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Curved Profiles

SCAFCO’s Priceless Steel Products announces custom curved wall, track and angle. These products provide a perfect solution for curved walls, soffits, domes and arched ceilings that enhance architectural design and provide high-strength value with an eye-appealing finish. These specially designed angle, arch and track profiles come pre-assembled on delivery and ready for installation, reducing labor costs and waste. The products are manufactured with prime domestic steel.

Fabric Membrane Covers All

Cover-All Building Systems’ new Gemini Building Series is a fabric membrane that allows natural light inside a building, creating an atmosphere like the outdoors and reducing electrical costs. There are no interior support poles or posts for maximum unobtrusive space. Gemini is offered in clearspan widths of 70 to 140 feet (21 to 43 m) at 10-foot (3-m) increments and is available in any length. The integrated eave system can be expanded to 4 feet (1 m) to fit most applications. Trusses are constructed of square steel tubing and use round structural webbing to brace the inner and outer cords. Gemini features the deepest truss on any Cover-All building and will meet building codes worldwide.

Framing for Heavy Use Areas

VersaTube Building Systems has released a 2- by 4-inch (51- by 102-mm) framing system for clearspan buildings up to 40-feet (12-m) wide. The product is for building applications that require steel frame construction solution for heavy use or areas with high snow loads and the need for structures greater than 30-feet (9-m) wide. The system, which features VersaTube’s Slip-Fit frame connections that speed the frame assembly process, utilizes platemounted truss side posts for anchoring directly to a concrete foundation, footer or pier, allowing for flexible on-center spacing. Complete building packages that include painted steel sheet-metal panels for roofing and siding along with appropriate trim and screws can be ordered.

Column Cladding

C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. can custom design and manufacture Column Covers in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials with the choice of three attaching systems. The Column Covers are available in stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, brass, aluminum composite and metal composite and include all the necessary bracketing, angles, trims and clips. Available in round, square and elliptical shapes, the column covers can be fabricated up to 156 inches (4 m) in length without seams, after which intermediate seams are required. Depending on the type of column involved, mounting options include Standard Wet Seal, Deluxe Wet Seal and Premiere Dry Sea.

Hurricane- and Blast-Resistant Skylight

The BMS-3000 Multi-Hazard custom skylight system from Naturalite Skylight Systems is designed for high-velocity hurricane and antiterrorist blast resistant applications. The system has snap-on glazing caps to conceal the stainless-steel glazing fasteners and is thermally broken to reduce heat transfer. The product has deeper glazing rabbets for increased glass coverage and silicone applications to meet Department of Defense anti-terrorism standards. The system is available with fully captured and two-sided silicone glazing options.

Screenwalls Offered in New Profile

CENTRIA has made available its EcoScreen Perforated Screenwalls in Concept Series Profiles CS-260 and CS-660. EcoScreen is made by punching millions of tiny holes across Profi le Series panels. The product is ideal for open structures requiring ventilation, security or fall protection, as well as masking building equipment and controlling light pollution. Concept Series single-skin panels combine concealed fasteners with a wide range of profiles based on a single theme—a dynamic asymmetrical form. Perforated Concept Series panels are thru-fastened and available in stainless steel and painted aluminum.

Quick Qurve Line Expanded

Flex-Ability Concepts has expanded its Quick Qurve Plate line with 2x4 Treated Quick Qurve Plate, 2x6 Untreated and 2x6 Treated Quick Qurve Plate. Treated versions of Quick Qurve Plate are infused with both Bluwood and Borate for double protection against termites and moisture. As with the original product, all new products can be secured and installed using traditional wood-working tools. The OSB sections easily link together to form any length. Quick Qurve Plate is then shaped by hand to the desired position and locked into place using nails or staples.

Product Selector Software

Dietrich Metal Framing’s new software package, Dietrich Product Selector, is designed to assist in the preliminary design of curtainwall assemblies. DPS Software allows users to customize default settings based on applicable building codes, wind zones and component preferences. Users can create packages of components for a particular project, including the selection of members and connections and the design of jambs, headers and sills for openings. The selections can be saved, printed or edited as required to keep up with design changes or other modifications.

New Options for Roof Panel Machine

New Tech Machinery’s SSQ multi-profile portable roof panel machine offers a new “Quick Change” tooling system that allows for a complete profile change in 45 minutes or less. The machine also features a new “Easy Offset” tooling rail alignment system and new “Quick Remove” covers (no tools needed). In addition, adding the Quick Change Power Pack option allows the machine to be operated with a gas or electric motor.