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BD+C's 101 Top Products Report for 2017

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top products for the past 15 months in the second annual 101 Top Products report.

March 28, 2018 |

The following 101 products represent a snapshot of the products included in any of the past 15 issues of Building Design+Construction that our readers (and the editors) found to be the most interesting, innovative, or useful. The 16 "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 15 months. 

The products are organized across eight categories: Building Envelope, Building Systems, Flooring, Glass and Glazing, Interior, Plumbing, 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 Top 101 Products report are Eldorado Stone's GenFlex EPDM Adhesive, Henry Company's Henry Restoration System, and Dryvit's NewBrick Brick System.


Building Systems

Among the best building systems products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are USAI Lighting's Beveled Block LED Unit, Enlightened's Smart Digital Sensor, and Vode Lighting's ZipThree Wall Mount 707.



Among the best flooring products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Bostik's 'Climb' Low-VOC Adhesive and Schulter Systems Ditra Heat Duo Membrane.


Glass + Glazing 

Among the best glass + glazing products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Guardian Industries' CrystalBlue Glass, SageGlass's Electrochromic Glass, and Technical Glass Products’ Fireframes TimberLine Series.



Among the best interior products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Armstrong Ceiling Solutions' Lyra Concealed Panels and Certainteed Ceilings' decoustics wood ceiling panels.



Among the best plumbing products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Kohler's HighLine 1.0 GPF Toilet, Chicago Faucets', EFS Hand-Washing Station, and Gerber's PeeWee Children's Toilet.



Among the best structural products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Versa-Lok's Bronco II Wall System and Owens Corning's Thermafiber SAFB.


Windows + Doors

Among the best window + door products included in BD+C's Top 101 Products report are Jeld-Wen's EpicVue windows, Yale/Assa Abloy's Yale Pivot Collection, and Zola Window's Thermo ALU75 Windows.


3M, Daylight Redirecting Film

AFC Cable Systems, MC Luminary 

Alpolic, Shimmer Series Panels 

American Standard, 3D-printed Faucets 

Andersen Windows, MultiGlide Doors 

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, Lyra

Arriscraft, Thin Adair Limestone

Atas Intl., Isoleren RL Roof Panel 

Atlas Roofing, HP42” Shingle   

Benjamin Moore, SCUFF-X 

Bobrick, Gap-free Toilet Partitions 

Bostik, Climb Adhesive 

Bradley Corp., Verge with WashBar 

C.R. Laurence, Series 487-AR Partitions 

Cambridge Architectural, Motion Mesh 

Centria, Formawall IMP System 

CertainTeed Ceilings, Decoustics 

Chicago Faucets, EFS Hand-Washing Station 

Delta, Proximity Sensing Technology 

Dow Corning, HPI-1000 Insulation Blanket 

Dri-Design, Tapered Series Panels 

Dryvit, NewBrick 

DuPont, Tyvek Fluid Applied WB+ 

Duro-Last Roofing, EPD for PVC Roofing 

Easi-Set Worldwide, SlenderWall 

Eldorado Stone, Vintage Ranch 

Enlighted, Smart Digital Sensor 

Finelite, FineTune Controls 

Firestone Building Products, ISO 95+ GL 

GCP Applied Technologies, Tri-Flex XT 

GenFlex Roofing Systems, GenFlex EPDM 

Georgia-Pacific, ForceField Corner Seal 

Gerber, PeeWee Children’s Toilet 

GKD, Mediamesh 

Guardian Industries, CrystalBlue Glass 

Henry Company, Henry Restoration System 

Hunter Douglas Architectural, Techstyle 

Icynene, Closed-cell SPF Insulation 

IKO, Dynasty Shingles 

Jeld-Wen, EpicVue Windows 

Johns Manville, CR G Cap Sheets 

Kingspan, Kooltherm K20 

Kohler, Highline Toilet 

KONE, JumpLift System 

Krownlab, Rorik Shower Door 

LaCantina Doors, Vinyl Folding Door System 

Laticrete, Spartacote Flex Pure 

LG, Multi V S 

LP, Legacy Sub-Flooring 

Mansfield Plumbing, Protector Toilet 

Marvin Windows and Doors, Ultimate Bi-Fold Door 

MBCI, Retro-R Roofing Panel 

McElroy Metal, 138T Recover System 

Modernfold, Acousti-Seal Encore 

Modular Arts, InterlockingRock Panels 

Moen Commercial, M•Power Flush Valves 

Mohawk, Lineate 

Mortar Net Solutions, DriPlane 

NanaWall Systems, ClimaCLEAR 

Nichiha, Metallic Series 

nora systems, Norament Arago 

Oldcastle Architectural, Echelon Masonry 

Owens Corning, Thermafiber SAFB 

Pella Corp., Scenescape Collection 

Petersen Aluminum, Highline Panels 

PPG, Durastar Ultra-Cool 

Rinnai, Demand Duo 

Rockfon, Integrity 4200 Panels 

S-5!, DualGard 

SAFTI FIRST, GPX FireFloor System 

SageGlass, Electrochromic Glass 

Schlage, Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt 

Schluter Systems, Ditra Heat Duo 

Sherwin-Williams, Extreme Cover 

Sierra Pacific Windows, Architectural Wall System 

Sika Corp., Sika SolaRoof 

Simpson Strong-Tie, Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall 

Sloan, 0.35 gpm Faucets 

Sto Corp., StoPowerwall DrainScreen 

Tech Lighting, Element Reflections 

Technical Glass Products, Fireframes TimberLine Series 

ThyssenKrupp, OEO Elevator 

Uni-Systems, En-Fold Canopy 

Uponor, ProPEX Opposing-port Tees 

USAI Lighting, BeveLED Block LED 

USG, Sheetrock EcoSmart Panels 

Valspar, Fluropon Effects 

Versa-Lok, Bronco II Wall Systems 

Victoria + Albert, Kit 40 Intelli Waste System 

Viega, In-Wall Flushing System 

Viracon, VNE-53 

Vitro Architectural Glass, Solarban 90 

Vode Lighting, ZipThree Wall Mount 707 

W.R. Meadows, Mel-Prime W/B 

Wausau Window and Wall Systems, 8300 Series Windows 

Western Window Systems, Series 600 

Willoughby Industries, WICS-222 Infection Control Sink 

Yale/ASSA ABLOY, Yale Pivot Collection 

ZipWall, Magnetic Dust Barrier Door 

Zola Windows, Thermo Alu75 

Zurn, Sundara 

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