DAY 1

Meet with industry-leading manufacturers of every possible exteriors product.

Over sixty companies from cladding, glazing, framing + facade systems, to advanced materials and service sectors will be on hand to field questions and demo products for all of your project needs.

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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 StarphireUltra-Clear™ glass. Learn more at www.vitroglazings.com.

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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.

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We recognize the critical role design plays in every phase of the product development process—from ideas to solutions to disposal. This holistic approach and integrated thinking allows us to create meaningful brand experiences. The end result unites quality with purpose to create design solutions that are beautiful, functional, and help improve people’s lives everywhere.

AGS Stainless build custom rails 100% off-site. Whether you chose glass, cable or bar rails – off-site fabrication reduces product costs, improves product quality and dramatically shortens installation times. We have been in business for almost 3-decades and we build rails to the highest standard of quality in the industry.

We’re a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We bring color to walls. Help protect the buildings you go in every day. We’re in your mobile devices, the cars and roads that move you around and are an essential part of the products that keep you healthy We supply innovative and sustainable paints, coatings and specialty chemicals to customers around the world. As well as offering key functionalities, our products also play a vital role in the manufacturing process in many industries.

Since AGROB BUCHTAL began manufacturing ceramic tile in 1755, we’ve been a leader in next-generation architectural ceramics. In the 1930’s we introduced non-slip ceramics, today we offer hydrophilic, self-cleaning ceramics for interior and exterior applications. Architects worldwide appreciate our ceramic products, customization options, and comprehensive Architects’ Services.

Alumil NA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Swiss based Alumil International. Alumil’s high performing/energy efficient window and curtain wall systems are installed in notable NYC projects including GOOGLE’s headquarters, 158 Madison, 60 Water and 150 Charles. Alumil is a solutions driven manufacturer focused on collaborating with the design team.

Avenere Cladding is a US-based full-service designer-importer-distributor of NeaCera® Terra-cotta Rainscreen Solutions and is responsible for all aspects of its testing, code compliance and contract fulfillment. We specialize in serving the national design and contracting communities with high standards of service in all aspects of our work. These high standards are well established in our organization as a result of the requirements and industry standards upheld by our structural product affiliates for over 40 years.

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.

CENTRIA, the world’s leading provider of high-performance building envelopes, is committedto advancing building science, sustainability, and aesthetics through rigorous R&D, innovation,and world-class service and support to the building community.

Corian® for exterior cladding brings personality to virtually any type of environment, enhancing and facilitating the lives of those who use and enjoy its unique potential. It can be crafted into almost any shape, for any place, for any purpose, and is available in a wide range of colors, offering you the freedom to design, explore, and create. Long-lasting, durable, and elegant, Corian® exterior cladding panels have a three-dimensional formability that has been liberating inventive and artistic minds for over 40 years.

The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.

Eastman is a specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® and Vanceva® laminated glass interlayers that enhances glass in terms of safety, security, strength, style, solar and sound control. Architects/engineers count on Eastman for expert technical support during the design phase.

Since 1925, the global architecture and commercial design communities have relied upon on our expertise in delivering customized solutions. From concept to installation, we believe in an efficient, design-to-build process that utilizes collaborative project engineering to anticipate and exceed your metal fabric needs.

At Glasswerks, we offer full-service custom glass fabrication services, producing a comprehensive range of architectural and other custom glass products. Our custom glass fabrication capabilities include a wide range of edge beveling, tempered glass cutting, sandblasting, grooving, and much more. We have all of the world-class machinery and highly-experienced custom glass fabricators needed to create the exact product you need with the utmost quality, precision, and reliability.

Guardian SunGuard Advanced Architectural Glass and Glass Analytics tools provide facade solutions that allow architects and designers to explore all the aesthetic and functional possibilities of building with light while meeting increasingly complex energy, daylighting, LEED and performance requirements. New SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass offers an industry-leading combination of high visible light and low solar heat gain.

Hydro delivers customized aluminum extrusions for your own building systems as well as complete branded systems for the building envelope. Our Sapa, Technal and Wicona brands develop and manufacture complete systems, while our local manufacturing plants produce the architectural extrusions that fit your own systems.

Island Exterior Fabricators is an all-inclusive façade subcontractor, functioning as a valuable resource for architects, owners, and general contractors alike! Our diverse team has the capability to provide building envelope consultation, design, engineering, and fabrication – as well as performance testing & final installation. Island utilizes modern digital fabrication methods to create precisely designed facade systems, which help us execute even the most unique and complex architectural visions. We pride ourselves on finding the technical solutions required to deliver high-performance facades, accommodating the ever-increasing demand for functional building enclosures.

