Articles

Case Study: Tunnel Vision, New York City’s East Side Access Project

By Jack Shinder

Fourteen stories below the bustling streets of New York City, a massive infrastructure construction project is in full swing. Tunnel-boring machines carve through acres of rock, shaping tunnels and platforms that are slated to carry an estimated 160,000 commuters a day between Queens and Manhattan…

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CRASHING THROUGH THE SOUND BARRIER: Welcome to the World of Acoustic Doors

By: Jack Shinder, President of Ambico Ltd.

Have you ever lived in the same house as a person who listened to loud music? Do you have children who turn up cartoons full blast when you try to sleep in on Saturday morning? What’s the classic response to all of this noise? CLOSE THE DOOR! Welcome to the world of acoustic doors. Perhaps you can use one at your home

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Case Study: THE SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD BUILDING, Classic Ottawa Structure Modernized By State-Of-The-Art Door Assemblies

By Jack Shinder

AMBICO Limited is a family-owned manufacturer of engineered and decorative door and frame products that designs its products in Ottawa, Ontario, and manufactures them in
Canada as well as under license in Seoul, Dubai, Riyadh and Doha. So it was quite an opportunity in 2012 to meet with the architect and design team charged with the development of the once-in-a-lifetime, $1 billion retrofit of the entire Parliamentary Precinct right in the company’s home town, Canada’s capital city.

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Case Study: Historic Victory Building Retrofits Entrance and Lobby

By Jack Shinder

Eight years ago AMBICO Limited was approached by the owner of the stunning art deco Canadian federal government structure known as the Victory Building to design and manufacture retrofit doors at the entrance and lobby. The building, well-known in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was built in the 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression and has been situated in the downtown core of that provincial capital for 80 years. Its striking edifice was surely meant to inspire and support the local prairie community that was suffering economically at that time

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