Mobile Workstation Transports and Stores Large Tools

DEWALT's Multi-Level Workshop

DEWALT’s Multi-Level Workshop

DEWALT introduces the new Multi-Level Workshop—model DWST20880—a 4-level, mobile workstation ideal for transporting and storing large tools, as well as organizing hand tools, accessories and other job-site necessities.

The Multi-Level Workshop allows contractors to roll over rough job-site terrain right to up their work area. In one seamless movement users can open and extend the workshop for visible access to four levels of storage. This rolling workshop delivers 90 pounds of load capacity and 22.5 gallons of storage space.

Large power tools can be stored in the oversized bottom bin while hand tools and other odds and ends store easily in the middle section or top tool box. The middle section includes 8 compartments with removable dividers for customization of storage needs. Additional tools and job-site necessities can sit on the open lid for grab and go convenience.

The Rolling Workshop features a single pull-up latch for quick and easy opening. A reinforced telescopic metal pull handle offers easy maneuvering and comfortable grip allowing the user to pull or push the workshop, as needed. Heavy-duty 8-inch rubber wheels offer easy steering and maneuverability on job sites. Ball bearing slides provide smooth opening of the cantilever system.

When finished with your job, with one movement all storage compartments close and you are ready to wheel the Multi-Level Workshop away.

The Multi-Level Workshop is built in the USA with global materials.

Access Mounting Clamp Fasteners on Solar Installations More Easily

L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries

L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries

The new L-Foot from AceClamp/PMC Industries makes installing solar racking systems easier than ever. Installers no longer have to contend with wide, L-shaped brackets that prevent complete access to mounting clamp fasteners.

The new L-Foot does not cover the top-mounted bolt on the AceClamp ML or impede access to the AceClamp A2 side bolt, making any adjustment or re-torquing quick and easy. The bracket’s shorter foot allows complete access to the clamp’s grounding cable channel, so the bracket doesn’t have to be removed to install the grounding wire.

The FM-Approved AceClamp ML is a standing seam metal roof (SSMR) clamp system that can accommodate almost any application or roof seam profile. It is UL 2703 compliant. Its two-piece design allows installation at any point on the seam with one of the tightest vibration tested grips in the industry. The single fastening screw is top-loaded, providing easy, quick access for the contractor, completing installation in less than half the time of conventional side-mounting systems.

The AceClamp A2 is one of the strongest clamps tested, compared with single set-screw clamps, in the SSMR market. It is UL 467 and 2703 compliant. Its unique design virtually eliminates the need for periodically re-torquing clamps. The A2’s innovative solution prevents torque back-out by employing a distinctive “push-pin” design that locks two stainless steel pins onto the roof panel to secure the clamp. The A2 also saves time and money where grounding cables are used, as the clamp is designed with a grounding cable groove incorporated into the clamp itself. A stainless steel sleeve and set-screw kit securely hold the grounding wire in place. For the installer, this feature eliminates the need for a separate grounding attachment. Like the AceClamp ML, the A2 does not penetrate or scratch the roof’s surface, preserving manufacturers’ warranties.

Safety Eyewear for Over Glasses

Gateway Safety’s Cover2 eyewear protection

Gateway Safety’s Cover2 eyewear protection

Many workers who need industrial eye protection also wear corrective lenses on a regular basis. Prescription safety eyewear can be a costly option for employers, as each pair of eyewear needs to be customized to the individual worker’s vision. Over-the-glasses (OTG) safety eyewear, like Gateway Safety’s Cover2, are an alternative solution for employers who want a cost-effective product that still provides durable eye protection for their employees.

Cover2 protective eyewear features a one-piece polycarbonate lens that fits over most prescription glasses and offers adjustable length temples for a custom, comfortable fit. These glasses provide extreme impact protection and meet ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 impact standards. Plus, Cover2 offers a compact, more modern style that is significantly more attractive than many traditional OTG products.

