The Mysteries of High-Security Openings: SCIF Rooms, Defense Security and Radio Frequency Environments

When it comes to unravelling the mysteries of high-security openings, SCIF room design standards should be considered. The protection and strengthening of defenses and radio frequency (RF) environments is crucial in modern-day operations. Otherwise, a business runs the risk of compromised intelligence, security, or even compliance violations. SCIF Meaning and Exploring SCIF Room Specifications If […]

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Soundproofing a Community Theatre

Striking the Balance Between a Limited Budget and Limiting Noise Architects, building owners, and developers are more conscious than ever of the need for appropriate soundproofing, and they are motivated to improve acoustic performance in theatres, schools, healthcare, and government facilities at a modest cost. Dr. Yutong Samuel Cai, a London epidemiologist, undertook research of […]

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The Benefits of Using Stainless Steel Assemblies

Stainless steel is used throughout the world for a wide variety of uses and reasons. Industrial kitchens, surgical instruments, and cookware are almost always made of stainless steel due to the resistance to rusting, durability, and ease of cleaning. Stainless steel can offer a brilliant shine and appearance without compromising the integrity of the product. […]

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What is ICC 500: Five Things You Should Know

When we recently designed and manufactured the first-ever wood door and steel frame to meet the ICC 500 standard, we had to put our product through rigorous testing to ensure it could pass the ICC 500 test criteria. But what is ICC 500 and what does it take to meet the expansive criteria? Here are […]

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Five Use Cases for Radiation Shielded Doors

What are radiation shielded doors and why do we need them? Doors are meant to keep something or someone, either out or in. Our acoustic doors are designed to control and limit sound transmission, our bullet resistant doors are designed to prevent the entry of ballistic rounds, and our blast and pressure resistant assemblies are […]

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AMBICO’s Role in Sustainable Construction

It’s no secret that sustainability and green building will continue to play a huge role in the future of the construction industry. As manufacturers move towards more sustainable products and processes, AMBICO continues to evolve to meet not only the needs of our customers, but the needs of the environment. It’s this dedication and responsibility […]

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F5 Tornados vs. Wood Doors: Get Near Absolute Protection

A wood door has never passed ICC 500…until now!  While Twister (Twister) may have been a box office hit that offered adrenaline-fueled storm chasing and grandiose special effects, the truth about tornados is truly devastating. Learn more about AMBICO’s tornado-resistant wood doors below.  What is an F5 Tornado? An average of 1253 tornados occurs every […]

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The Importance of Acoustic Testing for STC Rated Doors

Acoustic testing allows specialized door manufacturers to give their acoustic doors a performance rating, designated as the sound transmission class (STC) rating. Recently, AMBICO set out to design an STC 55 rated Steel door and frame assemblies. Aided by independent testing, we were challenged to refine our Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) compliant door and frame assemblies […]

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