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    Architectural Products Update

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    Mini Spider Cranes

    The GGR Group offers Unic mini cranes. This line of compact spider cranes offers heavy lifting power in situations with limited space or access, providing a cost-effective, flexible alternative to traditional tower cranes. A Unic URW-706 crane has recently been working atop The Shard skyscraper in London, designed by Renzo Piano. Positioned at the 87th floor (pictured), it lifted glass facade panels from below. Measuring only 1.67 meters (5.48 feet) wide and weighing 7.9 metric tons (8.7 tons), the crane can lift up to 6 metric tons (6.6 tons). Controlled from the operator's driving seat or with a radio remote control for precise load placement.


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    Linear Shower Drain

    The new Kerdi-Line drain from Schluter® Systems is a low-profile linear floor drain designed for bonded waterproofing assemblies. It provides an elegant alternative to traditional shower drains and offers a variety of design opportunities, including wheelchair-accessible showers. Available in lengths of 20 to 48 inches (51 to 122 centimeters), the drain can be installed adjacent to walls, with the floor sloped in a single plane toward it, facilitating the use of large-format tiles. The design accommodates a range of tile thicknesses. Available in three interchangeable grate designs: brushed stainless steel with square perforations (pictured), brushed stainless steel with side drainage, and frameless tileable.


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    Designer Cabinet Hardware

    DuVerre Hardware introduces the Arroyo Collection, an elegant and original new series of cabinet knobs and pulls created by award-winning designer William Harvey. The slim channels that define the silhouette suggest an abstraction of an arroyo, or water channel. Suitable for fine furniture or cabinetry, the die-cast hardware is made entirely of post-consumer recycled aluminum. The new line is available in four sizes and three finishes: Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and White.



    LED Track Lighting

    Nora Lighting introduces Cori, an LED track lighting fixture that uses multiple LEDs to produce higher lumens and beam spreads without creating forward heat. The fixture includes an integral driver unit with a die-cast aluminum head. Styled fins dissipate heat to extend the unit's performance life. With a slim, low-profile design, the fixture is well suited for commercial, retail, art, and jewelry applications. Available in 12 watts or 23 watts, with color temperatures of 3000K (warm white) or 4200K (cool white). Heads are compatible with H-style tracks; adapters are available for J and L tracks. Finishes include black, while, and silver.


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    Solar Thermal Storage Tank

    Lochinvar® introduces the Strato-Therm+ Solar Thermal Storage Tank, a space-saving unit that also serves as an indirect water heater and a hydronic buffer tank. It takes advantage of the natural buoyancy of heated water to efficiently stratify hydronic heating water. Solar thermal energy is introduced to the storage tank via the adjacent copper-tube spherical heat exchanger. Potable water is drawn through the corrugated stainless steel coil in the tank, where it is indirectly heated on demand for domestic use. The space heating system accesses the hottest water for distribution to heat emitters. Available in nine models, ranging from 125 to 900 gallons (473 to 3,407 liters).



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