July 1, 2001
by Canadian Architect
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
CEEA Web site. The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance Web site provides design professionals with an interactive source of information on best practices, topical news, energy efficient products, and links to education and training facilities. Visit www.energyefficiency.org
Fire-resistance manual. The Gypsum Association presents Fire Resistance Design Manual, 16th edition. Ratings for over 300 gypsum-protected wall, ceiling, column beam, girder, and truss systems. Referenced in code documents for major jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. (202) 289-5440 or visit www.gypsum.org
Landscape fabric. Typar Professional Landscape fabric is installed once and covered with any type of mulch. Blocks weeds for years. Non-woven polypropylene for use under stones, bricks and pavers and landscaped areas. Visit www.remay.com
Concrete admixture. Master Builders, Inc. has introduced Rheodynamic Concrete mixture proportioning. Produced with Glenium high-range water-reducing admixtures and an organic viscosity-modifying admixture. Visit www.masterbuilders.com or (216) 831-5500.
Division 8–Doors and Windows
Skylight diffuser. Solatube International Inc. introduces OptiView, a diffuser for the Brighten Up and SolaMaster Series of skylight products. Brings light from outside into interior space and offers a view from anywhere in the room. Visit www.solatube.com
Polymer floor topping. Bomanite Thin-Set is a polymer modified topping system for any stable, structurally sound substrate, indoors and out. Over 100 patterns and 25 colours and custom colours available. (559) 673-2411.
Kitchen design. Snaidero USA introduces SINTESI kitchen design with sensor-activated interior lighting, aluminum extractor hood with digital control panel and built-in coffee maker. Visit www.snaidero-usa.com or (310) 657-3224.
Bathrooms by Foster. Duravit and Hoesch announce a collection of bathroom furniture and fixtures designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster. Visit www.hoesch.de or www.duravit.de
Low profile sprinkler. The Viking Corporation introduces the Quick Response Concealed Horizontal Sidewall Sprinkler. Ideal for college dormitory, hospital and hotel applications, providing safety while minimizing aesthetic intrusion or sprinkler head damage. Visit www.vikingcorp.com or call 877-384-5464.