AWCI's Construction Dimensions: Departments: New Products
ClarkDietrich announces Strait-Flex® Gold, a new paper-faced composite corner bead featuring a memory-free hinge that adjusts to any angle to create perfect inside and outside 90° as well as off-angle corners.
Bon’s offering of contractor-grade hand tools has expanded with a line of the highest grade professional finishing trowels. The new trowels are marketed under the brand name Steel City Trowels by Bon. More tha
Gas Track Tool Program
Grabber Construction Products introduces next-level track tools that provide multiple benefits to contractors looking for versatility and efficiency.
Grabber’s GTT150 and GTT150HD tools provide nearly
Mobile Strut Cutter
Ridgid® is giving professional contractors a new tool to get jobs done faster and with fabrication-shop quality results. The new Ridgid StrutSlayr™ Strut Shear Head creates clean, square strut cuts free from c
Werner introduces the Multi-Position Pro Ladder, the lightest weight multi-position ladder developed by Werner with a 375 lb. load rating per side. The new 5-position ladder addresses professional users’ need
Radio & Charger
DeWalt® announces the ToughSystem® 2.0 Radio & Charger (DWST08820), delivering powerful 360° sound and durability. It’s the first product in an upcoming relaunch of the original ToughSystem product line, first
Crescent Jobox® is releasing revamped storage products that blend the security and durability professionals require with new storage features for organization and time savings. Upgrades to the brand’s line of
Accessory Storage Sets
DeWalt debuts ToughCase®+ Accessory Storage Sets that are the latest addition to the brand’s accessory storage, with premium features to help keep drilling and fastening bits organized. The system includes 4 c
Fire Rated Deflection Bead
MarinoWare Fire Bead is a patent-pending composite fire rated wall mount deflection bead that provides 1- and 2-hour fire-ratings in lieu of fire sealant for both dynamic and static joints according to UL-2079
Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems
BASF has launched Senergy® Channeled Adhesive CI Design and Finestone® Pebbletex CI-DCA Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems, two systems that are used for exterior cladding in commercial and residential construct
New Features for BIM 360
Autodesk, Inc. announces enhancements to BIM 360, including a newly designed layout app for mobile devices on Android operating systems. Autodesk also unveiled new BIM 360 features that make the project setup
Panelized Wall Systems and PG Column Covers
PolyVision Corporation and Gordon, Inc. introduce PG CeramicSteel Walls and PG CeramicSteel Column Covers. Designed and developed through a partnership between the two companies, PG CeramicSteel Walls and PG C
Stainless Steel Screw
TFC has added a 304 stainless steel screw to the Concealor® line of fasteners. These #14-13 diameter screws provide superior corrosion resistance and are available in 4 popular sizes.
The 304 stainless
Wallcoverings for Healthcare
DuPont announces a set of DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcovering designs for the healthcare segment.
DuPont™ Tedlar® films have been used as wallcovering for healthcare facilities for over 35 years, but now the
Max USA Corp. announces the availability of its NF255SF2/18 SuperFinisher to the North and South American markets.
This far-from-typical 18ga. brad nailer, which can be used for finish and trim, door/
Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the HYS hybrid strut, the first cold-formed steel strut to be assembly tested for both slide- and rigid-clip applications. Commonly used at the bottom of steel beams to accommodat
Fastener-Free Looks for Grooved Decking
National Nail’s Camo deck fastening brand introduces new Camo Starter Clips as a solution to face-fastening the first and last board of any grooved deck project. Contractors who use Starter Clips with Camo Edg
Fire Barriers for Larger Expansion Joints
Balco Inc. introduces the MetaFlex Pro family of fire barriers; MetaFlex Pro 2 Hr, Metaflex Pro 3 Hr, Metaflex Pro Shear and Metaflex Pro Undermount. These 4 products were designed with the installer in mind a
Fire-Resistant Floor Protector and Seam Tape
Surface Shields introduces a heavy-duty fire-resistant floor protector and fire-retardant polyethylene seam tape, creating a superior fire defense system on job sites.
