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.
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.
For efficiency and aesthetics from the ground up, architects are specifying 3M adhesives, tapes, and protective films for a wide variety of applications. 3M VHB Structural Glazing Tapes have been building a worldwide success record since 1990. 3M VHB Tapes for Architectural Metal Panels keep surfaces smooth and secure in high profile buildings from L.A. to Dubai.
AkzoNobel makes a complete line of liquid spray and powder coatings to meet the needs of the architectural aluminum market. TRINAR® and Interpon® D3000 are premium liquid and powder coatings that meet the AAMA 2605 spec, and are ideal for any project that requires lasting durability and beauty.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is a leading global producer of polyurethane and polycarbonates with ~14,700 employees at 30 production sites and 2012 sales of €11 billion. Bayer’s Makrolon® sheet and Hygard® laminates are transparent, lightweight, practically indestructible alternatives to glass for security applications. We also feature Hygard® Sentinel blast-resistant façade.
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 is the leading North American manufacturer of architectural mesh systems that incorporate a variety of attachment methods and metal fabric patterns. We specialize in designing, building & installing tension systems that offer many design solutions. Cambridge Architectural’s applications-based approach to our product offering allows us to focus simultaneously on aesthetics and functionality.
The Cosentino Group currently has more than 70 distribution points or Centers worldwide. From its headquarters in Almeria, Spain, the Group distributes its products and brands, which includes Silestone Natural Quartz, Eco Recycled Surfaces, Dekton Ultra-compact Surfaces and Sensa Granite, in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.cosentino.com.
CST Covers, a team of designers, engineers and fabricators, specializes in spaceframes and specialty signature solutions such as canopies, domes and environmental enclosures. Design flexibility is made possible by CST’s structural systems and associated cladding options. CST structures are fabricated from lightweight all-aluminum components for both overhead and vertical applications.
Cupples, one of the truly great brands and storied construction companies of the twentieth century, is back. Recognizing the shift in current market conditions, ownership has retooled the firm to provide turnkey façade solutions for the low and mid-rise buildings that dominate local and regional markets. Rediscover a legend. Cupples performance building facades.
About High Performance Building Solutions: Collaborating with industry professionals to develop solutions to improve energy efficiency of buildings, Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions offers proven materials for structural glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, and window and door fabrication, as well as high-efficiency insulation, building-integrated photovoltaics and LED lighting.
DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions provide architects with safe and durable laminated glazing solutions with its polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers, used in a variety of applications, including glass facades, railings, skylights, canopies, and glass floors. SentryGlas® interlayers have been used in Chicago projects such as the Ledge at the top of the Willis Tower and the new Tilt balcony at the Hancock Tower.
FACID tension frame & clip technology along with architectural fabrics are designed and engineered specifically for fabric architecture applications and environments as an alternative to other forms of cladding. FACID extrusion profiles are the foundational framework system to achieve basic fabric panels, shaped panels or a complete building envelope. FACID offers architects the necessary design documentation for specification and fabricators / installers with an easy & efficient system to achieve excellent results every time!
As the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD-USA draws on more than 85 years of German engineering excellence, precision American manufacturing and expertise as the originator of the category. Serving as technical design consultants on each project, our collaboration with architects begins at the conceptual design phase and continues through specification, installation and testing.
Guardian SunGuard advanced architectural glass and Glass Analytic 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.
Horiso, Inc. is a US designer and manufacturer of specialty shading systems. We closely work with architects to design the best intelligent and efficient shading systems. Our range of Horizontal Retractable Louvers is designed to be installed externally, within double skin façade or internally. Operable louvers come in different sizes.
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.
KEPCO+ specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of custom cladding systems comprised of natural stone, tile, and/or terra cotta. Our team includes experienced project managers and a fully-staffed engineering and CAD department. KEPCO+’s capabilities encompass new construction and renovation projects, including restorations and façade replacements.
Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America is a global leader in the manufacturing of insulated metal panels, serving the commercial, industrial, architectural, cold storage and food processing markets. Kingspan’s single component panels form the basis of complete building envelope systems, which maximize thermal performance, while simplifying design and construction. www.kingspanpanels.us
Stylishly designed for enduring performance, MEG Inc provides high performance exterior grade wall panels for Rainscreen cladding applications. MEG panels are fade resistant, and don’t warp, splinter, crack, check, peel or delaminate. From neutral tones to bold colors or textured finishes, MEG offers a broad palette to suit your design needs.
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.
Wood has been worked by man for thousands of years, and its applications have gradually been mastered over time. At Prodema, we have updated that age-old experience, adding a large dose of state-of-the-art technology, to create an original and avant-garde range of natural wood products for the world of architecture, which had been inconceivable up until recent years, for their appearance, quality, range, and, above all, durability.
As the originator and world leader of deep textured metals, Rigidized® Metals manufactures and fabricates one-of-a-kind sheet goods, wall coverings, and panels. The Rigidized® process adds strength, impact resistance, and the ability to hide scratches, while also allowing for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer-lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.
The Rimex Group is a worldwide company that specializes in the manufacture of finishes on stainless steel and other metals for exterior and interior applications. These include patterned, colored, polished and bead blasted finishes. Exterior cladding projects include the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC, U of MD Baltimore Performing Arts Center and Austin Federal Court House to name just a few.
Sapa Extrusions is North America’s leading producer of extruded aluminum. We offer the industry’s broadest product capabilities in press sizes and tonnages, alloy selection, circle sizes, and profile types. Our North American Technical Center bring unprecedented value to customers with design and technical support, mechanical and application engineering, and metallurgy.
