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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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.

AltusGroup members Oldcastle Infrastructure and Knife-River Prestress are two of the group’s 17 precasters dedicated to innovation powered by collaboration. They provide advanced technologies such as CarbonCast Enclosure Systems with continuous insulation, ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels for rainscreens and Graphic Concrete for imparting any image, design or pattern onto precast faces.

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.

AMS is the premier provider of exterior facade materials in the Pacific Northwest. Having over 25 years of commercial industry experience has allowed us to partner with the highest performing rainscreen manufacturers in the world. These partnerships allow designers to create with confidence, knowing they can go to one source, AMS, for all of their cladding needs. Whether it is high density fiber cement, compact phenolic, or pressure equalized aluminum plate, AMS offers the largest variety of cladding options available.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The International Masonry Institute offers quality training for craftworkers, professional education for masonry contractors and free technical assistance to the design and construction communities. Team IMI consists of architects, engineers, construction managers, skilled craftworkers and instructors, offering what no other group can: expertise in training, craftsmanship, design, installation and marketing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SAFTI FIRST has over 35 years of experience in testing, innovating and providing technologically advanced fire rated glass and framing systems. Our products are tested, certified, listed and labeled both by UL and Intertek/Warnock-Hersey. SAFTI FIRST is also the fire rated glass and framing division of O’Keeffe’s Inc., a leading USA manufacturer of architectural glass and metal products for 75 years.

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.

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.

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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