Products & Services (July 01, 2002)


Precast Concrete in Housing Kit. The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has created a new “Precast Housing Kit” on the feasibility of utilizing precast/prestressed concrete components in the construction of a wide variety of housing applications. Describes advantages in fire safety, cost effectiveness and constructability. Kits are available free from PCI at 1-800-947-8800 or

Colour selection guide. Panolam Industries International has released the new Pionite High-Pressure Laminate decorative surfaces selection guide for 2002. Combines 28 new colours with the high-pressure laminate line to offer more than 245 designs. 1-800-746-6483.

Architecture tours L.A. Tours are offered of the many architectural styles of Los Angeles’ buildings, by Architecture Tours L.A. Privately-guided, in a 1962 black Cadillac. See or call (323) 464-7868.

Rodent repellent. The Solar Molar by Solar Hut Inc. is a solar-powered deterrent that emits a vibrating sound underground at 30-second intervals in order to repel moles, voles and shrews from gardens, lawns and landscapes. Uses internal nickel metal hydride battery, recharged in daylight, for continuous night operation.


Division 4–Masonry

Bridge reinforcement. Cintec offers the Archtec bridge reinforcement system to strengthen masonry arch bridges while maintaining the historical integrity of the bridge. Upgrades of road bridges allow structures to hold close to 45 tonnes axle loading. 800.363.6066 or see

Division 7–Thermal and Moisture Protection

Insulated foam panels. Metl-Span insulated foam panels for interior and exterior applications does not delaminate and is suited to large food processing facilities. The CFR-42 roof panel is attached to the structure with clips and fasteners concealed in a side joint to ensure maximum water tightness.

Division 8–Windows and Doors

Extrusion coating. PPG Industries Coil and Extrusion Coatings introduces Acrynar FX coating, a new extrusion for aluminum substrates. Provide mar resistance and weatherability for high traffic areas. Available in solid colours and micas and low and medium gloss. (412) 261-6519.

Division 9–Finishes

Bio-pharmaceutical flooring. FasTop Systems urethane cement industrial floor finish from General Polymers features fast curing, low odour, moisture insensitivity and chemical resistance. Can be installed in one or two steps in a matter of hours.

Aluminum floors. Power Stretch Inc. introduces Aluma-Tek Hi Tech Aluminum Flooring, developed in collaboration with architect Rem Koolhaas. Fabricated from #5052 alloy aluminum sheets. Visit