Editor's Bookmarks - June 2012

Each month RECORD reviews building product related web sites and blogs that might be of interest to our readership. We visit each site, kick the tires a bit, and share what it is about and how it functions. Please let us know if there is a site you've found particularly useful, well-designed, or easy to navigate. — Rita Catinella Orrell


Washroom equipment manufacturer Bobrick has set out to demystify new guidelines for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant bathroom construction. Bobrick’s “Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms” suggests toilet partitions, washroom accessories, and other products to help specifiers create better, user-friendly lavatories. The 24-page guide also includes a “wheelchair maneuverability drawing template” in three scales (1/8” = 1; 1/4” = 1; and 1/2” = 1”) for use in working drawings. To download the free-of-charge guide visit


Technical Glass Products

Technical Glass Products is the sleek new online home of fire-rated glazing manufacturer Technical Glass Products (TGP). The company’s updated website offers architects, contractors, and other product specifiers a chance to browse the company’s product lines in an easily navigable interface. also offers video clips of TGP products in action and AIA accredited courses that can be taken for continuing education units. And, as an added bonus for visitors, TGP is giving away one iPad each month for the next six months.

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