From a bladeless rooftop wind energy system that mimics the airfoils on a race car, to a troffer light fixture with built-in continuous visible light disinfection for hospitals, to a stone wool ceiling system that recreates the look of smooth, flowing plaster ceilings, innovation is plentiful in our annual 75 Top Products report.
If those do not impress, then how about the first-ever asthma and allergy friendly-certified carpet? Or a patented ventilated door that solves the noisy laundry closet problem in multifamily units? Or the first major innovation to the common electrical box since the 1960s?
These and 69 other award-winning products make up our annual “best of the best” in new and updated building products for 2023.
HOW WE SELECTED THE WINNERS
It’s no easy task to evaluate the vast universe of new products, materials, and systems across dozens of product categories and hundreds of manufacturers each year. To start, we invited all product manufacturers serving the U.S./Canadian commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily buildings markets to participate in an open submission process. Entries were free, and companies could submit up to three products.
A jury of practicing professionals and the BD+C editorial team reviewed and scored the submissions, based on the following factors:
- Overall potential benefit to project teams (e.g., solves a problem, installs quicker, improves the building design, speeds construction)
- Usefulness to clients/owners/developers (performance, durability, design, ROI, maintenance, etc.)
- Impact on building occupants (health, wellness, safety, productivity)
- Overall innovation within the product category (Is it a “first of its kind?” Does it advance the product category in some way?).
More than 75 manufacturers participated in the program this year, submitting 142 products in all. In addition to the open submission process, the BD+C editorial team selected “Editors’ Picks” based on the same criteria.
In the end, the jury selected 66 products as “Judges’ Picks.” The editorial team chose nine products as “Editors’ Picks.”
MEET THE JURY
Wegman Design Group
David Heuring, AIA, CCCA, LEED AP, NCARB
RDG Planning & Design
Stephanie L'Estrange, IIDA, CID
Principal, Director of Interior Design
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3A COMPOSITES USA ALUCOBOND FaceFastened*
AD SYSTEMS DualSwing
AEROMINE TECHNOLOGIES Aeromine
AHF PRODUCTS Medintone Flooring
AIRMADA AirJet Shower Drying System
AIRMADA AirPocket Door
ARMSTRONG FeltWorks Blades
ARMSTRONG Lyra PB Ceiling Panels
ATAS INTERNATIONAL InSpire HP wall panel
AXIS LIGHTING Slate 1
B+N INDUSTRIES Fortina
BENDHEIM TurnKey Fusion Light Wall
BERRY GLOBAL GROUP TYPAR DrainableWrap
BOBRICK Automatic, Universal Roll Towel Dispenser
BOBRICK Napkin/Tampon Vendor*
BRADLEY CORPORATION WashBar Top Fill Multi-feed
BRAVA Brava composite roof tiles
CERTAINTEED Solstice Shingle
CLARKDIETRICH Drift Headed Rail/Drift Clips
CLOPAY VertiStack Clear Door
CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES Acrovyn Curved Door
CONSTRUCTION SPECIALTIES FB-17UM fire barrier
CORNERSTONE BUILDING BRANDS ClipStone ProPanel
CRL Fallbrook XL NY Glass Partition System
CROSSVILLE Native Metal tile collection
CRYSTAL WINDOW & DOOR SYSTEMS Series 1450D Terrace Door
DECKORATORS Deckorators Privacy Screen
DELTA MILLWORKS Lunawood Thermowood
DREXEL METALS Facade HL and Facade BR panels
E-LIDS E-Lids electrical boxes*
ELDORADO STONE Rivenwood
EXTECH KINETICWALL panels*
FAIRWAY ARCHITECTURAL RAILING SOLUTIONS Prefabricated Balcony/RV-100 Dual Decking
FIBERON Wildwood Bamboo cladding
FIRESTABLE INSULATION CO. Firestable FS 2.0
GKD METAL FABRICS GKD Tensiomesh
GREENHECK KSQ supply fan
GUARDIAN GLASS SunGuard SNX 70+ glass
HONEYWELL Honeywell Forge Sustainability+
INFINITY DRAIN Specialty Finish Collection
INPRO Inpro Bond Roll-On Adhesive
INTELLIHOT The Legionator
KENALL MANUFACTURING MedMaster MCRT
KIREI Tessellate Collection
KOVA Window Wall System
LATICRETE 254 Platinum Plus
LEGRAND radiant Easy Kit light switches*
LONGBOARD ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS HITCH attachment system
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Hybrid VRF
NAVIEN Navien NHW700-A series
NEW MILLENNIUM Impressions
NORITZ AMERICA Hybrid Hot Series
PCARE Interactive Patient CARE System
PROMETHEUS MATERIALS ProZero Bio-Block
PUROPTIMA Revolution 54 Plus
REHAU Aspekt+ 1800
RHEINZINK Rheinzink-prePATINA ECO ZINC
ROCKFON Rockfon Mono
SAFTI FIRST SAFTI Fence*
