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We understand the transformational power of spaces and believe that our solutions can empower you to fulfill bold and imaginative designs.

Here at Jonite, we’ve worked with many distinguished clients in the architectural, engineering and construction industry since 1994. We’ve listened to their concerns, needs and specifications and distilled more than 20 years of knowledge into insights that we’d like to share with you.

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Choosing the Right Driveway Channel Drain

A well-chosen driveway channel drain can prevent damage from excess water and save hassle and money for property owners.
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New Jonite Website and Catalogue

Jonite's redesigned website and catalogue showcases the quality of their impressive products and projects worldwide.
Education

How Will The Covid-19 Pandemic Reshape Architecture?

With COVID-19 reshaping architecture as we know it, architects seek to address the various challenges put forth by the pandemic.
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Linear Drains Offer a Modern Look and Simplified Accessibility

Linear drains offer a modern, clean look with simplified accessibility and care, making them the perfect drainage solution in many landscapes.
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Using Trench Drains for Surface Water Management

Trench drains help direct the flow of water, effectively managing surface water in the landscape. They also provide aesthetic and practical use value.
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5 Considerations for Trench Drain Systems

Picking the best trench drain system from all the options available today can be rather challenging. These 5 considerations will make things a little
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Watch For These Signs to See if Tree Roots Clogged Your Drains

Backed-up drains and gurgling sounds in your sinks and toilets, spongy grass, and unpleasant smells may indicate tree roots are clogging your drains.
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5 Ways Tree Grates Can Make A Difference In Your Landscape 

Tree grates help the trees growing in urban spaces to integrate seamlessly with the landscape. Here is how they do it.
Education

Hidden Pool Drain Dangers Every Parent Should Know

While pools can be a lot of fun, several dangers lurk beneath them. One of these is suction entrapment, a result of poor pool drain installation.
Education

4 Types of Environmental Trench Drain Solutions

Trench grates are essential elements in any landscape project. They can be environmental solutions when implemented as Sustainable Urban Drainage
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Beginner's Guide To Urban Landscaping

Ever wanted to try urban landscaping, but uncertain about the concept of what urban landscaping is? Well, this article will help fill that
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How to Successfully Integrate a Pool Into A Landscape

Integrating a pool into a landscape can be tricky. With a partner like Jonite, you will be able to achieve the perfect balance of aesthetics and
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A Guide To Swimming Pool Types

Grab your goggles and swimwear, we're diving into all the various types of swimming pools, and which best fits your ideal pool design.
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The Many Confusing Names Of Sump Covers

To some, a sump cover could mean one product; to others, it could mean another. So what exactly is a sump cover, and how should we accurately define
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Grilles, Registers And Diffusers, What Is The Difference?

Ventilation is essential to both indoor and outdoor spaces, but why would ventilation outlets need covers, and what are the suitable types to fit
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Why Drainage Maintenance Is Important

While most may see drainage maintenance as a nuisance, increasing that frequency could help prevent significant dilemmas from happening.
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ASLA 2019 In Pictures

The ASLA 2019 Expo in San Diego was a great show. Here are some pictures to show for it.
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Tips For Choosing The Right Drainage Grates

To some, a sump cover could mean one product; to others, it could mean another. So what exactly is a sump cover, and how should we accurately define
Article

The Future Of Architecture

As we slowly enter the 4th Industrial Revolution, lets check out some upcoming trends and tech that would change how the architecture industry is
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The Benefits Of Urban Trees

While underappreciated, having trees in urban areas presents more benefits than most people would think, more so in today's global warming condition.
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The Rise Of Millenial Architects

We've talked about milennials reshaping home design, but how would the architecture industry be changed to match this new generation of architects?
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Improving Office Through Design And Architecture

As the saying goes, people work well when passion is involved, but can good architecture and design accomplish this? This article dwells into that
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Jonite in NJASLA Show 2020

This year’s annual meeting will be held at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ, from Sunday, February 9th to Tuesday, February
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Jonite in AIA Tri-State Conference 2019

