Products at Work

It's one thing to read about new products, it's another to learn about how and why those products are used in a real-world application. Why did the Building Team specify the product? How did it benefit the project? Did the team run into any issues when installing the product? These are the types of insights offered in our Products at Work case studies. To submit a case study for consideration, please email David Barista, Editor-in-Chief, atdbarista@sgcmail.com.
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Posted on December 06, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
The very first lavatory unit designed to provide a sink, soap, faucet, and dual-sided hand dryer in one high-tech unit is now available to building owners. Designed for commerical restrooms, the Advocate manufactured by the Bradley Corp, offers soap, water, and a hand dryer all within immediate...
Posted on September 20, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Three new insulated metal panel profiles were recently added to MBCI’s eco-FICIENT Series product line. The new panels include the eco-FICIENT Insulated 7.2 Panel, the eco-FICIENT Insulated HPCI Barrier, and the eco-FICIENT Insulated Fire Resistant Panel. The Insulated 7.2 Panel combines a 7.2 rib...
Posted on June 11, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA's) Federal Office Building 8 (FOB 8) will soon complete its major modernization. The project includes Wausau Window and Wall Systems blast-mitigating curtainwall to enhance the façade with contemporary aesthetics and functionality, providing occupants...
Posted on May 30, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Graphisoft recently announced that the BIMx 1.2.455 update for iPhone/iPad app provides native support for the iPad 3 Retina display. According to Graphisoft, this results in crisper images and enhanced virtual reality for the user. The quadrupled pixel count makes the application of interactive 3D...
Posted on May 23, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Sage North America recently released Sage Construction Anywhere, a cloud-based platform that increases accessibility to project data, fosters collaboration, and operational efficiency. Per the manufacturer, Anywhere enables the Building Team to work together with common information and keep all...
Posted on May 02, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Stationary and adjustable, Airolite’s louvers are available in a number of blade types including custom applications. From acoustic to sightproof and combination to Storm Class, the louvers can be specified to meet any airflow, sound or water penetration requirements. They are available in an...
Posted on April 24, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Originally built in 1978, the South Florida Community College (SFCC) Theatre for the Performing Arts received a complete renovation, reopening in 2010. Now seating 1,460 people, the performing arts center glows with the contrast of brass architectural mesh panels against red velvet trim and...
Posted on April 13, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
MBCI recently introduced two different photovoltaic solutions to the marketplace. The first is a rigid glass-based polycrystalline silicon module, which can be installed on standing seam metal roofs using a non-penetrating clamp that mechanically attaches to the seam. The second offering is...
Posted on April 06, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Hunter Panels recently unveiled its new Hunter Xci product line for use in exterior commercial wall applications. According to a manufacturer press release the product line offers: - Highest R-value per inch of any insulation - Economical and efficient exterior continuous insulation - Lightweight...
Posted on March 16, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Big Ass Fans has successfully scaled down the systems and technology used in its large diameter, low speed fans. The company now offers Haiku, a ceiling fan designed for smaller commercial and residential spaces. The concealed motor of this new ceiling fan delivers an 80% improvement in efficiency...