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01.31.18

On the surface, condensation may seem like a harmless and unavoidable result of indoor and outdoor temperature difference. However, factors like high humidity levels and irregular air pressure can also contribute to condensation—at the detriment of workplace safety within your metal building. According to the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), “condensation can occur on any surface within the building… that is at or below the dew point temperature of the ambient air within the structure” and often results in “stains, rust, mildew on walls or ceilings, delaminating surfaces, and damp insulation.” For this reason, temperature and humidity regulation as well as proper exhaust and ventilation within a metal building are crucial to structure sustainability.
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12.28.17

As you kick off 2018, take some time to reflect on the quality of air flow in your warehouse or metal building. Do you find that it is difficult to regulate temperature? Is there a lack of consistent fresh air circulation? Do you have an abnormally high electricity bill? What about condensation, leaks and odors? If you answered yes, it may be time to review your ventilation system.
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11.30.17

Building codes require that commercial buildings uphold certain air quality standards and circulate outdoor air to prevent indoor air contamination and stagnation. According to the Building Codes Assistance Project, “The air within businesses can become stale from moisture, odors, and pollutants that penetrate the building or are generated internally by human activity and out gassing from building materials and furnishings. A steady supply of fresh outdoor air can increase indoor air quality and improve occupant comfort.”
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07.03.17

The National Safety Council kicked off their Safety Month June 1st, leading organizations to spread awareness about safe practices to reduce injuries and death at work. In conjunction, OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week ran from June 12-18 drawing attention to finding and mitigating health risks and hazards in the workplace.
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05.30.17

Keeping employees healthy starts with the air they breathe. While laws protecting against indoor pollutants exist, air quality is sometimes overlooked. To consistently draw attention to the importance of clean air, the American Lung Association’s Clean Air Month runs through the end of May. The Association provides courses and programs to ensure employers are providing a low-risk work environment, and seminars are also available for employees to understand their rights.
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04.21.17

Protecting metal buildings from moisture is crucial to extending the longevity of the structure. It’s key to prevent moisture damage and condensation, which improves the air quality and comfort of those inside the building.
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Wall Fans

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