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BD+C's 101 Top Products Report for 2016

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top products for the past 18 months in our inaugural 101 Top Products report.

December 13, 2016 |
BD+C's 101 Top Products Report for 2016

Photo courtesy Lutron Electronics

The following 101 products represent a snapshot of the products included in any of the past 18 issues of Building Design+Construction that our readers (and the editors) found to be the most interesting, innovative, or useful. The 19 "Editor's Picks" were selected by the BD+C editorial team. The remaining products were selected based on the number of reader service inquiries during the past 18 months. 

The products are organized across eight categories: Building Envelope, Building Systems, Flooring, Glass and Glazing, Interior Products, Plumbing and Restroom, Structural, and Windows and Doors. To view each product included in a category, click on any of the titles or images below. Additionally, you can find an index of all 101 products included in the report (in alphabetical order by company) at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!


Building Envelope

Among the best building envelope products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are BASF's Neopor Plus Insulation, Dri-Design's Shadow Series Aluminum Panels, and Garland's Optimax Roof Membrane.


Building Systems

Among the best building system products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Lithonia Lighting's VT Series LED System, Excel Dryer's ThinAir Hand Dryer, and Philips Lighting's FloatPlane LED.



Among the best flooring products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Carlisle's Oak Visions Vinyl Tile, Forbo's Marmoleum Modular Striato, and Musson Rubber's Eden Expressions Antique Collection.



Among the best glass+glazing products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Guardian Industries SunGuard SNX 51/23, Modernfold’s Acousti-Clear, and SageGlass’s Electrochromic Glass.



Among the best interior products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Systems’ Axiom Light Coves, Nedlaw’s Living Wall Biofilter, and TerraMai’s Reclaimed Wood.



Among the best plumbing products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Bobrick’s SureFlo Soap Dispenser, Sloan’s Hybrid Urinal, and Uponor’s Ecoflex Potable PEX Plus.



Among the best structural products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are PABCO Gypsum’s Quietrock Drywall, Weyerhaeuser’s Trus Joist I-Joists, and SOM’s Pin-Fuse.



Among the best windows and doors products included in BD+C's inaugural Top 101 Products report are Construction Specialties’ Acrovyn Frame System, Dorma’s Muto Comfort, and Andersen’s Verilock Sensors.


101 Top Products Index

(Alphabetical by Company)


AC Tech, 2170 Vapor Reduction System

Accoya, Accoya Wood

Andersen, VeriLock Sensors

Armstrong, Axiom Light Coves

Arriscraft, Matterhorn Stone

ASSA ABLOY, Maiman Integris Door

Aurora Doors, Aurora Barn Doors

BASF, Neopor Plus Insulation

Best Bath Systems, Antiligature Shower

Bio-Microbics, d-Rain Joint System

Bobrick, SureFlo Soap Dispenser

Bostik, GreenForce System

Bradley, Verge LVS-Series Lavatory

Brunkeberg, Brunkeberg System

Cambridge Architectural, Anodized Aluminum Mesh

Carlisle, Oak Visions Vinyl Tile

CENTRIA, Formawall Graphix Series

CertainTeed, MemBrain Vapor Retarder

Chicago Faucets, EQ Series Faucets

Construction Specialties, Acrovyn

CoreFirst, Shake Alarm System

Cree, CR and LR Series LED Lighting

CRL-U.S. Aluminum, Entice Entrance

Daltile, Sandstone Porcelain Tile

Delta Faucet, Temp2O Hand Shower

Dorma, MUTO Comfort

Dow Corning, DefendAir 200

Dri-Design, Shadow Series Panels

Dryvit, Outsulation X

Excel Dryer, ThinAir Hand Dryer

Fabcon, VersaCore+Green Panels

Firestone Building Products, Clad-Gard

Flex-Ability Concepts, Flex-C Trac

Forbo, Marmoleum Modular Striato

Garland, OptiMax Roof Membrane

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, DensElement

Guardian Industries, SunGuard SNX 51/23

cynene, Spray Foam Insulation

Kawneer, FG 501T MetroView

Kingspan, Designwall 1000 Panels

LaCantina, Contemporary Clad Doors

Laminators, Omega-Lite Panels

Laticrete, Hydro Ban Shower

LG Electronics, Art Cool Mirror

Lithonia Lighting, VT Series LED

LP, LP FlameBlock Sheathing

Lucida Surfaces, TimberCore Flooring

Lutron Electronics, Quantum

MBCI, SuperLok Roof Panels

McNichols, Expanded Metal Mesh

MechoSystems, Daylight Sensor

Metl-Span, CF30 Architectural Panels

Modernfold, Acousti-Clear

Mortar Net Solutions, LathNet

Mule-Hide, Silicone Roof Coating

Musson Rubber, Eden Expressions

NanaWall, PrivaSEE System

Nedlaw, Living Wall Biofilter

Nichiha, VintageWood

nora systems, noraplan nTx

Oldcastle Architectural, InsulTech

Otis, Gen2 Switch Elevator

Owens Corning, EcoTouch Insulation

PABCO Gypsum, QuietRock Drywall

Parex, WeatherSeal SB Coating

Petersen Aluminum, Snap-Clad Panels

Philips Lighting, FloatPlane LED

PPG, Duranar Sunstorm Coatings

Prosoco, Enviro Klean SafRestorer

Ramtech, Ramtech Modular

Rockfon, Rockfon Medical Ceiling

SAFTI FIRST, SuperLite II-XLB Fire-resistive Glazing

SageGlass, Electrochromic Glass

Schindler, Schindler 5500 Elevator

Schlage, Control Smart Locks

Schluter Systems, Ditra-Heat

Schweiss Doors, Glass Bi-fold Doors

Sefar Architecture, Tenara Fabric

Shildan, Fabrik Sunscreen

Simpson Strong-Tie, Heli-Tie

Sloan, Hybrid Urinal

Solatube, Thermal Insulation Panel

SOM, Pin-Fuse

Sto, StoGuard RapidFill

Tarkett, Johnsonite Minerality

TerraMai, TerraMai Reclaimed Wood

ThyssenKrupp, MULTI Elevator

Trespa, Trespa Meteon HPL Panels

Tubelite, Therml=Block Framing

Uponor, Eco ex Potable PEX Plus

USG & Tremco, Securock ExoAir 430

Valspar, Val on Coating

Velux, Dynamic Dome

Vetrotech, Keralite Glass

Viega, ProPress Pipe Connections

W.S. Tyler, Woven Wire Mesh

Walters Healthcare Resources, In-Dapt OR Ceiling

Weyerhaeuser, Trus Joist I-Joists

Whirlpool, HybridCare Ventless Dryer

YKK AP, ThermaShade

Zola, American Heritage SDH

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