Ideal Conditions

Polygon’s Smart Climate Control Technologies Transforms University Renovations

smart climate control technologies

In the evolving landscape of university infrastructure, the push towards integrating smart climate control technologies is reshaping renovation projects. This innovative approach not only preserves the historical essence of educational buildings but also aligns them with contemporary standards of efficiency and sustainability. A standout example of this trend is the renovation of Baylor University’s…

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Engineering & Construction
Moisture Mitigation for Mass Timber

Controlling moisture on a construction job site is essential in maintaining building material quality. Moisture mitigation for Mass Timber buildings is necessary to keep these elements warm and dry throughout the lifecycle from construction to occupancy. Mass Timber is a growing trend in the construction industry as an alternative to concrete and steel. The durability,…

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Building Management
Using Data to Optimize Climate Control in Food Processing Plants

John O’Haver, business development specialist, and Kevin Lockard, national operations manager, both with Polygon US, joined Tyler Kern on Ideal Connections to discuss flat roof drying — a potential alternative to re-roofing a building. Moisture saturation on a roof can be detrimental. “The degradation of the materials within that roof can really have a…

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Building Management
Ideal Conditions: Maneuvering focus on IAQ in Wake of the Pandemic

There is no better scenario to accelerate awareness for Indoor Air Quality, than a pandemic marked by the uncontrollable spread of an airborne pathogen. Parties ranging from policymakers to big box retail stores to residential complexes are faced with the growing concern of IAQ, specifically on how to maneuver their focus on this pressing…

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Building Management
Ideal Conditions: Using Data to Optimize Climate Control in Food Processing Plants

“We’re a second set of eyes, making sure the equipment is working as it should without impacting the plant envelope.” As the demand for processed foods continues to grow, manufacturers feel the strain, and so does their equipment. As a result, ancillary equipment like HVACs and ventilation systems must keep up, too. However, many…

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Building Management
Ideal Conditions: Healthy Building Practices During and After Construction

Sustainable architecture and building practices are not new trends, but construction methods of the past thirty years continue to prioritize sustainability in materials, processes, equipment and technology. Frank Dobosz, president at Polygon US, spoke with Daniel J. Litwin about the market forces pushing the industry to embrace sustainability as a business model and set new…

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Engineering & Construction
Risk Mitigation in an Evolving Construction Industry

“You’ve got to pivot very quickly in order to move in a positive direction from the industry trends,” Creagan said As our industry professionals know, the larger construction industry is evolving in many ways. New technologies, materials disruption, supply chain breakdowns, and reinvestments into infrastructure are all changing how the design, build, and maintenance process…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Ideal Conditions: Protecting Historical Documents, Art, Literature, and Other Important Cultural Artifacts
October 25, 2021

When the Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris experienced a near-catastrophic fire in April of 2019, it served as a stark reminder that important cultural documents and artifacts, such as original pieces of literature and priceless works of art, could be lost permanently in an instant. Even data preserved on hard drives at a university are…

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Polygon Reduces Carbon Footprint Whilst Saving Time and Money with RIT Plan in Belgium
October 1, 2020

Polygon in Belgium found themselves encountering a problem with technicians driving longer distances than needed, which led to lost driving time, high fuel costs and ultimately, pollution of the environment. “It also created frustrated technicians, so we realized we had to change our way of working,” says Carla Slaets Country president of Polygon Belgium. With…

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Polygon Awarded the Innovation Prize 2020
September 16, 2020

Polygon Germany was recently awarded the Innovation Prize 2020 by “Focus” and “Focus Money” and is among Germany’s most innovative companies. In cooperation with the Institute for Management and Economic Research, “Deutschland Test” evaluated millions of consumer votes and identified Germany’s most innovative companies. The analysis focuses on innovation, investment, research & development, new products…

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Alternatives for Decreasing Dry Times in Building Processes
November 22, 2019

High humidity levels can increase the dry times for dry wall, paint, plaster, fireproofing compounds, adhesives, masonry, cement, and other key building materials. Cost overruns are a builder’s nightmare. Is there a better, more efficient way of decreasing dry times without using traditional heaters, fans, or outdoor air? In this episode of the Building…

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Why Using Temporary Climate Systems During Construction Can Save Time and Money
September 10, 2019

A construction project is one of the most meticulously planned efforts you’ll ever see in business, but despite the best-laid plans, something you can’t plan for is variable weather conditions. Hot, cold, or damp — those conditions make construction challenging for workers on-site, can cause delays, and create problematic condensation and high humidity in…

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Temporary Climate Control Solutions Promote A Healthy Environment During Hospital Construction
September 9, 2019

Protecting the health and safety of both patients and staff is a primary concern for hospitals. As such, there’s been an emphasis on preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in recent years. HAIs cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $9.8 billion each year. But when a healthcare facility is undergoing construction—from a new wing to structural…

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What Will Preserving the Past Look Like in the Future?
August 5, 2019

Archiving historic items has always played an important role in the education of future generations. Keeping documents and images safe and intact is of utmost importance for museums, places of higher education and historical landmarks alike. With techniques and technologies continuing to change, it is also important that the exchange of ideas and practices is…

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Smart Thermostats Save Lives & Money
July 31, 2019

Smart home technology began with the invention of clap-on-clap-off lamps in the 80’s, and has since evolved into intelligent tech that can monitor a building’s temperature, light, and security. This same tech is making its way into industrial environments and saving businesses big bucks. The Polygon Group has designed an innovative smart thermostat, ExactAire,…

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POLYGON IS THE SLAM DUNK IN BASKETBALL COURT REPAIR
June 20, 2019

The road to the Final Four is paved in maple, and so are the majority of gymnasiums at every level of competition across North America. However, when a once beautiful hardwood gym floor begins to show defects, changes in wood moisture are likely the culprit. Small changes in each board can have a large impact…

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