Winco Windows Resist Tornado Damage
With tornado incidents on the rise, a new generation of heavy commercial
aluminum windows and doors offers a higher degree of protection from wind
damage. For example, the 164 tornado-rated windows in the Pinellas County
Emergency Response and Control Center, engineered and manufactured by
Winco Window Co. in St. Louis, achieve a level of protection from extreme
velocity storms approaching 195 mph. The windows are modified Series 3350
fixed units, with an average size of 4 by 3 feet. The insulating glass
system consists of green-tinted low-E laminated heat-strengthened glass
with a polycarbonate interior panel.
All of the company’s tornado impact windows are made with reinforced aluminum
frames and feature laminated interlayer and polycarbonate sheets. In addition
to protection, they also provide protection from noise, wind and water
infiltration, as well as energy-saving thermal ratings of 0.35 U-value
or better. Operating models also are available.
Extruded Aluminum Adds More Than
Class to Classical Building Portals
With its new Designer Series, the Perimeter Systems division of Southern
Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. has introduced a modular extruded aluminum
pediment, entablature and column system, as an addition to its Designer
Series Cornice line.
The systems are delivered to the site ready-to-install. The lightweight
pediments and entablatures feature a system of concealed gussets and wall
plates that allow an installer to simply align, hang and bolt the unit
into existing building structure. No special knowledge, trades or heavy
framing are required.
The manufacturer says its pre-built components are targeted to help architects,
design-builders, glazing and metalworking contractors expand their job
opportunities for commercial and high-end residential work in both renovation
and new construction projects.
doors and windows
Optimum FLEXes Door and Window Options
The FLEX™ door and window system from Optimum Window in Ellenville, N.Y.,
includes three different series: the Flex C55 non-thermally broken system,
the Flex OS2 narrow style thermally broken system and the Flex EBE medium
style thermally broken system. Each of these series can be produced in
cold rolled steel, stainless steel, Cor-Ten steel and architectural bronze.
According to information from the company, through the properties of their
respective materials, structural strength and a variety of finishes, designers
can use these four materials to resolve almost any type of project.
The frames are made from cold-rolled steel and allow for glazing up to
SAFTI FIRST Launches mySAFTI App
SAFTI FIRST in San Francisco has released the mySAFTI app, an interactive
design tool that takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct fire-rated
glass product. Architects, specifiers and glazing professionals can use
their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to make their selection based on fire
rating or application. In addition, the mySAFTI app allows users to view
product data, size charts, save favorites and request information via
e-mail. For additional design inspiration, users can browse the project
gallery to view photos of projects across the country including the company’s
The mySAFTI app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or through
handling and transportation
JLG Launches 150-Foot Boom Lift
JLG Industries Inc. in McConnellsburg, Pa., an Oshkosh Corp. company,
has added a new model to the JLG line of Ultra Series boom lifts. The
1500SJ is a 150-foot telescopic boom lift that delivers work envelope
flexibility and tremendous reach at elevated heights.
The 1500SJ is the first boom lift that elevates operators 150 feet requiring
only a weight permit. It includes a telescopic jib that extends up to
25 feet for additional vertical and horizontal reach. In addition, the
1500SJ delivers terrainability and access to more work.
Standard steel hoods provide improved durability, reduced cost of ownership
and greater long-term value. In addition, operators receive key information
with new graphic LCD displays in the platform to further increase ease
of operation. As with all Ultra Booms, the 1500SJ delivers dual 1,000/500
pound capacity, three steering modes and advanced systems to assist in
safely positioning the platform.
Panda Windows & Doors Launches Frameless Sliding/Stacking Glass
Panda Windows & Doors in Las Vegas has introduced the new S.91 frameless
sliding/stacking glass wall system. The glass partition system features
individual glass panels that operate along a single aluminum track system
to provide a seamless appearance for several large opening applications.
Glazing options are available in both 3/8- and ½-inch thicknesses.
The appearance options include privacy glass, laminated and tinted in
virtually any color or shade available. Aluminum top and bottom frame
supports are available in a variety of finishes; custom color matching
is a standard option and textured or wood grain finish options also are
available. Configuration options include radius curves, angles in 90 or
45 degree, and combinations of both.
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