Hufcor wins "Best for Operable Walls - USA"

Posted by Hufcor Marketing on Oct 31, 2016 9:48:22 AM

The 2016 Architecture Awards from BUILD Magazine have been put in place to highlight the amazing work done by the talented designers, artists and visionaries whose talent and innovation have created talking points that will span generations. Hufcor, a global manufacturer dedicated to innovation and flexible space solutions is proud to announce that they have been awarded dual honors for Best for Operable Walls - USA & BUILD Product Innovation Award: FlexTact™.

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The safety of police, firefighters and their respective communities depends on the preparation and training prior to meeting with dangerous field situations. Often expensive and time-consuming, training can be burdensome when staff and departments are sent to off-site locations to receive training scenarios. Hufcor’s FlexTact situational training system is an affordable way to design a multi-purpose training center.

“Drawing on the design of Hufcor’s standard products, our Engineering and Sales teams applied minor modifications to meet individualized customer needs”, explains Scott Staedter, FlexTact concept design and ongoing consultant. “Using new vertical bulb seals and pass door latching mechanisms, the system can also encompass our flagship Unispan overhead support system, perfect for retrofitting an existing facility.”

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Reconfiguring entire room floor plans within 20 – 30 minutes, instructors and teams can set up simulated room floor plans including hotels, residential buildings and school classrooms. Working within one layout, trainees can then reset the building to reflect a different configuration while instructors review an exercise. This flexibility enhances the training experience, with overhead tracks allowing trainers to quickly set up new floor plans and training scenarios. “The FlexTact system helps to create real-life scenarios by simply resetting the panels. This system comes as close to reality as any situational training I have experienced and trained in”, says Training Officer/ PFC Keith Holmes, Ft. Pierce, FL Police Department.

“Hufcor’s FlexTact system also improves our firefighter and rescue training sessions tenfold by allowing quick and easy configurations”, says Ron Privett, Assist Chief, Fort Wayne Fire Department. “Trainees no longer memorize their rescue routes, and every exercise is different.”


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Ultimately, when it comes to protecting our public safety heroes and the communities they serve, the innovation, expandability, and versatility of Hufcor’s FlexTact system helps with thoughtful, intelligent training. Safer approaches to public safety ultimately saves time, money, - and most importantly - people’s lives. Connect with Hufcor for our innovative designs and wide range of flexible space solutions for all your needs.

 

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Hufcor Products Now on Sweets App for Revit

Posted by Hufcor Marketing on Apr 5, 2016 1:24:45 AM

 Here at Hufcor, we are embracing the ever-growing trend of digital technology and mobile applications. Keeping up with cutting-edge technology and design, our company has signed on to include its products in Sweets, the interactive building product database that reaches hundreds of thousands of design professionals through its website and workflow integration solutions. Whether at planning meetings, out on the job site, or after hours while working on designs and drafts, architects and industry professionals now have access to thousands of brands and construction products, all at their fingertips - as close as their nearest digital device.original_a747f69e-5604-462b-9321-debbd9ce0004_.png

With the recent launch of the Sweets App for Revit®, Hufcor’s entire line of flexible space solutions including operable walls, acoustic glass glass walls and vertical lift systems will now be available within the design professionals’ workflow. As the leading building product source for AEC professionals (Architects, Engineers and Contractors), Sweets provides comprehensive product info­rmation, CAD, BIM, specs, CEUs and more. And now with the Sweets App for Revit®, design professionals can easily annotate and tag Hufcor’s product information within their projects, by utilizing the Sweets ProductTAG.

 “Dodge Data & Analytics and Global Product Data LLC is an excellent partnership as seen with their new Sweets App for Revit®. The ability to seamlessly work with Hufcor’s flexible space wall assemblies is critical for early stage design. Our goal at Hufcor is to minimize the workload and errors for our customers and this app allows them to simplify their product selections”, said Mike Kontranowski, VP of Marketing at Hufcor, Inc. The Sweets App for Revit® is the first app created through Dodge Data & Analytics’ partnership with Global Product Data LLC. The app is available for download in the Autodesk App Store or at Sweets.com, and an AutoCAD version will be released in the coming months.

For more information on how Hufcor operable walls, glasswalls, and flexible space solutions can be accessed online and through your favorite digital device, click below.

www.hufcor.com/downloads

sweetsinfo@construction.com

http://sweets.construction.com/

 

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Topics: Sweets, applications, architects, planning, professionals, tools, Revit, products, new technology, hufcor design, mobile apps, building