Explore Latest Technology at NDS Users Conference San Diego-based National Decision Systems (NDS) expects 200 decision makers at its 13th Annual Users Conference, slated for July 24-28 in San Diego. Attendees will be able to explore the latest advances in intelligent information, as well as exchange ideas and concepts with peers. The conference will also feature breakout sessions for the retail, restaurant and real estate industries, with topics such as site selection, merchandising and database marketing. Call Melissa Barry at (800) 866-6510 ext. 575 for more information.

California Parking Facility Receives AIA Design Award An urban parking facility in Glendale, Calif., recently received an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The facility, developed by the City of Glendale, was designed by Deenihan Design Group Architects, also of Glendale. The firm developed the building's exterior design while consulting for the facility's project architect, Walker Parking Consultants, Newport Beach, Calif. The nine-level facility - six levels above ground and three below ground -has the capacity to park 1,150 cars.

NRCA Releases New 1999 Roofing Materials Guides The 1999 editions of "Low-Slope Roofing Materials Guide" and "Steep-Slope Roofing Materials Guide" have been released by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The low-slope guide describes hundreds of roof membranes and insulation boards as well as roof cements, coatings and fastener products. The steep-slope guide offers product information about asphalt shingles and their warranties, underlayment sheets, clay and concrete tiles, wood shakes and shingles, slate, and fiber-cement, metal and synthetic materials. The guides are available as a set for $120 for NRCA members or $185 for nonmembers. The publications may also be purchased separately. Call (847) 299-9070 for more information.

Heat Consortium Offers Geothermal Energy Info Washington-based Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium is a resource for builders, owners and managers of mercantile facilities who are interested in learning more about GeoExchange, a heating and cooling technology that pumps heat from the Earth's core. The EPA has cited GeoExchange as the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly heating and cooling system available. Documented energy savings are 25% to 50% over conventional heating and cooling systems. See www.geoexchange.org for more information.

Brochure Features Products for Harsh Conditions, Impact Conyers, Ga.-based Lithonia Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting fixtures, has released a brochure featuring products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions and physical impact. The eight-page, full-color brochure is available by calling (770) 922-9000.

Flooring Company Launches New Vibrant Color Line Tuscumbia, Ala.-based Marley Flexco has launched a new line of colors to give customers expanded design opportunities. Colors 2000 adds 24 colors to the company's rubber and vinyl product lines and 37 to the premium vinyl wood, marble and stone collection. Marley Flexco developed these colors with the help of industry experts, the architects, designers and color specialists who would be specifying them. See www.marleyflexco.com.

Brochure Outlines Heating Offerings, Equipment A 70-year-old heating equipment firm has introduced a new brochure. "INDEECO: Your Source for Electric Heating and Controls" provides an overview of the St. Louis-based company's history, manufacturing and customer service philosophies, and community involvement. In addition, the brochure presents INDEECO's line of electric heating and control products for space, process and industrial applications.

Guide Highlights Latest Locknetics' Devices, Data Needham Heights, Mass.-based Security Lock Distributors has released a new brochure describing electronic, electromagnetic and electromechanical locking devices from Locknetics. Included is data on all Locknetics locks, strikes, exit devices, access and exit controls, power supplies, and accessories. See www.seclock.com for details.