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Architectural Products: Product Magazine For US Architectural Market
Architectural Products magazine provides product and product application information to architects, designers and product specifiers involved in commercial and institutional building design.

Popular Science: Online Archives Of Past Magazine Issues
Popular Science offers free access to their entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements.

SNAP: Industry Magazine On Sweets News & Products
Dodge Data & Analytics and online publication, SNAP (Sweets News and Products), contains over 500 products and builds off the Sweets product database. It presents focused, relevant and easy-to-review building product information, trends, and data to 65,000 architects and building designers. Regular features include product news and briefs, statistics, cost reports, profiles of leading architects and firms, and continuing education opportunities.
Discussion Forums

4specs: Discussion Forums On Construction Industry Products
4specs, a construction industry Web site, offers discussion forums on construction and building products.

JLC: Forums On Materials & Techniques
Journal of Light Construction provides discussion forums on building products, materials, and techniques. They are a good place to report on your experiences with new products or to locate hard-to-find materials.
New Products

APA: Simplified Wall Bracing Method Streamlines Design
Engineered Wood Association brochure Performance Walls: Simplified Bracing Method Streamlines Design, features a simple solution for wall bracing. The 6-page brochure provides simplified wall bracing design recommendations in four easy steps and compares design analysis for simplified wall bracing and traditional wall bracing methods. Free site registration required.

AWCI: Articles & Announcements On New Building Products
Association of Wall & Ceiling Industry, publishers of Construction Dimensions magazine, provide an archive of new product articles and announcements that have appeared in past magazine issues.

Builder Magazine: 11 New Products From 2011 International Builders Show
Builder Magazine describes 11 new products from the International Builders, including a residential vehicle-charging station, an inside-outside fireplace, and a hidden deck-fastening system.

Builders Inventions: Innovative Inventions Of Builders & Trades
Builders Inventions is the home for builders and trades people who have come up with innovative, quality product inventions.

Building Online: Announcements & News On New Building Products
Building Online offers an archive of articles with new product announcements and industry news, organized by category.

Building Products Magazine: Top 100 Building Products Of Spring 2009
Building Products Magazine shows the Spring 2009 top 100 products that have generated the most interest from their readers.

CCInnovations: Canadian Construction Innovations Clearinghouse
Clearinghouse for Construction Innovation in Canada portal provides industry with new innovative solutions ready for use or implementation in the construction marketplace, and also highlights what could be up and coming developments that are yet to be realized.

CCMC: Canadian Registry Of Evaluated Products
Canadian Construction Materials Centre offers a national evaluation service for innovative construction materials, products, systems and services used in commercial and residential buildings, roadways, bridges and buried services. Their evaluations are based on requirements of the National Building Code of Canada: health & safety, functionality, accessibility, and egress. Evaluated products are listed here.

EcoBuilding: Six Home-Building Technologies Of The Future
EcoBuilding Pulse Magazine says residential construction isn’t always quick to adopt new technologies. But more than 20% of builders say they’re experimenting with drones, while others report they’re using 3D printers. And even those technologies seem minuscule when compared with robots that can lay 1,000 bricks per hour or install steel studs, sheetrock, or tile.

Fine Homebuilding: PATH Top Ten Technologies Of 2007
Fine Homebuilding presents PATH Top 10 Technologies of 2007, selected due to their strengths in one or more of the following areas: quality and durability; energy efficiency; environmental performance; safety and disaster mitigation; and affordability.

For Residential Pros: 2008 Pictorial Buyers Guide Of New Products
For Residential Pros annual pictorial buyers guide displays new products that have recently been introduced, or will be introduced in the coming year.

For Residential Pros: Remodelers Choice Top 100 Products Of 2010
For Residential Pros describes the Remodelers Choice 2010 Top 100 Products that were featured and requested in their magazine over the past year.

From The Ground Up: BC Directory Of New Home Innovations
From The Ground Up, a BC resource site, provides listing of new innovations in building products with links to supplier Web sites.

