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Acoustic Expectations of an Installed Moveable Wall

If your Moveable/Operable wall is not performing up to your acoustic expectations below are some measures you can take before...

Moveable Wall Deflection

Moveable Wall Deflection It is a fact that in order for an operable wall to function properly (be relocatable) and acoustically...

The Third Place or “Linger Spaces”.

As companies begin to bring associates back into the office it is becoming apparent that many of them have also...

Vinyl Wall Covering on Moderco Moveable Walls.

Vinyl Wall Covering on Moderco Moveable Walls. Operable/Moveable wall manufacturers, including Moderco, offer many types of aesthetically pleasing and functional covering...

Manual or Automated Operable Wall Systems

Sometimes the Old Ways are the Best Ways. The future of operable walls and the best direction for consumers, is to...

Advanced Learning Library Wichita, KS. – Case Study

A touch of Glass The Project The Advanced Learning Library is a state-of-the-art library located in Wichita, KS. The largest operable wall...

Choosing the right operable partition

Familiarity does not Guarantee Dependability Before you specify or choose an operable wall supplier you should first decide what is important...

How Covid-19 will change Interior Design in 3 Major Markets

  Office, Hotel and School interior design is about to change due to Covid. All 3 require space where people must...

Moveable Wall Specifications – Mostly Truth but Sometimes Fiction

One of the most common requests all manufacturers receive from specifiers is for a product “comparison” to a specified or...

Open Plan Classroom Acoustics and Sound Isolation.

A teacher has a difficult job. He/she has to maximize engagement with students within an environment that is often dominated...

In depth Analysis: Operable Wall Acoustics

Operable Wall Acoustics 101 is a combination technical and day to day commentary on acoustics as they apply to moveable...

STC (North America) or Rw (Rest of the World)

  Sound is a sometimes annoying medium that we cannot see but very often need to control. There are two basic...

The Holdsworth Center in Houston Texas – Case Study

Acoustics meets Privacy and Aesthetics The Project The Holdsworth Center is a well-known facility where educators meet to learn advanced teaching techniques,...

Redefining Space with operable parititions

“SPACE – The Final Frontier”. Maybe on Star Trek but in today’s world, it is “SPACE – The New Frontier”....

MODERCO Inc. Announces Construction of new Facility to Support Growth.

Moderco, an International and 40 year experienced manufacturer of Moveable Wall Systems, today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing...

Tacoma Washington Marriott – Case Study

High-class style, flexible space The Project Marriott’s Tacoma mid-rise hotel brings high-class style to this downtown’s core. Located adjacent to the Convention...

Moderco Manually Operated Solid Moveable Wall Product Selector

Moderco manufactures 3 manually operated product types: Solid Moveable Walls, Glass Moveable Walls and Accordion Doors. You will find herein a...

City National Bank, Miami Tower – Case Study

Modernizing 2 levels of office space The Project The National Bank of Miami wished to modernize and update their 2 levels of...

Does 1 “STC” equal 1 “dB”?   Are STC values +/- 1 equal?

Is there any direct relationship between an STC number and transmission loss as indicated by dB values? Does an STC...

Moveable Walls and Senior Living Residences

One of the vertical markets most negatively affected by the Pandemic is Senior Living Communities. In excess of 1 million...

Operable Walls and Sound Masking

  As I’ve noted previously, the lab-proven ability of an operable wall to block noise is the second most common selection...

Moveable Walls, Covid and Religious Facilities.

  Other that educational facilities the religious/worship vertical market has been affected the most. But religious facilities, especially existing, are faced...

ASTM E-90 – Ask to see a complete STC sound test

If you request an STC test on an operable wall from a supplier , how do you know that it...

Social distancing in Schools: Rolling Occupancy – Educational Projects.

Gensler Architects are exploring a question that is on everyone’s mind these days: “How will educational design respond to the...

Rethinking Hospital Design

Without doubt the Covid- 19 pandemic has highlighted the role of healthcare facilities in our lives. Officials around the world...

Covid-19 – Facts, conclusions and a look at the near future in Office Building Design

  The realities of today are in many ways determining what the future will be. Many of today’s norms will in...

The Change in Office Building Open Space Design

How our world has changed. In the post-pandemic world, office building occupants trust in the spaces and places where they work...

