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International Codes®

A New Era of Building and Fire Safety

For more information on the 2006 I-Codes, be sure to visit the ICC booth at the following industry show:

CSI Show & Convention, Las Vegas, Booth # 947

People Helping People Build a Safer World ™

People Helping People Build a Safer World ™


► Expressive tiles

Imagine Tile's Expressions ceramic tile designs are created by a combination of state-of-the-art digital imaging and cutting-edge ceramic production techniques. The Canyon Design (right), inspired by a piece of metal discovered in a 200-year-old barn, has a natural textured look and comes in four colors, in both 16''-square and 8''-square configurations for residential and commercial projects. The Florence design, inspired by Renaissance frescoes, simulates in great detail the distressed and crackled effects of age on a crafted wall surface. Imagine Tile, Bloomfield, N.J. circle 217

Modular refrigeration

Thermador's Freedom Collection features the first modular fresh-food and freezer columns that allow built-in refrigeration to fit anywhere in the kitchen. Set to debut on July 4, the collection will feature 24" and 30'' fresh-food columns; 18'', 24'', and 30'' freezer columns; 18'' and 24'' dispenser freezers; and a 36'' bottom freezer with two or three doors. The collection will be available in stainless steel or matched to existing kitchen cabinetry for a fully integrated look. The collection will also offer a range of handy features, including a hinge that allows all the columns to be fully flush-mounted to the cabinetry; a motorized Liberty Shelf that moves a fully loaded shelf of up to 20 pounds with the touch of a button (above right); and a pull-down flip tray on the external water dispenser that accommodates pitcher-size containers. Thermador, Huntington Beach, Calif. circle 219

Product of the Month Venicia Cabinets

KraftMaid Cabinetry, known for traditional designs, has changed pace with Venicia, a new line of European-styled residential and light-commercial cabinets. Outside of the kitchen, the cabinets can be used in baths, laundry rooms, home offices, and other spaces.

Venicia is an open-frame, semicus-tom cabinetry line that offers the look of imported cabinets at a lower price point. The open-frame design increases usable storage space, and the absence of horizontal rails and vertical stiles improves interior access. Venicia offers 29 door styles ranging from modern to transitional designs, 31 color and finish choices, two stainless-steel wall-hood designs, and more than 40 exclusive decorative hardware pieces. KraftMaid Cabinetry, Middlefield, Ohio. circle 218

▼ Operable screen system

Nana Wall Systems has introduced a European-designed operable screen system to the U.S. market. The NanaScreen system is licensed by Nana Wall Systems and has been customized to complement the large, movable NanaWall opening glass wall system. NanaScreen is a series of collapsible, pleated-screen panels that connect the full width of the NanaWall, keeping out the bugs but letting in the breezes. The screen features 4''-wide, vertical cassettes to support the reinforced-polypropylene screen mesh. When open, the NanaScreen collapses to the side and virtually vanishes into its vertical stiles with a simple glide of the panels. Nana Wall Systems, Mill Valley, Calif. circle 220

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