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Movable Glass Wall Systems: Enhancing Light, Flexibility & Aesthetics in Modern Spaces.

Unlocking the Potential of Full Height Movable & Demountable Walls

What is the meaning of Dynamic? “Active or changing. Not static.” In an organizational development application, being dynamic indicates that the working arrangements, in which the “working location” and the “working pattern” that occupants operate under, are flexible and open to change. This definition perfectly describes the options that school decision makers should consider when they consider using moveable or operable walls in their education project. Make the classroom dynamic and flexible. We know that an Operable/Moveable Walls primary purpose is to divide space visually and acoustically. The question then becomes: “What, other than dividing space, can moveable/operable wall systems do to assist in creating a dynamic (flexible) classroom layout?” Let us explore the “dynamism” of moveable/operable walls when used in a school classroom? Choosing the Best Operable Wall System/Configuration: Often a center stacked paired panel system is selected to divide classrooms. This system has limitations in that it can only be on the track on which it is installed: it goes back and forth with no alternative locations possible. However, if a single panel system is chosen and the system has additional track installed based on anticipated need and to which the panels can be relocated, then options such as creating study areas, student activity rooms, parent-teacher interview areas, teacher education areas, media centers, “safe” areas, locations for students requiring special attention etc. Choosing the correct wall system (single panels rather than paired panels) will permit alternative use of the moveable wall systems (panels) other than simple one location classroom division. Make your panels useful in alternate ways by choosing the best configuration. Natural Light Optimization: Integrating natural light, making classrooms more open and less confining emotionally and visually has been proven to enhance the learning experience and significantly impact the well-being and learning capabilities of all occupants. Using acoustic glass wall systems between classrooms, visual connectivity between spaces is achieved. Combine this with the many ways to limit when desired this visual option and glass systems are the perfect option to traditional solid partitions. Glass walls offer an increased line of sight allowing teachers to monitor several areas simultaneously increasing student safety and visual engagement. Glass Operable walls when positioned strategically will allow natural light into rooms where this option may not be available. Improve Functionality: Functionality as it pertains to classrooms, refers to the effectiveness of the classroom design and layout to fulfill its intended purpose such as how the design impacts teaching, learning and the overall well-being of all occupants. The classrooms must be flexible and quickly adaptable to changing needs, be comfortable physically & managed acoustically. Moveable/operable walls offer the ultimate in flexibility when designed with present day and future needs in mind. Moveable walls are available in many designs and finishes and capable of contributing to the desired environment. Acoustically operable wall systems are designed with acoustic control in mind and offer an acoustically isolated space thus providing better focus and understanding. 5 Additional Reasons how Moveable Walls can create a Dynamic Classroom.: · Operable walls provide Acoustic & Visual Privacy: Minimize the intrusion of unwanted noise from one side of the partition to the other. Operable partitions separate visually to avoid distractions during learning sessions. But moveable walls will retain the ability to open the space when needed. Adaptability and flexibility are at the heart of all moveable wall systems. Multi-functional spaces. Dedicated classrooms. Adaptable room sizes. Excessive noise levels cause distraction and increase stress. A quiet and comfortable space for learning is a prime requirement. · Promotes Collaborative Learning: Can control class sizes. Open the area or reduce when the number of students is less. · Operable walls are more durable when they are selected based on panel design combined with durable coverings. A durable system when selected will result in less concern about downtime or “breakage.” the selection of “durable” skins – preferably steel (rather than gypsum board or MDF) will eliminate most skin breakage issues. Choose a covering based on intended usage and location rather than aesthetic s. Heavy Duty vinyl’s wear much better than a delicate fabric. Select a protective edge panel (protects panels most vulnerable point – where the panels meet) rather than “fine line.” Will eliminate the need for frequent wall recovering. Avoid excessive overloading of the panels if the ability to attach materials is possible. · Easy to Maintain: With a limited amount of maintenance, in consultation with your supplier, moveable wall systems will last for years and if necessary are easy and inexpensive to repair and/or recover. Do not neglect regular maintenance, preferably with the assistance of your supplier. Teach designated associates as to how to relocate the panels. · Operable Walls will reinvigorate a bland setting: Moveable wall systems can be covered in almost any material including your own personal selection. A variety of if vinyl’s, carpets, and fabrics are available from your supplier. Plastic laminates, murals, wood venerers, uncovered, painted etc. Marker & tack boards. Chalkboards. Interactive surfaces. Projection screens. Anything. Dress up your facility. Bring it to life. Moveable/Operable Walls can be a dynamic tool for educational institutions other than simply dividing space that offer a wide range of benefits that assist in the way occupants learn and instruct. From increased flexibility and acoustic control to durability, considering the construction, design, and operation of the panel systems to maintenance and allowing in natural light moveable/operable wall systems will create a dynamic effective learning space

Creating Dynamic School Classroom Layouts Using Movable Wall Systems

The Integration of Movable Walls into the Architecture and Design of a Building

Moderco mourns the passing of Jim Dunn

Hotel & Convention Centers and Moderco Operable Walls

Integrating Moderco Movable Walls into the Architecture and Design of a Building

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Movable Walls: The Future of Adaptable & Sustainable Building Design

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Movable Walls by Moderco: Transforming Building Design for Flexibility and Value

Using Moderco Movable Walls as Art and Design Features

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The Impact of Moderco Moveable Wall Acoustic Qualities in a School Setting.

