Design & Construction

Design and construction industry insights that give you a strong foundation – no matter what you’re building. Industry experts from architectural design, building and construction offer perspective to help you meet code and customer expectations - on-time, on-trend, and on-budget.

  • Fire protection: fill small openings with ease.

    Fire protection: fill small openings with ease.

    Through penetrations are a challenge in fire protection. Expert Bethany Turowec shares how to stay on-time, on-budget and up-to-code with ease.

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  • Can you use adhesive as an alternative to rivets and welds?

    Can you use adhesive as an alternative to rivets and welds?

    Use structural glue to create load bearing bonds and attach a variety of substrates - without mechanical fasteners.

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  • How a decorative glass finish is capturing change – and imagination.

    How a decorative glass finish is capturing change – and imagination.

    To bring a designer’s vision to life, only one material would do. 3M™ DICHROIC Glass Finishes are capturing change – and the imagination:

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  • Firestop technical experts in the palm of your hand.

    Firestop technical experts in the palm of your hand.

    Putting firestop systems into place on the construction site can be complex. How do you know you’re applying the right product correctly?

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  • Global design leader forecasts trends for 2017.

    Global design leader forecasts trends for 2017.

    Byron Trotter travels the world in search of the latest design trends and adapts them for 3M’s surface technologies.

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  • How one man turned tragedy into a career in fire protection.

    How one man turned tragedy into a career in fire protection.

    Fire protection technologies that stop the passage of smoke, gas and fire from spreading are critical to helping prevent fire-related loss of life.

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  • Why 3M™ Vinyl Electrical Tape can take the cold.

    Why 3M™ Vinyl Electrical Tape can take the cold.

    If your electrical tape can’t take the cold, why is it in your toolbox? Learn about 3M™ vinyl electrical tape quality and find your tape here.

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  • How tape brought Frank Gehry’s vision for the Walt Disney Concert Hall to life.

    How tape brought Frank Gehry’s vision for the Walt Disney Concert Hall to life.

    Great architects push the envelope. Learn how 3M™ VHB™ Tape helped Frank Gehry create the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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