Cover Shield’s new material is m
Large-Format Acoustic Panels
When specifying large-format metal ceiling panels for expansive commercial installations, designers are often forced to choose between acoustics and aesthetics. In order to achieve a monolithic look, acoustics
General Tools’ ultra-sensitive moisture meters measure the absolute or relative moisture content of wood or a building material, such as drywall, and also can be used to further determine whether a surface is
Finish the drywall job on time and save money with faster install. Fast Edge, the new cornerbead from Trim-Tex, requires no adhesive spray and no staple. Mud and be done with just one finishing coat. Get the s
Power Drill/Impact Driver Attachment
Shuratak Technologies, LLC announces its 3-patented compact 2.5 oz. non-magnetic, high-impact-resistant-technology combined together in one power drill/impact driver attachment. It outlasts and outperforms all
The industry’s most powerful wet/dry vacs are now giving pros more to love: the Ridgid® NXT line of 6-, 12-, 14- and 16-gallon models recently underwent an ergonomic makeover, with enhanced features designed t
Baffles and Clouds
CertainTeed has launched an expanded line of baffles and a simplified line of clouds to address the design and acoustic challenges of large open plenum spaces.
In order to provide architects and desig
Book: “The Game of Sales”
Buck Buchanan, veteran of the EIFS and construction products industry, has written his second book.
“The Game of Sales” delves deeply into the business-to-business environment of sales reps and sales man
Compact Bolt Cutter
Knipex Tools introduces its CoBolt S compact bolt cutter in a new 6 1/4" length.
Despite its smaller size, the CoBolt S provides extremely high cutting power, easily cutting bolts, nails and rivets up
Fluid Applied Vapor Permeable Air Barrier
Henry® Company introduces Henry® Air-Bloc® All Weather STPE™ Fluid Applied Vapor Permeable Air Barrier, a UV- and fire-resistant, fluid applied, elastomeric membrane designed to provide a vapor permeable, wate
Jobsite Workhorse with Telehandler
Pettibone introduces the Extendo 1246X telehandler, a workhorse machine that delivers an impressive 12,000 pounds of load capacity. Built on Pettibone’s next generation X-Series platform, this unit is ideal fo
Material Handling Cart
PaintLine, known for its spray stand and drying rack solutions for painting, cabinet and millwork finishing, introduces ProCart™, a versatile material handling cart designed to handle multiple parts as users m
Milwaukee Tool introduces redesigned STUD™ Tape Measures, new Wide Blade Tape Measures and new Compact Tape Measures. These tapes will deliver best-in-class blade standout, reaching up to 14 feet, and enhanced
Mineral Wool EIF System
Sto Corp. introduces StoTherm® ci Mineral, the only U.S. decorative and protective high-performance exterior wall system with the unique advantages of mineral wool. Developed by Sto Corp. in collaboration with
ClarkDietrich is expanding its line of clips and connectors with the addition of the ClarkDietrich Sound Clip, giving building and design professionals an easy way to fasten gypsum wallboard to framing members
Stainless Steel Painted Rivet Catalog
Triangle Fastener Corporation has released its GET-A-GRIP™ Painted Rivet Catalog. The catalog highlights the available colors and includes technical information.
TFC has 50 colors in stock that are ready
Tool to Avoid Distracted Driving
NexTraq, a Michelin® Group company, is launching the NexTraq® MobileBlock in partnership with SafeDrivePod®, a solution that ensures drivers’ smartphone and tablet screens are locked during driving. This new t
Curtain Wall Joint Sealant
RectorSeal® has added a sprayable, silicone-based curtain wall joint sealant to its Metacaulk® 835+ elastomeric firestop sealant product line. The Metacaulk 835+ Spray is one of the construction industry’s mos
Door Frame Protection System
Molded Extruded Specialties has launched the Frame Guard™ door frame protection system, the most practical and protective door frame guard protector in the industry.
Quick installation and the ability
Sto Corp. introduces its StoColor® Dryonic® exterior coating to the North American market, providing long-term moisture protection for virtually any substrate. The exterior coating, which is part of the recent
Fall Protection Harness Series
Werner announces a major upgrade in its Blue Armor and LiteFit fall protection harness series, with the addition of a patented Relief Handle for proven post-fall performance. In the event of a fall, these harn
Fastener Product Catalog
Triangle Fastener Corporation announces the release of two new versions of their catalogs, “Cladding” and “Interior.” Each catalog is “market-specific” and provides extensive information on a variety of availa
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions introduces AcoustiBuilt™ Seamless Acoustical Ceilings, a ceiling system that provides the look of drywall but performs like an acoustical ceiling.
