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Designing operable partitions, let’s ‘communivate’!

We have invented a new word at Moderco: COMMUNIVATE” (n). “COMMUNIVATION” (v) – the act of communivating. Communivate is a combination...

Operable Partitions: Rob Pelletier Construction (RPC)

“The eyes of Texas are upon you” says the song. And as a result of the superb efforts of Rob...

Convention center partitions

Convention Centres are conceived for one specific purpose - to host a wide range of events - so its components...

Hufcor vs. Modernfold , but have you thought of Moderco?

Other than unique manufacturing methods and equipment, various aesthetic options, accessories, differences in sound testing methods, locations and results etc....

Acoustics for operable partitions and operable walls

Operable Partitions and acoustics (sound separation) go hand in hand. In fact many would say that  acoustic control is the...

Folding Walls of Miami: Byrne Corbin

A world famous broadcaster whose motto is “Excellence in Broadcasting” lives in south Florida. Moderco is equally proud to have...

The most reliable Operable partition system

Assuming that you have determined the need for flexible space division using conventional solid panel partition systems, it is advisable...

Operable Partitions: choosing the right partition for your specific needs

Operable Partitions: choosing the right partition for your specific needs   Assuming that you have determined the need for flexible space division...
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Operable Paritions: Moderco’s History

Looking to find out more about Moderco? This is exactly where you should be and we appreciate your interest.   Moderco, with...

ASTM E-90

Situation #1 : A guy walks into a GM dealership and asks: “What mileage does a Chevrolet get?” Sales man hands...

On Operable Wall systems, what type of seals should be selected?

THE SEALS THAT WERE USED IN THE SOUND TEST TO ATTAIN THE STC. In the beginning when flat panel operable wall systems...

STC and the acoustic expectations

The partition is installed by a manufacturer trained distributor and the world is good. Then the phone rings and the...

Building & construction design considerations

In the previous blog we covered “sound”, what it is & the principles of panel design and manufacture so as...

«BEAUTIFUL NOISE» OR IS IT?

Neil Diamond wrote and sang a song entitled “Beautiful Noise”. To many sound or noise is beautiful, peaceful, calming and...

Operable Partition Pass Doors & ADA requirements

Sometimes what appears to be the most simple of requests and need becomes a challenge for a manufacturer in both...

Operable Partitions and NRC: A Match or a Mismatch?

There are two common concerns when discussing acoustics within a defined space: The build up of noise within the space. The transmission...

Preventive Maintenance (Part 2)

Congratulations. You now own an operable partition. Hopefully the one you purchased is designed to be as maintenance free as...

Preventive Maintenance (Part 1)

The term “Preventive Maintenance” suggests establishing a program after the installation of an operable wall and custom designed to maintain...

What do Specifiers want?

For those of you who participate on LinkedIn and in particular the CSI discussion group you may have noticed a...

Several Ways That You Can Acquire Operable Wall Products But…

The ways and means by which a manufacturer, in our case Moderco, eventually gets it’s product into the hands of...

Meet the INTENT or Meet the SPECIFICS?

Architectural specification A specification is a comprehensive and detailed written description, as composed by a design professional, of the desires of...

Electrically Operated or Manually Operated Operable Walls?

To paraphrase Shakespeare: To push the button or push the panels? – That is the question! In reality of course...

GREEN, LEED & OPERABLE WALLS – WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON

We are all familiar with “save the whales” & “save the polar bear”. Also “Global Warming” & “Greenpeace” & “Green”...

Hospitality Meeting & Banquet Room Design

The purpose of this blog is to share what we believe are some of the most common errors in hospitality...

Attaching Items to the Face of an Operable Wall

Needless to say the decision to incorporate a $10,000 operable wall in a $30,000,000 educational facility is not a big...

Design on the Move by Moderco

The evolution of modern operable wall systems from their inception maybe 50 years to today has been orderly in terms...

Would you rather have a “warranty” or a “guarantee” when it comes to product protection?

The party of the first part herein “warrants/guarantees” to the party of the second part that if any part or...

Moderco 700 Series of Operable Walls

“Change allows us to exit the comfortable and enter the improved”  -    David Cottrell   Approximately 3 years ago Moderco enthusiastically and...

BIM – What It Is And Where It Came From

The operative word is “BIM”. This blog is about where it came from and what it is. “BIM is an acronym...