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Energy Efficient Glass
PPG Industries has introduced Sungate 600 glass, a multifunctional low-emissivity glass that can enhance the insulating performance of buildings in a variety of climates and applications. PPG Industries says that in moderate climates where heat gain is desired, Sungate 600 glass can function as a traditional high-performing passive low-e glass. Alternatively, Sungate 600 glass is effective in colder climate zones where even higher insulating values are desired. According to PPG Industries, when paired with a tinted or reflective glass from the Oceans of Color or Earth and Sky glass collections by PPG, or with any Solarcool or Vistacool glass, Sungate 600 glass can improve U-values by up to 30 percent. For more information about Sungate 600 glass, visit www. ppgideascapes.com or call 888-PPGIDEA (774-4332). conditions.” Maheu adds: “With a rotating vial, this tool is perfect for identifying and duplicating angles, slopes and pitch.” DeWALT’s torpedo level is available at The Home Depot.
Hard Hat Software
Sage North America has just released Sage 100 Contractor 2013, formerly Sage Master Builder, and its most recent enhancements. The software combines accounting, project management, estimating and service management into one complete construction business management system. Sage North America says it has even developed a new, easy-tolearn user interface for the program, which focuses on three primary areas: improving service operations, controlling the costs of doing business and ensuring employees have the information they need, when they need it. Construction Business Services represents Sage Construction and Real Estate Software products in Hawaii. Visit www.cbsnw.com or call (808) 332-9438.
and inside/outside corner for each board thicknesses. These impactresistant trims protect the edges of the board and manage moisture infiltration.” For more information about this product, visit www.plasticomponents.com or email pc_sales@ plasticomponents.com.
A Modern Candelabra
Toshiba International Corp. says its new candelabra LED lamps offer breathtakingly beautiful light and impressive energy savings. According to the company, the new candelabra 180 series lamp is ENERGY STAR qualified and uses up to 84 percent less energy than incandescent candelabras. Furthermore, Toshiba says the candelabra 180 is dimmable, contains no mercury or lead and is rated to last 25,000 hours — or up to 16 times longer than its incandescent equivalent. For more information, visit www. toshiba.com/ lighting. BI
DeWALT recently unveiled the lightweight DWHT43003 torpedo level with an extruded aluminum body. Product Manager Spencer Maheu describes the new model: “We know today’s professional contractors are tough on their tools, that’s why we’ve integrated solid block vials into this DeWALT torpedo for durability and accuracy that stand up to the abusive jobsiste
Plastic Components’ latest product, rustproof trims for fiber cement board, delivers a better finish and cleaner, rustproof job in projects with 5/16-inch or 1/2-inch cementitious fiber board. The company says, “We offer a weeped casing bead and STARTER TRAC™, Z flashing
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - September 2012
NEWS BEAT: Construction Begins on Rail Maintenance Facility
UH Manoa to Get New Athletics Complex
Courtyard at Marriott Opens on Maui
AIA Plans Heroic Canstruction
Summit to Build Kau Gym
Servco Gives Back
Lahaina’s Golden Arches Goes Green
HSWAC Awards Third Construction Contract
Kiewit Supports Higher Education
Spotlight on Success: Paanau Village, Phase 2
Building Industry Magazine - September 2012