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Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) is the largest glass producer in North America. Vitro Glass is primarily focused on commercial and residential construction markets and produces industry-leading glass brands such as Solarban® solar control low-e glass, Sungate® passive low-e glass and Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass. Learn more at www.vitroglazings.com.
Driven by a desire to serve our customers, YKK AP America offers market-driven products backed by world-class technology and a dedication to be the very best at what we do. Consistent with the philosophies and principles of the global
YKK Group, we combine engineering, innovative system designs, and vertically integrated manufacturing processes to provide fenestration systems at the highest level of quality and at a competitive price.
Committed to protecting the environment and the communities in which we operate, the Dublin, Georgia manufacturing center has achieved ISO 14001 status recognizing our advanced environmental management systems for recycling and the conservation of natural resources.
The Trosifol® PVB Division of Kuraray offers the widest portfolio of laminated glass interlayers on the market today. This presentation introduces the Trosifol® ultra-clear, acoustic, and colored PVB interlayers and stiff ionoplast interlayers that provide safety, sound control, decorative, structural and security benefits. As part of the presentation, we will show the post-breakage performance of laminated glass with a live impact demonstration.
SAFTIFIRST is a leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glazed walls, openings and entrances for over 35 years and the only single-source USA-manufacturer of fire resistive glass and framing systems. Our products are listed by UL and Intertek/WHI from 20 minutes to 2 hours. SAFTIFIRST also distributes PYRAN Platinum fire rated ceramics in North America.
For efficiency and aesthetics from the ground up, architects are specifying 3M adhesives, tapes, and protective films for a wide variety of applications. 3M VHB Structural Glazing Tapes have been building a worldwide success record since 1990. 3M VHB Tapes for Architectural Metal Panels keep surfaces smooth and secure in high profile buildings from L.A. to Dubai.
AkzoNobel makes a complete line of liquid spray and powder coatings to meet the needs of the architectural aluminum market. TRINAR® and Interpon® D3000 are premium liquid and powder coatings that meet the AAMA 2605 spec, and are ideal for any project that requires lasting durability and beauty.
Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global company focused 100% on coatings. Our goal is to provide customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. On every surface they touch, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.
Cambridge Architectural is the leading North American manufacturer of architectural mesh systems that incorporate a variety of attachment methods and metal fabric patterns. We specialize in designing, building & installing tension systems that offer many design solutions. Cambridge Architectural’s applications-based approach to our product offering allows us to focus simultaneously on aesthetics and functionality.
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is the leading single-source manufacturer of architectural glazing systems that effectively integrate aesthetics and performance. Our comprehensive selection of fenestration solutions includes entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, windows, and office partitions. For decades, we’ve built a solid reputation based on innovative product design, installer-friendly systems, short lead times, and complete project support.
Eastman is a specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® & Vanceva® PVB interlayers that enhances glass in terms of safety, security, style, solar and sound control. To help ensure projects meet stringent glazing requirements, we also provide expert technical support in the design phase.
Company description: Gate Precast, one of the nation’s largest producers of architectural and structural precast concrete systems, operates eight manufacturing facilities. Gate is known as a specialist in precast 3D design and engineering and serves as a design-assist consultant to architects and owners who seek to maximize the performance of their design.
As the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD-USA draws on more than 85 years of German engineering excellence, precision American manufacturing and expertise as the originator of the category. Serving as technical design consultants on each project, our collaboration with architects begins at the conceptual design phase and continues through specification, installation and testing.
greenscreen® produces modular wall mounted, freestanding and customized trellis elements for green facades functioning as a second skin of vertical landscape. With over 20 years of experience and 7,000 installations in North America, greenscreen® provides guidelines for design, installation and maintenance of the green facade at the building/landscape interface.
Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, we offer a dynamic range of innovative, high-performing products/systems for renovation and new construction. Kawneer’s comprehensive product portfolio includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems.
Kinestral Technologies, Inc. develops technologies that transform glass into responsive, intelligent, and beautiful architectural elements. HalioTM, its flagship product, is the world’s most advanced, most responsive smart-tinting glass, providing shade, protection from glare, and relief from heat gain in less than 2 minutes. Halio is available in 2017.
Neolith, a Sintered Compact Surface, is a revolutionary new product category pioneered by TheSize to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and interior design needs. Designed and produced in Spain, Neolith is a 100% natural product with extraordinary technical characteristics that make it an ideal material for exterior and interior applications.
Nupress Facades is a next generation designer and manufacturer of structural glass facade systems. We employ the latest design, engineering and manufacturing technologies to produce state of the art custom manufactured hardware systems to meet the most demanding facade design requirements. This allows forward thinking design professionals the freedom to design tomorrow’s structural glass walls.
