Industry News (August 01, 2003)


Safety guide. Soprema offers the Safety Plus Guide for architects and specifiers for technical and service support and in-depth training. Available in print, on CD, and on-line at (418) 681-8127 or 1-800-463-2382.

CRI CD-ROM. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) offers a CD-ROM called Carpet Comes Clean, to provide information on mould growth and indoor air quality, particularly in public buildings such as schools. Sources of build-up are examined and cleaning schedules suggested.


Division 1–General

Laser measuring tools. Leica DISTO announces a 5th generation measuring tool now available in a handheld laser distance measuring device in two models: DISTO Lite and DISTO Classic. All offer the ability to measure distances from 0.2 to 200 m. (416) 497-2460.

Division 9–Finishes

Aggregate finishes. Dryvit introduces a new line of exterior and interior finishes. TerraNeo is a finish line that offers a radiant finish to EIFS-clad structures and blends with coloured quartz aggregates and mica chips. (401) 822-4100.

Division 12–Furnishings

Ecological features in chair. Herman Miller, Inc. introduces the Mirra chair, a first product designed in accordance with the company’s Design for the Environment protocol developed with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC. The chair is made of 42% recycled content and the design anticipates disassembly, with individually marked components, 96% of which are recyclable. No PVC is used and priced mid-market.

Daybed. Powell & Bonnell Home introduces the Canyon Daybed, a solid wood-framed piece featuring 4-panel cross-grain veneer detailing and resting atop tapered block feet. For residences, lobbies, or lounges with 90*w 31*d standards which can be adjusted. 1-800-272-2058.