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assembly of insulating glass units, providing
higher strength for stronger unit construction
and greatly improved gas retention.
Thermally Insulated Doors
The Ply Gem 4880 thermally insulated patio
door combines affordability with enhanced
thermal protection, impact performance, and
automation technology, making it easy for
architects, builders, remodelers and home-owners to achieve expansive views and unrestricted access from the indoors to outdoors.
The patio door is available in two-, three- and
four-panel sliding and pocket configurations
and features thermally insulated construction
along with high-performance glazing packages.
Polyiso insulation from Firestone is designed
to deliver high R-value per inch in cold temperatures. Its thermal resistance outperforms
the industry standard by up to 18%.
Room Air Conditioners
The Mr. Slim series of small- to medium-sized split-type room air conditioners from
Mitsubishi is available in a variety of capacity
and design combinations. The inverter-based
units provide quiet operation and a high coefficient of performance (COP).
StarRov®090 direct roving from
Johns Manville is manufactured by direct
winding of continuous glass fibers of defined
diameter into a cylindrical roving package.
The fibers are coated with a silane sizing
most suitable for reinforcement of epoxies,
vinylester, and polyester resins. The product is
designed to provide high strand integrity and
Kone launches 24/7 Connected Services, an
approach for its maintenance that uses the
IBM Watson Io T (Internet of Things) platform.
The new platform brings intelligent services
to elevators and escalators with less equipment downtime, fewer faults, and detailed
information on maintenance work. For people
using elevators and escalators, it means less
waiting time and more personalized experiences. The system enables data from elevator sensors to be monitored, analyzed, and
displayed in real-time, improving equipment
performance, reliability, and safety.
Building Management Solution
With the new LG MultiSITE VM3 building
management solution, architects can leverage a single, seamless solution that marries
LG VRF and controls for streamlined system
programming and the freedom to design a
solution that best meets the needs of building owners and facility managers. Using the
open Niagara Framework, users can tailor and
customize a building’s operation to improve
efficiency, minimize operational costs, and
Solar Control Glass Coating
VNE-53, Viracon’s newest triple silver coating, offers architects, designers, and building
owners a balance between neutral aesthetics
and high-performance solar control. The coating features a neutral-silver appearance with
visible light transmittance (VLT) of 52% and
a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23
on low-iron glass in a 1 in. insulating configuration, which results in a light-to-solar-gain
(LSG) of 2. 29.
The Kingspan KoolDuct®System is a pre-insulated rectangular HVAC ductwork system,
which is installed in a single fix. This ductwork weighs up to 75% less than ductwork
constructed from galvanized sheet steel and
is insulated with mineral fiber making it suitable for refurbishment projects where existing building structures have insufficient load
capacities for new service loads.
Revu 2017 from Bluebeam is a PDF-based
workflow and collaboration solution. It delivers
enhanced PDF-based takeoff and workflow
automation tools that span the entire project
life cycle and maximize workflow efficiency.
Vapor Protection Systems
Reef Industries offers the Griffolyn®system of
polyethylene vapor retarders, seaming tapes,
and pipe boots for total moisture infiltration
control. There are several levels of permeance to choose from to meet the specific
project demands for roofing, wall, and under
slab applications. The barriers can be manufactured in sizes to meet project requirements
up to 200 ft × 200 ft.
Frameless Glass Corners
SLIMPACT®fixed windows from
Faour Glass Technologies offers four-sided
support with a maximum window size of 5 ft
× 10 ft designed for hurricane-prone coastal
regions. This configuration is typical for
punched openings that are designed with a
single unit. The product eliminates the need
for corner posts in glass systems to offer
unobstructed views from interior spaces.
products shown at the Expo.