LinkLine: Fall 2014

Our Featured Manufacturers:

BSD gives building product manufacturers the opportunity to explain to SpecLink users the advantages of their products. The fall 2014 update adds or expands the listings of fourteen featured manufacturers.

The following is a complete list of new and featured manufacturers in the fall 2014 update:


Advanced Lightning Technology, ALT, was established in 1987 as a manufacturing and distribution company specializing in grounding and lightning protection components. Today, ALT is a second-generation, family owned, full fabrication facility focused on customer support and delivering competitively priced, quality products in a timely manner. ALT’s grounding products are featured in Section 26 0526 – Grounding and Bonding for Electrical Systems, and their lightning protection system products are featured in Section 26 4113 – Lightning Protection for Structures.


With a 60 year market history, Atrium Windows and Doors has built a reputation as a diverse manufacturer and distributor of residential vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors for single-, multi-family and light commercial applications. Atrium serves the new construction and replacement/remodel markets, with a product portfolio under the flagship Atrium Windows and Doors brand, as well as a host of proprietary brands in select markets such as SilentGuard, North Star, Superior, and Thermal Industries. Products by Atrium Windows and Doors have been included in Section 085313 – Vinyl Windows.


California Expanded Metal Products Co., more commonly known as CEMCO, is the premier manufacturer of steel-framing and metal lath products and accessories in the United States. Since 1974, CEMCO has taken a leadership role in the steel framing and metal lath industries by pursuing innovative framing systems that give architects, engineers, and contractors cost effective solutions that save time and money. All of CEMCO’s products are manufactured from mill-certified, hot-dipped galvanized PRIME steel, giving the industry confidence that CEMCO’s products will perform as intended long after the project is finished. CEMCO products may be specified in Section 054000- Cold formed Metal Framing and Section 092216 – Non-Structural Metal Framing.


Draper Inc., international manufacturers of projection screens, window shades, and gymnasium equipment, has expanded its presence in BSD SpecLink-E  to include solar control solutions, with both interior and exterior shading system applications.  Available in manual and motorized versions, these louver systems can be tilted to provide effective solar control in just about any glazing situation: horizontal, inclined, vertical, or with any shape of window opening.  Some designs are completely retractable if there is no sun on the facade.  Custom automated motorized systems can deploy, tilt and retract as part of the building energy management controls.  To accommodate these products, new Section 107113 – Exterior Sun Control Devices has been added, as well as accompanying categories in Sections 122113 – Horizontal Louver Blinds and 122400 – Window Shades.


Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC, part of the Building Products division of Georgia Pacific, has added to their already significant Speclink presence: mold-, fire-, abuse-,  and impact-resistant gypsum wallboard and sheathing, as well as soffit board, tile backer and shaftliner products.  These new products are located in division 6 - Sections 061000, 061500, 061733, division 7 - Sections 075100, 075200 and 075400 and division 9 - Section 092116.

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



An independent, privately owned American manufacturer, Master Wall Inc. produces quality stucco, coatings and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) for residential and commercial projects. Master Wall has applied more than 100 million square feet of surfacing products on all types of construction since its inception in 1987. Choose either a hard-coat stucco system with an optional air/water barrier, continuous insulation, rainscreen, and other modifiers – or – a barrier-type EIFS, either adhered or mechanically attached, with and without drainage options — and — complete with a textured coating product line that is available in a variety of colors and textures. Look for Master Wall's products in Section 072400 - Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, Section 072500 - Weather Barriers, and Section 092400 - Portland Cement Plastering.


As a global supplier of complementary building products and services, Nystrom Inc. is the single-source solution for stair treads and nosings, expansion joint systems, louvers, entrance flooring systems, wall protection, smoke vents, fire safety, floor doors, access doors, roof hatches, and safety railing systems. Numerous examples of these companies’ products can be seen in Sections 055100, 077200, 079513, 083100, 102601, 104400 and 124813.


Pecora Corporation is an American manufacturer of architectural weatherproofing products offering a full line of silicone, urethane and latex sealants as well as concrete repair products. Pecora products are specifically formulated to provide superior quality and a wide range of sealant properties for the commercial construction and OEM (original equipment manufacturing) markets. Products are featured in Section 07 1800 - Traffic Coatings, 07 2500 - Weather Barriers, and  07 9005 - Joint Sealers.


A master weaver with more than 60 years of experience, Phifer Incorporated is a leader in the insect screen, solar control fabrics, drawn wire, engineered products, and designed fabrics industries. The popular SheerWeave interior sun control fabrics provide a sleek, functional and eco-friendly alternative to ordinary window coverings, effortlessly and elegantly managing the sun's harsh heat and blinding glare and helping control solar heat gain for a more comfortable environment, and they are specified in Section 122400 – Window Shades.


Manufacturing high-quality thermoplastic roofing systems for over fifty years, Sika Corporation produces a versatile series of Sarnifil® watertight, high performance membrane systems tailored to meet the specific needs and budgets for almost every type of application. Numerous examples of Sika's roofing products can be seen in Section 075400 - Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofing.


SWFcontract™, the commercial arm of Springs Window Fashions, is the leading full-line manufacturer of commercial window treatments. Their products have been installed in well over one million commercial buildings throughout North America, providing solutions for daylighting and glare control while addressing energy savings. In addition to offering commercial-grade manual and motorized solar shades, they also represent Bali aluminum horizontal blinds and Graber wood and alternative wood blinds and shutters, cellular and pleated shades, vertical blinds, and drapery hardware. Look for examples of their product line and optional accessories in Section 122113 – Horizontal Louver Blinds and Section 122400 – Window Shades.

Veris Industries is a leading supplier of environmental sensors and energy management solutions for HVAC, energy management, renewable energy, and industrial control applications, and is known for providing exceptional customer service and labor-saving designs. Veris Industries offers a complete line of innovative power monitoring solutions for both high density and single circuit applications. Basis of design single-circuit and multi-circuit metering products from Veris are featured in the new BSD Section 26 2713 – Electricity Metering.

Williams Brothers Corporation of America provides a full product line of access ladders and railings, floor and roof hatches, and architectural access doors for fire-rated, general purpose, recessed and specialty applications.  Products by this manufacturer can be found in Section 077200 – Roof Accessories and 083100 – Access Doors and Panels.