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Schindler logoThe Schindler 3300 MRL Elevator:  Design the cab. Forget about the machine room.

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The Schindler 3300 machine room-less (MRL) elevator offers a variety of features unprecedented in a low-rise traction elevator. It requires no machine room -- control is distributed throughout the system and inspection and test panels are located in the top landing hoistway door jamb. It requires minimum overhead, eliminating unsightly roof structures. It can be installed in any space designed for a hydraulic elevator. And with a wide range of finishes and fixtures, it allows for design options unheard of in low-rise elevators.

Key specifications

  • Schindler 3300 bSpacious cab is up to 5% larger than the average MRL cab
  • Capacity 2100 - 3500 pounds (952.5 - 1587.6 kg)
  • Passengers 14-23
  • Travel height 98’ 5” (30m)
  • Stops 8 maximum
  • Door width 36” - 42” (914.4 - 1066.8 mm)
  • Door height 84” (2133.6 mm)
  • Drive gearless/frequency controlled
  • Speed 100/150 FPM (0.5/0.76 MPS)
  • Control selective collective
  • Interior options include powder coat, plastic laminate, or brushed stainless steel finish.

Find out more

Visit the Schindler 3300 Showroom and Design Center to access:

  • Schindler 3300 aDesign tools and interactive cab designer
  • Power and performance calculator
  • Videos
  • BIM, drawings, specifications and more

About Schindler

Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 54,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions and its equipment moves one billion people every day all over the world.

Schindler Elevator Corporation
20 Whippany Road
Morristown, New Jersey 07962-1935
Tel: 973-397-6500
Email: uswebmaster@us.schindler.com
www.us.schindler.com

Plant locations: Clinton, North Carolina; Hanover, Pennsylvania

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New In SpecLink-E: Andersen Publishes First Environmental Product Declaration

Earlier this year, a collaborative group of fenestration industry companies released the industry’s Product Category Rule (PCR). Soon thereafter, Andersen Corporation was the first among its fenestration industry peers to release its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

Product Category Rules define the scope in which life cycle assessments (LCAs) and EPDs are conducted, and increase transparency about manufacturers’ efforts to reduce product environmental impacts in a manner that is consistent across companies. Green building certification systems, such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, recognize and reward the use of products that have a published EPD.  Andersen was honored to work alongside its peers for the past four years to develop this window PCR.

“Publishing our first EPD is an important step in Andersen’s sustainability journey,” said Jim Weglewski, vice president of Sustainability. “Increasing product transparency supports our ongoing efforts to produce durable, energy-efficient products that help customers reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

This increased product transparency also supports Andersen’s commitment to the Ceres Climate Declaration and its public sustainability goals to reduce operational water and energy use and waste by 20 percent, per unit of product, by 2020. Jointly, these efforts affirm the company’s ongoing work to drive sustainable improvements across its value chain – from the forest, to its operations, to customers’ homes.

The EPD is on UL Environment’s website.

Specify our products in BSD SpecLink-E (Sections 08 3200, 08 5200, 08 5313).

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Supporting Documents Offer Additional Specifying Information

There's something you might not have noticed in the title paragraph of several SpecLink-E sections. In addition to a basic summary of the section, a growing number of sections now offer links to Supporting Documents. Those linked documents can be viewed as additional, supplemental material to the spec sections within SpecLink-E. If you're confused about which spec section to use for a specific project, or unclear on, say, the differences between different types of air handling units or waterproofing applications, the related supporting documents can clear up those questions.

Generally, the supporting documents follow a 3-part template: 

  • A general description detailing what is specified in the section.
  • A longer middle section that gets into technical details, system components, installation procedures, and sometimes the history of the area specified (the length and details can vary the most here, depending on what section is supported).
  • A final section that tells you how to specify whatever is in the section.

This way, if you are unclear on a section you feel is necessary for a project, you can read the supporting document, decide if it is necessary, and have a guide on how to properly add that section to your project! Also, keep in mind this section of our website is growing, so bookmark the Supporting Documents page to get the latest documents.

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AEC Daily and Building Systems Design, Inc. Are Now Connected

Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) and AEC Daily recently announced an ongoing collaboration that will make it easier for architectural and engineering specifiers to gain additional knowledge about construction products in addition to obtaining continuing education credits.

The initial phase of the collaboration involves the creation of relevant hyperlinks between the websites of the two companies. BSD has also included specific hyperlinks in BSD SpecLink-E, its automated specifications software product, that connect directly to the continuing education courses offered by particular building product manufacturers on the AEC Daily website. These links will permit architects and engineers who are using SpecLink to easily gain additional information about the products they are specifying. They will also be able to obtain free education credits on topics that are of direct interest to design professionals.

