MATERIALS


Frost Ashlar ArriscraftBUILDING STONE
Arriscraft, Cambridge, Ont., introduces Urban Ledgestone, a new building stone product designed for simple installation. A ledgestone-style building stone, it features long, sleek lengths in three sizes and two colors: Dusk and Frost. Urban Ledgestone is designed to be installed in a coursed pattern for quick installation, or in a more traditional ashlar pattern. It is made from natural materials and color pigments to replicate natural stone.
Contact: Arriscraft, 800-265-8123; www.arriscraft.com


Willow CreekFINISHING STONES
Willow Creek™ Paving Stones, Oakdale, Minn., introduces new products to its CapStone Coping Units, Coping Caps and End Caps. The cap units feature natural-looking chiseled edges in durable cast concrete. They come in canyon gray and desert brown. CapStone Coping Caps measure 16” X 14” X 12”, and weigh 35 lbs.; CapStone End Caps measure 18” X 12” X 2” and weight 40 lbs.; Capstone Column Caps measure 24” X 24” X 2” and weight 75 lbs. each. All carry a limited lifetime guarantee in residential applications.
Contact: Willow Creek Paving Stones, 651-773-7480; www.willowcreekpavingstones.com


INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE


Keep NutMECHANICAL FASTENER
Chemical Concepts, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., introduces Keep-Nut™ a mechanical fastening solution that relies on rows of stainless street spurs that are compressed once inserted into the substrate. This anchoring system has the ability to withstand more than 660 lbs of force and is ideal for use on stone surfaces, as well as solid surface, glass, hard plastics, ventilated facades and furniture.
Contact: Chemical Concepts, 800-220-1966; www.chemical-concepts.com

 


Valley Craft Industries ex cartRCONSTRUCTION HOPPER, STORAGE CHEST
Valley Craft Industries Inc., Lake City, Minn., introduces two new products for the construction market. The EZ Cart™ construction hopper is made of 16-gauge steel, with 8” rubber casters. A tilt knee and nylon lift strap make dumping easier. The Pro Vault™ on-site storage chest is a versatile and portable solution for securing equipment. Made of 16-gauge steel with fully welded seams and a full-length piano high, it’s built to resist break-ins. Options include heavy duty casters, custom logo decal and manual door props.
Contact: Valley Craft Industries Inc., 651-345-3386; www.valleycraft.com
 

LIGHTING


Prescolite MINI STEP-LIGHT
Prescolite, Greenville, S.C., introduces a new mini step-light for indoor and outdoor use. The MSL is the newest addition to the brand’s LiteStep family, and is compact enough to fit into a standard outlet box. Available in a variety of finishes and styles, including black, white, brushed nickel and antique bronze, it’s a designed for steps, walkways, and other areas where unobtrusive lighting is needed close to the ground.
Contact: Prescolite, 864-678-1000; www.prescolite.com

 

 

LED DIRECTORY
Webcom Communications, Greenwood Village, Colo., offers the 2015 LED Industry Directory & Market Database. The directory contains market information organized in a way to make it a handy reference tool for industry analysis and contacts including business development and lead generation efforts. The directory includes listings of manufacturers of LEDs and LED packages, modules and arrays, as well as LED applications, OEM integrators and LED systems, dealers of LED products and service providers, and is available in three formats: hard copy, PDF and Excel format (CD ROM).
Contact: Webcom Communications, 800-803-9488; www.webcomcommunications.com


Spaulding CimarronLIGHTING, SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL
Spaulding Lighting, Greenville, S.C., introduces the Cimarron LED fixture in conjunction with TOTUS Solutions, a leading provider of outdoor lighting-based security platforms. The fixture’s outdoor lighting luminaire is totally integrated with an Ethernet-controlled LED fixture, 360-degree hemispheric camera and communications platform that can perform a number of surveillance and analytic functions based on the buyer’s needs. The fixture is available as a standalone solution or as part of an existing surveillance infrastructure.
Contact: Spaulding Lighting, 864-678-1000; www.spauldinglighting.com


AuroraliteBOLLARD SERIES LEDS
Auroralight Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., introduces its new bollard series of LED path and area lighting. The new lights incorporate a new omnidirectional light engine studded with CREE’s state-of-the-art XP-L LEDs while featuring the same classic styling and machined brass and copper components buyers have come to expect from Auroralight. The new line is available in three stem sizes and seven different shade styles, providing the right look for every need.
Contact: Auroralight Inc., 877-942-1179; www.auroralight.com

 


EXTERIOR LIGHTING CONTROLS
WattStopper, Santa Clara, Calif., introduces a new exterior lighting control to enable facility manager to automate and manage outdoor lighting for safety, security and energy efficiency. The solution includes distributed fixture-mounted control nodes that operate independently or as part of a network. The control suite includes scalable hardware and software designed to manage exterior lighting control networks, an intelligent controller replacing standard photocell control modules and intelligent devices that connect a wide variety of sensors, switches and other devices.
Contact: WattStopper, 408-988-5331; www.wattstopper.com


Kim Lighting ADJUSTABLE LED EMITTERS
Kim Lighting, City of Industry, Calif., introduces its ArcheTypeX™ series of fully customizable light distribution for outdoor LED luminaires. Available in a flood, wall or site/area luminaires, the ArcheType X has independently adjustable LED emitters, providing limitless lighting distributions and possibilities. The ArcheType X includes the brand’s new LEAR™ (Light Engine Adjustable Ready) module which allows the fixture to be configured to any standard or custom distribution, either at the factory or in the field. The optics feature 355-degree rotation with 70-degree module tilt independent of the luminaire. Available in lumen packages ranging from 10,500 to 30,000, the ArcheType X comes in three sizes that can be either an uplight-or a downlight-based on tilt and rotation.
Contact: Kim Lighting, 626-968-5666; www.kimlighting.com


Larson lights 3WORK LIGHTS
Larson Electronics, Kemp, Texas, offers the WAL-SL-10-LED, work area strong light set that contains ten 10-watt LED lamps with 10’ of 14/2 SJTW cable between each unit. It’s connected to power via an integrated 3’ cable terminated with a standard straight-blade plug. The light sets offers more light than a 100-watt incandescent light while creating less heat and using less power.
Contact: Larson Electronics, 903-498-3365; www.larsonelectronics.com


SOFTWARE


VECTORWORKS UPDATE
Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, Md., releases the Chinese-language version of Vectorworks® 2015 line of design software. The version includes Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Renderworks®, and includes more than 100 updates and new features in the areas of architecture, BIM, and urban planning.
Contact: Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., 443-542-0294; www.vectorworks.net


ACCESSORIES AND PUBLICATIONS


NEW TRAINING MANUALS
Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, Md., releases “Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, Seventh Edition,” and “3D Modeling in Vectorworks, Seven Edition,” both by expert trainer Jonathan Pickup. Designed to provide new and experienced users with professional training tools at their fingertips, the tutorial manual explains how to incorporate Vectorworks’ 2015 tools into a design-based BIM workflow and how new ways of drawing can increase efficiency. The book on 3D Modeling now only focuses on how to use the technology, but also contains exercises that teach readers tasks such as twisting, tapering, building and bending. Each is available for $75.
Contact: Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc., 443-542-0294; www.vectorworks.net