Metal vs Alberta’s Harsh Climate: Rust and Corrosion Prevention

Today’s technology and ability to manufacture quick and cost-effective products has allowed us, as consumers, to enjoy access to disposable products that function “well enough”. Although we have great respect for the IKEA’s of the world, we know that our customers and clients want functionality AND longevity, especially in a Canadian climate. One of the […]

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Facade Renovations: Transforming your commercial building

Building façade improvement renovations on commercial property can arise for different reasons; however, the underlying goal is usually to heighten the appeal of the property in the marketplace.  The installation of a new façade or storefront entrance can go a long way in enhancing a building’s image, taking the tenant experience from drab to something […]

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Extrusion Anchors: Is there another option?

Curtain wall anchors come in many sizes, shapes and configurations. Each manufacturer has their own favourite anchoring system representative of an ideal combination of material fabrication and field installation cost. However, with little standardization across the industry, extrusion anchor design has been more of an afterthought by some of the big manufacturers like Kawneer and […]

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IMARK: A First in Paperless Safety Documentation

Since the Fall of 2016 IMARK Architectural Metals has been operating an entirely paperless safety program through the Nektar Data Systems platform, EquipData. Our Mobile Safety Documentation System Choice EquipData has allowed our employees to take IMARK’s safety program into the field with mobile data collection. This means that our staff no longer need to […]

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To ‘PE Core’ or ‘FR Core’  – that is the question 

With hundreds of materials and applications available to the architectural industry, it is important to know all the facts before dressing your building. At IMARK Architectural Metals we pride ourselves in being masters of our trade and that includes knowing all the details about the products that we use. In this post, we will examine the differences between a PE Core and FR […]

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Terwillegar Park Footbridge: Stressing Edmonton Out

Now before you get too worked up over the title of this post, the term “stress” is referring to the type of engineering that has been applied to the new Terwillegar Park Footbridge.  This $25 million, 262m long footbridge is the first “stressed ribbon” bridge in Edmonton. Similar in many ways to the more commonly […]

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