Finished AcoustiBuilt pan
Nu-Wave Manufacturing has released the newest additions to its line of Step-Ups. The SU-4 and SU-5 have been supersized. Both the SU-4XW and SU-5XW Step-Ups are designed using only superior materials for struc
Hilti, Inc. announces the launch of its latest products and tools, as part of the company’s continuing efforts to bring safety and productivity to its customers.
With a strong focus on addressing the
ClarkDietrich is making it easier for exterior wet wall contractors to finish around window and door penetrations with its new BackerBead® with E-Flange™. The new product combines two innovative technologies i
Sto Corp. introduces its Intelligent Technology + Design (iQ)™ coatings program to the North American market. This program, also referred to as Sto iQ Technology™, offers a family of high-performance coatings
EIFS Durability Guide
“Impact Resistant EIFS: Tough and Tested,” a publication authored by the EIMA Technical and Research Steering Committee, is now available to the membership of the EIFS Industry Members Association, the EIFS in
Aegis Metal Framing announces Ultra-Span® Floor Trusses. The construction industry already knows the benefits of Aegis roof trusses, it only made sense for Aegis to create a floor program.
LLFlex has developed a full line of insulation facers that address the industry’s exacting requirements for gas and moisture barrier while enhancing the superior durability and longevity of the polyiso foam in
Indiana Limestone Company has launched its LiteCore™ panel system. The new system provides the timeless look of natural stone in a lightweight, modular panelized system that combines high performance, design f
Ornamental Mouldings & Millwork introduces a new line of fashionable Haute 2-in-1 Moulding. The innovative decorative mouldings provide building professionals a way to set their home projects apart in the mark
Carbide Reciprocating Saw Blades
Diablo unveils the first and only full-range line of carbide reciprocating saw blades that expands the applications for reciprocating saws not once before available. This full breadth of range consists of 6 ap
Carbide-Tipped Hole Saws
Spyder Products announces the launch of its Tarantula line of carbide-tipped hole saws. These hole saws are up to 10 times faster and provide up to 50 times more cuts than standard bi-metal hole saws. Their ca
National Gypsum completed its Purple family of noise-reducing products by introducing Gold Bond® Brand SoundBreak XP™ Ceiling™ Board. The company’s original SoundBreak XP® drywall has been reducing noise heard
Drywall Grid and Support Clip
CertainTeed introduces QuickSpan™ Locking Drywall Grid System and QuickSpan Support Clip. The Quickspan Locking Drywall Grid System from CertainTeed is a go-to for industry professionals looking to save time a
EIMA Education Video
As part of an initiative to increase the use of exterior insulation and finish systems in the residential market, the EIFS Industry Members Association has created a marketing video to educate homeowners about
Hammer Drill/Driver with Bluetooth®
A compact tool shouldn’t mean fewer features or less power. The Bosch GSB18V-535C 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 In. Hammer Drill/Driver and Bosch GSR18V-535C 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2 In. Drill/D
Sto Gold Coat
Sto’s flagship liquid-applied vapor permeable air and moisture barrier, Sto Gold Coat has been improved, and the new formulation was released on March 8, 2019.
Sto Gold Coat® is a ready-mixed flexible
Suspended Ceiling Clouds
pinta acoustic’s new Sonex® Geometric Clouds have a contemporary style in three shapes: square, circular and hexagonal. Made from Willtec™ expanded melamine foam, which passes Class A per ASTM E84, the clouds
Technical Guide for CFS Framing Products
The Steel Framing Industry Association’s “Technical Guide for Cold-Formed Steel Framing Products” provides a comprehensive tool for designing with cold-formed steel framing members.
The data in the gu
Telling Industries, LLC announces a new innovation, True-Brace Bridging.
True-Brace is used as mechanical bridging for studs. Typically, U-Channel or CRC is attached to studs via clips or a weld to eli
Bull Float Tote Bag
Bon’s new Bull Float Tote Bag holds one bull float, channel float or fresno with a bracket attached and 4 handles. The open-ended tote is constructed from durable nylon and is equipped with plastic feet that r
Ceiling Grid Covers
EZ-On™ Grid Covers are the new, easy-to-install solution for suspended ceiling T-bar grids that have become stained, damaged or yellowed with age. Made by the manufacturer of Ceilume ceiling panels, EZ-On Grid
Ceilings Trim Line
CertainTeed announces a new product line to help achieve flawless finishes with suspended ceiling elements.
Terminus Trim, a new channel trim offering provides clean perimeters for portions of suspend
Customizable Finished Surfaces
Sto Corp. has launched StoSignature™, a blend of color, texture, profiles and effects using Sto products to create customizable finished surfaces for building exteriors.
