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March 27, 2019
In American public schools, it’s now considered a best practice to have a written protocol in place for how to proceed if a shooter opens fire on school grounds or inside school walls. But for architects who design schools, the planning starts much earlier, before the first brick is laid.READ MORE
February 20, 2019
It is a sad reality that as time passes tornadoes will continue to wreak havoc on communities – FEMA P-361 and ICC 500 standards were both created to provide guidelines and requirements to promote life safety during these unfortunate events.
January 30, 2019
When determining security needs for large corporations, industries and institutions, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the parking facility security needs. Security grilles are a perfect solution to help increase safety at all times.
January 14, 2019
When choosing the correct fire door solutions, there are more than 300 different fire codes and standards from the National Fire Protection Association to take into consideration. The main aspects that codes usually focus on are building materials, finishes, exterior materials.
August 30, 2018
Our world is changing. Quickly. Exponential population growth around the globe is fueling urbanization. At the same time, car ownership continues to increase and the job of creating cohesive, livable and safe places for us to live, work and shop is more difficult.
June 26, 2018
Clink, clink, clink….crash! Not a very welcoming sound for anyone, especially the 20,000 to 30,000 people who are involved in garage door accidents every year according to NEISS. From concussions and bruises to pinched joints, fractures and even death, a garage door is not a product that should be used as a toy or taken lightly.
May 18, 2018
Strong winds rip down empty streets, destroying everything in their path. Floods ruin homes and businesses. Rip currents rage in the oceans along the coast. Sound like a scene from a nightmare? It is, and during a hurricane, it is an unfortunate, scary reality for many. In this situation, the last thing you want to be thinking about is if your rolling doors will hold up under wind pressure of anywhere from 74 to 180 miles per hour.
April 25, 2018
In today’s world we see first-hand and almost instantly, the devastating after effects of a hurricane. For people and businesses that are prone to hurricanes, how to protect buildings from damage and installing hurricane proof doors are popular topics.
April 12, 2018
“The details are not the details. They make the design,” said American architect and designer Charles Eames. At CornellCookson, we couldn’t agree more. The details really do make the design when selecting the best high performance door for your application.
April 04, 2018
If you have ever specified a rolling service door and a rolling fire door, you know that they look very similar to each other. As the old saying goes, “looks can be very deceiving”. There is much more to a rolling fire door than meets the eye.