AIA Product Preview

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May 01, 2002 |

Copper Development Association.

Reader Service No. 357

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Keep it clean

Self-cleaning glass, Activ reduces the need to clean windows, skylights and facades. Appearing similar to clear float glass, it transmits 20 percent less ultraviolet rays and uses daylight to break down dirt. When it rains, water sheets off the exterior surface, so windows dry without spots and streaks.

Pilkington North America.

Reader Service No. 355

Going for the close

The M100 FireGard Systems fire doors provide automatic closing control while eliminating mechanical resetting of rolling and counter fire doors. They feature a uniform door closing speed of approximately 6 inches per second. The fail-safe systems can close a door in a fire emergency, even when power fails, and are reset at the floor level with the touch of a button.

Cornell Rolling Door Specialists.

Reader Service No. 353

A touch of décor

A low-fume, fast-drying acrylic-based spray coating targeted for commercial, hospitality and educational building construction will finish to an eggshell luster a properly taped and bedded wallboard sur-face. Styles and appearances available include orange peel, light or heavy knockdown, multiple color splatter and custom color match.

Sto Corp.

Reader Service No. 351

Copper compendium

A compact disc contains technical discussions, sample projects, details and specifications on the application of architectural copper products. Specifications are CSI and AIA MasterSpec-formatted. Copper alloy color charts, along with supplier, manufacturer and contractor databases are included.

Seamless integration

A brochure on seamless coatings systems includes flooring, traffic-bearing waterproofing, roofing and elastomeric wall coatings. Flooring systems restore concrete floors, providing chemical-resistant protection for industrial and decorative applications. Applications for surface-applied waterproofing systems include vehicular and pedestrian traffic, reflecting pools and water containment.


Reader Service No. 350

Separation integrity

For projects with more than 70-degree grade separations, the SierraScape System is an alternative to concrete-faced wall systems for holding earth in place. A wire-formed wall system with a positive, mechanical connection that assures long-term connection integrity, it withstands differential settlement and offers exceptional performance in areas with seismic activity or heavy external loads.

Tensar Earth Technologies Inc.

Reader Service No. 359

Heart of steel

The recently completed Half Moon Harbor Condominiums in North Bergen, N.J., illustrates the potential of structural steel framing systems for multistory residential buildings and parking structures. The American Institute of Steel Construction is exhibiting at Booth 3054 in the Exhibit Hall to provide information about steel alternatives that reduce costs, speed construction and enhance design flexibility.

American Institute of Steel Construction.

Reader Service No. 356


Fast-cure adhesive for anchoring and doweling in concrete works well in any climate and stays whole during horizontal applications, reducing mess.

Simpson Strong-Tie Co.

Reader Service No. 354

Adroit door pivot

Pivot can be used with any center-hung bottom pivot or door closer. The earthquake-tolerant pivot engages in the top of the door, making it ideal for locations subject to vertical changes in position.


Reader Service No. 360

Accent on wood

The Vector grid-hiding edge detail is now available in the natural look of wood. Three standard veneers of beech, cherry and white maple in perforated or unperforated panels are offered for high visibility areas in corporate, hospitality and retail environments.

Armstrong World Industries.

Reader Service No. 358

Accommodating curtain wall

The time-saving 7250 U-Wall unitized curtain-wall system allows for components to be fabricated and assembled in panelized frames and provides for numerous design options including more pronounced sight lines, operating vents and aluminum feature panels. The frames usually span vertically and reduce dependence on field weather seals as well as accommodate dynamic movements without placing undue stress on glass, sealants or other infills.


Reader Service No. 352

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