AEC Daily is the only company to have won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIA/CES Award for Excellence for Internet Platform Providers. On the AEC Daily website, design professionals who are taking advantage of the free continuing education courses will find information about BSD SpecLink-E and hyperlinks that will take them to a page offering discounted pricing for AEC Daily customers.

“Specifying the right product in an architectural project requires a lot of specific knowledge” said Robert Paul Dean, FAIA, president of BSD. “We want to assist the specifier in gaining that knowledge, and the obvious partner to help us achieve that intent is AEC Daily, the industry leader in continuing education for design professionals.”

“BSD provides the best available tool for construction professionals who have to write specifications” said Jeff Rice, president of AEC Daily. “We hope that the relationship between our companies will result in better buildings through a more efficient transfer of knowledge to designers and specifiers.”

About AEC Daily:  AEC Daily is the largest provider of free online continuing education to construction professionals. Courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and credits are automatically tracked and reported. Architects, engineers, interior designers and other construction professionals rely on AEC Daily to maintain their accreditation with ease. www.AECDaily.com

About BSD:  Building Systems Design has offered innovative software tools for the architecture, architectural engineering, and construction markets of North America since 1983. The company creates and supports advanced cost estimating, specification writing, and interoperability products that are used nationwide for over twenty-five thousand commercial, institutional, and industrial projects annually. BSD was acquired by The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in 2010. www.bsdsoftlink.com.

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New In SpecLink-E:  American Dryer's Innovative Hand Dryers

AmDryerImage1American Dryer has been an innovation leader in the field of hand dryers for more than 60 years. Why American Dryer is the best choice in hand dryers:

  • High speed: Our eXtremeAir series will dry hands in 10-12 seconds.
  • Cold Plasma Clean Technology – ground breaking hygienic technology.
  • Adjustable Sound & Speed – fully adjustable for every setting.
  • Universal Voltage: The eXtremeAir can be connected to any voltage from 100-240 volts, 50/60 Hz.
  • Cost Efficient:  Our dryers will save you up to 98% of paper towel costs and use 80% less energy, providing an ROI within six months.

American Dryer hand dryers are made in the USA and are backed by our industry-leading same-day factory service. Our dryers are Green Spec listed and will help qualify for LEED credits. Please call us today to learn more about our full-line up of dryers at (800) 485-7003. Or, visit us at americandryer.com

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AEC Daily and Building Systems Design, Inc. Are Now Connected

Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) and AEC Daily recently announced an ongoing collaboration that will make it easier for architectural and engineering specifiers to gain additional knowledge about construction products in addition to obtaining continuing education credits.

The initial phase of the collaboration involves the creation of relevant hyperlinks between the websites of the two companies. BSD has also included specific hyperlinks in BSD SpecLink-E, its automated specifications software product, that connect directly to the continuing education courses offered by particular building product manufacturers on the AEC Daily website. These links will permit architects and engineers who are using SpecLink to easily gain additional information about the products they are specifying. They will also be able to obtain free education credits on topics that are of direct interest to design professionals.

AEC Daily is the only company to have won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIA/CES Award for Excellence for Internet Platform Providers. On the AEC Daily website, design professionals who are taking advantage of the free continuing education courses will find information about BSD SpecLink-E and hyperlinks that will take them to a page offering discounted pricing for AEC Daily customers.

“Specifying the right product in an architectural project requires a lot of specific knowledge” said Robert Paul Dean, FAIA, president of BSD. “We want to assist the specifier in gaining that knowledge, and the obvious partner to help us achieve that intent is AEC Daily, the industry leader in continuing education for design professionals.”

“BSD provides the best available tool for construction professionals who have to write specifications” said Jeff Rice, president of AEC Daily. “We hope that the relationship between our companies will result in better buildings through a more efficient transfer of knowledge to designers and specifiers.”

About AEC Daily:  AEC Daily is the largest provider of free online continuing education to construction professionals. Courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and credits are automatically tracked and reported. Architects, engineers, interior designers and other construction professionals rely on AEC Daily to maintain their accreditation with ease. www.AECDaily.com

About BSD:  Building Systems Design has offered innovative software tools for the architecture, architectural engineering, and construction markets of North America since 1983. The company creates and supports advanced cost estimating, specification writing, and interoperability products that are used nationwide for over twenty-five thousand commercial, institutional, and industrial projects annually. BSD was acquired by The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in 2010. www.bsdsoftlink.com.

