The word “bollard” probably comes from the word “bole”—as in the bole of a tree. The first reported use is from a Scottish newspaper in 1763 referencing a marine bollard, used at a dock to moor boats
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Foundries are responsible for our current standard of living and industrial development, but most of us know next to nothing about them. So what is a foundry? Foundry Definition In simplified terms, a foundry is a factory where castings are produced by melting metal, pouring
The presence of iron in everyday life began in about 1200 BCE, encompassing a wide range of uses from farming implements to weapons of war. Blacksmiths became a critical profession, working with iron to change its properties and shape the material into tools. Every village and town would have a blacksmith’s shop, where sickles, plowshares, nails, swords, candlestick holders, and more were produced.
Historic preservation is the process of choosing, investigating, and maintaining older sites that capture cultural legacy.
Decorative plastic post covers turn plain steel security bollards into architectural highlights.
Traffic posts made of steel and concrete are often ugly, yellow-painted eyesores. Metal post covers are available in a variety of architectural styles and beautify these bollards. Explore the options and installation methods to turn traffic guidance posts into complementary elements of the streetscape.
The word “bollard” used to describe mooring posts for vessels in port—the term “bollard pull” is even a standard measurement of a watercraft’s drawing force. Now, most bollards are inland; the term has come to describe the little traffic guiding or security posts that dot the urban landscape.
Concrete is often a structural material, doing supportive work. Only some architectural schools use decorative concrete to make a statement, or to achieve an aesthetic effect. Read more about its artistic use in everything from buildings to bollards.
Every year in the United States, there are about 20,000 incidences of vehicles crashing into bus stops, offices, shopping malls, restaurants, and other storefronts.i Over the past few years, there have also been numerous vehicle ramming attacks around the world. Though the circumstances vary, the