SIGHTLINE COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS Ocula Frameless Windscreen*
SIMPSON STRONG-TIE HSKP beam hanger*
SLOAN SF-2800/2900 Faucets
SOLATUBE INTERNATIONAL SolaMaster 750 DS
STO CORP. Sto GPS Board
TARKETT asthma & allergy friendly Powerbond RS
TECHNICAL GLASS PRODUCTS TGProtect
TECHNOFORM SP25 warm edge spacer
TRANE TECHNOLOGIES Trane Autonomous Control Powered by BrainBox AI
TUBELITE UniVent 1375AW Series Therml=Block Windows
VANAIR DESIGN VanAir ventilated door*
YKK AP AMERICA YHS 50 TU Storefront System
* Denotes “Editors’ Pick” winner
HITCH attachment system
Longboard Architectural Products
Designed to help projects meet high-performance energy standards like Passive House and net zero, this cladding attachment system offers a range of thermally broken and intermittent structural attachment solutions for rainscreen cladding onto various types of exterior wall assemblies. HITCH can achieve effective R-values exceeding R60 for various types of wall assemblies while supporting heavy cladding loads in high wind load and seismic conditions. It can accommodate continuous exterior insulation thicknesses between one and 16 inches.
ALUCOBOND FaceFastened metal cladding
3A Composites USA
This metal façade system offers a plank-like design with a seamless, flush-mounted appearance for commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use projects. The front skin of the panel folds over the system’s perimeter edges to allow for a consistent color appearance on all sides. The oversized, exposed fasteners can be painted to match the panel face color for a unified appearance or a different color for design contrast.
This panelized stone veneer offers wood grain characteristics inspired by the craftsmanship seen in 19th century barns, with authentic details such as nails, breaks, knots, and an aged yet contemporary look. The lightweight stone veneer is produced using a concrete mixture that’s poured into a mold and colored using mineral pigments. It’s easy to cut and handle, says the maker. Available in three colors: brown, grey, and white.
The Solstice Shingle can seamlessly integrate with any asphalt shingles and be installed directly by a roofing contractor, with assistance from an electrician. Delivering as much energy as conventional, rack-mounted solar panels without the bulky look, the shingle achieves quality performance under diffused light and shade, says the maker. It can be installed on a new or existing asphalt shingle roof.
Cornerstone Building Brands
This large-format, panelized, mortarless stone veneer solution features a mechanically fastened clip system that allows panels as large as 20x7¼ inches to be installed in any season and with no special tools or masonry skills required. The clips hold the stone off the wall, allowing it to breathe and drain for water management. True masonry corners offer a clean, seamless look. Suitable for commercial, multifamily, and residential applications.
The KINETICWALL is a dynamic wind-driven building façade that creates the appearance of rolling waves. The customizable metal panels provide a functional façade for shading and ventilating structures, and permit visibility from the interior. The flapperwall’s pin-mount suspension system, lightweight aluminum construction, and unitized design facilitate installation, saving time and labor in the field. The panels are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and rainfall.
Wildwood Bamboo cladding
Fiberon’s latest Wildwood composite cladding product joins the series’ Sahara color collection of wood-alternative cladding. Inspired by the rich tones of the desert, the Sahara lineup is expanding its selection of light cladding colors—Mulga, Palo, and Sumac—with the introduction of Bamboo. The new material offers a subtle, sandy hue to the palette, with gradients and shading that mimics the characteristics of natural bamboo. Fiberon’s introduction of Bamboo aligns with the industry’s current trend of lighter cladding tones.
InSpire HP wall panel
InSpire HP, a transpired solar collector, is a metal wall panel with precision-lanced micro perforations that create solar air heating. The panel is mounted a few inches from the building’s outer wall. Solar-heated air at the surface of the panel is drawn through the perforations where it rises between the two walls and enters the building’s central ventilation system or supply fan. InSpire HP is a simple, economical solution for reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, says the maker.
