degree of maintenance, choosing certain species during construction can drastically reduce the amount of time and effort needed to preserve its aesthetic value and structural integrity.
Products are created for mass production by industrial designers, who determine and define a product’s form and features using a mix of creativity and scientific decision making.
Stroads are expensive, dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists, and bad for economic growth in communities throughout Canada and the US.
When designing a building or landscape, waste is usually not what comes to mind. However, garbage disposal is an important part of the development planning process as creating a clean space makes an area both appealing and more habitable.
Steel pipe bollards provide an efficient way to define pedestrian areas or protect assets from vehicular intrusion but suffer from high susceptibility to corrosion and often do not compliment the surrounding landscape.
DWPs are specified with basic installation standards to ensure that they are read the same way by users the world over.
The same decorative bollard may be placed on different types of mounts depending on the job the bollard is expected to do.
Our suite of intelligent Citysage solutions watch, analyze, and report from remote locations so that organizations can manage sites effectively. Some of these reports, like those on tide water levels, can be combined and validated against external data sources to create forecast models. When alert conditions are reached, our smart systems can give organizations a timely heads up by sending email and/or phone alerts.
Alabama generally, and northern Alabama in particular, offers bang for the cost-of-living buck, as well as lots of opportunity, for the tech worker.
The difficulty and cost of having to excavate several feet beneath the surface brought up the need for shallow mount bollards.
Bollards come in a wide variety of materials and designs, each offering unique advantages and disadvantages depending on their intended use. Spending time considering the functionality you need is key when budgeting bollard cost.
For tech workers with remote work flexibility, there’s no need to be in a pricey location like the (San Francisco) Bay area.
Near net shape manufacturing is a planned production process that aims to make an object as close to its final shape as possible. Near net shape manufacturing minimizes waste, lowers costs, and reduces the time needed to produce a finished item. A near net shape manufacturing process is cost efficient and better for the environment, demanding less energy and resources.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between bronze and brass? Because they’re both alloys, you won’t find brass or bronze on the periodic table of elements…