Showcase Innovative Solutions
Presented by Buildings and BI (Buildings Interiors) magazines, at NeoCon World's Trade Fair
Tens of thousands of facilities managers and design professionals attending NeoCon® 2001 World's Trade Fair, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, witnessed the latest innovations in solutions-oriented products, services, and technology for commercial buildings. In its sixth year, the Innovations Awards Competition, presented by Buildings and BI magazines, featured products and services that SOLVE today's facilities challenges. Categories in this year's competition included Computer Solutions, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Solutions, Product Performance and Ease of Use, Safety/Accessibility, Workplace Aesthetics, Workplace Flexibility, and Workplace Performance
Safety and Accessibility
CROSS-GRIP™ by Crossville Porcelain Stone/USA
Developed at the request of the National Restaurant Association's risk managers to drastically reduce "slips and falls" in restaurants' kitchen areas, CROSS-GRIP porcelain stone tile features a raised-point textured surface that outperforms other abrasive tiles because its texture is an integral part of the porcelain tile itself. In other slip-resistant tiles, the surface can wear down over time, becoming smooth, or the carborundum can become detached, leaving a "pit" in the tile's surface. CROSS-GRIP also met the "Brungraber Mark II" slip test, which measures a floor's slipperiness under such conditions as grease, water, high heels, and sneakers - withstanding horizontal and vertical forces simultaneously. Available in four standard, plus custom, colors. CROSS-GRIP by Crossville Porcelain Stone/USA.