Manufactured with wood from certified and renewable Nordic forests, Lunawood Thermowood is a chemical-free, thermally-modified product that delivers improved performance and longer life spans compared with traditional wood cladding. Its slotted design simplifies installation, even for highly crafted arrangements, and offers enhanced energy performance. The product can be used for ceilings, paneling, siding, soffits, and decking.
Facade HL and Facade BR wall panels
Available in aluminum or steel and in dozens of color options, the Facade HL and Facade BR series architectural metal wall panels offer 11 profiles with a depth of 13/8 inches and varying widths up to 16 inches. The panels can be oriented vertically or horizontally and offer 87-degree rib angles and a variety of rib spacing patterns for added visual impact and design flexibility.
Rheinzink-prePATINA ECO ZINC
This line of architectural zinc products features blue-grey and graphite-grey color options, offering a preweathered, vintage aesthetic for façade and wall cladding systems, roofs, roof drainage and gutters, and architectural details. According to the maker, the zinc products are produced using 50% less carbon dioxide (CO2) compared with traditional zinc solutions. Zinc is lightweight and offers a 100-year lifespan.
TYPAR DrainableWrap Commercial
Berry Global Group
Joining Typar MetroWrap in the company’s portfolio of building wraps designed specially for commercial structures, the Typar DrainableWrap Commercial is engineered to protect multi-story structures from the elements and manage excess moisture. The brand’s meltshot technology adds an integrated layer of fibers to the building wrap, creating a drainage gap that channels wind-driven rain and bulk water away from the structure.
SolaMaster 750 DS for Storm Shelters AND SAFE ROOMS
The SolaMaster 750 DS tubular daylighting device is the first and only rooftop daylighting solution that is both ICC 500 storm shelter and FEMA P-361 safe room compliant, which means it’s vetted for use in horizontal surfaces of tornado or hurricane storm shelters, even in EF 5 and CAT 5 territories. The system can be used in both open and closed ceiling applications to harvest and transfer daylight to interior spaces via a reflective tube and diffuser.
Brava composite roof tiles
Brava composite roof tiles replicate the look of traditional Spanish clay tile, natural slate, and cedar shake, but with a more durable, recycled-content composition. The product line is Class 4 impact rated and Miami-Dade County certified for extreme weather conditions, including wind speeds of up to 211 mph, freeze/thaw cycles, and scorching heat. Brava offers a stand-alone Class A fire rating, eliminating the need for special underlayments.
KSQ Direct Drive Untempered Make-Up Air Supply Fan
This direct-drive untempered make-up air supply fan incorporates a mixed flow wheel and the latest in EC motor technology to supply filtered air for kitchen systems and general building applications. KSQ provides a unique combination of installation flexibility, ease of service, high efficiency, low sound levels, and lower first cost than competitive systems, says the maker. Two-inch aluminum washable filters are provided as standard with the option to add secondary MERV 13 filters.
Interactive Patient CARE System
pCare’s Interactive Patient Care system transforms television and digital signage infrastructure in healthcare facilities into a communication hub that educates, entertains, and empowers patients. The platform offers patients more collaborative and personalized attention and ensures clinicians are well-informed upon entering the room. Integrates with TVs, in-room digital whiteboards, data-rich door entry signage, and physiological status boards.
D2101TFV contact-free call button module
This contact-free call button module enables doors to be opened without having to touch them. Ring the doorbell by waving within four inches of the motion sensor. The system can be set to open the door instantaneously with a wave, as well. Suitable for nursing homes, hospitals, medical centers, and multi-tenant buildings, especially those with heavy foot traffic.
Trane Autonomous Control Powered by BrainBox AI
Trane Autonomous Control is a cloud-based, AI-enabled service that provides real-time data analysis and self-performing optimization to account for energy usage patterns, predicted weather, and space utilization to optimize energy use and carbon reduction. The service automatically identifies and performs system optimization actions 24/7. It pairs with the Trane Tracer SC+ Building Automation System.
Honeywell Forge Sustainability+ for Buildings
This cloud-based software helps building owners optimize indoor air quality, reduce energy use, and support carbon reduction goals. The system monitors, controls, and optimizes energy performance against carbon reduction goals, down to a device or asset level, while also maintaining an optimal indoor environment. It can connect to any building management system and can work across many types of assets, such as HVAC, boilers, chillers, plug loads, condensers, and lighting operations.