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Product Q & A

SpecLink-E

Q. I need a list of submittals for my specification. Is there a way to generate a report of submittals in SpecLink-E?

A. Yes. SpecLink-E has 32 reports you can print, including several for submittals. In addition to a Submittals Report that shows sections requiring project data, shop drawings, and/or samples, there are separate reports for each of these, plus reports for submittals such as manufacturer qualifications and warranties. In addition, there is a Submittals Log, which exports the text of all submittal requirements to an Excel file that can be customized and sorted by various criteria. Open your project, and open the Print dialog. Under the Project Reports tab, click the drop-down for Print Requirements Reports. You can print a full report for all 32 types, or you can print one at a time. For more information, see the SpecLink-E Help topics Requirements Reports and Requirements Tags.

Q. I use a Mac. Will SpecLink-E work on a Mac?

A. Although SpecLink-E is programmed for Windows, you can still use the software if you have a Windows emulator (such as Parallels) on your Mac. You can also use the Cloud version of SpecLink-E, which does not require a Windows emulator.

Q. I imported a Word document into my SpecLink-E project, but the program gave some errors during the import. How can I resolve the errors?

A. Sometimes, when you import Word documents, and you have the Look for Choice Fields option turned on, you may get errors if the codes to convert choices are set up incorrectly. Simply turn off Look for Choice Fields, then import the Word document. Other errors could occur if Word documents are not formatted uniformly (even though to the eye they look  correct). This can happen if different editors use different styles to apply similar formatting throughout the Word document. There are two things you can do once it is in SpecLink-E: First, run Verify Document Sequencing on the section before you make any edits to the section (this command is found on the Tools tab). Then, review the section to make sure the paragraph levels are correct — you may find that you need to promote or demote some of the paragraphs in the section.


LinkMan-E

Q. I switched my SpecLink-E subscription to the Cloud. Do I also need to switch my LinkMan-E to the Cloud?

A. Since LinkMan-E needs to be installed at the same location as the SpecLink-E database, the answer is yes. Your SpecLink-E and LinkMan-E subscription types must match (standalone, server, or Cloud).

Q. I use different versions of Revit (such as 2015 and 2016). How will this affect my use of LinkMan-E?

A. LinkMan-E works with Revit versions 2009 through 2016, so you can connect 2015 Revit models to a LinkMan-E group, and in another session connect 2016 Revit models to a different LinkMan-E group.


CostLink/AE

Q. How often is the cost data in CostLink/AE updated?

A. CostLink/AE uses the RS Means Assemblies database, which is updated every year. The next version of CostLink/AE (for 2016) will be released soon, and it will include the 2016 Building Construction models, the RS Means Assemblies database, and the Building Construction Cost line item database.


Software Support

Q. We are upgrading our servers to new equipment. Is there a fee to get BSD Technical Support assistance in moving our SpecLink-E to the new server?

A. BSD Customers get free technical support. When you are planning a server migration, let us know ahead of time, and we can send you detailed steps for you to complete the move of SpecLink-E. And of course, feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

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About Your SpecLink-E Updates

 

Sections in Each Catalog

  • Design Criteria Catalog -- 143
  • A = Architectural -- 482
  • S = Structural -- 190
  • C = Civil -- 223
  • L = Landscape -- 190
  • M = Mechanical / Electrical -- 396
  • Comprehensive -- 731

Design Criteria Statistics

  • 32 sections total 
  • 32 updated DC sections
  • 13,893 paragraphs
  • 9,955 internal links (targets and consequences)
  • 2,453 notes to specifier
  • 705 notes with live hyperlinks
  • 430 external documents referenced
  • 52 ASTMs referenced
  • 272 standards organizations referenced

Construction Specification Statistics

  • 709 total sections
  • 668 non-proprietary sections
  • 41 proprietary sections
  • 651 non-proprietary sections updated in the last quarter
  • 39 proprietary sections updated in the last quarter
  • 97% of total sections updated in the last quarter
  • 97% of all non-proprietary sections updated in the last quarter
  • 95% of all proprietary sections updated in the last quarter
  • 198,670 paragraphs
  • 229,044 links
  • 58,709 notes to specifier
  • 59,775 notes with live hyperlinks
  • 2,426 external documents referenced
  • 1,109 ASTM documents referenced
  • 1,317 other documents and standards referenced
  • 414 newly-referenced standards
  • 249 standards organizations referenced
  • 604 sections with manufacturers listed
  • 1,288 unique manufacturers listed

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Our Featured Manufacturers:

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink users the advantages of their products. The Winter 2015-16 update adds or expands the listings of nine featured manufacturers.

