Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2017

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MCDM AG.COM | SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2017 | Medical Construction & Design 71 BUILDING ENVELOPE Cavity Board, Framing Board Deliver High Thermal Performance, Take Up Less Space When designing spaces, architects are faced with increasingly strict energy codes requiring insulation that can often reduce the usable interior space of a building. With the new Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board and Kooltherm K12 Framing Board from Kingspan Insulation, there is now an option engineered to take up considerably less space, while delivering higher thermal performance and fi re and smoke protection than other solutions on the market. The Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board features a fi ber–free rigid thermoset phenolic core, faced on both sides with a low- emissivity composite foil facing, which is used for insulation in partially fi lled cavity walls. The Kooltherm K12 Framing Board has a fi ber–free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core faced on both sides with a low-emissivity composite foil facing, which is used in wood or steel frame walls. It is resis- tant to the passage of water vapor, unaffected by air infi ltration and can be used between studs or as an insulating sheathing. ID#114 FABRICS & TEXTILES Fabric Lines Enhanced to Support Upgraded Interior, Exterior Shade Applications The Natte and Vienne fabric lines from Mermet USA are available in updated, matching colors and increased openness selections for customers seeking up- scale, contemporary shading design. For consistency across product lines, all colors offered in Natte and Vienne have been color matched to Mermet's interior fabric lines. Both fabric lines are critical for building own- ers looking for quality fabrics with excellent mechanical resistance and high-dimensional stability. These combined attributes allow for strong, extra-wide roller shades and supe- rior performance in high-traffi c applications. The fabrics are water and fade-resistant, increase UV blockage and adhere to fi re classifi cations. They also further enhance building energy effi ciency by reducing solar heat gain and allowing controlled visible light transmission to deliver optimal levels of daylighting and reduced glare. ID#112 Products WALLCOVERINGS Collection Includes New Vinyl Interpretation of Sisal Wallcovering Innovations Design Studio's eight new wall- coverings explore how Innovations fi ts into the broader architectural project with practi- cal colorways and constructions. Among them, Prairie is the company's most convincing vinyl interpretation of grasscloth to date. Modeled af- ter a variegated sisal wallcovering, Prairie off ers a natural aesthetic that's both aff ordable and easy to maintain. The 54-inch, Type II vinyl fi ts into every design situation with 12 nature-inspired colorways and rugged durability. ID#115 DOORS & HARDWARE HES Upgrades Series of Electric Strikes with Dual-Voltage Feature HES, an Assa Abloy group brand, is elevating the 7000 and 7501 series electric strikes with a new dual-voltage feature to provide greater fl exibil- ity for installers and eliminate the need to stock both single- and dual-voltage product. The 7000 and 7501 Series are fail safe/fail secure, accom- modate cylindrical latch bolts, are tamper-resistant and ideal for metal and wood framing. The 7000 Series features horizontal adjustment and a three-year warranty. The 7501 Series is a choice solution for fi re-rated applications with pre-load conditions including warping, weather stripping or a smoke seal, and comes with a fi ve- year warranty. ID#116 Fabric Interlayer Produces Modern Façades, Optimizes Energy Management Sefar Architecture's Vision fabric interlayer provides a modern take on functionality, along with offering the benefi ts of daylight- ing and energy-management capabilities. The fabric interlayers are most often used to cre- screens, curtainwalls, glass rail and interior and decorative glass partition wall systems. In addition to its aesthetic benefi ts for these applications, Sefar assists with thermal modeling to demonstrate how the Vision fabric interlayer reduces solar heat gain. Fabric interlayers can also be printed with UV-stabilized inks to produce any Pantone or RAL color, customizable patterns and other visual effects without the exterior-facing design reading through to the interior. ID#113

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