Construction, Buildings, and Grounds

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Adhesive bonds insulation to roof decks

SR Insulation Adhesive is a two-component modified coal tar epoxy designed exclusively for adhering a wide range of approved insulating materials to concrete or metallic roof deck assemblies. Use of the adhesive reduces costs associated with fasteners and their installation as well as fastener penetrations. The 100% solids adhesive will not shrink or crack and requires no flames or hot kettles for installation. SR Products ; TO VOTE, WRITE 19 ON BALLOT For more information, write 19 on card

Grinding system minimizes dust

DG 150 grinding system for grinding concrete and removing paint, adhesives, and epoxy coatings effectively extracts 95% of airborne particles. The system comprises four components: DG 150 grinder, DPC 20 power conditioner, VCD 50 vacuum cleaner, and a specially designed diamond cup wheel. A brushless motor increases grinder life by up to 30 times. The diamond cup wheel allows debris to pass through without loading the wheel. The vacuum features automatic self cleaning. Hilti, Inc. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 115 ON BALLOT For more information, write 115 on card

High-speed door insulates cold storage

Arctec sliding door is insulated to an R-value of 12 to combine the qualities of rigid cold storage doors with the benefits of high-speed doors. A pivoting carriage assembly and UHMW retention blocks allow the door to break away if hit by a forklift. Other features include panels made of closed cell foam that won't wick moisture, full-perimeter seal, heated jamb seals, dual interlocking center seal, and sizes to 12-ft wide by 16-ft high. Door opens at 7 fps and closes at 3.5 fps. Rytec Corp. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 59 ON BALLOT For more information, write 59 on card

Program streamlines payments

PrimeContract enables general contractors to save time by approving and consolidating multiple subcontractor payments into one, automatic, auditable, and accurate application for payment. The program provides the ability to send, negotiate, approve, and certify all types of invoice payments. Data is entered only once and is reused as the invoice moves from the subcontractor through the construction manager to the owner. Primavera Systems, Inc. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 160 ON BALLOT For more information, write 160 on card

Roof system saves energy

StressPly EUV Mineral high-performance modified bitumen membrane has a mineral surface with a reflectivity rating double that of standard minerals. The new mineral significantly lowers ambient roof temperatures and provides superior long-term UV weathering resistance. The combination fiberglass and polyester reinforcement provides superior tensile and tear strength for optimum life-cycle performance. The Garland Co., Inc. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 96 ON BALLOT For more information, write 96 on card

Door panels retrofit to existing doors

Universal GX-4000 Replacement Panels minimize maintenance costs and door repairs by directly replacing damaged panels in existing doors. Made from extruded vinyl, the panels have an interlocking modular design that allows for configuring different sectional door panel heights. Panels are available in lengths to 12 ft, 2 in. The integral support system allows the panels to withstand common bumps and forklift impacts. Damaged slats in panels can be replaced individually. Rite-Hite Aftermarket Corp. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 144 ON BALLOT For more information, write 144 on card

Door opener has high speed, cycle life

Air Force automatic door openers are rated for 10 million cycles and can operate 1000 times a day with virtually no maintenance. Opening speeds are adjustable from 1.5 to 5 sec. Pneumatic system delivers an opening force of 200 lb and has only four moving parts. Doors can be up to 600 lb and 60 in. wide. Plant maintenance personnel can install, and control box can be remote mounted for avoiding explosion hazards. Erich Industries, Inc. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 136 ON BALLOT For more information, write 136 on card

Guard keeps materials from sewers

Ultra-CurbGuard, Insert Style mounts flush into curb-style storm drain openings to filter out sediments, trash, and hydrocarbons. Guard fits easily into most drain openings between 22 and 60 in. wide using adjustable tension rods to hold the top and bottom edges in and place. X-Tex fabric material filters out up to 75% of sediments and hydrocarbons as well as retaining trash and debris. A bypass feature prevents flooding. UltraTech International, Inc. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 202 ON BALLOT For more information, write 202 on card

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