Schedule and Alert Workers from Your Phone

Fleetmatics Work field services software

Fleetmatics Work field services software

Tired of running jobs, managing job sites and then going back to the office to manage the paper trail in the evening? Scheduling on white boards and paper is no way to run a business. The latest release of Fleetmatics Work field services software can help end all this madness and give you some of your time back.

Our latest update (which is free to existing Fleetmatics Work subscribers) is:

  • More powerful – giving you the hard data you need to make decisions. Want to know which jobs or customers provide you the most revenue? Where your customers come from? Fleetmatics Work can help you find out.
  • More flexible, so you can customize the system to your work process
  • Easier than ever to get started with live implementation support included at no additional charge and simple tools to upload client and job information

Preprogram Lengths for Gutters and Standing-seam Roofing

New Tech Machinery's EZ-Counter Controller

New Tech Machinery’s EZ-Counter Controller

For contractors looking to save time on the job site, New Tech Machinery announces the EZ-Counter Controller. First introduced at IRE 2014, the EZ-Counter controller was developed by New Tech Machinery’s engineering department for use on MACH II gutter machines and SSR panel machines.

It operates as a touchscreen for quick and easy navigation and lets the user pre-program up to 50 lengths to save time on the job site. It can be set up to function in feet and inches, inches only and centimeters. Gutter machine miter lengths can be customized for each programmed job in order to reduce costly operator math errors.

Users can enjoy two tracking options. The first, is the totalizer like a trip odometer on the car while the second optional tracking is password protected. This option allows the user to calculate easier invoicing and more accurate material inventory.
This new product is available now and can be installed on machines leaving the factory or retrofitted onto machines in the field. A more advanced computer controller operation system is currently available on all other New Tech Machinery roof panel machines.

Ridge Vent Requires Fewer Fasteners

With the new improved design of Metal-Era's Hi-Perf Ridge Vent, much of the product will come preassembled, reducing the number of fasteners needed by up to 67 percent and decreasing installation times by up to 50 percent.

With the new improved design of Metal-Era’s Hi-Perf Ridge Vent, much of the product will come preassembled, reducing the number of fasteners needed by up to 67 percent and decreasing installation times by up to 50 percent.

With the new improved design of Metal-Era‘s Hi-Perf Ridge Vent, much of the product will come preassembled, reducing the number of fasteners needed by up to 67 percent and decreasing installation times by up to 50 percent as compared to other multi-component products on the market.

Engineered to individual job requirements, the patented, unique design of the Hi-Perf Ridge Vent is built to withstand winds up to 120 mph, and it’s backed by the only ventilation and wind warranty in the industry. The all-metal construction will not compress under stress, making it weather-proof and bug-proof. It has also passed water infiltration test TAS 100(A), ensuring a weather-proof vent.

The Hi-Perf Wind and Ventilation Warranty is available on all Metal-Era manufactured Hi-Perf ventilation systems. It guarantees that Hi-Perf systems:

  • when designed according to the Metal-Era calculated NFA will provide proper ventilation for the project
  • will withstand winds of up to 120 miles per hour
  • will be free of defects in Metal-Era supplied materials

The warranty covers repair or replacement of the system for 20 years or the lifetime of the roof on which it was originally installed, whichever comes first.

The product’s unique design allows for covers to be manufactured in 24-gauge steel, 0.040-, 0.050- and 0.063-inch aluminum. Cover plates provide a cleaner, more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Guarantees required exhaust airflow at the ridge to help prevent heat buildup and moisture accumulation underneath the roof covering, thereby increasing the life of the roof. The Ridge Vent is engineered to individual job requirements; this ensures that it will perfectly fit each roof condition.

The all metal construction withstands heavy snow loads and will not compress under stress making for the perfect weather and bug proof system.

It is provided in 12-foot lengths with pre-punched holes for quicker installation and lower labor costs. The fastening holes are slotted to allow for proper thermal movement of the materials and ensure correct fastener placement and spacing.

