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Technical Articles
Limits to the Architect’s Authority to Reject Defective Work
Such Decisions Cannot Be Arbitrary and Based Solely on Personal Opinion

Informed wisdom among experienced owners dictates having the architect oversee the contractor’s work as it progresses with the objective of assuring that the finished product will be in accordance with the contract documents. The owner would be comfortable with the expectation that the project is being built as intended and specified. In the event that defective or erroneous work is being carried out, the architect, hopefully, will see it and order it corrected or removed and replaced.
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Building Products Revue
New StoneGlow® Floor Increases Visibility and Reduces Risk of Falls in Low Light Conditions

Azrock® by Tarkett has introduced StoneGlow® floors that can be installed to assure safe evaucations in emergency situations. StoneGlow® floors are designed to provide illuminated pathways in low light conditions to improve building safety while balancing design and cost requirements.
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Polymer Flooring System Solution for Building Safety and Durability
In today’s society, building safety and security are of the utmost importance, requiring designers to integrate cost-effective solutions to the design and retrofit of structures. Combine this need with the effects of heavier material handling equipment and loads for which structures were not designed and the result is taxing floors beyond their capacity. One growing solution though is the application of Hardwire® reinforcement used within a polymer surface coating.
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Case Studies     

File: Commercial

• Matthews House Ballroom and Conference Center
   Cary, North Carolina

File: Civic

• Freeport Public Library
   Freeport, Illinois

• Butler County Fire District #3
   Rose Hill, Kansas

• City of Livonia, Community Recreation Center
   Livonia, Michigan

• Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse
   Syracuse, New York

File: Educational

• Manuel Pena, Jr. Elementary School
   Phoenix, Arizona

• Chieftain Elementary School
   Logan, Ohio

• Youth Elementary School
   Loganville, Georgia

File: Industrial

• Brown Industrial Building
   Truckee, California

File: Medical

• Urbana Physical Therapy
   Urbana, Ohio

• El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Clinic
   Tucson, Arizona

• Greer Mental Health
   Greer, South Carolina

File: Recreational

• Eastside YMCA
   Knoxville, Tennessee

Specifiers Spotlight
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