GKD Metal Fabrics
Manufacturers of flexible stainless steel mesh recommend minimum tensioning to ensure the longevity of the system. GKD Tensiomesh is a patent-pending quality control device that can be installed on the system bracket to measure exact tension specifications. It can be used to prestress the mesh during the installation process, and also to monitor the system continuously throughout the life of the structure.
Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
This two-pipe VRF zoned heating and cooling system is designed to use water instead of refrigerant in indoor spaces. Hybrid VRF uses a Hybrid Branch Circuit (HBC) controller to use heat recovery for simultaneous heating and cooling while keeping indoor piping refrigerant-free. It provides the efficiency and heat recovery benefits of a VRF system with the additional comfort and control of a four-pipe chiller system by utilizing hydronic indoor units.
This bladeless rooftop wind energy system has no external moving parts and no vibration. Like airfoils on a race car, the technology captures and amplifies a building’s airflow. Needing 10% of the roof space used by solar panels, the stationary and silent Aeromine unit can generate energy at any time and in any weather. The system integrates with a building’s existing electrical and rooftop solar systems, and is up to 50% more productive than other renewable energy alternatives, says the maker.
E-Lids electrical boxes
Electrical boxes have not changed since the 1960s—until now. Conventional open-faced electrical boxes require two mobilizations to finish device installation. They also force electricians to terminate thousands of conductors on-site each year. E-lids boxes eliminate much of this work by offering a pre-assembled solution. The boxes arrive at the jobsite with conductors already connected (pigtailed) to the device, greatly speeding installation and reducing errors.
radiant Easy Kit light switches
Created to simplify adding multi-location light controls without causing too much disruption or expense, radiant Easy Kit light switches allow a wired device like a switch, dimmer, or outlet to communicate with a wireless, battery-operated device such as a switch or dimmer. Each kit includes a pre-paired wired and wireless device. Installation involves replacing the existing switch, dimmer, or outlet with the wired device, and then mounting the wireless switch or dimmer to the desired wall.
KOVA Window Wall System
This window wall system features a tilt-in installation process that allows for installation from the interior of the building, without the need for a crane (with proper interior conveyance). The system connects together effortlessly, says the maker, and is free of large clips and bulky components for a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Its non-strutted PVC thermal break helps optimize energy performance.
YHS 50 TU Storefront System
YKK AP America
Part of YKK AP America’s ProTek blast-resistant product lineup, the pre-glazed YHS 50 TU storefront system is designed to meet the industry’s quick installation and resilience needs. By adding the ability to pre-glaze in the shop, contractors stand to benefit from greater glazing efficiencies. The system comes with versatile options like inside or outside glazing, compatibility with YKK AP’s H-series of entryways, and higher thermal performance with advanced glazing.
SP25 warm edge spacer
The Technoform SP25 is a hybrid plastic and stainless steel warm-edge spacer for insulated glass units. A matte black finish applied to the sidewall of the spacer reduces the chance of steel visibility. Designed for use in structural silicone glazing applications, the spacer surpasses the durability requirement of ASTM E2190 with a dual seal PIB/silicone sealant system.
SunGuard SNX 70+ glass
This triple-silver low-e glass combines high visible light transmission (68%), a neutral aesthetic, and good thermal and solar performance (winter-night U-value of 0.28 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.28 on low-iron glass). When viewed at an angle, triple-silver low-e products can experience color shift/change. SunGuard SNX 70+ coated glass was developed to provide a neutral, slight-gray appearance so reflected color will be more consistent at any viewing angle.
Revolution 54 Plus
Available in both single- and double-glazed options within a two-inch profile, Revolution 54 Plus offers the narrowest glass wall system on the market, says the maker. It provides good acoustic performance—achieving up to 48 STC with two layers of 12.8mm acoustic laminate glass (double glazed system)—and integrates seamlessly with generic drywall. Manufactured with low-embodied-carbon aluminum with a minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled content.
Fallbrook XL NY Glass Partition System
This glass partition system for office applications provides strong sound mitigation (42 STC with one-inch insulated glass) with a modern, low-profile frame that maximizes transparency and daylighting. Its versatile muntin grid system can be freely positioned without notching or drilling the glass, and features slim 17/8-inch framing. Maximum door size: 10 feet high, 36 inches wide. Available in matte black and satin anodized finishes.
Technical Glass Products
The TGProtect FR System is North America’s first full-lite, fire-rated glass door system to meet forced entry standards, according to the maker. It is tested to ASTM E2395 and HP White 5-aa10 standards, industry benchmarks for forced-entry resistance, and is available with fire ratings from 20 to 60 minutes. The swinging door and sidelites offer a close visual match to non-rated systems.
