Understanding aluminum-framed interior wall systems – Part 4 of 4

In Part 3, we detailed material composition, sustainability considerations and finish options. In our final segment of this blog series, we’ll conclude with an overview of interior framing systems’ components, installation and warranty considerations. Components and Installation Most manufacturers of interior aluminum framing provide systems with a 2-inch face [ Read More... ]

2024-05-30T16:17:01-05:00May 31st, 2024|Products, Shared Learnings|

Understanding aluminum-framed interior wall systems – Part 3 of 4

In Part 2, we dove into relevant performance requirements for interior framing systems. Let’s expand on this to review material composition, sustainability considerations and finish options. Extrusion Composition The aluminum extrusions for the interior framing system should be manufactured in accordance with ASTM International’s B221 Standard Specification for Aluminum [ Read More... ]

2024-05-23T16:01:23-05:00May 24th, 2024|Products, Shared Learnings|

Understanding aluminum-framed interior wall systems – Part 2 of 4

In Part 1, we examined application opportunities for interior aluminum framing systems. In Part 2, let’s dive into applicable performance considerations. Unlike storefront, curtainwall, window wall and other exterior aluminum framing applications, interior aluminum framing systems are not faced with constant exposure to changing temperatures, wind speeds, precipitation and [ Read More... ]

2024-05-16T08:50:08-05:00May 17th, 2024|Products, Shared Learnings|

Understanding aluminum-framed interior wall systems – Part 1 of 4

Seeking to balance connectivity and transparency with productivity and privacy, facility managers and design teams increasingly are interested Tubelite interior framing systems for school classrooms, commercial offices, retail and hospitality spaces, government centers and other interior build-outs, While the components are similar, these interior applications have different performance requirements [ Read More... ]

2024-05-10T10:35:35-05:00May 10th, 2024|Products, Shared Learnings|

Which painted finish performs best?

When your project requires lasting performance in a choice of colors, specify 70% PVDF architectural coatings for aluminum framing systems. Specifying performance should be the easiest part of selecting an architectural paint finish for your project’s Tubelite aluminum framing products. With a nearly unlimited palette of possibilities, it’s choosing [ Read More... ]

2024-01-30T10:08:53-06:00January 30th, 2024|Products, Shared Learnings|

BABA Demystified

To foster preference of construction products and materials sourced and manufactured within the U.S. for use in federally funded infrastructure projects, the Buy American Act (BAA) and the Buy America Act (BA) have been in place for many years. However, the Build America Buy America Act (BABA) more recently [ Read More... ]

2024-01-18T10:29:54-06:00January 23rd, 2024|Shared Learnings|

Use the force, the correct force: Understanding force requirements and ADA accessibility for windows

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 – 33 years ago. It’s considered the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law recognizing the unique challenges that people with disabilities face as they navigate their residences, place of work and public spaces. It affects [ Read More... ]

2024-01-18T10:10:05-06:00January 18th, 2024|Shared Learnings|

Tubelite launches continuing education website

Supporting continuing education and training needs, Tubelite introduces Teach.tubeliteusa.com. The website centralizes educational resources for architects, specifiers, glazing contractors, clients and others interested in learning about architectural aluminum products for commercial building projects. Teach.tubeliteusa.com offers two newly updated courses, approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System [ Read More... ]

2023-03-28T10:29:34-05:00March 28th, 2023|Shared Learnings|
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