Industry News (November 01, 2002)


GreenSpec Directory expanded. GreenSpec Directory has been revised and expanded. The third edition is 416 pages and includes detailed information on more than 1650 screened products from access flooring to zero-VOC paint. Organized using 16-division CSI MasterSpec. or (802) 257-7300.

Web-based training. Innovative Management Solutions and ARIDO present on-line training in sustainable design, waste management specification writing, sustainable building product assessment, indoor air quality and energy and water conservation. Earns one ARIDO point per training hour. (416) 921-2127 or 800-334-1180.


Division 3–Concrete

Insulating Concrete Forms. Lite-Form Technologies’ new Top Hat design for the Lite-Deck Insulating Form system features a 6″ Base Section with a load-bearing joist form and 18-gauge steel stiffeners plus a series of 2″, 4″ and 6″ Top Hat filler sections which are attached to the Base Section at the jobsite. Standard and custom lengths up to 24 feet, which are 4 feet wide and weigh approximately 8 lb per lineal foot. 800-551-3313 or

Division 7–Thermal and Moisture Protection

Waterproofing system. Neogard waterproofing systems are liquid-applied elastomeric membranes that form protective barriers against leakage and moisture intrusion while becoming a part of the built structure. (214) 665-1000.

Division 8–Doors and Windows

Architectural glass. PPG Industries has introduced two new architectural glasses with aqua-green aesthetics and solar control efficiencies: Caribia glass and Solarcool Caribia glass. Developed after results of a preference study of design architects throughout North America. Reduces solar infrared (heat) energy and UV transmittance.

Division 9–Finishes

Healthcare flooring. American Biltrite (Canada) Ltd. presents a new colour selection for Marathon Oasis rubber flooring for healthcare facilities and institutions. Special Dementia and Alzheimer sensitive spaces catered to with new colour and pattern options. Contains no asbestos, cadmium, CFCs, formaldehyde, halogens or PVCs. (905) 507-2402 ext. 224.

Natural fiber composite. Richlite offers a new finish surface with the look of stone for bathrooms and kitchens that is more affordable than real granite. Phenolic wood material lasts a lifetime and resists heat, stains and scratches. Seams nearly invisible. Certified safe by the National Sanitation Foundation for food preparation. Materials are renewable and obtained from managed forests. or (888) 383-5533.

Division 12–Furnishings

New furniture line. The Lolah Collection is designed and manufactured using technology and materials from the nautical industry. or (905) 855-3559; 1-800-909-8233.

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