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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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.

Platinum Sponsor

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.

Gold Sponsor

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.

Gold Sponsor

North Glass is the industry’s strongest and largest glass deep-processing equipment R & D and manufacturing enterprises. Its leading flat glass production products have ranked first in the world for 14 consecutive years. Its independent development of the Low-E coating production line has become a global leader in the coating industry.

Our Sponsors

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.
AGNORA fabricates the largest architectural glass in North America. We temper, laminate, insulate, heat-treat, machine and digitally-print oversized glass for a variety of cultural, high-end residential, and luxury retail projects. From Manhattan penthouses to Hollywood movie sets, airport control towers to woolly mammoths, our projects are unique, exciting, and always leave us in anticipation of the next big challenge.
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.
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.
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.
Azon technology improves energy savings in commercial aluminum fenestration framing in the building facade. The Azon turnkey solutions for manufacturers provide the best combination of energy efficiency and the highest shear strength of all thermal barriers for aluminum fenestration products used in the most demanding climates and conditions.
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.
Cladding Concepts International is the facade products and services division of Belden Tri-State Building Materials, a company servicing the construction community since 1936. CCI proudly represents the most comprehensive portfolio of terra-cotta, porcelain stone, compact panel and high-end decorative metal facade systems alongside turnkey design and technical support with streamlined project supply management and logistics.
We are Construction Specialties (CS), a family-owned building products manufacturer. We provide custom solutions to complex problems that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in all its product categories.
Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH), fabricates a variety of glass and security glazingproducts. Our Architectural Division of Columbia Commercial, J.E. Berkowitz, andSolar Seal, and Security Division are Dlubak Specialty Glass and Global SecurityGlazing. CGH fabricates insulating, decorative, protective, and bent glass,CHILDGARD® security glazing and INVISIWALL® engineered systems.
Crossville’s exterior surface solutions represent the latest innovations in the porcelain tile industry. They combine Laminam S.p.A. technically advanced porcelain tile panels (tiles measured in feet, not inches) and its sustainably produced porcelain tile collections. Crossville offers architects and designers revolutionary exterior cladding materials. Design boldly and specify confidently with Crossville’s advanced, modern options.
Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes highly innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. This objective is possible thanks to pioneering and leading brands such as Silestone®, Dekton®, and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces that allow for the creation of unique designs and spaces for both commercial and residential projects.
Elemex manufactures superior architectural facade systems in our state-of-the-art facility and supports all aspects of your project from concept to completion. Our Ceramitex® panels are non-combustible, UV resistant, climate defiant and graffiti proof. Built on our proprietary Unity attachment technology, it provides seamless integration of a wide variety of surfaces.
We are Germany’s leading natural stone company, specializing in the quarrying and production of Jura limestone. The stone is suited for facades and exterior paving in any climate and interior flooring. Our manufacturing plant is one the most modern stone processing facilities in Europe delivering complex natural stone projects worldwide.
The DensElement® Barrier System is a water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB) system solution that eliminates an additional need for a WRB over the face of the sheathing in commercial construction. The enhanced fiberglass mat sheathing panel integrates a WRB-AB directly within its core, which offers high vapor permeability. Visit DENSELEMENT.com
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, FenestraPro is suite of a BIM-based façade design software that evaluates environmental performance while allowing the designer to maintain aesthetic control. Trusted by global architectural firms including Gensler and SOM, FenestraPro software provides real-time analysis of thermal performance, solar heat gain, and natural daylight for streamlined façade design.
GGI is a leading custom glass fabricator and distributor of architectural glass, including decorative, fire-rated, bird-friendly and other specialty glass solutions for commercial building facades, interior design and public art applications. Glass that is functional, decorative and environmentally friendly, combined with precision workmanship and five generations of glass industry expertise. GGI sources globally, fabricates locally and distributes nationally. Celebrating our 120th year in business. We do the exceptional and the everyday with glass. Learn more www.generalglass.com.
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.
Keil is a Leading Manufacturer of Concealed Anchors for Ventilated Rainscreen Facades.
Kleidco® is an international system house company, established to provide services to the exclusive buildings about aluminium solutions. Kleidco® produces top quality aluminium systems for its clients. With its operations in Turkey, Spain, France, Germany and USA. Designs of the products are made by a partnership with the world-famous consulting companies.
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.
Founded in 2001, LAMINAM invented the technology to manufacture large format porcelain slabs, a new concept of surface with universal potential and versatility in the architectural and design world. Today, LAMINAM is a world leading brand, the largest manufacturer of porcelain slabs, focused on continuous innovation and sustainable technologies.
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.
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.
Microsol Resources has been delivering integrated solutions to the architecture, engineering, and construction industries for over 30 years. The company is a recognized leader in BIM and CAD-based solutions, as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner. Besides CAD & BIM software, Microsol also provides training, consulting, staffing, 3-D printing, and data management services to help customers gain a competitive advantage and improve their overall productivity.
Mödfacade works as an independent Manufacturer’s Rep throughout North America with modern, durable facade solutions- connecting innovative products with progressive designers.
NBK® Architectural Terracotta, a Hunter Douglas company, uses traditional clay and advanced manufacturing techniques to create TERRART™ – a contemporary terracotta building material available in an unmatched range of sizes, textures and colors in both horizontal and vertical applications. NBK tiles support a versatile range of façade applications, from in-fill curtain walls and precast applications to ventilated rainscreen open-joint systems.
Northern Facades Ltd is a leading fabricator for architectural metal panel and unitized glazing systems. Our expertise consists of Design Assist, Engineering, Custom Systems Design, Drafting, Manufacturing, Testing, Value Engineering, and Project Management. We work with the building envelope community to deliver designed, code compliant fabricated systems to building owners enjoying beautiful facades lasting for many generations.