HGTV Remodels: Articles On New Home & Building Products
HGTV Remodels site for home building professionals offers articles and announcements of new products, plus Virtual Tradeshows.

IRC: Construction Innovation Newsletter On Research & New Building Products
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction publishes Construction Innovation, a free quarterly newsletter that offers news of recent research results, product evaluations, code developments and conference highlights.

JLC: Innovative Tools & Building Products Of 2006
Journal of Light Construction offers Innovative Products 2006, their annual pick of tools, equipment and building products, designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Innovative Tools & Building Products Of 2007
Journal of Light Construction offers Innovative Products 2007, their annual pick of tools, equipment and building products, designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Innovative Tools & Building Products Of 2008
Journal of Light Construction lists its annual pick of products designed to help you work smarter, faster, and better. (PDF)

JLC: Innovative Tools & Building Products Of 2009
Journal of Light Construction staff members combed the aisles of the JLC Live show and recommend these for the industry's best new products of 2009.

JLC: Innovative Tools & Building Products Of 2010
Journal of Light Construction presents their selection of problem solving tools and materials for 2010.

JLC: Innovative Tools & Building Products Of 2011
Journal of Light Construction presents their selection of problem solving tools and materials for 2011.

Popular Mechanics: Articles On Home & Building Products
Popular Mechanics offers articles and information on products and projects for automotive, home, science, technology, and outdoors.

Popular Mechanics: Best New Products from the International Builders Show 2016
Popular Mechanics describes some new innovations in home-building materials, appliances, fixtures and technologies that were displayed at the 2016 International Builders Show.

Popular Science: Best Of What's New In Products
Popular Science profiles the top 100 Innovations of 2014 in their 27th annual Best Of What's New Report.

Professional Builder: 101 Best New Products 2012
Professional Builder displays their annual 101 Best New Products that represent either a technological advance, a significant improvement to an existing line, a brand-new product line or a product that is a game-changer in its market.

Professional Builder: 101 Best New Products Of 2013
Professional Builder editors identified the 101 Best New Products that were introduced in the last year. Categories include windows and doors; construction tools and equipment; exteriors; interiors; outdoor living; structural/Insulation/housewrap; mechanical & electrical.

Professional Remodeler: 50 Most Innovative New Products For Remodeling
Professional Remodeler magazine picked 50 Most Innovative New Products that change the way we approach, bid and execute remodeling jobs. 2008

Purdue Univ: Emerging Construction Technologies
Purdue University describes emerging construction technologies that could produce a high impact in the construction industry. Technologies are divided into civil, mechanical, internet-based, electrical, safety, and other. Each is presented in fact sheets describing, the need, technology, benefits, status, barriers, points of contact, and references.

Residential Architect: Magazine Articles On New Building Products
Residential Architect from Hanley Wood provides online magazine covering new products of interest to architects.

US HUD: Innovative Building Technology Guide
US HUD online Innovative Building Technology Guide: Selecting the Best Solutions for Your Project, provides guidance about economic, feasibility, and performance considerations that are relevant during the conceptual, scoping, design, and implementation phases of a building project. The analytic framework will assist building owners and operators, design professionals, and other decisionmakers in selecting the technologies that best fit their needs. (PDF)
Newsletters

AEC Info: Email Newsletter On New Building Products & Materials
AEC Info, publisher of architecture, engineering and construction industry magazines offers free e-mail newsletter covering new and improved building products and materials.

Building Online eUpdate: Newsletter On New Products & Industry News
Building Online eUpdate is a free e-mail news service with company information, industry news, new products, trade shows, and other items relating to the residential building industry and home improvement market.

Common Nails: BC Blog On Building Industry & Products
Common Nails is a blog covering BC building industry news and products. Its creator, John Davies, says his goal is to provide the most useful construction related information for professionals operating in the lower mainland area of British Columbia. Subscription is free.