StoSignature combines Sto’s hi
SW now offers never-before-seen protection, coupled with exceptional dexterity, in a cut-resistant glove.
Designed for use in high risk industrial applications, the sophisticated GraphEx offer ANSI A4
Kapro Tools introduces a line of products specifically designed for the drywall installation market. These products include the 773 Magnetic Stud Layout Level, 254-40 Multi-Purpose Drywall Cutting Knife and th
Drywall professionals trust Grabber fasteners at the start of every job. By partnering with Level5, Grabber now has a hand in high-quality finishing too. Grabber now supplies dealers with a complete line of be
The iCON iCT30 construction layout tool, combined with the construction-tailored Leica iCON build field software, is an easy-to-use and affordable solution to increase productivity by minimizing labor time and
Storing flammable or combustible materials is entirely about safety, and in the worst-case scenarios, it’s critical to have the best protection available. The Crescent Jobox® Flammable Storage Cabinets develop
DEWALT announces the 20V MAX* Tool Connect™ All-Purpose Light (DCL074), an LED that emits 5,000 lumens of natural white light. It features Bluetooth® connectivity that provides tracking and setting control thr
Batteries and Charger
Milwaukee Tool announces the next breakthrough for its M18™ Cordless System by extending its range of M18™ Redlithium™ High Output™ Batteries and introducing the first M18™ and M12™ Super Charger. The new M18™
Bon 2019 Master Catalog
Bon’s line of contractor-grade hand tools and materials for the building trades has been expanded with over 350 new parts that are included in the recently released annual issue of Bon’s Master Catalog. This 2
When you’re working with drywall, there is nothing more frustrating than pesky nail pops. That’s why the Liquid Nails® brand by PPG developed Drywall Advanced, DWp-40, construction adhesive with nail pop minim
Highly Reflective Granule Surfaced Roof Membrane
Building owners, architects, roofing consultants and contractors now have a new go-to means of addressing reflectivity codes across North America thanks to a joint effort between Soprema® and 3M. Soprema has w
Joist & Stud System
Super Stud Building Products, Inc. announces a revolutionary new floor and wall framing system that dramatically increase floor spans and load capacities. The SuperMAXX system from Super Stud has one of the hi
Irwin® announces the launch of its Vise-Grip® Next-Gen Fast Release™ Locking Pliers. With over 97 years of product innovation in the pliers’ market, the new Fast Release™ Locking Pliers are ergonomically desig
Tradesmen who use a tape measure thousands of times a year know what makes one stand out from the rest. It’s with their input that Apex Tool Group, a tool manufacturer, developed its new Crescent Lufkin® Shock
Side-Release Wrist Lanyard
Gear Keeper’s new ANSI-121 compliant Deluxe TL1-2007 side release wrist lanyard system for tools up to 5 lbs. are particularly important when a short drop length is critical when climbing or working in close q
Weatherization for Open Siding
Benjamin Obdyke, Inc. announces the launch of its fully comprehensive, UV-rated Open Joint Cladding System including InvisiWrap™ UV, HydroFlash® UV+ and Batten UV (pictured).
InvisiWrap™ UV is a compl
Wood Connectors Catalog
The Simpson Strong-Tie 2019–2020 “Wood Construction Connectors” catalog, a comprehensive guide to the company’s most recent innovations and product line expansions for wood construction applications, is now av
The Bosch GCL100-80CG 12V Max (green beam) and Bosch GCL100-80C 12V Max (red beam) Connected Cross-Line Lasers with Plumb Points deliver all-in-one versatility that combines cross-line laser precision and 2 la
Mechanical Box Handle
Columbia Taping Tools introduces the Columbia Matrix, Columbia’s first mechanical box handle. This all-billet aluminum handle (no cast) features an extendible box handle with a 40" to 58" reach, a mechanical b
Mixer/Drill with E-Clutch® System
DeWalt announces the 60V MAX Mixer/Drill with E-Clutch® System (DCD130), designed for mixing a variety of materials from thin set to fiber-reinforced concrete. The mixer/drill can also be used for high torque
Telling Industries announces PakChan, Packaging Channel, a new safety innovation. PakChan replaces the traditional wooden packaging channel typically used for shipping metal framing. It features roll formed an
Rainscreen Cladding System
Sto Corp. is launching its StoVentec ventilated rainscreen cladding system in the United States. Available in both glass and render finishes, StoVentec provides designers with a range of aesthetic choices and
Secure Storage for Fall Protection and PPE
Knaack® introduces the Knaack® Safety Kage™ 139-SK-01. This new product expands the Knaack® Safety Kage™ product line, combining the organization of the original model with added mobility and protection.