What Prospective Office Tenants Want when it comes to Space Flexibility.

The Features and Benefits that Architects and Owners want to see in a Moveable/Operable Wall.

Why should I put a Moderco Moveable/Operable wall system in my Building?

Reasons to use a Moderco Moveable Wall in your Office Building.

Classroom Design Trends using Moderco Moveable Walls:

Assigned Spaces in Hospitals are no longer Practical

Complex Healthcare Questions solved with Moderco Glass Moveable Walls.

Extreme Partitions – Distributor Profile

Wolf Ranch Texas – Moveable Wall Case Study

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Acoustic Expectations of a Moveable Glass Wall

Spinologics Montreal – Case Study

ASTM E-90 for Moveable/Operable Partitions

Equal/Equivalent Manufacturer STC’s – Moveable Walls

The Glasshouse New York City – Moveable Glass Wall

The Glasshouse – Moveable Wall Case Study NYC

Acoustic Expectations of an Installed Moveable Wall

Moveable Wall Deflection

Moveable Walls – The Third Place

Vinyl Wall Covering on Moveable Walls

Advanced Learning Moveable Case Study – Wichita Ks

Choosing the Right Moveable/Partition system.

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

Moveable Wall Specifications – Truth or Fiction

Open Plan Classroom Acoustics and Sound Isolation.

In depth Analysis: Operable Wall Acoustics

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

Holdsworth Center Moveable Wall Case Study – Houston Texas

Moveable Wall Redefining Space

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

Tacoma Marriott Moveable Wall Case Study – Tacoma WA.

Moderco Manually Operated Solid Moveable Wall Product Selector

City National Bank Moveable Wall Case Study – Miami

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

Moveable Walls – Senior Living Residences

Moveable Walls and Sound Masking

Moveable Walls for Religious Facilities

Social distancing in Schools: Rolling Occupancy – Educational Projects.

Moveable Walls – Hospital Design

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

Moveable Walls – Office Building Design

Evolution of Glass in Moveable Walls

Poor Acoustics in Educational Facilities

Moveable Walls – Office Open Space Design

Moderco and General Contractors

Moderco on Inside the Blueprint

Flexible Open Space with Moveable Walls

Distributor Profile – South Eastern Acoustics

Price of Moveable Wall/Operable partitions

Architects toolbox for Moveable Walls

Moveable Walls in Religious projects

Moveable Wall STC 55 or STC 56

Durability of Moveable/Operable Partitions

Durability of Operable Partitions

Moveable/Operable Partition Design Tool

School Safety and Moveable/Operable Partitions

Moveable/Operable Partitions for Conference Rooms

Space Management for Coworking spaces

Moveable/Operable Walls: beyond Customer Service

Moveable/Operable Partitions in Healthcare Design

Introducing Moderco’s New Product Name & Identification System

How Moderco works with Architects

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

Leed v.4 Certified Moveable/Operable Partitions

Local Distributor of Moveable/Operable Partitions

A Moderco glimpse into the future of Moveable Walls

International Moveable/Operable Partition Manufacturer

Designing Moveable/Operable Partitions

Convention Center Moveable/Operable Partitions

Hufcor or Modernfold: Have you thought of Moderco

Distributor Profile: Folding Walls of Miami

The most reliable Moveable/Operable Partition System

Moderco History Moveable/Operable Partitions

ASTM E-90

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

STC & The Acoustic Expectation for Moveable Partitions

Building & construction design considerations

Beautiful Noise or is it – Moveable/Operable Walls?

Operable Partition Pass Doors & ADA requirements

Moveable/Operable Partitions & NRC

Preventive Maintenance (Part 2)

Preventive Maintenance (Part 1)

What do Specifiers Want – Moveable/Operable Walls?

Ways you can acquire an Moveable/Operable Wall

Meet the Intent or the Specifics of a Moveable Wall specification

Electric or Manual operated Moveable/Operable Wall Systems

Green, Leed & Moveable/Operable Walls

Hospitality Meeting Room Design – Moveable/Operable Walls

Attaching Items to the face of a Moveable/Operable wall

Design on the move by Moderco – Moveable/Operable Walls

Warranty or Guarantee on a Moveable/ Operable Wall

Moderco 700 Series Moveable/Operable Walls

BIM – What is it and where did it come from?