Products & Services (November 01, 2001)


Wood structure workbooks. The American Forest & Paper Association’s American Wood Council, the Southern Forest Products Association and the Wood Truss Council of America have published Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Solved Example Problems for Wood Structure and Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction. Visit or call 1-800-890-7732.

Steel construction manual. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released the Third Edition of the Manual of Steel Construction, Load and Resistance Factor Design. Visit or call 1-800-644-2400.

Green building archive. Building Green, publishers of Environmental Building News (EBN) and the GreenSpec Product Directory, has released new versions of the EBN Archives and Green Building Advisor (GBA) software. The EBN Archives collects every issue since 1992 of the EBN monthly newsletter on one CD and links to a database of manufacturer contact information. The GBA helps identify strategies for improving the environmental performance of buildings. Visit or call 1-800-861-0954.

Paint colour simulator. Sico paints has launched Virtual Decorator, a Web-based simulator that allows consumers to preview 192 feature colours in computer models of rooms. The simulator, which runs on a free Flash 5 animation plug-in, also calculates the quantity of paint required for a given project based on room dimensions and coats of paint required. Visit


Division 8–Windows and Doors

Acoustical windows. Rehau Inc. is launching a new line of acoustical windows. Designed to provide an STC rating of 37, the 900 Series is available in hung windows, sliders, casements or picture windows. Visit or call 1-800-627-3428.

Division 15–Mechanical

Infrared tube heaters. Space-Ray introduces the LTU90 infrared tube heater, with a 90,000 BTU/hr capacity. Ideal for heating covered outside restaurant patios to extend the outdoor dining season. Available for natural gas or propane. Visit or call 1-800-438-4936.

Rectangular washbasins. Duravit introduces Vero, a new line of ceramic rectangular single washbasins. Available with Duravit’s WonderGliss surface finish. All are 23.5″ wide and range from 15″ to 18.5″ in depth. Visit

Free-standing whirlpool tubs. Ultra Baths Inc. introduces three styles of free-standing Thermo-masseur baths, the Cella, the Naos and the Sanos. All are 72″ long by 40″ wide and feature a heated backrest, remote control and 40 air jets. Visit or call 1-800-463-2187.

Division 16–Electrical

Outdoor lighting fixtures. Architectural Area Lighting has launched two new series of outdoor lighting fixtures, the Flex and the Indirect. Both are available in a variety of lamp options and in pole or wall mounted models. Visit or call (714) 994-2700.