The following is a complete list of new and featured manufacturers in the Winter 2015-16 update:


Established in 1951, Amarr Entrematic is one of the world’s leading brands in design, manufacturing and distribution of sectional doors for commercial buildings, shopping malls, warehouses and other industrial applications, as well as residential garages and condominiums. Amarr is a part of Entrematic, which provides one of the world’s most complete ranges of entrance automation products and warehouse solutions. Steel and aluminum sectional doors by this manufacturer may be found in Section 08 3613 – Sectional Doors.


Berridge Manufacturing Company provides more than 45 years of service, leading the industry with more than 30 architectural metal products. This diverse architectural metal product line includes metal roofing in standing seam, Bermuda roof panels, simulated Spanish-Tile, steel shake shingles, and metal shingles, as well as metal wall, soffit and siding panels, privacy fencing, metal framing and many more. Berridge products are produced from the highest quality 24 gauge Galvalume® steel substrate and many of Berridge’s products are available in 22 Gauge Galvalume® steel and 0.032 and 0.040 Aluminum. Berridge offers over 30 standard and metallic color finishes and virtually unlimited custom color options. To introduce its product lines to SpecLink-E users, they have chosen to place multiple styles of Metal Roofing and Wall Panels into Section 07 4113 Metal Roof Panels – and – Section 07 4213 Metal Wall Panels.


Three new proprietary sections have been added to SpecLink to address Carlisle Syntec’s EPDM, TPO and PVC roofing products. Each of these proprietary sections address mechanically fastened, adhered, and ballasted installations, and includes base flashings, reinforced membranes, fleece-backed membranes, deck sheathing, cover boards, insulation, ballast, prefabricated flashings for roof penetrations and interruptions, flashings, integral roofing expansion joints, and other accessories. Carlisle Syntec's products may be specified in:  07 5323-CARL - EPDM Thermoset Single-Ply Roofing, 07 5419-CARL - PVC Thermoplastic Single-Ply Roofing, and 07 5423-CARL - Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Membrane Roofing.


DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture industry-leading polymer slate and shake roofing systems with an authentic look and superior performance. Offering a wide selection of tile thickness, width and color, these reliable products have a limited lifetime warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci high-performing roofing products are proudly made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. Products of this manufacturer can be specified in new Section 07 3110 - Synthetic Shingles.


Kingspan Insulation, LLC is a global leader in energy efficiency and moisture management products, offering high performance insulation and building wraps listed in Division 7 – and now -  pre-insulated HVAC ductwork products specifiable in Section 23 3100 -  HVAC Ducts and Casings. Kingspan’s insulation division is part of the larger Kingspan Group, which has global operations in a range of product divisions including pre-insulated building panels, environmental technologies, and renewable energy technologies.


New products and features are now available from Lutron Electronics Company, Inc:

  • Lighting controls for standalone applications; available in new Section 26 0936:LUT – Modular Dimming Controls – Lutron.
  • Wiring devices including dimmers, switches, fan speed controllers, receptacles, wallplates, and various wireless accessories; available in new Section 26 2726:LUT – Wiring Devices – Lutron.
  • Maestro 0-10 V dimmer occupancy sensors; available in Section 26 0923:LUT – Lighting Control Devices – Lutron.
  • Occupancy sensors for high bay applications; available in Section 26 0943:LUT – Network Lighting Controls – Lutron.

Miura manufactures components for a complete boiler room solution including water treatment, water softener, boiler control systems, and water hardness detection systems. Basis of Design boiler systems components have been added to the BSD Section 23 5233 - Water-Tube Boilers – and a new proprietary Section 23 5233-MIURA - Packaged, Modular Water-Tube Boilers.


For over 35 years, SINAK Corporation has been a manufacturer and global supplier of proven products for treating and improving concrete. SINAK products are designed to facilitate proper curing of concrete, provide waterproofing on highly permeable concrete structures, and most importantly to control moisture vapor emissions and alkalinity in new and existing concrete slabs. These LEED-eligible products are environmentally safe and meet or exceed the most stringent indoor air quality standards with zero (0) V.O.C.’s. SINAK products may be found in Section 03 3000 – Cast-In-Place Concrete.


TechLite® Insulation Systems has been supplying factory jacketed insulation systems for maintaining critical process temperatures, freeze protection, and noise control for over 40 years. Our business is producing and supplying efficient systems for pipe, tank, vessel, and duct insulation for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, military, and high-tech applications. We feature TechLite® melamine foam:  a high temperature, lightweight, open cell foam which is cost effective to install, user friendly, and environmentally safe. TechLite products are now included in Division 22, Sections 22 0716 - Plumbing Equipment Insulation and Section 22 0719 - Plumbing Piping Insulation.