TurnKey Fusion Light Wall
This illuminated glass wall system offers integrated LED backlighting with shadow-free illumination. With TurnKey, glass panels are mounted with a simple system of rails and “keys” (one-inch clips that turn like a key to lock the glass into place). No special installation training or tools are required. Its slim design (two inches) saves space. The system can accommodate a variety of glass sizes and types (etched, textured, laminated, digitally printed, dry-erase marker).
Lyra PB Ceiling Panels
Armstrong World Industries
Achieve the natural beauty of large-format monolithic wood ceilings, but at a lower cost point and with improved sound absorption (NRC of up to 0.95). Lyra PB Wood-Look panels are made with a plant-based binder, contain 71% recycled content, and are disinfectable to help make spaces cleaner, healthier, and sustainable. They resist mold, mildew, and sagging, making them ideal for high-humidity applications. Suitable for biophilic designs for a variety of spaces, including offices, retail stores, healthcare facilities, and educational environments.
Native Metal tile collection
This carbon-neutral porcelain tile collection features the look of patinaed minerals with a metallic texture. The product line includes floor tiles in six tones—Noble Platinum, Nickel Plate, Crucible Steel, Copper Deposit, Cobalt Ore, and Graphite Black—and three sizes: 12x24, 24x24, and 24x48 inches. Matching decorative art wall trim options come in two patterns: waves and dots.
The Fortina architectural system combines the aesthetic of wood with the durability of aluminum for a wide range of applications: walls, ceilings, soffits, screens, and more. The firm’s profile lamination process produces aluminum cladding extrusions wrapped in a non-PVC film that mimics the true tone of wood. LED lights can be embedded between battens and slats. Available in 50 profiles, including round, rectangle, and square shapes.
Rockfon Mono offers the look of continual, smooth, flowing plaster ceilings with long-lasting durability, Class A fire protection, and high sound-absorption performance (NRC up to 0.95). The stone wool, monolithic ceiling system is suited for flat or curved applications with direct-mount or suspended installations, and may also be used for angled and arched transitions and on sloped or vertical walls. The material naturally resists moisture, mold, and mildew.
The Petals collection consists of lightweight aluminum panels that can be shaped in organic curves that evoke the contours of plant life to add serenity to commercial spaces. Each panel can be angled to create sculptural points of interest, organized into repeating patterns, or configured to add definition to specific areas within a space. Petals are available in eight shapes and in solid or perforated panels that can be staggered, clustered, or overlaid.
The refresh of the Armstrong Flooring Medintone homogeneous sheet flooring collection introduces new colors and incorporates Diamond 10 Technology that provides scratch, stain, and scuff resistance without needing polishing, stripping, or restorative maintenance. Inspired by biophilia and natural healing, the collection is available in a spectrum of soft, tonal neutrals and bright pops of color, plus carefully curated textures. Engineered for spaces demanding superior infection control.
asthma & allergy friendly Certified Powerbond RS Carpet
Powerbond RS is the first soft-surface flooring to earn asthma & allergy friendly Certification from Allergy Standards Ltd. and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It was tested for VOCs, allergen removal, and particulate release into the air during cleaning. In testing, 95% of allergens were removed effectively with a simple dry vacuuming. The hybrid carpet flooring combines the look and feel of carpet with the durability and cleanability of a resilient surface.
This collection of five acoustic products for commercial interior applications offers bold designs and good sound absorption (NRC as high as 0.70). The line includes a cylindrical baffle with triangular planes, vertical acoustic baffle, elegant wall element, acoustic wall tile, and a polygon acoustic cloud. The products are made from Class A Fire Rated 12mm PET felt panels that include 60% post-consumer recycled PET.
The MedMaster MCRT is the market’s first round troffer light fixture to feature a built-in continuous visible light disinfection option. This allows healthcare facilities to add an extra layer of protection against a range of pathogens, including MRSA, C. diff, and SARS-CoV2. Its backlit LED array and high-diffusion lens keep the lighting levels appropriate for caregiver tasks, while preventing glare and remaining comfortable for patients and visitors.
Slate 1 is a contemporary-styled luminaire that mounts between wood slats in suspended wood panel ceiling applications. Its slim design mounts between wood slats of at least 1½ inches wide and 2¾ inches high. Lengths range from two to eight feet, and color temperatures span 2700K to 4000K. Optics options include a spotless flush lens, spotless regressed lens, micro louver, Mikrolite 1.0, and accent spotlights.
