The September 2017 issue of The McMorrow Reports digital newsletter profiles the DuPage Airport hangar project where EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 and SKYGARD 3300 polycarbonate systems were used to achieve the aesthetic, durability, and sustainability required by the DuPage Airport Authority.In the lengthy profile, the installer, director of aviation facilities and properties, and EXTECH's own Kevin...
The September/October 2017 issue of Retrofit Magazine profiles the retrofit of Otterbein University's STEAM Innovation Center, and how EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3000 was used to create the glass, polycarbonate, and metal geometric facade the project architect envisioned.The profile details the ambitious purpose of the university's new education building, and how the LIGHTWALL 3000 was able to...Continue reading
Sustainability continues to be a big topic in the architecture and construction industries, and we have talked at length about the ecological benefits offered by our LIGHTWALL translucent wall systems. We now realize we haven’t given other EXTECH systems their proper credit, particularly our TECHVENT 5300 windows.The TECHVENT 5300 has delivered a surprising amount of...Continue reading
With the effects of global warming upon us, architects and building owners need to mitigate its impact in the built environment. This is not a new idea, but the necessity for design that protects against volatile weather, rising temperatures, and insect-borne diseases is now more pressing than ever. Last year, the U.S. Army Corps of...Continue reading
A house in Spain recently caught our eye.Newly updated by Buyesc Arquitectes, the Spanish home’s south-facing wall is now clad with polycarbonate. The designer’s intent was to transform the home into a low-energy building - polycarbonate panels improve thermal efficiency by capturing solar energy and gradually transferring it indoors. Polycarbonate also provides excellent insulating value...Continue reading