New Product Announcements: 05/13/2009 Tube-framing System: No Welds Needed The tube-framing clamp system allows for the framing of roof opening without welding. The lack of welds saves time and simplifies construction, and the clamps can be relocated and adjusted as needed with minimal disassembly. Each system has a distributed load capacity of 3,000 lb. End clamps slide over joists and under a roof deck, which allows for the framing to be installed with the roof deck already in place. Chicago Clamp Co.; 708-343-8311; www.chicagoclamp.com Water Heater: Storage Tank Prevents Scaling Armor Water Heaters are now available in three new models,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.