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 February 24, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Siemens Building Technologies Division has introduced its new Cerberus PRO and Desigo Fire Safety portfolios—advanced fire system panels and smoke detectors for small to mid-size applications. Whether customers are seeking a fire system or an integrated fire safety solution from their local Siemens...
Posted on February 20, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Sundt Construction Inc., recently extended their use of Textura's Construction Payment Management (CPM) system to help manage invoicing and payment to their second tier subcontractors. Sundt was one of Textura's first customers to use CPM with their prime subcontractors in 2006.  Textura...
Posted on February 06, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
SAFTI FIRST partnered with PPG to offer SuperLite II-XL with Starphire Ultra-Clear Low Iron Glass. Listed and labeled by UL and Intertek/Warnock-Hersey, this fire resistive glass product provides maximum fire and impact safety with hose stream from 45-120 minutes while meeting ASTM E-119/NFPA 251/...
Posted on January 30, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Eddie's house, a doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Robert Berger home in San Anselmo, Calif. was presented live onstage following the World premiere screening of the Wright California documentary "Romanza". The house, which was re-built in 2010 by original client Jim Berger along with...
Posted on January 15, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
BTU-Block Board materials are designed for use as back up insulation for high temperature applications in Non-Ferrous metals, steel processing, chemical processing, power generation, passive fire protection, as well as commercial appliances and heaters. The blocks provides ultra-low thermal...
Posted on January 08, 2012 By Tim Gregorski
Tetra 4D™ announced the Labs Edition of 3D PDF Converterfor Revit. The new software enables Revit users to publish rich, interactive 3D PDFs directly from Autodesk Revit. 3D PDF Converterfor Revit will enable the capabilities within the free Adobe Reader, allowing anyone to view, measure,...
Posted on December 20, 2011 By Tim Gregorski
The SlideLock glueless flooring system offers designers, installers, and building owners greater flexibility, speed, and sustainability. Not requiring adhesives, tiles can be removed and reused repeatedly to create distinctive flooring designs. New locking mechanisms enable installation flexibility...
Posted on December 13, 2011 By Tim Gregorski
Merced County, Calif., officials recently held a ceremony to turn on its 1.4 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) array, which will generate enough electricity to power the county’s correctional facilities. The solar energy system, developed and installed by Siemens Building Technologies Division began...
Posted on December 08, 2011 By Tim Gregorski
Accsys Technologies now offers the North American species red alder as part of its line of modified-wood products. Like the original Accoya wood, Accoya Alder undergoes a proprietary modification process called acetylation that improves its durability, hardness, water absorption, and dimensional...
Posted on December 05, 2011 By Tim Gregorski
Timberland PRO recently introduced a new addition to its workboot offerings. The Helix collection consists of 6-inch boots made of lightweight materials combined with the manufacturer’s Anti-Fatigue Technology, which absorbs, supporting those who work long hours on their feet. The footwear...