Here's your chance to be the judge of the industry's latest and greatest tools and equipment. The Most Innovative Products contest features entries that are designed to increase productivity, save contractors time and money, or provide a new solution to a design or materials challenge.
Following are entries in the Masonry Materials and Equipment category. View the MIP display at World of Masonry/World of Concrete located in the Grand Concourse outside Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, or visit the manufacturers' booths. Then be sure to vote for your favorites at the show, or until Jan. 31 at www.mip2011.com or www.worldofconcrete.com. Winners will be announced in March.
Quick start, fast cutting saw
The Hilti DSH 700 Hand Held Gas saw features high power for fast cuttingspeed and an easy-to-remember starting procedure with simplecontrols. The unit enhances operators' performance so they get a fasterstart on the job. Its design incorporates a cyclone fi ltration system thathelps prevent dirt and debris from getting into the motor, increasingmaintenance intervals and extending the life of the saw.
Hilti Inc. 800-879-8000. www.us.hilti.com
WOC Booth #s O31067, O30968
Mortar/stucco lime replacement
SynLime dry admixture offers a safe alternative to adding lime to stucco, plaster, grout, and mortar. The sustainable building product features a patented formula that allows up to a 100% lime replacement without affecting quality. SynLime is biodegradable, noncaustic, noncorrosive, noncarcinogenic, and nontoxic. The admixture contains no hydrated lime, nitrates, phosphates, phenols, or VOCs. Concentrated for easy batching, 1 lb. of admixture effectively replaces 25 lbs. of hydrated lime.
SynLime. 480-964-8200. www.synlime.com
WOC Booth #S13315
Intricate, Manufactured Stone
The Chiseled Ready Stack series of manufactured stone combines the intricate detail, rich colors, and texture of rustic, dry stacked stones with the easy installation of a large panel system. Each piece fi ts together, allowing groutjoints to blend seamlessly and remain undetectable. The series features nine colors, a panel system with 4-in. widths, and lengths of 8 to 20 in. Each pallet covers about 150 sq. ft. when dry stacked. Chiseled Ready Stack is suitable for interior vertical surfaces and exterior wall applications, even in freezing climates.
Dal-Tile. 800-933-8453. www.daltileproducts.com
WOC Booth #N1519