Schüco provides state-of-the-art window and façade 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.
Sika Corporation is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. Sika’s technologies focus on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Product lines include concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, sealants, adhesives, specialty acoustic and reinforcing materials. Sika always fulfills the highest quality standards.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is a national, award-winning, engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures throughout the United States and in more than thirty other countries. SGH has offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Southern California, and Washington, DC. Visit www.sgh.com.
Stromberg Facades has worked on some of the most impressive architectural buildings and projects in the world. From the Atlantis Resort to Caesar’s Palace, the White House to the Texas State Capitol – we have the experience and capacity to handle any size job, large or small. Whether you’re working on a hospitality, retail, residential, commercial or religious project, let us help you make your building a reality.
SWISSPEARL is the leading European manufacturer of cement composite façades for quality, high-end architecture. As the world leader in coloration technology and façade knowledge, our cement panels offer a wide range of products, aspects and colors specially designed to meet architects’ needs for superior rainscreen cladding applications.
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We address the full life cycle of structures through our six integrated practices in Building Structure, Building Skin, Building Performance, Construction Support Services, Property Loss Consulting and Building Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is a 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
View Inc. is the pioneer in large-scale architectural dynamic glass. View designs and manufactures a new generation of dynamic glass that intelligently adjusts its tint levels. View Dynamic Glass enables unparalleled control over the amount of light and heat entering a building – dramatically increasing comfort while reducing building energy consumption.
Clients rely on WJE to listen to their needs, to inform them of all available options, and to develop a solution that delivers value. WJE engineers, architects, and materials scientists bring their collective expertise to every project, along with lessons learned from more than 75,000 investigations. Chances are we have seen the problem before. If not, no firm is more qualified to break new ground in finding a practical, innovative, and technically sound solution.
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.
AIA Illinois, headquartered in the state capital of Springfield, is a state component office of the national American Institute of Architects. They represent more than 3800 members working throughout the entire state. Whether you are an intern, sole practitioner, principal, government employee or a potential client, AIA Illinois can provide you with the new knowledge and necessary information to help you make the right decisions and stay current.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the voice of the architecture profession dedicated to: serve its members; advance their value; and improve the quality of the built environment. Established in 1892, the Indiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Indiana) is a non-profit professional association representing the interests of and providing services to nearly 700 architects and affiliated design professionals.
The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. Technology in Architectural Practice monitors the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
A prominent voice for global architecture, Archinect.com is “the place” where architecture professionals, future architects and the building design community come together to share ideas and discuss key issues and trends in the industry. Archinect’s readers have become addicted to the site’s up-to-the-minute content, which is generated by architects and respected architectural writers. Its interactive nature inspires hundreds of daily reader contributions regarding news, discussions, gossip, reviews and popular blog entries.
Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the world’s largest development and delivery systems of standards and related products and services. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe.
Building Design+Construction, along with its website (BDCnetwork.com) and in-person events (BUILDINGChicago and Under 40 Leadership Summit), serve the information and lifetime learning needs of architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners at design, build, and owning firms in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily construction.
The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit serves as a forum for all construction professionals to share objective building enclosure information to the local design and construction community. It is a non-profit organization affiliated with the AIA Detroit Chapter.
Bustler, the sister site to Archinect, focuses on keeping the design community busy and inspired. Bustler.net has become the go-to online publication for competition and event listings in the architecture and design industries. Bustler hosts a highly targeted audience of architects and designers seeking competition and events information. The user base is comprised of architects, interior designers, landscape designers, urban planners, students, and designers from other related disciplines.
Chicago Chapter CSI, chartered in 1953, is one of 130+ local chapters of The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Its diverse membership includes architects, specifiers, engineers, material suppliers, contractors, project managers, owners, government in non-residential projects. CSI’s mission is to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organization based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings. The CTBUH facilitates the exchange and research of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings around the world, and is the arbiter of the “World’s Tallest Building” designation.
A leader in art and design education for 150 years, SAIC encourages and practices a vibrant engagement with design. From the Master of Design in Designed Objects program to the accredited Master of Architecture and Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture degrees, SAIC’s design and architecture programs are recognized internationally for emphasizing emerging technologies and incorporating embedded computing. We encourage Facades+ attendees to visit the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Chicago: City of Big Data, which incorporates work of students and alumni of the Master of Architecture program.
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Chicago Chapter is a marketing organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the architecture, engineering and construction industry within Chicago and beyond.
The Architect’s Newspaper serves up news and inside reports to a niche community of architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, lighting designers, interior designers, academics, developers, contractors, and other parties interested in the built urban environment. The Architect’s Newspaper delivers quality news and cultural reporting through print, web, blog, newsletter, or twitter—all the news you want, in all the ways you want to get it. If you care about architecture and design, join our community and get in the know.
With architects continuing to push the boundaries of complex structure design, Enclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Using creative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals, Enclos Corp debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on. ATS is able to optimize the engineering process. Today the building skin extends the concept of the facade being a barrier from the exterior to managing light, climate and mitigating noise pollution. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by challenging assumptions, giving form to ideas, redefining the norm, and pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.
Mode Lab is a multidisciplinary design and consulting firm servicing a global network of creative organizations. Specializing in a UX-centered design approach, we identify new ways to connect and configure client workflows by strategically aligning latent needs and desires with technology-driven process innovation. Our Mode Lab Education brand provides blended learning solutions for consumers and businesses looking to get ahead. We design and develop targeted learning experiences that keep the learner at the center of every technique and design method we share with our community.