Today, ventilated facades are considered to be the most advanced, effective and safest means of installing ceramic tiles on facades, providing buildings with aesthetic, technical and environmental benefits. Porcelanosa offers technical assistance throughout your entire project, from the design stage through to construction. We offer a multidisciplinary team comprising architects, engineers, CAD experts and tile specialists.
Wood has been worked by man for thousands of years, and its applications have gradually been mastered over time. At Prodema, we have updated that age-old experience, adding a large dose of state-of-the-art technology, to create an original and avant-garde range of natural wood products for the world of architecture, which had been inconceivable up until recent years, for their appearance, quality, range, and, above all, durability.
ROXUL Inc. is the North American operations of ROCKWOOL International, the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer. In the spring of 2014, a 600,000 sq. ft. facility opened in Marshall County, Mississippi; approximately 30 miles south of Memphis. This facility will facilitate the growing demand for ROXUL product in the US.
Sapa Extrusions is North America’s leading producer of extruded aluminum. We offer the industry’s broadest product capabilities in press sizes and tonnages, alloy selection, circle sizes, and profile types. Our North American Technical Center bring unprecedented value to customers with design and technical support, mechanical and application engineering, and metallurgy.
Based in Gersthofen near Munich, sedak GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading glass processing companies. Supported through its own intensive research and development, the company produces high-quality insulated and safety glass, and spectacular all-glass designs for architecture. The company’s unique projects regularly garner innovation awards for glass stairs, glass bridges and all-glass buildings. Delivering glass products made to the very highest standards, sedak’s production facilities process, temper, laminate, and print panes of glass in sizes of up to 10’6″ x 49′.
Shildan. Design your passion. Build with ours.
With over 250 institutional projects in the US, Shildan is the leading supplier of terracotta rainsceen & sunscreen products for breathtaking, high performance building facades. A concept to completion company, we take pride in the projects we work on and the relationships we build with architects, owners, installers, GCs and project managers over the course of each project.
Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) is a leading manufacturer of innovative firestop solutions designed to stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. With over 1,300 UL® Classified systems, STI specializes in cutting edge perimeter fire containment systems including backpan designs, flush and reduced sill heights, and connection protection.
Structurflex is a world leading producer of tensile membrane systems. We design, manufacture and install Tensile Membrane Structures and Textile Facade Cladding Systems throughout the world. Because we understand the close connection between architecture, engineering and construction, our fabric system set a very high standard in detail and functionality.
SWISSPEARL is the leading European manufacturer of cement composite façades for quality, high-end architecture. As the world leader in coloration technology and facade knowledge, our cement panels offer a wide range of products, aspects and colors specially designed to meet architects’ needs for superior rainscreen cladding applications.
TAKTL is the first company to integrate Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) formulation, design, mold making, and automated manufacturing to deliver high quality architectural products, made in the USA. TAKTL offers standard and custom programs to address the needs of projects spanning a wide range of design requirements, budgets, and schedules.
Tecnoglass is a fully integrated group of companies including Tecnoglass SA, ESWindows and Alutions, which offer the latest technology on glass, aluminum frames, facades and window systems. These companies employ over 5000 people and sell to 27 countries, providing single source responsibility in all their products.
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing offers product systems spanning the foundation to the roof. Our below-grade waterproofing systems, air barrier systems, wall and traffic coatings, high-performance sealants, comprehensive glazing systems, firestopping solutions and engineered transition assemblies are formulated and tested to ensure compatibility and long-term performance
View Inc. is the pioneer in large-scale architectural dynamic glass. View designs and manufactures a new generation of dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts its tint levels. View Dynamic Glass enables unparalleled control over the amount of light and heat entering a building – dramatically increasing comfort while reducing building energy consumption.
The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is a national, not-for-profit trade association that consists of a wide cross section of stakeholders in the building enclosure industry. Our membership include manufacturers, architects, engineers, trade contractors, researchers, testing & audit agencies, consultants and building owners. ABAA is the national voice of the air barrier industry and has raised the level of quality in the industry through a Quality Assurance Program and offers premier training, certification, product evaluations, contractor accreditation and site quality control audits.
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Across the country, architects are required to take continuing education courses to maintain their professional license. CE|STRONG offers the only app designed to provide architects AIA courses, specifically designed for mobile users. The CE|S app is easy-to-use, intuitive tool for architects to take courses & manage their AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) provides our students with the distinct experience of working closely with an award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked accredited programs, in the heart of Miami and Miami Beach— two of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities! Unique in our composition and driven by our engaged mission and commitment to interdisciplinary curricula that prepare our graduates for meaningful careers and leadership in their chosen profession, we offer 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 departments: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design, Art + Art History, Communication Arts, Music, and Theatre.
McNeel Miami operates as the Southeastern US and Latin America office for Robert McNeel & Associates, a software development company known for its 3-D modeling software, Rhinoceros® and Grasshopper®, the graphical editor that allows designers explore new shapes using generative algorithms. No knowledge of programming, just data driven forms created.