Hardware & glazing systems
Aug. 25, 2016 - CRL—U.S. Aluminum has announced the release of its Entice Clear Fin Series Entrance System. An upgrade to its Entice Entrance System, the Clear Fin Series comes equipped with floor–to–ceiling tempered glass support fins that can be applied to entrance heights of up to 14 feet. Both systems deliver all-glass aesthetics with full-frame performance that meets today’s energy code requirements.
July 28, 2016 - C.R. Laurence has introduced its Fallbrook Series for glass partitions. With the Fallbrook Series, the company aims to give customers and designers an interior office partition system that offers a unique aesthetic, coupled with enhanced acoustical performance.
July 14, 2016 - C.R. Laurence has introduced its Transpara Frameless Shower Door System. The new system eliminates the need for door hinges and vertical framing in order to secure large glass panels. This gives customers uninterrupted spans of glass, producing a definitive all-glass aesthetic.
June 2, 2016 - C.R. Laurence has announced the release of its new Electric Strike with Bolt Position Sensor. By incorporating a bolt position sensor within the strike housing, CRL’s Electric Strike can electronically notify security and facility managers if doors on the premises are not properly closed and locked.
May 19, 2016 - Solar Innovations, Inc. has announced it has received a patent for its hybrid marine and stop glazing system. The unprecedented design for the marine and stop glazing system combines vertical marine glazing with horizontal stop glazing in order to create a much narrower vertical frame than conventional stop glazed doors.
April 21, 2016 - Major Industries recently expanded their product line with the release of IlluminPC polycarbonate multi-wall glazed wall systems. With this new addition, Major Industries is now the only daylighting manufacturer in the U.S. to offer distinct lines of FRP structural translucent panel systems, glass systems, and polycarbonate multi-wall glazed systems.
April 7, 2016 - CRL-U.S. Aluminum is proud to announce the launch of its new ArcticFront Series 45X Storefront, which delivers optimal thermal performance with the installer-friendly features of a traditional storefront. A key component of the storefront is its dual polyurethane thermal break points that act as a superior thermal barrier.
Owned by Simon Property Group, Del Amo Fashion Center is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States at 2.3 million square feet. Under the supervision of general contractor Whiting-Turner, the mall underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that was completed in October of 2015. The project consisted of an extensive remodeling of the mall’s north end, now dubbed the Fashion Wing. As part of the renovation, CRL–U.S. Aluminum supplied new railing and storefront systems to augment the Fashion Wing’s performance attributes, safety features, and aesthetics.
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Nov. 6, 2015 - Terry Green, Director of Instructional Media at CRL-U.S. Aluminum, has received InstallationMasters certification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). With Terry’s certification, CRL-U.S. Aluminum aims to provide enhanced service and support to its customers.
Oct. 20, 2015 - On October 1st, C.R. Laurence welcomed the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) for a one-day workshop at its ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, California. The stair industry is seeing an increase in demand for glass and stainless steel railing systems. The central focus of the workshop was to address this development and share knowledge to help push the industry forward.
Hidden and protectedcapitolindustriesinc.comCapitol Industries’ new Magnetic M-1000 and M-7000 hide and protect lock cylinders and latches behind a corrosion-resistant sliding plate made of anodized aluminum. The cylinder shield protects the lock against vandalism, bumping, picking, drilling, contamination, unauthorized key use, as well as extreme weather. The products can be keyed alike or differently with over 10,000 combinations and the possibility of on-site key duplication, with proper tools and a key code. Regular magnets will not open the device. The M-Series products use rare earth magnets with a lifetime of over 80 years. Equipped with a patented, fully mechanical system, there is no need for wiring or batteries. To hide and protect the cylinder, simply slide the outer plate up. To unlock and reveal the cylinder, place the magnetic key in the key slot and slide the cover down. The devices may also lock in the open position and require the magnetic key to close. Ideal applications include storefronts, remote facilities, after-hours lockout, basic access control, maintenance rooms, construction sites and harsh environments.Style and securitymaglocks.comThe Rite Touch RT1050D offers sophisticated styling, convenience, flexible access control, safety and security for single or double glass doors. Suitable for indoor applications with no modification necessary to the glass, the easy-to-install, surface-mounted Rite Touch combines elegant aesthetics with the latest touchscreen technology. Contractors can distinguish an opening by harmonizing style and security with the Rite Touch.Matches any interiordorma.comDorma Americas has introduced its innovative new MUTO manual sliding door system. MUTO makes installation hassle-free with its compact, modular profile and easy integration of complementary functional elements. It offers a variety of features to provide convenience in everyday use. With aluminum finishes including clear anodized, similar to satin stainless steel anodized, and powder coat options, MUTO can be matched to virtually any architectural interior. The MUTO line includes the MUTO Basic and MUTO Comfort systems. Both offer technical features and aesthetic qualities that make them suitable for a wide variety of applications. System features include a self-closing door with no need for a power supply; a Dormotion damping device to decelerate door panels as they approach the open or closed positions, taking them to a gentle stop;  the option of integrating a status indicator to enable monitoring of the door from anywhere within the building; a standard wall and ceiling mounting and installation in suspended ceilings; an elegant body with sharp edges and a small recess for the logo clip. The MUTO system accommodates variable weight tolerances and movement patterns ranging from small single panels of 110 pounds or bi-parting panels up to 330 lbs per panel (or as high as 440 lb in MUTO Basic) while being capable of synchronized movement. Tempered laminated safety glass is used with availability of special interlayers for advanced function and customized glass design. MUTO uses a simple, two-step door panel height adjustment. MUTO Comfort comes standard with roller carriers for glass and, with the appropriate adapters, can also carry wood door panels. In the MUTO Basic system, the roller carriers directly attach to wood door panels, while adapters allow the use of glass panels.