Choose among a wide range of standard colors and finishes that meet your job requirements. A 30-year Kynar 500 finish warranty is included on coil-coated standard colors. Custom post-coated Kynar 500 colors are available with an included 10-year Kynar 500 finish warranty or a 20-year Kynar 500 finish warranty is available upon request.

Manage Contacts and Invite Bids with Cloud-based Program

BuildingBlok's Invitation to Bid

BuildingBlok’s Invitation to Bid is cloud-based.

BuildingBlok, the cloud-based platform that helps small to mid-size general contractors better manage the entire life cycle of construction projects, announces the launch of new bidding feature, Invitation to Bid (ITB). With ITB, general contractors can easily manage contacts and send invitations to bid to subcontractors. BuildingBlok organizes bid info, helps the GC track every email sent to subcontractors and allows subs to quickly get bid info, download documents and submit RFIs and Bids. This cutting edge technology is entirely web based and is free to use.

Subcontractor bidding is an area where there is an obvious need for improvement. It’s currently a time-intensive and manual process, and requires a large degree of tracking. The system is designed to streamline the entire process, making it easier for contractors to find the right subcontractors for their project.

Specifically, with Invitation to Bid, general contractors can:

    ▪ Manage all documents quickly and easily.
    ▪ Manage all your contacts in one system
    ▪ Connect and collaborate with subcontractors .
    ▪ Track all communications and documents
    ▪ Award contracts and assemble teams of sub-contractors.

As part of Invitation to Bid, BuildingBlok is also launching the free BuildingBlok Network, where subcontractors can list themselves and their qualifications and general contractors can find subcontractors and add them to their contacts. The Network currently includes thousands of construction professionals.

Free 3-D Roof Modeling Software Has Been Improved

Roofscape software has been completely revised with dozens of improvements to the roof modeling tools

Applicad’s Roofscape software has been completely revised with dozens of improvements to the roof modeling tools.

AppliCad’s RoofScape software has been downloaded by thousands of roofing professionals all over the world. It is the only full function, purpose built, 3D roof modeling program that is available for you to use entirely free of charge. The best news is that this wonderful program has been completely revised with dozens of improvements to the roof modeling tools, making it even faster and easier to create even the most complex roof geometry from aerial images, PDFs or measurements.

You might also use RoofScape as your way of learning how to create amazing 3D roof geometry before you invest in AppliCad’s full function professional version, Roof Wizard.

If you have downloaded and used AppliCad’s RoofScape software in the past few years, you’re eligible to download the new completely revised version at absolutely no cost to you.

AppliCad has embedded the necessary functions so that you can digitise or trace roof the geometry from PDF’s or aerial photographs pasted directly into the RoofScape workspace or simply insert measurements from your site visit.

AppliCad has embedded the necessary functions so that you can digitise or trace roof the geometry from PDF’s or aerial photographs pasted directly into the RoofScape workspace or simply insert measurements from your site visit.

If RoofScape is doing it for you, but you need detailed material cutting lists, waste optimisation, user defined reports in Microsoft Word, consider the upgrade path to AppliCad’s Roof Wizard and the Roof Wizard Read-Only software.

The latest release also includes other great productivity enhancements such as an image trace wizard which simplifies the creation of a 3D model from aerial images or a PDF; a new simplified menu system option that greatly improves ease of use as well as enhancing a new user’s learning of the functions. Many new tables and key text strings further enhance the creation of custom report templates, making detailed reporting possible – providing even more useful information to your suppliers, customers and installers without any extra effort on the user’s part.

Also new in Roof Wizard V7.1 is the Assembly Manager for commercial sites trying to manage 1000’s of trim and flashing combinations for roof and wall panel systems. Automatically create the correct associations between different systems that share similar or the same trim items. This new function improves accuracy and speeds up the creation of your material order lists without errors or omissions.

