Volume 33, Number 9, September 1998




EFCO Includes CAD Details On Architectural Reference CD

EFCO Corporation of Monett, MO, has updated its Architectural Reference Manual on CD-ROM to include CAD details in .dxf and .dwg formats for inserting into CAD software. The CD manual includes detailed overviews, specifications and detail drawings.


Amazing Glazing Introduces Website

Amazing Glazing of Howell, MI, has launched a new website at www.amazingglazing.com. The site contains information on the company’s product line, including 3M Trizact.


SAE Presents Materials Database

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has introduced the SAE Automotive Materials Database on the web and on CD-ROM. The internet version, which features 52 weeks of unlimited use, is updated monthly, while the CD-ROM version is updated yearly. The site can be accessed on the web at www.sae.org/mat.

The organization is also offering the 1998 edition of the Highway Vehicles Safety Database, available on CD-ROM or the world wide web. The database contains safety research on topics such as collision, warning systems, airbag research and injury assessment.


Construction Market, Thomas Publishing Sign Agreement

Construction Market Data Group has signed an agreement with Thomas Publishing Company to expand its CD-ROM library containing CAD drawings and formatted data. The library will be distributed at no charge.


New NFRC Website Up

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has announced that its website, located at www.nfrc.org, has been revised to make it more helpful for consumers, builders and others looking for information about the performance of windows, doors and skylights. The new site allows visitors to download copies of NFRC publications and offers hints about using and understanding NFRC’s energy performance label.


Lisec Service Alliance Has New U.S. Center

Lisec Service Alliance, LLC has opened a parts/service center in Stevens Point, WI. The center sells Lisec parts and services only Lisec equipment. Its website can be accessed at www.quickpage.com/L/lisec.


ASTM Develops Forum for On-line Standards Development

The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) of West Conshohocken, PA, has developed a new Interactive Standards Development Forum, which is available for use by all ASTM technical committees. According to the organization, its system allows members to participate in the on-line development of ASTM standards by using the Forum’s interactive editing screens. The Forum can be accessed at www.astm.org.


New Fire-Rated Glazing Site From TGP

Technical Glass Products (TGP) of Kirkland, WA, has launched a website at www.fireglass.com, that features an array of fire-rated glazing materials. According to the company, the site is designed to provide architects, specifiers, building/ code officials and glazing contractors access to fire-rated glazing information. Visitors to the site will find descriptions of each of the company’s fire-rated glazing products including features, listings, labeling, specifications and instructions for storage handling and installation.


First Systech International Renovates Site

First Systech International of Phoenix, AZ, recently renovated its website at www.systech-software.com. The site profiles First Systech, a software company that provides system solutions for the window and door industries, and its products and services. One of the features of the site is a page that illustrates how an order entry screen can be set up.


New Site From Kawneer

Kawneer Company of Norcross, GA, has introduced a new website at www.kawneer.com. The site includes information on the company, its history and product line, new product releases, photographs, a request page for browsers seeking additional information and links to commercial construction industry sites.


Software and CD Program From YKK America

YKK AP America of Atlanta, GA, offers YES-1™ Estimating Software and an updated version of its YKK Architectural Product Master™ CD program. The company says that the estimating software allows the estimator to draw an aluminum frame and specify the finish and the program will prepare a project estimate.

According to the company, the CD program is an electronic design manual that enables architects and glazing contractors to copy product specifications and details of each of YKK AP’s architectural aluminum systems to their drawings.



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