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.

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.

McGrory Glass manufactures custom metallic and vibrant-colored glass for exterior applications, as well as a patented interior wall cladding systems. Additionally, we produce DecoShade – “one-way” vision glass. We are a strategic partner with Glas Trösch (Butzberg, Switzerland), and together we produce high-performance make-ups including Luxar® Anti-Reflective glass.

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.

The POHL Group is a family-owned business with an 160-year-old tradition. The combination of tradition, high quality and innovative thinking is the foundation of becoming an expert in metal handicraft. Today the POHL Group is one of the worldwide leading addresses for planning, technical construction as well as producing ventilated and insulated curtain 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.

For over 50 years, PPG has pushed the limits of what’s possible in architectural metal coatings. What started with the revolutionary DURANAR® coatings in 1967 has grown to include advances like infrared-reflective pigments and customizable powder coatings, innovations that are more versatile, architect-friendly and environmentally compatible than ever before.

Rigidized® Metals Corporation has led the world in the development and production of deep-textured, three dimensional metals used in architectural, industrial and transportation applications. Rigidized® Metals products are known for their attractive, economical and functional appeal. The Rigidized® Metals deep-texturing process adds strength, impact resistance and the ability to hide scratches. It also allows for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.

Shildan is the leading supplier of terracotta rainscreen and sunscreen products for iconic and energy efficient building faҫades. Shildan introduced Terracotta Rainscreen to the US market 15 years ago and has completed 300 institutional projects. Shildan is a solutions company. Our experienced technical sales team offers early design guidance to architects, engineers & owners, design build services and technical assistance. Shildan specializes in designing and engineering systems to meet the needs of today’s high performing facades.

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.

Sto is an international technology leader in the design and production of innovative building materials tailored to human needs. Our wall systems, coatings and finishes have been the choice of leading architects, engineers and contractors for 61 years, and we are the world’s largest manufacturer of exterior thermal insulation systems, with 35 subsidiaries, more than 5000 employees, and 21 factories operating around the globe.

Stuart Dean has specialized in architectural metal curtain wall and building facade restoration since 1932. We excel in field-application of high-performance coatings that modernize and protect like original factory finishes. Anodized aluminum or painted finishes are restored to a like-new appearance on buildings from one to 100 stories.

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.

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.

TerraCORE Panels provides interior and exterior honeycomb-backed panels ranging from natural stone, porcelain and PVDF aluminum, offering a lightweight design and increased speed of installation in comparison to conventional cladding systems. TerraCORE’s honeycomb-backed stone panels serve as excellent replacements for heavy dimensional materials traditionally used for cladding, cornices or columns.

Tremco is North America’s leading supplier of building envelope solutions for managing air, moisture and thermal transmission. Glazing systems incorporate high-performance silicone sealants, rubber extrusions, gaskets, tapes and setting blocks. Also including our compatible air/vapor barriers, window-to-wall transitions, waterproofing membranes and coatings, single-source systems from Tremco help ensure continuity from the foundation to the roof.

Valspar has been a leader in the art and science of coatings for over 200 years. Our factory applied Fluropon 70% PVDF metal coatings have a full palette of field-proven, high-performance, architectural finishes that will help you achieve any design while meeting the industry’s toughest standards, including AAMA 2605.

Viracon offers a complete range of architectural exterior glass products. We not only fabricate glass, we also deliver design, aesthetic, budget and performance solutions for projects big and small. Our offering includes insulating, laminated, silk-screened, digital print, spandrel, hurricane-resistant, acoustical, blast-mitigating, electronic eavesdropping mitigating and a broad selection of proprietary high performance coatings.

W&W Glass is one of New York’s largest architectural glass and metal subcontractors, specializing in unitized curtain walls, storefronts, and interior glass and glazing. W&W is the North American distributor of the Pilkington PlanarTM structural glass system. Pilkington is renowned worldwide for its high-quality glass fabrication and fully tested warrantied systems.

Walter P Moore is an international company of engineers, architects, innovators, and creative people who solve some of the world’s most complex structural and infrastructure challenges. Providing structural, diagnostics, civil, traffic, parking, transportation, enclosure, and construction engineering services. We design solutions that are cost- and resource-efficient, forward-thinking, and help support and shape communities worldwide. Founded in 1931 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, our 600+ professionals work across 18 U.S. offices and five international locations.

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