Products & Services (February 01, 2002)


Guide to humidity control. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) publishes a Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings for architects, helping to determine why certain building types are likely to have humidity difficulties and how to rectify the problems while saving on costs. (404) 636-8400 ext. 612.

Polycarbonate structured sheets. Polygal USA offers new literature and a product guide for the application, performance and technicalities of its polycarbonate structured sheets. See

Staggered truss design guide. The American Institute of Steel Construction has published a new design guide on staggered truss framing systems. Steel Design Guide Series 14: Staggered Truss Framing Systems is useful to designers of mid-rise apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories and other floor-to-floor height designs. Visit

Image scanner. Riegl USA introduces the LMS-Z210 3-dimensional laser-imaging scanner which accurately maps targets up to a distance of 450 metres. Enhances texturing of 3-D models by gathering more colour data and provides effective modelling calibration for high resolution photography. (407) 248-9927.


Division 3–Concrete

Pre-molded concrete. Formtech International presents new reversible tread design, a panel measuring 16″ high by 48″ long, and capable of being shipped flat. Accommodates any type of exterior finish. See

Division 8–Windows and Doors

Panic device for glass doors. A panic device from DORMA Glas for tempered glass doors features top and bottom rods that are flush with the door surface and offer the security of a double-latching device. Available in various architectural finishes. (301) 390-1000.

Acoustical windows. Rehau Inc. is launching a new line of acoustical windows. Designed to provide an STC rating of 47, the 900 Series is available in hung windows, sliders, casements or picture windows. Visit or call 1-800-627-3428.

Division 9–Finishes

“Green” laminate flooring. Uniboard Surfaces Inc.’s laminate flooring products have been approved by the Scientific Certification Systems’ Environmental Claims Certification Program. The products contain a minimum of 91% recovered wood fibre. (510) 832-1415 ext. 117.

Replica Stone. Unique Originals, provider of high-density resin products, introduces two new architectural product lines of custom coral and travertine stone reproductions. 1-800-741-1886 or visit www.unique-

Division 16–Electrical

Reduce light pollution. The IL-45 internal louver by Metrolux reduces light pollution and unnecessary sky glow in roadway applications, toll plazas, and rest areas on public or private campuses. 1-800-536-3194.

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