Since 1972 the business has stuck to it’s values and developed a “First Class Engineering” reputation.

“Supplying leading edge products with the latest technology to Mining, Building, Aerospace & Defence and now Medical.”

Our Toronto office manages the North American customer base with our Newcastle Head office and manufacturing facility leading the way.

Permasteelisa North America, a member of the Permasteelisa Group, is the largest specialty facade contractor in the US, specialized in the engineering, project management, manufacturing, and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems. Headquarters in Windsor, CT with offices in Minnesota, Chicago, New York, Miami and Montreal.
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.
Our objective is to provide the world of architecture with unique materials that help architects design warm, beautiful, comfortable spaces that improve the quality of life for all. At Prodema we work hard to be a source of inspiration for architects.
ProSpec, LLC / Desana Partners: Fully engineered, large format porcelain, brick or terracotta clad rain screen façade systems. Presented to architects, engineers, and building owners by ProSpec, LLC; Solutions for the professional specifier.
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.
Schüco provides state-of-the-art window and facade technology tailored for all market sectors, from private homes to commercial and industrial projects. To achieve this, a broad product portfolio consisting of high quality materials is needed. Schüco systems meet and exceed the most demanding requirements for energy efficiency, security, comfort and design.
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.
SFS Nvelope rainscreen cladding support systems are develop to support the most demanding cladding materials. Adjustable brackets and rails available in vertical or horizontal systems for exposed or concealed fastened applications are cost effective, easy to install or adjust and accommodate a wide range of cavity depths. Nvelope systems meet structural and thermal demands of today’s building requirements.
Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar Architectural Metal Coatings) is a leader in the art and science of high-performance coatings that excel in both beauty and function. Our long-lasting Fluropon® 70% PVDF architectural coatings for coil and extrusion applications comes to life through an unlimited palette of 50,000+ colors and aesthetic effects and will keep your building façade looking new for decades to come. Coating applications include Curtain Wall, Metal Wall Panel Systems, Metal Roofing, Aluminum Window and Door Frames, Skylights, Soffits and Fascia, and more.
Spectrum Metal Finishing, Inc., is a custom applicator of liquid and powder coatings servicing the commercial construction markets throughout the US. A member of PPG’s elite “Certified Applicator Program” and ISO-9001 Certified. Licensed by all major Kynar 500 paint suppliers. We meet/exceed all AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605 specs with capabilities up to 33’ with 20 year warranties.
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.
Skyline Design is one of the leading manufacturers of architectural glass in North America. Headquartered in Chicago and founded in 1983, the company has continually worked to redefine the creative potential of large-scale, decorative architectural glass installations. It is distinguished by its collaborations with leading designers, artists, and photographers, including Suzanne Tick, Patricia Urquiola, the estate of Alexander Girard, Scholten and Baijings, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Skyline Design produces both exterior and interior glass for corporate, hospitality, transportation, public and healthcare facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

WindowMaster was founded in 1990. Its founding vision is to create better buildings that have plenty of fresh air and excellent and safe indoor climates. WindowMaster employs highly experienced cleantech specialists in Denmark, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United States of America. In addition, we work with a vast network of certified partners.

We supply sustainable indoor climate solutions for all types of buildings and our solutions are based on natural forces – natural ventilation. In addition, we have many years of experience in providing smoke ventilation solutions that comply with European EN standards, Danish regulatory standards and UL 325.

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.

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