Industry News (February 01, 2003)


Archiseek. A new section on the architecture of the city of Winnipeg has been added to which is a website created to generate discussion on architecture between architects and the public. The site is the international project of Archeire, at The organization has created architecture guides to Paris and Edinburgh that are still under development, as well as style guides and a glossary of architectural terms.

Copper in architecture. The Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association offers the Copper in Architecture Seminar Program with over 50 events planned for 2003. More information and registration are available toll-free at 1-877-640-0946 or e-mail

Conversion from plan to model. PlanTracer is distributed by as a tool that converts floor and building plans in AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop into intelligent models automatically or semi-automatically. For use in AEC or Facilities Management applications. Processes any 2-D floor plan loaded in AutoCAD or ADT and processes scanned raster drawings or DWG/DXF files. or (301) 468-0123.

Model trees. Model trees including etched deciduous, conifers, cypress, pine, poplar and spruce in 10 mm to 150 mm, and etched palm and hand-made paper palm trees 1:25 to 1:1000. Foam texture. or e-mail


Division 9–Finishes

Floor panels. Weyerhaeuser introduces Structurwood Gold single-layer flooring with a “no-sanding” guarantee. Manufactured and installed flat for stability with engineering that protects from buckling, sagging, veneer defects and delamination. Produced using primarily underused species such as southern pine, aspen and yellow poplar.

Epoxy terrazzo flooring. General Polymers introduces thin-set epoxy terrazzo floors of natural marble aggregate or recycled glass. Contain no volatile organic solvents. Releases no harmful components during manufacturing, installation or the life of the system and once installed prevents radon penetration and helps maintain a healthy indoor air quality. Schools, airport, courthouse and other public spaces. Contributes to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building System, a certification system for A/E firms that benefits the environment. or (513) 761-0011.

Division 12–Furnishings

Office chair. The high or low back Jenkins Chair by Nienkamper fits group or private office environments. Designed with thin molded wood, correct ergonomic support in erect and relaxed positions with support of separate cushions, and ball and socket mount in the headrest for flexibility of support options for the head and neck. 1-800-668-9318 or

Division 16–Electrical

Area and roadway luminaires. The Aeris line by Acuity Brands is low-profile architectural area and roadway luminaires with a wall-mount option. Aeris can be attached to walls or columns and continue appearance of fixtures in the parking lot to the side or back of a building. Precision designed reflectors and high performance optics. (770) 922-9000.

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