Ram Board® and Surface Shields® now offer Stair Armor™, a temporary surface protection specifically designed for stairs. This unique paperboard is easy to install and can withstand jobsite traffic.
Touchscreen Work Gloves
Ironclad Performance Wear has launched its new Command Series glove line. The Command Series incorporates cutting-edge nanoparticle technology to create highly durable touchscreen work gloves. Unlike common co
TYPAR® Drainable Wrap
The latest addition to the Typar® Weather Protection System, Typar® Drainable Wrap features a layer of multi-directional polypropylene fibers that diverts bulk water from exterior wall cavities, creating a hig
Wood Ceiling Panels
With the addition of new WoodWorks® Shapes ceiling panels to its offering of DesignFlex™ Ceiling Systems, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions is giving architects and designers more options for reinventing the ceiling
Back-Painted Decorative Glass
AGC Glass North America announces a new portfolio of back-painted decorative glass, comprised of two product families: an interior and exterior temperable back-painted decorative glass and an interior back-pai
Drywall Dust Collector Bag
Innovative Drywall Products introduces a Disposable Drywall Dust Collector Bag that is OSHA Complaint related to silica. It is quality built so there is less chance of bursting, and it includes an intake nozzl
E-Flange Control Joint
ClarkDietrich announces the addition of its E-Flange Control Joint to its vinyl product line. The patent-pending E-Flange features a unique raised flange design that provides 80% more stucco embedment than sta
Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the Quik Stik rafter and truss fastening system, a new solution for overhead fastening designed to reduce the risk of construction work-related injuries while boosting jobsite eff
Temperature fluctuations have always created challenges for sealants: melting or slumping in high heat, crumbling or not dispensing at all in the cold, all usually leading to costly callbacks to pass inspectio
GA-600 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual
The Gypsum Association has released GA-600-2018 Fire Resistance and Sound Control Design Manual. Revised on a three-year cycle, GA-600 has been referenced by the model building codes as a source of fire-resist
The next generation Extendo 944X telehandler builds upon Pettibone’s traditional rock-solid design, delivering the same ruggedness and dependability while providing several new design enhancements for contract
Two-Stage, Gas-Powered Compressor
Jenny Products, Inc. offers the W11HGB-30P in its line of 2-stage wheeled-portable air compressors. Featuring a powerful gas engine and high-capacity “W” pump, the compressor offers the highest air volume in i
Armstrong Ceilings Now Offers over 1,025 Products That Meet Sustainability Standards
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has added its Dune™ and Mesa™ lines of acoustical ceiling panels to its portfolio of Sustain® Ceiling Systems. The new additions bring to 1,025 the number of Armstrong high-performa
Complete Water-resistant Walling Solution
Vinyl panels are gaining tons of exposure in the walls and ceilings industry as an innovative water-resistant walling solution. Contractors who do work on food processing areas, animal habitats, indoor growing
Foam Sealant for Extreme-Heat and Low-Humidity Environments
High heat and low humidity can wreak havoc on most foam sealants, causing melting, shrinking and, in turn, requiring multiple applications to pass inspections. Luckily, installation contractors in hot—and even
New Product and Submittal Catalogs
Intercorp announces the release of its new product and submittal catalogs.
“Our product and submittal catalogs have been updated with over 40 new product offerings,” said Director of Marketing David H
DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, announces the release of the DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainVent™ Rainscreen to provide advanced protection against moisture damage
Day in and day out contractors are faced with accelerated timelines and the need to keep pace. USG Corporation addresses this issue with the introduction of USG Durock™ Brand Quik-Cover™ Self-Leveling Underlay
Tech Bag, Backpack and Cooler
Milwaukee Tool continues to revolutionize tool transportation, organization and storage for the trades with the addition of three new solutions to its Packout™ Modular Storage System. Through an intuitive and
“Anti-Forum Selection Clauses in the 50 States”
Out-of-state general contractors commonly require their subcontractors to sign forum-selection clauses, arguing that it’s more convenient and less expensive for them to resolve disputes in a jurisdiction of th