September 1, 2001
by Canadian Architect
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Land and civil design software. Autodesk announces the availability of Autodesk Land Desktop 3 and two applications that extend Autodesk Land Top: Autodesk Civil Design 3 and Autodesk Survey 3. The three applications have new design, visualization and Internet capabilities for analyzing, planning and designing land development projects including road, rail, residential, hydrology and more. See www. autodesk.com
Brochure on luminaires. Holophane’s Petro-Series luminaires, including Petrolume and Predator heavy-duty industrial floodlights, are featured in a brochure explaining their performance in aircraft hangars, dry cleaning plants, refining facilities, fuel servicing areas, grain elevators, cotton gins and other corrosive environments. (740) 349-4114.
Mapping software. Autodesk Map 5 is based on the AutoCAD 2002 foundation and provides mapping and GIS professionals with new features that reduce data redundancy and errors and allow more accurate creation, maintenance and analysis of maps for various projects. Can operate alone or as part of a complete GIS workflow. (905) 946-0928 ext. 229.
Comparative Building Code guide. R.S. Means has produced a guidebook, From Model Codes to the IBC: A Transitional Guide, by Rolf Jensen & Associates Inc. Features side-by-side comparisons of International Building Code requirements to the National Building Code, the Standard Building Code, the Uniform Building Code and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code as well as the FHA and the ADA. Includes illustrations and a Web site with regular updates on code changes. (404) 720-8122.
Division 6–Wood and Plastics
Door trim system. The Adornador door trim system installs quickly and components can be treated like wood. Pilasters and headers may be cut using a standard handsaw. Can be used to beautify new construction and remodeling installations. (304) 267-1502 or see www.millworkstore.com
Division 7–Thermal and Moisture Protection
Home insulation. Owens Corning presents Systems Thinking products for insulating. Fiberglass Pink is non-combustible, inorganic, and will not settle, rot, or sustain vermin. Steel Stud Insulation provides batts to match steel stud construction, Quiet Zone Acoustical Batts are created for noise control and recover to their designed thickness after installation. Multi-Purpose Insulation may be used around pipes and heating or cooling ducts and to seal gaps around air-conditioners. Other products available in the line. www.owenscorning.com
Division 8–Doors and Windows
Door saddles. Zero International presents a line of energy-efficient door saddles that use unfinished oak inserts as thermal breaks. Can be customized by staining and coating to finish the exposed surfaces. Aluminum inserts also available. Heavy-gauge metals allow drilling and screwing into concrete without the buckling and loose screws associated with other metals. See www.zerointernational.com
Sheet flooring. Coordinates commercial inlaid sheet flooring by Tarkett is now Coordinates Plus, with an updated and expanded colour range including border colours and an improved wear layer. (610) 266-5500 or see www.tarkettusa.com
Aggregate finishes. Marlite Surface Systems are available in new finishes that offer the textured and dimensional look of natural stone. In seven new standard colours. Accessories and trim available to accent panels, which are available in 24* 16* and 24* 24* sizes. Available in pre-engineered application systems. (330) 343-6621 or see www.marlite.com
New textiles. Keilhauer presents the E1 Collection of environmentally sensitive, heavy-duty upholstery fabrics. Corte is woven of Terratex, Fila is a stripe also of Terratex and Giardino is 92 percent wool and 8 percent nylon. (416) 759-5723 or 1-800-724-5665.
Shade system. Lutron Electronics Co. and VIMCO have introduced new innovations to the Sivoia Motorized Window Shade System. Includes colour-matched, screwless wallplates and coordinated accessories. Also added are new keypads in designer colours with glossy finish or in the new Satin Colours with matte finishes. (610) 282-3800.