Situated in historic Albany, the Albany Capital Center is transforming into the biggest AIA state gathering conference and expo, for just three days
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The Females Who Pioneered Landscape Architecture

Let us take a step back to honor past architects as we pay homage to the female trailblazers in landscape architecture.
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Jonite in AIA Architecture Expo 2020

For two days, the Los Angeles Convention Center is turned into a product playground. Demo the most innovative, high-tech materials and solutions.
Article

Architecture's History In A Nutshell

Jump back in time as we explore the mysterious beginnings of architecture and the evolution from rock structures to ultramodern buildings today.
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6 Traditional Yet Timeless Materials In Architecture

With trending new materials sweeping the world of architecture in recent years, we revisit six of the most traditional materials and why they are so
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Community-Engaged Architecture & Design for a Social Change

In time, architecture would soon play a more significant role in providing for the masses. Collaboration with communities might be the next big thing.
Article

Japanese Landscape Design

While modern architecture is booming, let us step away to another world of architecture, one that differs from modern architecture style yet unique
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Home Design For Millennials

Millennials, a generation filled with many unique tastes and preferences. How has home designs and architecture changed to reflect that vibrant
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The Art Of Landscape Architecture

First impressions count in architecture, but mismatched landscapes will ruin that. Then again, what are some details we can use to create a matching
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Materiality and Architecture

With a huge array of materials available in architecture, how do we select the appropriate materials for the right needs, and what to look out for?
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Agriculture Architecture

An architect's ties to the food industry are much more profound, and designers are starting to reinvent the way we regard and manage food production.
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Probably The Most Famous Architect Of All Time

Antoni Gaudí is arguably the most famous architect of all time, but who exactly is he and how did he gain such massive influence in architecture?
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A Guide To Industrial Architecture

Industrial architecture has its roots dated back to the 18th century. Here is our take on its importance as it moves ahead into the future.
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A Guide To Modern Architecture For Homes

Modern architecture is arguably the most popular style for homes today. We dive into what you should know if you are thinking about building your new
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A World Without Landscape and Design

This article sought to find out what the world will be like without the intricacies of landscape architecture.
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The Golden Age of Landscape Architecture

Are we living in the golden age of landscape architecture? They play a massive role in response to the many global issues today.
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Common Preconceptions About Trench Grates

A common question asked by many, “Why do I need a channel grate in my house?” There are three popular responses to these queries.
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Stone, Its History and Its Relation to Jonite

Inspired by the tradition of using natural stone to create drain gratings. This article goes in-depth in exploring the history of Jonite's greatest
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Comparing French vs English Garden Landscaping

The French and the English have been rivals for more than a thousand years. Garden landscaping is no exception.
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The Art of Symmetry in Architecture

Symmetry seeps into every facet of architecture. It is present everywhere, from ancient landmarks such as the Pantheon to the Empire State Building.
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Jonite in ASLA 2019

Jonite will be exhibiting in the ASLA 2019 Expo, featuring over 350 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry.
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Top 5 Architecture Landscape Trends Beyond 2019

What architectural trends are here to stay? We’ve analysed what experts have said and based it on our years of experience in the industry.
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A Guide To Online Resources Any Landscape Architect Should Know

There’s just too much information to keep up with in the world of architecture. We list our favorite online resources used by architects globally.
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6 Award Winning Architecture Projects Around the World

Each year, new and stunning architectural projects are completed throughout the globe. Here are some of our favourite award-winning projects.
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Top 5 Hardscape Design Materials

Hardscaping is just as important as soft landscaping. Read about the benefits of hardscaping and the most popular materials used by landscape
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A Guide to Environmentally Sustainable Landscape Architecture Products

It’s important to tap on Green products in design. How do you know if a product is green, and what are some materials to consider in your next
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Steel Gratings vs Stone Gratings: Which Is Best For You?

What are the different types of gratings out in the market? We list the pros and cons of each material — an excellent reference for your next project.