Sept. 16, 2015 - Greco Aluminum Railings has announced the launch of their new project mapping system. The map-based app is available on the company’s website and allows users to track past and current Greco projects throughout North America.
Aug. 27, 2015 - Greco Aluminum Railings has been awarded the railing package for Nashville’s latest high-rise residential tower. The 33-story tower was designed by Loewenberg Architects in Chicago, IL and will be the 12th tallest building in Nashville.
Eliminate pour stripshalfenusa.comHalfen USA aims to eliminate pour strips from post tensioned concrete construction with HSD-LD Lockable Dowels and new HSD-LD calculation software. With over 80 years of innovative experience, Halfen introduces the HSD-LD Lockable Dowel system which offers a new approach to designing and realizing post tensioning construction without the need for pour strips and complicated formworks. Together with the new HSD-LD calculation software, the HSD-LD system offers the complete package: from designing and calculating the tension joints in the concrete slabs to eliminating the need for pour strips altogether. Knowing the advantages of post tension construction, but also the difficulties that come with this construction method, Halfen has engineered the HSD-LD Lockable Dowels system to help designers, engineers, and contractors work closer together on their projects while eliminating the time management issues that arise from having to deal with pour strips on site. Halfen HSD-LD Lockable Dowels are designed to be used at temporary movement joints that are most commonly found in post-tensioned concrete frames. HSD-LD Lockable Dowels allow initial shrinkage of the concrete to take place, and are then locked in position with a mechanical plate and a controlled amount of epoxy resin. The locked dowels continue to transfer shear, but prevent further movement from taking place. The result: Halfen HSD-LD’s accelerate the rate of construction, improve site access, and minimize formwork requirements. The HSD-LD Lockable Dowels calculation software is intuitive to use and offers straightforward ways to dimension joints using HSD-LD Lockable Dowels. The software allows calculations of slab-to-slab (HSD-LD), as well as slab-to-wall (HSD-LD-W) connections. The program is designed to offer quality printouts of the calculations and an easy-to-follow, detailed parts list of the required HSD-LD system. In addition, the software enables the designer to combine multiple conditions in one file, and offers 2D and 3D illustrations of the calculated situations.Eye on the workbrinno.comThe BCC 100 Construction Camera by Brinno can show daily progress on any construction project. The Brinno Time Lapse Video Construction Camera is an easy way to record any projects with a time-lapse video recorded at any rate you want, and played back at any rate you want when the project is done. The BCC 100 is worker-friendly and can be set up anywhere to capture video at a 140-degree angle. It is completely dust-proof and includes a water-resistant housing so it can easily be mounted anywhere outdoors. The BCC 100 will turn eight hours of time-lapsed pictures into an eight minute video easily. And the battery can last for up to 2 1/2 months while taking photos at 30-minute intervals. The Brinno Construction camera delivers Brinno proprietary “instant video,” which means you can play the time lapse video on the spot once filming is completed. No big files are needed to transfer and no video editing or even post-processing are needed. Brinno is one of the world leaders in image-processing and power-saving technology, specializing in producing long-lasting battery-powered autonomous photography appliances.Defense against a fallbluewater-mfg.comBlueWater Manufacturing has introduced its Skylight Defender. Engineered to prevent employee injuries and deaths from falls through skylights, this non-penetrating fall-protection solution meets and exceeds the 200-pound U.S. OSHA regulation as well as the California OSHA mandates by withstanding and supporting at least 400 pounds. To eliminate any damage to the skylight or roofing membrane, the Skylight Defender requires no drilling. Using basic tools, the Skylight Defender simply fastens onto the skylight frame using a unique compression system in about 30 minutes. Depending on the application, larger skylights may require some drilling. For increased endurance, the Skylight Defender features a wire screen thickness of 1/4 inch. Constructed of welded galvanized mesh, the Skylight Defender screen ensures complete skylight protection.A pocket for your phonemilwaukeetool.comMilwaukee Tool continues to expand its storage solutions within the hand tool category with the introduction of a new line of work gear that delivers enhanced durability for the end user. Featuring 1680D ballistic nylon construction and double-stitched riveted seams for superior wear protection, the new work gear line will include a contractor belt with a suspension rig. “As we spent time on the jobsite investigating this category, it was clear that users were frustrated with the