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Pool Gate Panic Hardware

I love hardware ingenuity, especially when it's code-driven.  I've spent this week in Orlando with 500+ of my coworkers, and although we haven't had a whole lot of time to hang out by the pool, I had to go check out an application that was spotted by one of our specwriters - Matt Wildman.

By |2019-02-06T10:39:03-04:00January 23rd, 2013|Gates, Panic Hardware|27 Comments

WWYD? Gate Operator

This is a tough one.  It's for a project currently nearing occupancy, so I would love any comments or thoughts you have on a solution.  An automatic operator is required because of maneuvering clearance / level landing issues.  The gate is already in place.  A low energy operator is preferred.  The gate is exposed to the weather.  Any ideas?  If you need more information, ask away!

By |2013-02-13T18:46:26-04:00January 3rd, 2013|Gates, WWYD?|9 Comments

Now you’re really in trouble.

I love photography and I've always wanted to learn how to use all the fancy buttons and dials on my camera.  My "big" camera (a Canon T1i) takes great photos but I knew it could do so much more if I only knew what all those settings meant.  Well, today I finally took a class.  Yeah!  It was an hour of buttons and dials followed by a field trip around the neighborhood looking for interesting subjects.  It wasn't a great area for interesting doors but I found a few...and you can expect a LOT more photo-safari posts now that I've graduated from DSLR-1.  Just wait until DSLR-2!

By |2014-11-25T23:24:06-04:00April 3rd, 2011|Gates, Hinges & Pivots, My Photos|4 Comments

Casino Wrap-Up

Considering how many photos I took of doors during my Mommy's weekend at Foxwoods, it's a good thing I'm not a gambler.  I wouldn't have had any time to check out the doors if I was stuck at the slots.  I can't imagine what Las Vegas will be like...I hope I don't get arrested like this guy.  Now go get a cup of coffee while these 22 photos load.

Stephens Court, Calcutta India

This building in Calcutta was involved in a fatal fire today, with 24 deaths reported so far and additional people still missing.  The top floors of the building had been added illegally, but the building owner paid a fine and all was forgiven.  The fire department reportedly had never inspected the building.

By |2012-01-27T22:08:01-04:00March 24th, 2010|FDAI, Gates, Means of Egress, Videos|0 Comments

Costa Rican Security

The picture at right has nothing to do with this post, but isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!  I had no idea that I had captured this sloth so well until I was putting a photo book together for my daughter's preschool class over the weekend.  I took the picture in Caño Negro, and the sloth was waaaaaaaaayyyyyyy up in a tree, but he must have put his face into the sunbeam just as I took the photo.  I love it!

By |2012-01-27T22:08:03-04:00February 15th, 2010|Costa Rica, Gates|0 Comments

Doors of Providence, Rhode Island

Last week I took a trip down to Providence to visit one of my recent projects, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Headquarters. I had a heckuva time finding it since it was a new address that my GPS didn't recognize, but I found a shuttle bus driver who not only pondered the best route, explained it to me in detail, and then followed me there and jumped out at a red light to run up and tell me to make sure I stayed to the left. I don't know how I could have missed it...it's a gorgeous building in downtown Providence, right on the canal and a stone's throw from the State House.  The architect is Symmes Maini & McKee Associates and you can read a little more about the project here.

By |2013-02-09T00:52:17-04:00November 1st, 2009|Gates, Road Trips|3 Comments

Doors of Busch Gardens

Several people have commented that I'm supposed to be on vacation, I should be relaxing, enjoying quality family time, etc.  Well, I just returned from 10 HOURS at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia and I am SO TIRED.  But I know I won't be able to sleep if I don't post something for you to look at with your morning coffee tomorrow.

By |2014-05-23T22:04:19-04:00August 14th, 2009|Chip Falcon Road Trip, Funky Applications, Gates|1 Comment

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