Products at Work

December 01, 2005 |

Polyurethane Spray Fixes Superdome

A spray-applied polyurethane roof system from BaySystems and Bayer Material Science was used to temporarily fix the Louisiana Superdome roof. The sprayed-on polyurethane foam is produced by a chemical reaction that creates a rigid plastic that expands and becomes a water-resistant layer of closed-cell insulating foam. The Superdome will eventually receive new roofing tile. Polyurethane foam can also be used to insulate irregular shapes such as tanks, pipes, and cold-storage units.

BaySystems North America

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Just Do It—With Sustainable Flooring

As part of Nike's commitment to using recycled and sustainable products in its new chain of Nike-Women stores, the athletic products company chose EnviroPLANK terrazzo plank tile from EnviroGLAS Products. The 6×36-inch tiles are made of 100% post-use, crushed recycled glass and color-pigmented VOC-free epoxy. The company worked closely with Nike to create a custom mix of glass and epoxy tint to get the right shades of green, and added mirror chips for a sparkle effect. The company says the tiles are perfectly suited for Nike's retail environment because they withstand high-traffic use, maintain their shine without requiring polishing or sealant, and resist corrosion, abrasion, bacteria, and chemicals.

EnviroGLAS Products

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Dolphin Safe Floor

Island Dolphin Care is a nonprofit organization in Key Largo, Fla., where critically ill, disabled, and special needs children can receive physical therapy while swimming with dolphins. IDC's 5,000-sf therapy and learning facility used 3,400 sf of noraplan floor coverings. Made from natural fiber, all nora rubber floors are PVC-free and have low VOC emissions. That makes the floor safe for marine mammals and humans.

Nora Rubber Flooring

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Escalator Meets Lofty Challenges

The Schindler Elevator Corp., challenged with the task of moving 42,000 Padres baseball fans into and out of PETCO Park in San Diego, installed its 9300 escalator series. The escalators were customized to meet the project's exacting requirements for seismic restraint and wind-load resistance, and could fit within the cages supporting polycarbonate-topped canopy covers over the escalators.

Schindler Elevator Corp.

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JointMaster Scores at Camp Randall

Nearly one and a half miles of JointMaster architectural expansion joint and barrier systems were used in the $109 million renovation of historic Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. InPro's JointMaster products, Series 100, 300, 400, and 800, were used for interior applications, while Series 600 Elastomeric and metal seismic systems were used for exterior applications. Product widths ranged from 2 to 10 inches. Additionally, nearly 1,700 linear feet of the company's 900 Series Reactofire fire blanket systems was used.

InPro Corporation

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Secure Look Panels

A vacant building was rehabbed into the new Madisonville Criminal Justice Center in Edwardsville, Ill. Aluminum composite material (ACM) panels were used to give the center a secure look, yet still blend in with the existing travertine panels on the structure. More than 8,200 sf of Alucobond ACM material panels were installed by general contractor R.W. Boeker Co. of Hamel, Ill. Universe Corp. of St. Louis was the architect.

Alcan Composites

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Mountaintop Roof

When replacing a cedar roof at the Amicola State Park near Dawsonville, Ga., the state Department of Natural Resources chose Pac-Clad's Snap-Clad panels to improve energy efficiency and roof life at the mountaintop park headquarters. Roofing contractor Roof Craft Systems of Centre, Ala., installed more than 30,000 sf of the 24-gauge, galvanized steel roofing panels.


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