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.

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.

Allied Technical Sales serves Architecture and Design communities, representing the best brands for commercial, education, hospitality, medical, and long-term care industries. With a team of dedicated and knowledgeable sales reps across Canada, we are committed to delivering superior service.

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.

AltusGroup member Pre-Con is one of the group’s 17 precasters dedicated to innovation powered by collaboration. AltusGroup members 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.

AMICO Architectural Metals is North America’s leading manufacturer and fabricator of Expanded mesh Systems. Our systems are provided fully engineered, fabricated and finished in a ready to install condition.

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.

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.

Leading in the ceramic industry with vision and expertise since 1990, Ceragres offers a diversified range of cutting-edge products, including ventilated ceramic facade systems. Ceragres is dedicated to advising professionals in their projects, with a high level of service and unparalleled technical support.

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.

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.

Eventscape is an award-winning custom fabrication firm, collaborating with the world’s top architects and designers. We are well known as a“Preferred Partner” for the execution of custom feature elements. Working in multiple materials and markets with the latest equipment and technologies, together, we “build the extraordinary®”.

EJOT is a German based global company serving the Building, Solar, Industrial and Automotive industries through over 35 subsidiaries and further sales offices and distribution partners worldwide. The US Construction Division is Headquartered in Kenosha WI with an Application and Testing Facility in Wixom MI and a Sales Office in Phoenix AZ.

Florim is an Italian company that is a leader in the world of manufacturing porcelain surfaces (up to 63’’x126’’) for all building, architecture, landscaping and interior design requirements. Its historical commitment has spearheaded research and technological innovation with its professional technical assistance that continues to distinguish the company since 1962.

FunderMax is a global market leading, European suppliers of derived timber products and decorative laminates (HPL), applicable for exterior building cladding and interior casework and wall protection. FunderMax North America is based in Charlotte NC and complies with critical national and international building codes.

GammaStone is an Italian manufacturer of lightweight architectural panels ranging from natural stone, porcelain, glass, GFRC and brick, offering monolithic architectural elements and increased speed of installation in comparison to conventional cladding systems. GammaStone’s panels serve as excellent replacements for heavy dimensional materials traditionally used for cladding, cornices or columns.

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.

We are a company inspired to make a difference in our customers’ businesses. That’s why Hilti North America has over 3,700 highly trained team members in sales, engineering, marketing and other support roles who all work to help construction professionals solve their biggest challenges.  Our sales teams and field engineers meet our customers where they are, finding solutions to make builds safer, easier and faster.

Imagic Glass is an industry leading specialty fabricator of decorative architectural glass; including: laminated glass (colors, textures and materials),water based low voc back painting, high resolution – large format printing, pattern etching, deep carving and patterned mirror.

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.

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.

Morrison Hershfield is an employee-owned professional services firm providing engineering and management consulting services in the areas of energy and industrial, buildings, technology and telecom, transportation, environment, water and wastewater, and land development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reynaers Aluminium is a leading European specialist in the development and marketing of innovative and sustainable aluminium and steel solutions for windows, doors, curtain walling, sliding systems, sun screening and conservatories. Driven by energy-efficiency and the willingness to take responsibility for the environment.

Besides a wide range of standard solutions, we also develop tailor-made solutions for all market sectors, from residential to commercial and industrial projects. Our high-quality systems all meet the most stringent demands in terms of comfort, security, architectural design and energy-efficiency. Reynaers Aluminium is not only a supplier, but also a valuable partner for architects, fabricators, solar installers, project developers, investors and end users.

Reynaers Aluminium is founded in 1965 and is part of the group Reynaers, currently employing over 2200 workers in more than 40 countries worldwide and exporting to more than 70 countries on 5 continents. The company, with its headquarters in Duffel, Belgium achieved an annual turnover of 537 million euros in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

Stekar Systems manufactures architectural systems for building facades. Our Multifacades® product is designed to allow architects to create contemporary buildings with perfectly linear facades. Glass and other materials can be integrated on the same facade with a single attachment system. By adding our frameless window, you keep a unique look and a high-performance envelope.

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.

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.

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.

UL’s building science team is comprised of a dynamic and experienced team of highly specialized professionals, with thought leadership and global Centers of Excellence based out of the Chicago, Montreal and Toronto headquarters. Our team is made up of engineers, architects, technologists and specialists in building science, offering a wide range of building science services, including building envelope and fire testing services, building forensic services and building system commissioning services for architects, building owners, manufacturers and others in the built environment markets.

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.

Vicone manufactures extruded silicone and EPDM glazing seals and profiles. We can design and optimize, or simply manufacture your seals and profiles to your existing design. Our goal is to help you achieve high performance glazing systems to meet your building façade’s energy efficiency and sustainability objectives.

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.

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