Editors' Picks

September 01, 2005 |

New Windows on Campus

Traco will manufacture more than 456 of its TR-9100 Heavy Commercial Windows for a new U—shaped, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott-designed residence hall at the State University of New York's Purchase campus. The single-hung, side-load windows fit with the curved building's modern look while still providing the security of automatically engaging locks and concealed balances.

Traco. Reader Service No. 226

Metal on Top

Metal roof deck is available in a variety of finishes, gauges, widths, and rib styles, including wide, narrow, and deep ribs. Cordeck is manufactured in custom lengths, and is often produced and shipped within 24 hours.

Cordeck. Reader Service No. 209

Single-Ply Roof

Prefabricated, reinforced thermoplastic membrane roofing system is ideal for any flat or low-sloped application. Duro-Last single-ply roof is leakproof and resistant to chemicals, fire, and high winds.

Duro-Last. Reader Service No. 225

Fight Fire with Ease

Most property owners are unaware that roofing systems can gradually lose fire resistance over time, making their properties more vulnerable to fire. A single application of FireShield Roof Restoration System can turn virtually any existing EPDM roof, and some asphaltic systems, into a UL Class A-rated roof. FireShield also reflects sunlight, helping to reduce energy costs.

GAF Materials Corp. Reader Service No. 206

Shakin' Shingle

Composite shingles provide the natural beauty of shake without the maintenance and safety issues of real wood. Made with an authentic grain pattern in 5-, 7-, and 12-in. widths, Lamarite Shake Composite Shingles are durable and fire-resistant.

Tamko Roofing Products. Reader Service No. 203

Emergency Response

Touch-screen emergency response display provides all the necessary information to help firefighters and fast-response personnel make fast, well-informed decisions. Onyx Firstvision displays the origin and spread of a fire, as well as the location of fire alarm devices, water supplies, evacuation and access routes, fire barriers, gas, power, and HVAC shutoffs, and chemical and structural hazards in the building.

Notifier. Reader Service No. 213

Cool and Safe

Cold-process, white-gravel, white-adhesive surfacing system for built-up and modified bitumen roofs fully complies with California's revised Title 24 energy standards, which take effect next month. The BURmastic Rock-It System combines the benefits of a cold-applied flood and gravel surfacing, which includes fire resistance and durability, with the energy savings from a cool roof's highly reflective surface.

Tremco Inc. Reader Service No. 201

LED Luminaire

The first LED pole-mounted luminaire consumes less energy than conventional devices and has a service life of up to 50,000 hours. The Millennio light incorporates aluminum with a natural anodized finish. Available in single- or twin-mount designs.

HessAmerica. Reader Service No. 218

Mod-Bit Roofing

Five new modified-bitumen roofing products for low-slope applications are easy to install, durable, and feature excellent adhesive strength. Flintlastic line includes a nailable base, self-adhering mid-ply, and self-adhering cap sheet.

CertainTeed. Reader Service No. 212

Wood Doors

High-pressure decorative laminate, five-ply wood veneer and stile and rail doors offer architects a durable product with the design style for virtually any setting. HPDL doors are available in a wide selection of colors, patterns, wood-grains, and texture.

VT Industries. Reader Service No. 211

Undercover Connections

New low-profile, floor-mounted electrical raceway system provides an alternative to power poles, poke-throughs, and raised flooring. Connectrac incorporates a shallow, covered track supported by low-sloping ramps along each side, causing a gradual rise in the floor surface.

Strong Product Groups Ltd. Reader Service No. 210

Damage-Proof Roof

Single-ply VersiFleece EPDM Fully-Adhered Roofing System has 40% more puncture resistance and 180% more tear resistance than other non-fleece roofing membranes. System uses Aqua Base 120 Bonding Adhesive, a semi-pressure sensitive water-based product that meets FM wind uplift requirements. Available with UL Class A, B, or C ratings with low VOC levels.

Versico. Reader Service No. 216

Smart Glass

Electronically tintable electrochromic "smart glass" is operated by individual users to control the UV rays and heat of the sun without blocking an outdoor view with blinds. SageGlass can be installed and wired into a building's electrical systems. DOE has estimated that electrochromic glass saves 28% of cooling and 31% of heating costs.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Reader Service No. 212

Whopping Wood Windows

New wood window series is first to offer large sizes that meet commercial performance standards. The Ultimate Double Hung Magnum window is historically compliant and uses an adjustable spiral balance system that meets AMMA 902-99 Class 5 specifications, carries 70% of the sash weight (Typical double-hung balance systems carry only 30% of the sash weight), provides smooth operation, and requires minimal effort to open or close the window.

Marvin Windows and Doors. Reader Service No. 214

Swing Door

Engineered for high-traffic entrances, the ED400 Universal Swing Door System functions as either a low-energy operator or a full-energy unit. Inswing or outswing models are available in surface-mount or overhead-concealed units.

DORMA Group. Reader Service No. 210

iBEAM Me Up!

Portable broadcast system helps Building Teams communicate between job sites and offices. iBEAM visual communications system was invented by an architect and is able to send live images from a portable camera to up to 20 viewers in other locations. Images can be annotated, saved, printed, and e-mailed.

iBEAM Systems Inc. Reader Service No. 202

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