Replace drywall and other opaque interior partitions with this freestanding, reconfigurable, modular building system. Modwall’s post-and-beam structure and modular panels allow the system to be free-standing in any space, eliminating the need to tie the structure to overhead infrastructure or connect to other walls. Mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems are integrated into the system in the factory, providing plug-and-play connections to base-building systems.
Armstrong World Industries
Designed with embedded threaded connectors, these linear acoustical panels offer design and installation versatility, including cable-to-deck independent suspension, and threaded rod. The rectangular blades come in 16 standard sizes and 12 standard neutral colors that can be mixed for dynamic visuals. FeltWorks Blades are made from 60% pre-consumer recycled PET fibers and can provide sound absorption of up to 0.85 NRC depending on blade depth and spacing.
Sloan SF-2800/2900 Faucets
Available with 0.35 or 0.5 gpm flow rates, SF Faucets from Sloan strike a balance between design and being cost-effective for any restroom project. The SF-2900 and SF-2950 faucet models are deck-mounted, sensor operated, and feature an optional trim plate. Alternatively, the sensor-operated SF-2800 and SF-2850 offer a wall-mounted faucet model that delivers a minimal yet modern design. Each model comes in a hardwired or battery-powered version.
WashBar Top Fill Multi-feed Soap System
Designed for high-traffic restroom environments with multiple handwashing stations, the WashBar Top Fill Multi-feed Soap System features a durable, vandal-resistant port hub that allows staff to refill soap reservoirs for up to three units at one time. A sensor integrated into the fill port gives a subtle glowing indication of low battery, low soap, and soap overflow conditions during refills.
Bobrick’s TrimLineSeries and ClassicSeries Napkin/Tampon Vendor products offer ADA-compliant dispensers of feminine hygiene products. With recessed and surface-mounted options, the vendor holds up to 30 tampons or 20 napkins, and comes in free-vend or token-vend configurations. The product responds to the growing number of U.S. states mandating menstrual care products in schools. Bobrick’s End Period Poverty advocacy program aims to help architects meet their area’s legislation requirements for school bathrooms.
The Legionator is the market’s first under-sink/point-of-use water heater that can heat water to a comfortable temperature as well as sanitize it from common pathogens like Legionella. A set of quartz tubes heats water using infrared. Ozone is injected into the water as it exits the unit, sanitizing any bacteria from the water, as well as faucet valve seats and aerators. Sanitize water without the need for refills, filters, or repeat purchases/maintenance.
Hybrid Hot Series
This condensing tankless water heater is engineered for applications that require a high volume of hot water in a short time, and also deal with zero hot-water demand for long stretches. The unit is mounted onto a cement-lined, 119-gallon storage tank, which contains a heat trap that improves the stratification of hot water. Heated water from the system travels via a pipe to a port near the top of the tank.
AIRMADA Drying Solutions
This door transforms any ordinary shower into a combination walk-in shower/steam shower. The AirPocket Door creates a sealed, enclosed space allowing for a steam-room effect. AirJet nozzles built into the spine of the wall pocket work to quickly dry the glass within the door chamber after the shower. It creates an upgraded shower experience, eliminates swinging wet doors, reduces the need for harsh cleaning chemicals, and minimizes
Automatic, Universal Roll Towel Dispenser
This redesigned towel dispenser has a streamlined appearance and a patron-friendly LED light that directs users to the towel activation zone. Its trigger bar technology and adjustable sensor range virtually eliminate unintentional dispensing, and the dispenser’s stub roll utilization means minimal waste at the end of a roll. Offered in profiles that range from recessed and semi-recessed to surface-mounted.
Navien NHW700-A series
This non-condensing tankless water heater features a built-in recirculation pump and buffer tank, offering the ability to recirculate hot water for faster delivery time, reduce water wasted down the drain, and resolve issues related to the cold-water sandwich effect. An integrated control panel allows for water temperature adjustment, operation status updates, and troubleshooting.
The AquaPort is a self-contained unit that converts a building’s hydronic heating supply to on-demand domestic hot water. This solution offers energy and water savings and improved water quality, making it ideal for use in multifamily or hospitality applications. Its innovative and simplified design and installation removes the need for gas and electrical supply lines and venting in each dwelling unit as well as eliminates domestic hot water supply and return piping. Two versions are available: 100K BTU/hr. or 180K BTU/hr.
