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NEW AIA Certified Course on Resilient Design

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The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design

AMBICO now offers a new AIA certified course currently available for architects online through AEC Daily. The Role of Commercial Steel Doors in Resilient Design is our first course to qualify for 1.5 CEU credits. In addition, it qualifies for LU, HSW, GBCI, and more. You can view the course here.

Why Resilient Design?

Resiliency is a growing necessity. It’s important to understand the impacts natural and man-made disasters have on the built environment and to design for those impacts now. This course will provide an overview of the benefits of using steel doors in resilient design strategy. This includes applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.

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East Side Access Case Study

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Tunnel Vision: New York City’s East Side Access Project

AMBICO is excited to share our latest case study covering our involvement in New York City’s East Side Access Project!

East Side Access is a $10 Billion project that began in 2007 and will continue to 2022. It’s exciting to imagine this massive infrastructure project taking place fourteen stories beneath New York City’s streets! Picture a six-mile-long tunnel, subway stations and a rail hub all deep underground beneath Grand Central Station. What’s the end goal? To create a commuter rail system that will carry an estimated 160,000 people daily from Queens to Manhattan.

AMBICO has been involved from near the beginning to work with Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the project architects to fabricate 275 pressure-resistant door and frame assemblies. What is this type of doors used for? When creating a massive commuter rails system, safety measures are imperative. You guessed it – that’s where these pressure-resistant door and frame assemblies come in. But how do they keep commuters safe? Keep reading about this in the full East Side Access case study below.

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Photo © Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

Case Study: The Sir John A MacDonald Building

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AMBICO Limited was delighted to play a key role in the renovation of this beautiful and highly regarded heritage property right in our home town, Canada’s capital city. If you’ve ever been to Ottawa then you might recognize this building just from its picture—it’s the Sir John A MacDonald Building, the former flagship branch of the Bank of Montreal originally built over 80 years ago.

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Architectural Record: Schools of the 21st Century

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If you’ve had a chance to see the January issue of Architectural Record, then you saw that AMBICO has been featured! This issue of Architectural Record highlights school environments and includes our Acoustic Doors, Frames and Windows and how they can be utilized for education environments.

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Discovery Channel Canada films AMBICO Blast Doors!

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In October 2013, Discovery Canada shot a segment for their TV show Daily Planet about research at the University of Ottawa.  Part of the segment featured the setup and installation of AMBICO’s own blast doors in the shock tube and the test results.

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DHI – CoNEXTions 2014

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Our bags are packed and we’re headed to Dallas at the end of June for the Door and Hardware Institute’s (DHI) convention: CoNEXTions 2014.  DHI represents the non-residential, architectural openings industry and AMBICO is a proud member.  ConNEXTions 2014 will feature new products, educate attendees and provide a forum for in-person meetings (with over 100 manufacturers attending).

AMBICO will be exhibiting and taking part in a number of aspects of the convention.  One highlight will be our SolutionSession – a 15-minute educational session on the tradeshow floor during expo hours.  AMBICO is scheduled for Friday June 27th, at 10:20am.  Judah Silverman (Vice-President of AMBICO) and Steve Peterman (Director, Customer/Product Development) will present:  ONLY THE SOUNDS YOU WANT TO HEAR – ACOUSTIC WOOD DOORS AND STEEL FRAMES.  Learn what sets AMBICO’s acoustic doors apart from the rest.

Be sure to visit us at BOOTH #802 to see what surprises we have in store for you!

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