April 1, 2002
by Canadian Architect
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Concrete design guide. The Cement Association of Canada has released the Seventh Canadian Edition of Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, fully revised to provide a concise current reference on concrete technology, including many advances since the last edition was published in 1995. www.cpca.ca/ cement.nsf
Wood buying guide. The Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association has published the 36th edition of its Where to Buy Hardwood Plywood, Veneer, and Engineered Hardwood Flooring Buyers’ Guide and Membership Directory. See www.hpva.org
Industrial coatings Web Site. PPG’s Coil and Extrusion coatings division has added technical product data sheets, cleaning and maintenance information and product film characteristics and properties to information already available online, at www.industrial-coatings.com
National Wood Flooring Association. The National Wood Flooring Association is a non-profit trade organization with a Web site for architects, interior designers and builders. www.nwfaonline.com
Division 2–Earthwork and Paving
Garden fabric. Typar Plant by Numbers Garden Fabric is a kit of landscape fabric with markers for plant locations. Made primarily from a 7′ x 3′ piece of Typar Professional Landscape Fabric. Additional designs at www.reemay.com or call (615) 847-7000.
Division 7–Thermal and Moisture Protection
Access hatch. Bilco introduces the VersaMount roof access hatch. Expands installation options and provides weather-tight protection. For new construction, retrofit, or replacement. www.bilco.com or (203) 934-6363.
Division 8–Windows and Doors
Solarium skylight system. A new Sheerframe Solarium Skylight System is available from L.B. Plastics, which incorporates u-PVC components. Fully-welded frame corners. Structural members are reinforced for heavy snow loads. (704) 663-1543.
Wall patterning. Wall Art by Johnsonite is a wall base design with a series of 10 standard patterns and colours including stone, wood, foils and metallics. Any pattern or colour can be matched, including wallpapers and fabrics. www.johnsonite.com
Ceiling baffles for sound absorption. Sonexvalueline Baffles, new from illbruck, inc. feature an optional hanging system that reduces installation time and cost. Suitable for swimming pools, gymnasiums, and multipurpose rooms. 1-800-662-0032 or www.illbruck-sonex.com
Patio heaters. Schwank Ltd. introduces the 2200 Series, the first complete line of patio heaters designed with ISO registration. Suitable for heated outdoor smoking areas. www.schwankheaters.com