Moderco’s COVID-19 Action plan

    Moderco's primary assets are its associates. Our product may be operable walls but our strength, the foundation of our success,...

The Evolution of Glass in the Operable Wall Industry

Glass is all around us wherever we look and look through. The most common applications are windows of all sorts...

Meet Moderco all over again

Moderco Partitions is a 40 year experienced International manufacturer of Operable Partitions.  Through our network of factory trained, local, installing distributor...

Operable Partitions for Places of Worship

  With an ever growing requirement for multi-use places of worship and the need for the design professionals to incorporate flexibility...

The Effects of Poor Acoustics in Educational Facilities and what to do.

  Very few things in anyone’s life are more irritating than excessive noise resulting in a person’s inability to hear. This...

What is the Worst Part of Working in an Open Office?

  What is the Worst Part of Working in an Open Office?   It is estimated that 70% of all US offices are...

Operable Partitions System for your Office Building

  You have an existing building and wish to divide some space or you have a tenant in a building and...

Moderco and the Contractor Relationship

It is said by many that “I’ve never received an order from an Architect which is why I concentrate my...

Moderco Featured on “Inside the Blueprint”

On May 19th 2019, Moderco was featured on the Fox Business News Series “Inside the Blueprint” (ITB). ITB is a...

Flexible Open Space with Moveable Walls

The concept of the "open-plan" office - a workspace free of dividing walls - was conceived in Germany in the...

Distributor Profile – South Eastern Acoustics, Inc.

Other than price, the number one consideration in choosing an Operable Partition is its ability to minimize the transfer of sound:...

Price of operable partitions

In this highly competitive &  uncertain economy with a “throw away” mentality, it is expected that a consumer might  gravitate...

An architect’s toolbox for building the perfect Moveable Wall.

Many sales professionals operate under the misguided premise that “Architect’s do not buy, contractors do”. As a result they concentrate...

Moveable Partitions and their use in Religious Projects.

Of all the vertical markets (religious, educational, hospitality, convention centers, commercial) in which Moderco moveable walls partitions are used,  religious...

Our STC 55 is as good as or most likely better than their STC 56.

  Often, in order to move forward, you have to look into the past. We believe that this applies when it...

Operable Partitions: Terminology

The Operable Partition Industry, like many industries, speak & describe in our own language using our own terminology. We sometimes...

Durability of Operable Partitions

Durability should be a major consideration when selecting an operable partition. Moderco has for years recognized the need to design...

Operable Partition Design Tool

There is a project  “design tool” circulating on the net these days called the “Designers Holy Triangle” It suggests that...

School Safety and Operable Partitions

Schools by their nature and use, present unique criteria when it comes to designing & choosing operable partitions. Most often...

Partitions for Conference Rooms

Moderco Operable Partition used to its fullest capability will, if thought out and designed properly,  contribute to the next great...

Space Management for Coworking spaces

“Coworking” is a concept that most are familiar with but few know what it really is. It is a style...

Operable Walls: Beyond Customer service

A product you can trust & will exceed your expectations. In addition and equally important we promise Exemplary Customer Service...

Operable Partitions and their use in Healthcare Design.

Throughout North America it is becoming apparent that as people live longer, the population grows, as the “baby boomers” turn...

Introducing Moderco’s New Product Name & Identification System

Moderco Partitions, a leading manufacturer of Operable Partitions systems (solid and glass) has launched a new product name and identification system....

Operable Partitions: How Moderco works with Architects

What is Moderco’s position as it pertains to Architects and Architectural sales? This sounds like an all too basic question...

9 Reasons to buy a Moderco Operable Partition System for your Office Building

I have an existing building and want to divide some of the space or I am a tenant in a...

LEED v.4 Certified operable Partitions

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Virtually every company, institution, supplier, builder, decision maker involved in design &...

Local Distributor of operable partitions

Moderco constantly promotes & solidifies its relationship with our fully trained network of exclusive installing distributors. We consider this relationship...

A Moderco Glimpse into the Future

Let’s take a brief glimpse at the future of  Operable Partitions from Moderco’s perspective and research. Many operable partition manufacturers...

9 Reasons to buy a Moderco Operable Partition System for your Office Building

I have an existing building and want to divide some of the space or I am a tenant in a...

International Operable partition Manufacturer

A cornerstone of Moderco manufacturing, marketing and sales is to at all times retain responsibility for all efforts and products...

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...