December 01, 2003 |

Rush to flush

Baltimore Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium installed over 1,000 Regal Model 111 and 186 Flushometers to handle the 100,000 gallons of water pressure flushed during halftime of the team's football games. The 69,000-seat stadium has a water capacity of 30,000 gallons and 38 miles of pipe kept at a pressure of 112 pounds per square inch.

Sloan Valve Co.

Reader Service No. 232

No touch

Touch-free restroom devices, including automatic faucets, flushers, and soap dispensers for germ-conscious building owners, reduce water usage as much as 70%, says the manufacturer. Radius Touch-Free products include a capacitive sensor that creates a force field, activating water flow as hands approach the faucet, making it more convenient for users.

Technical Concepts.

Reader Service No. 236

Striped glazing

The 200-unit Yerba Buena Lofts in San Francisco, designed by Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, used Profilit translucent channel glass with its interlocking U-shaped sections. The lofts required certified testing for structural code compliance specific to area 4 seismic, structural wind loads, large spans, sound reduction, and California energy codes. The glass is wired, double-layered, and horizontally oriented to span 7-ft.x19-ft., 8-in.


Reader Service No. 235

Water flow

Infrared flush valve features a turbine flow meter that precisely measures water for every flush. Dual sensors and an adjustable detection range help provide consistent, reliable flushing, regardless of water pressure fluctuation, says the manufacturer. Available with a three-year warranty on the solenoid and a five-year warranty on the mechanical parts.


Reader Service No. 233

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