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Three Factors to Consider When Designing Awnings for Restaurants

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Designing awnings for restaurants will require special considerations that may not be necessary for other commercial properties. While awnings may be stylish add-ons for an office complex, they can impact a diner’s entire experience.

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Topics: Vinyl Awning Fabric

Why Vinyl Fabric is the Best Material for Stadium Awnings

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Stadium projects present a host of unique challenges for architectural firms. At capacity, a sporting event could host tens of thousands of guests, all looking to be seated comfortably — no matter where they are. Accommodating those expectations while also providing for infrastructure and amenities isn’t easy.

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Topics: Vinyl Awning Fabric

4 Examples of Attractive Retail Store Awnings

Posted by Craig Zola on Sep 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It’s the details that make or break a building. Unfortunately, one detail that we’ve seen break too many good buildings is the oft-overlooked awning.

An ugly awning can make an otherwise lovely building look shabby, ill-proportioned, or outdated. On the flipside, a high-quality awning can really kick an exterior up to the next level.

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Topics: Outdoor Awning

The Boat Terms and Definitions All New Owners Should Know

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 25, 2018 12:34:21 PM

You‘ve admired boats from afar. You’ve done the research about sizes and motor types. You’ve asked friends for advice and priced out the options. Now, you’ve finally taken the plunge and realized your dream of owning your very own boat.

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Topics: Marine Enclosures

5 Questions Smart Buyers Ask When Purchasing a New Boat

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Buying a new boat is a complicated process with many factors to consider. Naturally, you’ll have a few questions to ask the dealer before you pull the trigger on buying your first new yacht. Identifying the information you need to make an informed buying decision is an important first step in the process. When you’ve prepared a list of question to ask your dealer, you can avoid making an impulsive decision based on emotion.

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Topics: Featured

Pros and Cons of Buying a Boat at a Boat Show

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Boat shows represent a major opportunity for dealers to make big sales and market their brand-name and products. Competition between dealers can be fierce at boat shows, leaving many opportunities for the savvy buyer to get a great deal on a new boat. Buying at a boat show isn’t always a home run and you should go in with plenty of research to avoid buying on an impulse.

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Topics: Featured

How the Industry Works: A Primer for First-Time Boat Buyers

Posted by Craig Zola on Jul 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When you’re ready to take your interest in boating to the next level by purchasing a vessel, it’s important to understand the inner workings of the industry; entry level boat buyers have a lot to learn about this complicated market. This primer is a valuable resource, outlining the variables of boat-buying — things like whether to buy new or used, at a boat show or through an online listing, and how to select a trustworthy broker.

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Topics: Featured

3 Sustainable - And Affordable - Building Design Ideas

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 21, 2018 1:10:27 PM

Architects and contractors have a unique opportunity to make new homes and commercial buildings more sustainable for less money. Once a home is built, retrofitting it to be more earth-friendly can be difficult and costly. Designers who equip new properties with affordable sustainable features minimize environmental impacts for the life of the home. And, by employing tactics to use less, they end up saving the property owner money on utilities and waste in the long run, too.

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Topics: Awning Fabrics

How to Source Environmentally Friendly Building Materials

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 31, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Building greener is all about finding the right materials for your needs.

Innovators are constantly developing new and better sustainable building techniques and materials, driven in large part by increasing demand for carbon neutral construction. Knowing what materials are available and how to source them can help you build a cleaner, greener building — and maybe save some money in the process, too.

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Topics: Awning Fabrics

Sustainable Building Design Ideas for 2018

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 26, 2017 12:00:00 AM

2018 is slated to be a huge and exciting year for sustainable architecture and design.

Why? In part, because sustainable building design ideas once considered radical are now crossing over to the mainstream. Now, everyone from architects and small business owners to local municipalities and global governance bodies can get help make the world a cleaner and greener place with projects both big and small.

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Topics: Awning Fabrics