Infinity Drain Specialty Finish Collection
This collection of bathroom drains has been expanded with five new specialty finishes to match bathroom design trends: Matte White, Gunmetal, Satin Champagne, Polished Gold, and Polished Brass. The new finishes are sold at stocked pricing (no cost premium) and have a short lead time (within 10 days). Custom fabrication is available.
AirJet Shower Drying System
AIRMADA Drying Solutions
Designed to reduce maintenance and create more hygienic shower spaces, this patented shower drying system uses AirJet nozzles installed in the ceiling or walls to remove moisture from the shower area, including hard-to-reach corners. It helps prevent slip and falls and eliminates mold and mildew. The AirMax Whisper Blower delivers air to the nozzles. It can be located as far as 100 feet away in a closet, mechanical room, finished attic, or basement.
Sto GPS Board
This graphite-enhanced, 100% closed-cell expanded polystyrene insulation board does not contain fluorocarbon-blowing agents. The insulation board provides a thinner wall section that aligns with ASHRAE 90.1 prescriptive continuous insulation requirements while achieving an R-value per inch of 4.7 at 75 F. Its silver-gray color creates less glare and a professional jobsite appearance.
Firestable FS 2.0 insulation
Firestable Insulation Company
Firestable FS 2.0 is an NFPA-275 certified, single-application spray polyurethane foam insulation that, once applied, immediately meets the IBC code for thermal barriers without the need for additional fire-protective products, such as gypsum board or intumescent coatings. The all-in-one thermal barrier is equally effective at stopping fires from both outside and inside the building, says the maker.
FB-17UM fire barrier
The FB-17UM undermount expansion joint fire barrier installs from below the joint instead of from above, proving ideal suitability for parking garages, renovations where a wall cannot be demolished, and for precast slabs that can’t be cut. The product effectively minimizes smoke passage while accommodating dynamic movement, without degradation of the material. It is designed for 5-20-inch nominal and 9-30-inch maximum floor expansion joints where there are seismic, thermal, or wind-sway design requirements.
Ocula Frameless Windscreen
Sightline Commercial Solutions
Ocula features a post-free, clamp-supported design. Ideal for pool surrounds, balcony dividers, and elevated overlooks, the system delivers wind protection without obstructing views. It also mitigates wind tunneling in courtyards and other open areas. The system is offered in three standard heights for guardrail (43 inches), pool surround (48 inches), and balcony divider (60 inches). Custom heights, along with multiple top cap and handrail options, are available.
HSKP concealed beam hanger
Engineered specifically to meet some of the heaviest mass timber beam loads, the HSKP (heavy seated knife plate) high-capacity, welded concealed beam hanger can meet heavy loads while providing a hidden connector, wood-only design aesthetic. The welded concealed beam hanger for mass timber structures is code listed for high-capacity loads up to 32 kips and is ideal for a range of applications where loads range from 20 to 32 kips.
254 PLATINUM Plus
This thin-set adhesive mortar is half the weight of traditional mortar, while still meeting performance requirements for commercial and multifamily applications. A 25-lb. bag of 254 Platinum Plus offers the same coverage as a 50-lb. bag of conventional mortar. The formula features a light, creamy consistency for greater workability and a 60-minute open time to allow greater flexibility for installers on the jobsite.
Inpro Bond Roll-On Adhesive
Inpro Bond Roll-On Adhesive is the first ever roller-applied adhesive in the building materials industry for rigid sheet wall protection, says the maker. The adhesive has an increased coverage rate over mastic adhesives by nearly 50%, allows for repositioning, and is compatible with all industry standard primers. It features a light-blue drying color, so contractors can see where they are applying adhesive during installation for an even application.
Made with microalgae and aggregate, Bio-Block is a zero-carbon alternative to traditional cinder blocks, typically made from Portland-based cement. The unit achieves a thermal-insulation rating two times better than conventional concrete (R-value/inch of 0.40 vs. 0.20), and it is 15-20% lighter than conventional concrete, reducing cost and carbon associated with shipping. Rated for both loadbearing and nonloadbearing applications.
Designed for building applications in high-fire-risk areas—especially those with grand views like coastal and mountainous regions—this clear, fire-rated glass fence system offers a one-hour fire rating and is tested to a 400-pound impact. Compared with traditional metal, PVC, or wood fencing, SAFTI Fence offers added security, fire protection, sound control, and even animal control. The U.S.-made system is available with glass options: laminated, decorative, colored, satin etched, and bird/animal friendly patterns.
