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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For over 30 years, American Fiber Cement Corporation (AFCC) has been the master distributor of fiber cement products in North America. This cutting-edge technology is used by innovative architects for façade cladding, interior paneling and surface design and comes with comprehensive warranties, consultations, and onsite training.

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.

An exclusive partnership of the leading precasters in North America dedicated to “innovation powered by collaboration”. Members work together to speed and perfect technologies that improve the build environment. Products and Technologies offered by AltusGroup members include CarbonCast® high performance sandwich walls and architectural cladding, ARCIS® ultra-thin prestressed concrete panel products, and Graphic Concrete imaging technology among others.

With decades of proven performance, Atlas EnergyShield continuous wall insulation provides an uninterrupted thermal barrier over an entire wall, not just in wall cavities between studs. Atlas polyiso creates a versatile, effective barrier for thermal, air, moisture, and vapor control. Whether building a single family home or a high-rise, Atlas EnergyShield wall insulation will meet energy codes and ensure the best building performance. Atlas EnergyShield offers a full line of commercial and residential polyiso rigid foam continuous wall insulation. Offering high R-value, a range of durable facers and multiple control layers, EnergyShield products are suitable for a variety of applications.

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.

Cambridge Architectural began with an architect’s vision – an insight that perceived woven wire mesh as a unique and beautiful alternative to traditional designs. In 1958, Cambridge International produced a woven metal mesh to clad elevator interiors in the world-renowned Seagram Building in New York City. That first installation has lasted over 60 years, retaining its pristine look and condition.In the years that followed, a partnership formed between architects and Cambridge, which realized the possibilities for architectural mesh were endless. By working with architects all over the world and being open to new and adventurous designs, the Cambridge team began developing a new vision to integrate woven metal mesh into the built environment.

CEI Materials is a Nation-Wide, full-service provider of Architectural Cladding Systems and Components. From concept to completion, new construction or retrofit, clients can rely on CEI to deliver the highest standard of quality. CEI works with Architects, General Contractors and Installers on all aspects of the project including Design Assist, Project Management, Fabrication and Installation.

DuPont Performance Building Solutions is a global innovation leader in the building and construction industry, providing products and materials for all six sides of the building envelope. By developing solutions for managing the air, water and thermal performance of buildings and residences, we help our customers build energy-efficient, resilient, and durable shelters in a rapidly changing world. Backed by unmatched industry insight, building knowledge, and technical support, as well as world-class brands such as Styrofoam™ Brand, Tyvek®, and Great Stuff™, our products and services portfolio enables customers to focus on what they do best, no matter where and how they choose to build.

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.

EFCO is a leading, national manufacturer of quality and innovative windows, curtain walls, storefront, and entrances. EFCO’s journey began over 65 years ago; and now with over 1500 employees and a nationwide network of service representatives, EFCO has the talent and resources to deliver customer satisfaction through its vertically-integrated processes.

Independent Manufacturer’s Representative for the industry leading Waterproofing, Air/Vapor Barrier, Insulation, Roof Foam and Coatings, Preformed and Gland Expansion Joints, Concrete Repair and Restoration, and Deck Coating products.

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.

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.

Today at Kinestral, we’re transforming glass into responsive, intelligent, beautiful architectural elements that transition from clear to tinted to dark, automatically or on command. We’re transforming architecture and design by offering a much more versatile architectural element for windows, skylights and walls. We’re transforming buildings, homes – and eventually cities – to be more sustainable, efficient, and beautiful. Most importantly, we like to think that we’re transforming lives by giving people unprecedented comfort and control of their indoor environments and more connection with the outside world, while creating inspiring spaces for living and working.

Major Industries offers a full line of custom and pre-engineered skylights, wall systems and canopies. From small translucent panel systems to glass skylights to mixed glazed systems that incorporate the benefits of glass and translucent panels, we have a daylighting system that’s right for your next project.

MG McGrath Inc is an award-winning leader in the design, fabrication, and installation of architectural surfaces including glass and custom metal panels in a variety of materials and finishes.

Modern Materials is a provider of thermal, moisture and concrete protection systems for the building envelope. Specializing in continuous insulation, structural sheathing, rainscreen & facade panels, non-thermal bridging attachment systems and sound attenuation. We assist Architects and Contractors in creating specifications for the entire building envelope.

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.

Packard Building Envelopes is proud to represent top manufacturers in the construction material industry, providing information, product education, and building expertise. Our firm and network of construction industry partners is available to help realize the design and building objectives of any project. Packard Building Envelopes, Building Relationships – Building Results.

Parasoleil bridges art and environment to help you create captivating places where people want to be. Our team designs and engineers an uncommon line of architectural panels with a unique perspective on patterns that influence space to inspire connection and enjoyment. Parasoleil collaborates with you every step of the way.

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.

PURE + FREEFORM specializes in Architectural Metal Walls and Ceilings for interiors and exteriors. Our custom metal panels are affordable and definitely work within the scope of most budgets. In addition to metal walls and panels, we are recognized by architects as the custom metal panels of choice to create inspiring one-of-a-kind interior millwork. Our superior LUMIFLON resin outperforms the competition and maintains both gloss and color; and our panels can be fabricated on site or in the fabricator’s shop.

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.

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. We offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry. Our insulation products are based on innovative stone wool technology and today we are the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. The ROCKWOOL group also includes a range of sister companies delivering specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors.

Schöck is the originator and world’s largest producer of structural thermal breaks, with over 10 million installations in 38 countries. Focused on improving the building envelope, energy efficiency and occupant comfort, Schöck manufactures structural components for concrete, steel and wood that provide thermal and sound insulation, as well as structural reinforcement.

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.

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.

VaproShield designs and manufactures high performance, vapor permeable, water resistive barriers (WRB) and air barrier (AB) systems and accessories, creating a total solution-based approach to protecting the building envelope.

At Valmont® Structures, we’ve been helping architects and designers around the world transform the look and feel of commercial structures for decades. We design and manufacture perforated and wire mesh facades to help buildings make a statement while delivering new levels of functionality—such as shading, safety, ventilation or privacy.

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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