White Papers & Case Studies


Getting out of the 1960s: New thinking needed for Locker Room Showers

Getting out of the 1960s: New thinking needed for Locker Room Showers

November 18th, 2016

This white paper seeks to lay out some of the factors changing culture, and offers a design alternative that may shape the locker room shower of the future.


Minimizing the Financial Impact of Emergency Work

Minimizing the Financial Impact of Emergency Work

August 29th, 2016

As part of a preparedness plan, administrators need to include responsive and reliable procurement strategies that enable repair, construction and replacement work to begin immediately following an emergency.


Study in K-12 Facility Design

FOCUS: A Study in K-12 Facility Design

July 26th, 2016

Learn more about the impact of facilities on learning, health and safety.


Best Practices for Integrating Mobile into the Access Control Architecture

Best Practices for Integrating Mobile into the Access Control Architecture

June 23rd, 2016

Learn the best practices for integrating mobile into the access control architecture; trends in mobile and the technologies that support mobile access today; management and security considerations; leveraging existing investments and implementing mobile access.


Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution

Top 10 Considerations for Choosing the Right Secure Issuance Solution

May 24th, 2016

This white paper aims to simplify your evaluation process so that you can narrow your selections and ultimately choose the right secure issuance solution to best meet your school's unique needs.


Safely Recycling Fluourecent Lamps

Safely Recycling Fluorescent Lamps

January 12th, 2016

This paper covers the essential elements for safely recycling fluorescent lamps including the dangers of mercury and exposure; the state and federal regulatory agencies which regulate mercury exposure; and the crushed lamp recycling process.


Moisture Management: Flooring Adhesives To Combat Subfloort Moisture

Moisture Management: Flooring Adhesives To Combat Subfloor Moisture

December 1st, 2015

In today's fast-paced construction environment, project schedules are compressed throughout the entire process. In many cases, this expedited process results in less than desirable installation conditions, specifically related to high moisture conditions within the slab subfloor. Find out more about these types of conditions.


Flooring and Indoor Air Quality

Flooring and Indoor Air Quality - A Challenge to Common Misperceptions

October 15th, 2015

While controlling pollutants from raw materials and manufacturing processes is key to healthy indoor air, flooring offers an important opportunity to positively impact IAQ.


How Flooring Affects Acoustic Performance

How Flooring Affects Acoustic Performance

April 30th, 2015

Find out about the impacts that different types of flooring can have on airborne noise reduction, structure-borne noise reduction, speech intelligibility and reverberation time.


Reducing Peak Energy Demand: A Hidden Benefit of Cool Roofs

Reducing Peak Energy Demand: A Hidden Benefit of Cool Roofs

April 30th, 2015

One of the best approaches to shrink peak demand is to reduce the heat load on a building, especially the solar load that drives the need for air conditioning. Few heat reduction strategies can match the energy-savings potential of modern cool roofing technology.


How Access Control Can Be a Target Hardening Measure

How Access Control Can Be a Target Hardening Measure

October 16th, 2014

Access control systems are a good baseline for creating safe learning environments. They not only provide an unobtrusive and effective security solution, but also offer K-12 schools a target hardening measure that can make it more difficult to commit crimes against people or property.


Polished Concrete and LEED v4.0 Certification

Polished Concrete and LEED v4.0 Certification

July 16th, 2014

This white paper covers LEED v4 for New Construction (NC) and Major Renovations, which has new categories, including some that a polished concrete floor can have an impact on.


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