July 01, 2004 |

Stay the night

The Gaylord's Texas Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine Lake, Texas, is a 1.3 million-sf hotel with 20,000-sf of exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) installed on the interior of its atrium. The PB system EIFS was installed in three colors and textures as well as cultured stone in various combinations, all in keeping with the Southwest motif. Architects Hnedak Bobo Group, Memphis, Tenn., chose to put an exterior product on the interior walls of the 1,500-room hotel in order to create an outdoor feel and stucco look with a Texas flavor.


Reader Service No. 302

Smooth surface

Interior wall surfacing system maintains impact resistance and resists cracking on concrete and drywall surfaces. The Key-Lastic Wall System uses an epoxy base coat and a 100% solid urethane enamel wall coating finish. The system is ideal for pharmaceutical facilities, food and beverage facilities, healthcare rooms, cafeterias, and locker rooms.

Key Resin Co.

Reader Service No. 303

Turn tight

Circuit balancing valves (CBVs) produce higher balancing accuracy than others in their class, says the manufacturer. The 1/2 - to 2-inch balancing valves have five full 360 degree turns from open to closed, providing flow control. They can be installed with the measuring ports facing up or down. The non-rising handle of these new CBVs ensures that the overall valve height remains the same from fully open to completely closed.


Reader Service No. 213

The most exciting seat in sports

The DuPont Monster Bridge, a glass-enclosed seating structure that extends directly over the track at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del., features 50 custom-made chairs. The Sprint seats have 22-inch double arm rests, closed-circuit radio/scanner holders, cup holders, and fabric coated with DuPont Teflon that is embroidered with the "Monster Mile" logo. At 29 feet above the center of the track, spectators can watch the NASCAR racing with their own eyes or check out one of the nine flat-screen TVs in the bridge.


Reader Service No. 301

Wall repair

Mortar with integral corrosion inhibitor is ideal for structurally repairing or overlaying deteriorated concrete because of its polymer-modified, cement-based composition. Trowel-Grade Mortar can be used on horizontal or vertical surfaces for repairs from 1/4 to 2 inches or extended with aggregate for deeper horizontal applications. According to its maker, it is thermally compatible.

Sto Corp.

Reader Service No. 304

Green roof

Tile panel roofing system available in an aluminum substrate comes with an environmentally friendly meadow green finish. The 3-foot-wide panels are applied vertically and secured with screw fasteners for wind- and weather-tight performance. The product's 230-mph wind rating and Class 4 ranking for impact resistance makes it ideal for coastal and other corrosive environments. The .032 aluminum panel system weighs approximately 85 pounds per square foot and is available in 10 colors.

Met-Tile Inc.

Reader Service No. 300

Overlay Init