Engineering360: Newsletters On Engineering Products
Engineering360 formerly known as GlobalSpec, an engineering industry site, offers a wide range of product specific newsletters containing news & trends, research, new technology, product releases, career information, fun facts, games and more.
Product Reviews

Consumer Reports: Non Profit Testing & Ratings Of Home & Personal Products
Consumer Reports, an independent non profit organization, offers home and personal product ratings, reviews, buying guides, safety recalls and consumer information. Subscription is USD $26 per year.
Search Engines

Engineering360: Engineering Search Engine For Industrial Products
Engineering360 formerly known as GlobalSpec, a search engine and information resource for the engineering, industrial, and technical communities, allows a search for products & services, part numbers, engineering news, application notes, material properties, patents, and standards.

FRASERS: Searchable Database Of Industrial Suppliers
FRASERS a division of Canadianmanufacturing.com provides a searchable database by category for sourcing industrial suppliers of manufacturing products, MRO equipment and components, and so much more.

YellowPages: Directory Of Canadian Leading Businesses
Yellow Pages, a Canadian directory service, allows searching for a business or list of businesses by keyword, location, phone number, address, proximity, category, or province, as well as providing a map.
Trade Shows

10 Times: Global Trade Shows, Conferences, Fairs, Business Event Venues
10 Times provides a listing of trade shows the world over. And while it doesn't always have the details on every event, it does provide links to their own websites.
Web Sites

4Specs: Directory Of Construction Products Suppliers
4Specs, a construction industry site, provides online search for construction product suppliers. Choose a division from the panel on the left, and then pick a product type from the provided lists.

AEC Daily: Directory Of Building Products
AEC Daily supplies construction industry directory of building products using CSI Master Format 1995 & 2004, plus computer software & hardware, support services, firms & companies, and associations.

AEC Info: Directory Of Building Products
AEC Info, an architecture, engineering and construction industry site, provides product listings using CSI Master Format 2012, plus industry news, newsletter, and more.

Arcat: Directory Of Building Product and Material Manufacturers
Arcat supplies an industry listing of building product and material manufacturers organized by product or the material into CSI divisions. Explore the divisions to gather product data and access downloadable content including CAD files, BIM objects, specifications and much more. It also lists related associations in each of the product categories. Click on related associations link after opening a category.

BOMA BC: Online BC Buyers Guide For Commercial Building Sector
Building Owners & Managers Association of BC offers online listings and search of products and services for the commercial real estate industry.

Building Online: US Directory Of Building Industry Groups & Products
Building Online provides directory of free listings for industry associations, groups, product suppliers, trade shows, and more.

Connect Construction: Lower Mainland Directory Of Construction Businesses
Connect Construction directory, organized by category, lists BC Lower Mainland businesses and services related to the construction industry.

Dodge Data & Analytics: Directory Of Building Products
Dodge Data & Analytics Sweets Network directory of building products has company & product information, CAD details, specs, product catalogues, and project galleries. Uses CSI Master Format 2004.

Google 3D Warehouse: 3D Displays Of Building Product Manufacturers
Googles 3D Warehouse offers McGraw-Hill Constructions three-dimensional models of building products for architects and engineers in an organized Sweets 3D Collection.

Home Builder Magazine: Canadian Buyers Guide For Building Products
Canadian Home Builders Association magazine offers online reference directory of manufacturers & suppliers to Canada's residential construction market. It includes categories such as Computers, Technology & Education, Electrical & Mechanical, Exteriors, Finishes & Surfaces, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape & Design, Specialty Products, Structural, Tools & Equipment, and Windows & Doors.

Home Portfolio: Directory Of Fine Home Products
Home Portfolio design site has a directory of fine home products, searchable by category, room, or brand. It also provides design ideas, ability to create your own online library, and links to design professionals.

SmartBuilding Index: Canadian Directory Of Building Products
SmartBuilding Index, from Construction Market Data Group, provides online directory of building products, searchable by Master Format 2004 or 1995 division number or keyword, company name, and product trade name.

Thomas Net: Online Directory Of Industrial Products
Thomas Net, provides directory of industrial products and suppliers, searchable by category, province, product, company name, or brand name.
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