premature wear and tear they were seeing in their existing work gear products,” says Bobby Shaw, director of marketing for Milwaukee Tool. “The new line of work gear delivers unmatched durability, comfort and organization for the professional tradesmen, with features that keep their everyday needs in mind and make them more productive in their jobs.”The contractor belt includes a padded four-point harness that distributes weight evenly for all-day comfort. In addition to such features as all-metal hardware, integrated handles and a padded breathable belt, this model also includes a dedicated smart phone pocket that is large enough for all modern smart phones.Take it closer to the edgeca.hilti.comHilti has introduced a new generation of innovative, high-performance cast-in anchor channels for reliable load transfer to building structures. The innovative V-form shape of the HAC channels allows for high loads to be taken closer to edge zones. The Hilti anchor channel can be a simple and reliable solution for fastening applications such as curtain wall brackets, guide rails for elevators, sliding door mechanisms for elevators, securing machines to floors or walls and grids for ceilings in showrooms. With a protective LDPE foam insert and end-caps, the channel is sealed effectively, helping to prevent concrete slurry from entering. The foam insert features a tear-out strip for trouble-free removal, which avoids damage to the channel through use of drill bits, hammers or gas torches. Available in seven different standard profiles and various lengths between one and 7 ½ feet, this new generation of cast-in anchor channels has a special uniform inner profile that allows the use of a single T-bolt type for all channels sizes, saving time during installation.Activated two wayscapitalsafety.com Capital Safety has introduced the Lad-Saf X2 detachable cable sleeve, a next-generation cable sleeve designed to be used as part of the complete Lad-Saf flexible cable ladder safety system. The Lad-Saf X2 cable sleeve offers hands-free climbing, automatically following the user during ascent or descent, and one-handed cable attachment or detachment for fast, easy and safe connections. Its lightweight stainless steel construction offers added durability and longevity to the sleeve. The compact and more ergonomically refined Lad-Saf X2 sleeve has two independent means to activate its fall arrest function: a mechanical system that locks onto the cable almost immediately in the event of a fall; and a supplementary inertia system that activates locking independent of the mechanical system, providing a redundant safety system for added protection. In addition, the inertia system prevents unintentional upside-down installation. The Lad-Saf X2 sleeve also features an in-line shock absorber to reduce the forces a worker’s body will experience in a fall arrest event. Insulate difficult spacesdowcorning.comBuilding designers and architects no longer have to make trade-offs in design to meet energy performance codes and regulations and reduce thermal bridging, thanks to a thin-profile, flexible insulation solution from Dow Corning. The HPI-1000 building insulation blanket offers significantly improved thermal resistance as compared to conventional insulation products, providing a high insulating value of R 9.8 per inch. Its thin profile, superb flexibility and compression resistance allow for thermal protection in hard-to-insulate spaces while eliminating the need for bulky or messy insulation in tight areas of a building’s design. The grey-coloured insulation blanket can be easily cut and conformed to complex shapes and tight curvatures and adhered to building products without difficulty, either in a shop or on site. In addition, the 10-millimeter-thick blanket is fire-resistant, hydrophobic and does not settle over time. HPI-1000 blanket can be used at service temperatures up to 200 C. It carries a Class A fire rating per ASTM E84, with a flame spread index of 5 and a smoke developed index of 10.All-terrain glass liftingglgcan.comThe latest addition to GLG’s glass handler line represents the next generation of multilifters and glass handlers; the GlasLift 400/880 not only looks tough, it is tough. The front twin-wheel design, coupled with a reliable hydrostatic drive, make it both manoeuverable and capable of operating in all kinds of different terrains and environments.The GlasLift 400/880 can lift 880 pounds up to 157 inches with precision, as the upper arm moves in an upright position, parallel with the facade. A sledge makes it possible for the arm to move parallel to both sides, one millmetre at a time. It offers 17 inches of boom extension. It can also pick objects off the floor with ease.On top of being tough, the GlasLift 400/880 is compact and uniquely adaptable. It can pass through door openings and hallways as narrow as 29.5 inches, as the outside wheels can be removed easily and in just three to five minutes. It can be carried from site to site in a small trailer, and it can pick up virtually every known building material.
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