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

Bendheim Wall Systems, a leading provider of channel-glass wall systems and the exclusive distributor of Lamberts channel-glass wall systems has launched a new web site. In it, you’ll find a wealth of detailed product information, technical data, and an extensive library of award-winning installations and LEED projects. It also offers a standard three-part specification that can be tailored to suit each project and frame system.


SieMatic has received the top Red Dot Design Award in communication design for its newly revamped Web site. Maintaining the company’s cutting-edge design standard, the site features user-friendly, intuitive menus; quick navigation; and detailed information on the company, its products, collections, kitchen planning, news, events, dealers, and distributors—even who might be reselling display models.


This award-winning online resource and forum for the building and design industries has just launched a new platform with compelling visuals and state-of-the-art features. The site hosts more than 10,000 professionals who showcase their design services and projects. It’s also a terrific source to locate thousands of building- product and furnishings manufacturers as well as numerous building codes.


This manufacturer of insulated concrete forms has upped the ante on its informative Web site with special areas to address the needs of architects, developers, and construction professionals. The intuitive menus facilitate browsing for detailed product manuals and information, design support, code evaluations, CSI specifications, technical services—even a primer on the product category for the uninitiated.