With zone design tools for high wind areas, multiple language support; pitch measure tools and aerial image digitising; tool tips, filled planes, combined roof and wall functions, seamless integration with MS Word; one click plane fill, block-cut waste optimiser, terminology localisation and commercial assembly function, PDF underlay for fast digitising, combined Track and Digitising of building perimeters puts AppliCad’s Roof Wizard at the forefront of software for the roofing and claddin! g industry. Our ‘Smart-Roof’ technology puts Roof Wizard at the top of everyone’s shopping list.

Combining the features from recent releases AppliCad is pleased to announce a major productivity enhancement with the V7.1 release – a Read-Only version that is entirely free to use. No additional licenses required. Load on as many PC’s as you need for complete model and job checking functionality – including auto-dimensions, quantity summaries, pitch, line style and line length annotation and detailed quotation and proposal review. Create estimates without a model and add material or labor items while checking. All at no additional cost. AppliCad Roof Wizard Read-Only version – only with an update to Roof Wizard version 7.1.

Our new Roof Wizard Read-Only is completely free of charge with your upgrade to Roof Wizard V7.1 – load as often as you like and anywhere you have the need to check your estimator’s work.

Transport Tools to Locations Inaccessible by Vehicles

DEWALT introduces the new Tough Chest Mobile Storage – model DWST38000 – and 15 Gallon Chest – model DWST33090.

DEWALT introduces the new Tough Chest Mobile Storage – model DWST38000 – and 15 Gallon Chest – model DWST33090.

DEWALT introduces the new Tough Chest Mobile Storage – model DWST38000 – and 15 Gallon Chest – model DWST33090. Not all areas of a job site are accessible by truck or vehicle. The new Tough Chest Mobile Storage and 15 Gallon Chest help organize, store, protect, and transport tools and other job site necessities so you can roll up to your specific area and get to work. Both chests easily store in vehicles and are time-savers eliminating multiple trips from truck or vehicle to the job at hand.

DEWALT Tough Chest Mobile Storage introduces steel top rails for top loading. Tool boxes, saw horses, and other items can be secured to the top of the Tough Chest Mobile Storage with bungee cords. It features heavy-duty 8-inch rubber wheels for maneuverability over the rough job site terrain and includes a water seal and durable, corrosion resistant metal latches. Tough Chest Mobile Storage delivers 110 pounds of load capacity and 63 gallon useful volume.

Today 50 gallon mobile tool chests are a popular storage option for power tools and other job site materials. DEWALT is adding 13 more gallons of storage space to make Tough Chest Mobile Storage 63 gallons. Tough Chest™ Mobile Storage also features IP53 water resistance seal to help protect contents from water or weather damage.

The 15 Gallon Chest features a telescopic metal pull handle and heavy-duty 7-inch rubber wheels for maneuverability over the rough jobsite terrain. A one-touch latch allows for quick and easy opening with one hand. A 3-position tray provides organization of small parts inside or outside on the extended handle. The 15 Gallon Chest is water resistant, with IP43 rating and capacity load is up to 90 Lbs.

Tough Chest Mobile Storage and 15 Gallon Chest are also ideal for storing and transporting sporting goods and camping equipment.

Safety Eyewear Is Comfortable

Gateway Safety</a> has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear.

Gateway Safety has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear.

Gateway Safety has released Parallax, the latest product in its line of Temple Technology products, and the newest level of comfort in safety eyewear. Parallax features a patented temple design that allows for superior comfort for all-day wear. The eyewear’s temple is composed of two parallel temple pieces, with a rigid, top temple component providing stability and the lower temple component – made from a flexible polymer – acting as a cushion, minimizing pressure behind the ears. The temple’s two distinct components work together to maximize comfort without sacrificing safety. They also provide a distinguishing style.

Parallax has a single, large, wrap-around lens for exceptional protective coverage, and an integrated brow guard protects against debris from above. Its soft gel nosepiece works with the temples to ensure the glasses stay securely in place. These safety glasses meet ANSI Z87+, CSA Z94.3, as well as the ballistic impact resistance requirements for eyewear as per U.S. military performance specification MIL PRF-31013.