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(PHOTO) A Field Measurer's Balcony View

Shad Sandell Shares His Perspective

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It's just another day at the office for Shad Sandell, Kane Innovations' field measuring technician. This is his point of view from the 18th floor of the new Astoria Condos in Houston, Texas. Shad is surveying the balcony areas in preparation for our Chesterfield glass railing to be installed.

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Security Screen Benefits for Behavioral Healthcare: Window Protection Solutions for Patient Safety

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Have you ever wondered how security screens can assist you in making your behavioral health facility or drug and alcohol treatment center safer for patients? Check out our short SlideShare presentation for all the details!

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(PHOTO) Vintage Kane: A Flashback to 1988

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The Kane crew is all smiles in this vintage group shot taken in 1988. At the time this image was captured, Kane Innovations - known then as Kane Manufacturing Corporation - had already been in business for 98 years! Some familiar faces still employed with Kane today are Tom Hemdal, Corporate Sales...

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Window Protection + Security: What NOT to Buy (and Why)

Security Screens vs. the Alternative(s)

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Whether you're purchasing security screens for a K-12 school, a university campus, a public housing facility or a hospital, one fact holds true - your investment in window protection must be beneficial to the look and function of your building, and the safety of those inside. In rounds one, two and...

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Security Screens for Windows: Frequently Asked Questions (K-12 Edition)

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With the prevalence of violent attacks on many of America's primary and secondary school campuses, district officials must do everything in their power to ensure the safety of students. Superintendents and security directors typically have a number of concerns when considering the purchase and...

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4 Facts About Aluminum Railings

Aluminum vs. Steel

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A common question asked within the architecture, engineering and construction field is: "Why should we use aluminum railings on this project in lieu of another metal, such as steel?" There are several reasons why aluminum is superior, for both new and retrofit projects. Below are four key facts...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Virtual Construction at a Glance

A Visual BIM Overview Created by HITT Contracting

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In this excellent infographic created by HITT Contracting, Inc , you'll learn how the virtual construction practice has changed the way their teams work together - from faster project turnaround times, to more effortless communication overall. If you are having trouble viewing the image below,...

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Public Housing / HUD Requirements for Window Screens

Testing + Certification Overview

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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with the Screen Manufacturers Association (SMA) has developed a testing and certification program to ensure security screens meet certain minimum performance standards. The certification program defines three levels of screens...

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Lean Manufacturing 101

How "Lean Thinking" Improves Productivity

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Lean Manufacturing. You've heard about it. You probably even know someone who's taken a corporate-sponsored course at some point in his or her career. Or, maybe you’re one of the few who view it only as an overused term in the AEC industry. Whatever your experience with Lean, one indisputable fact...

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6 Things To Expect (& Require) from Your Railing Installer

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The architectural railing has been designed, professional engineering calculations have been performed, and the system has been fabricated. Now comes the next, final and most crucial step of the process - the installation. Below are 6 things every general contractor should expect from their railing...

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To Repair or Replace: 4 Detention Equipment Maintenance Tips

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Inmate escape prevention is the number one concern of detention facility personnel. No matter how vigilant a guard might be, the chances of a prisoner fleeing increase exponentially if faulty equipment is being used. This is why careful inspection of existing equipment is so important. Below are...

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3 Ways Minor Changes to Standard Architectural Railing Designs Can Impact Your Total Cost

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In many cases, a manufacturer's standard railing design has the ability to look almost identical to the system a particular project requires. However, despite the similarity in appearance, making even minor tweaks to the standard system's components or structural members, can increase or decrease...

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