This finish coating line for steel deck combines the warmth and natural beauty of wood, printed on structural grade coil steel. The company’s digital print line incorporates a roll coater, an inline inkjet printer, and an electron-beam curing system to produce steel coils with image resolutions up to 400 dpi. Finishes include cherry oak, light oak, medium oak, walnut oak, gray rough sawn cedar, and natural rough sawn cedar. Ideal for interior and exterior applications, including canopies, lobbies, and conference rooms.
Drift Headed Rail and Drift Clips
When it comes to deflection, the performance of the connections between the cold-formed steel framing and the building structure is critically important, especially in coastal and high-seismic zones. This two-piece system is used to attach curtain wall studs to the structure and allows for vertical and lateral movement or to be rigidly attached. The system utilizes a C-shaped drift headed rail and distinctively designed drift rail clips that rotate into position for easy installation.
VertiStack Clear Door
The VertiStack Clear Door delivers a compact door with vertically stacking sections that take up minimal ceiling space or can be recessed and hidden from view entirely. Its streamlined aesthetic also extends to its engineering, with no hinges or exposed tracks and a smooth, quiet operation. While the door can help commercial environments embrace the natural environment when open, sunlight also filters in via the door’s panels, which are available in a range of options.
The Aspekt+ 1800 is designed to meet stringent Passive House requirements while addressing the growing demand for larger windows in commercial, multifamily, and residential construction. The outswing casement window features a high-strength sash design comprising a UV-resistant PVC outer layer and a glass-fiber reinforced PVC inner core, which allows fabricators to build units for up to 30% larger openings than alternative casements. The unit is designed to achieve U-values down to 0.14 and STC ratings up to 42.
VanAir ventilated door
When laundry closets in multifamily units are in less-than-ideal areas, like next to a kitchen or a living space, the door in front of it becomes an unsightly and noisy problem for occupants. This patented ventilated door features an integrated air channel that prevents air and sound from taking a straight path through the door. Instead, air and sound are channeled through a series of bends and absorptive material.
Series 1450D Terrace Door
Crystal Window & Door Systems
This outswing terrace door is designed to meet the needs of the disabled, the elderly, and other building occupants with mobility issues. Its water-resistant threshold is just a half-inch high, meeting ADA standards for ingress/egress. The Series 1450D can achieve U-values as low as 0.32 with optional gas-filled, triple-pane, low-e IGUs. Suited for a variety of ADA-equipped apartments, high-rise buildings, and wind-prone applications.
Acrovyn Curved Door
The Acrovyn Curved Door spawned from a collaboration between Skanska, Perkins&Will, and Construction Specialties (CS). It joins CS’s established library of Acrovyn doors, built for durability and abrasion resistance. The curved design is influenced by the needs of healthcare workers, as it provides a way for nursing staff to maintain line of sight to their patients. The door also saves space; it is engineered without swinging hinges that would otherwise require clearance in the room.
UniVent 1375AW Series Therml=Block Windows
These operable windows are engineered to complement and seamlessly integrate within mid- to high-rise commercial buildings’ storefront and curtain wall systems. The aluminum-framed windows are thermally broken and insulated with polyamide strut, further contributing to high-performance, energy-efficient building envelopes.
DualSwing swing door
This interior swing door is designed for use in acute care settings where flexible openings are desired, including inpatient rooms, med-surge patient rooms, and imaging rooms. The smoke-rated door system features a large primary door and a smaller auxiliary leaf that can open to accommodate patient beds, CT scanners, MRI suites, cath labs, and other large equipment.
Deckorators Privacy Screen
This system offers a versatile, kit-based approach to creating stylish privacy screens. Mix and match various components, such as screens, slats, and decking, to create a unique design. The system includes a 4x6-foot Frame Kit that accommodates infill options of varying thickness, along with all necessary adapters, spacers, and dividers. It also features a 2½-inch flange-mounted Post Kit (76 inches tall) for easy installation.
Prefabricated ALUMINUM Balcony AND RV-100 Dual Decking System
Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions
This patent-pending prefabricated aluminum balcony is fully customizable, featuring a range of top rail styles, colors, infill options, and two balcony decking materials (aluminum and composite) for creating a dry deck system. The maker offers custom color capabilities with an AAMA-2605 powder coating finish on all aluminum surfaces, including the decking.