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February 13, 2019

Shifting Sands

As we quickly approach the third decade of this still new, yet rapidly changing, tech-driven century, Architectural Products Magazine is excited to announce the re-launch of its website Taking to heart an old journalistic principle, the “KISS” credo—Keep it Simple, Stupid—the new site elegantly delivers what we feel readers want the most from our enterprise: product information and products in application—with an abundance of inspiring imagery. To make it easy to find what is relevant to your work, we’ve tagged each item with its category, be it related to resiliency, health + well-being, energy efficiency or materiality—the same icons used in the magazine to denote AIA’s priority focus categories. Or you may simply search by keyword. Our goal, in the end, is to provide a user-friendly place to visit, to easily find specific product information or just casually browse to see what’s new or interesting. Here is a sampling of latest products from the new site and one sneak peek from the forthcoming March issue.

New & Noteworthy

Decked Out

Designed by Gensler and landscape architects TBG Partners, outdoor brand YETI’s brand-new global headquarters in Austin, Texas is a showcase of sustainable building materials and finishes, including an outdoor deck made of Kebony, a sustainable and highly durable modified wood. “I chose Kebony for the project because I was looking for a rugged exterior deck material that was an alternative to ipe wood, which we’re trying to get away from for environmental reasons,” says TPG Partners senior associate designer Matt Dawson.

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Fancy Filaments

Bulbrite is an exclusive Lighting Showroom distributor for Plumen's new decorative LED Bulb. The world's first designer low energy bulb, Plumen is truly a work of modern art. The original Plumen 001 is a high performing LED; it utilizes flexible LED filaments to create the unique double loop form and is fully compatible with all dimmer types.

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New Downlight Collection Provides Tailored Solution

The all-new LED downlight collection from Williams provides a tailored solution for sleek and modern architectural lighting. With 2, 4, 6 and 8-inch apertures available in round, square, fixed, adjustable and shallow plenum styles, the downlights help create ambiance in every environment. Featuring a variety of trims and beam angles, each LED downlight guarantees flawless illumination. The innovative TrimLock reflection retention system ensures the trim remains flush with ceiling plane. Engineered with demanding environments in mind, Williams downlights are IP65 rated, CCEA Chicago Plenum approved and Energy Star certified, with industry-leading efficacies as high as 120 lumens/watts.

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Fluently Divide Your Space

Modern design is characterized by its clear, elegant transparency. But a basic requirement still exists—to use space effectively and efficiently in terms of acoustics and aesthetics. Acousti-Clear, a new innovation in space management and room design by Modernfold, Inc., delivers the ultra-sleek contemporary aesthetics of aluminum and glass with sound separation capabilities of 45 STC all courtesy of a new, flexible glass wall system.

The Acousti-Clear family of acoustically rated glass partitions have been designed with aesthetics in mind. Clean, minimalistic lines provide the contemporary look and feel that is highly desired in modern day spaces and within the design community. Spaces can be customized with a wide variety of glass options as well as over 100 RAL powder coating colors.

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Freedom from Disruption

Connectrac Wireways are the new standard for bringing power and communications cable management to all interior applications. Connectrac’s Under-Carpet Wireway, plus the In-Carpet and On-Floor solutions ensure that customers will meet their power, data, and telecom cabling needs in any interior space. Free yourself from core drilling.

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A Bollard Unlike Any Other

TEKA Illumination’s Beacon Bollard (BSB) with Classic Cone Top (CCT) now offers a new emergency battery backup, and an exclusive Hi/Low switching programmable motion sensor, as well as surge protection options.

Utilizing leading chip on board (COB) light source technology, the fixture’s modular components are designed with electrical quick disconnects simplifying field maintenance. It is available in copper and copper-free aluminum finishes with hundreds of polyester powder coat finish options.

The fixture is available in 12W or 23W LED, with CCTs of 2.7K, 3K or 4K and a dimming driver for use with 0-10V dimmers. Three cap options are also offered: Cone, Flat or Dome top, with 10", 12" or 15" shades and optional mesh screen, house side shield or dark top. Heights up to 48”.

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Advanced Durability for Longer Lasting Beauty

Bring your vision to life with the versatility, durability and beauty of LP SmartSide Trim & Siding products. Explore our spectacular styles—from traditional to modern, subtle to stunning, LP SmartSide products help you achieve the look you desire with ease.

Together we can create something that is unique and enduring. LP SmartSide products provide exceptional strength in extreme weather and are proven to protect better than wood, vinyl and fiber cement cladding.

So, if you're looking for a little inspiration, look no further than LP SmartSide products.

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Keep Operating Costs from Going Through the Roof

Thermally broken roof hatches feature a frame and cover design that minimizes heat transfer between interior and exterior metal surfaces. The result is a product that resists harmful condensation and provides superior energy efficiency. The product features a thermally broken design, aluminum construction, R-20+ insulation in the cover & curb, and special gasketing for wind resistance.

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Largest ever SlenderWall Project Begins Production

Architects Marchetto Higgins Stieve, Owner Developer Hartz Mountain Industries and General Contractor Katerra have chosen Easi-Set licensed producer Smith-Midland to manufacture and install the SlenderWall envelope system on the new 800 Harbor Boulevard project at Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ. The expansive 586 luxury residential waterfront building with mid-town Manhattan views will incorporate over 157,000 square feet of white acid-etch finished precast concrete SlenderWall composite panels. This project marks the largest deployment of SlenderWall panels in the product’s 27 year history.

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