Methods + Materials Gallery
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
A durable and vibrant aluminum surface material, ALTO has almost limitless architectural, signage and decorative applications. ALTO enhances architectural components while resisting UV rays, graffiti, corrosion and wear. Zero-VOC and zero-TGIC powder coats, UV inks and recyclable aluminum make ALTO a breakthrough product in the field of ecologically-sustainable surface materials.
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.
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.
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.
CENTRIA, the world’s leading provider of high-performance building envelopes, is committed
to advancing building science, sustainability, and aesthetics through rigorous R&D, innovation,
and world-class service and support to the building community.
Corian® for exterior cladding brings personality to virtually any type of environment, enhancing and facilitating the lives of those who use and enjoy its unique potential. It can be crafted into almost any shape, for any place, for any purpose, and is available in a wide range of colors, offering you the freedom to design, explore, and create. Long-lasting, durable, and elegant, Corian® exterior cladding panels have a three-dimensional formability that has been liberating inventive and artistic minds for over 40 years.
Eastman is a leading specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® & Vanceva® laminated glass interlayers that enhance glass in terms of safety, security, strength, style (color), solar and sound control. To help ensure projects meet stringent glazing requirements, we also provide expert technical support in the design phase.
Erie Architectural Products is a leading corporation that provides innovative solutions to the high performance façade market. We partner with high quality glazing contractors on the supply of our own proprietary curtain wall systems. For more information, please see www.erieap.com
Envelope llc provides consulting, estimation, engineering, and supply of innovative, efficient, and durable building envelope solutions.
We take pride in helping to connect ownership and design teams with the industry’s premier facade manufacturing and installation partners.
Building resiliency is our business.
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.
Front-Tek offers double ventilated dry cladding porcelain facade system. Our ventilated facades allow buildings up to 40% energy savings year-round.
Fron-Tek® tiles and panels are available in 45 different colors and many different textures.
We think about the issues, we develop the products and we create them. Our strength lies in well thought out wood-based materials and compact laminates. We see ourselves as a production facility, a service partner and a design laboratory. Only because we are highly competent in all three fields can we make top-class performance a matter of course. We stand for sustainability, wherever you look: creative brains who are already making an active mark today on the design and product trends of the future; materials created from sustainable resources; and energy that is sustainably produced and supplies “green” electricity and district heating far beyond our own requirements.
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.
Henry® Company is a leading innovator of Building Envelope Systems® and understands the principles of integrating air/vapor barrier, roofing and waterproofing systems to ensure superior building performance. Henry professionals offer designers, contractors and building owners a combination of technical experience and a commitment to provide quality products.
Hilti offers products, systems and solutions for every application on the jobsite. Whether our customers work in construction, civil engineering, energy, mechanical, electrical, steel and metal, or interior finishing, Hilti is here to help them build a better future. Hilti products and systems include powder-actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestop, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems. And that’s only the beginning. Every Hilti product and system is backed with research, training, software, service and support.
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.
Island Exterior Fabricators is an all-inclusive façade subcontractor, functioning as a valuable resource for architects, owners, and general contractors alike! Our diverse team has the capability to provide building envelope consultation, design, engineering, and fabrication – as well as performance testing & final installation. Island utilizes modern digital fabrication methods to create precisely designed facade systems, which help us execute even the most unique and complex architectural visions. We pride ourselves on finding the technical solutions required to deliver high-performance facades, accommodating the ever-increasing demand for functional building enclosures.
JE Berkowitz, LP is a leading architectural glass fabricator. Founded in 1920, the ISO 9001 certified company serves customers for the domestic and overseas architectural markets. Products include Tempered Glass, Insulating Glass, Spandrel Glass, Silk-Screen Glass, Glass Doors and Entrances, Laminated Glass and Point Supported Canopy and Wall 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.
Established in 2010, under the leadership of president Doug Knight, Knight Wall Systems Inc. is headquartered in Deer Park, Washington, with a network of sales representatives located throughout North America. A winner of Environmental Building News’ “Top-10 Green Building Products” awards, a Readers’ Choice Award from Metal Construction News magazine, and a two-time recipient of Architectural Record’s Record Products designations, Knight’s patented “drop-in” rainscreen and thermal isolation technologies have set new standards for building façades throughout North America. The company is driven by innovation and high performance.
Metl-Span delivers high-quality, durable and energy-efficient insulated metal panels designed for unparalleled performance to stand the test of time. Founded in 1968, Metl-Span provides insulated metal panels and building materials to the commercial, industrial and cold storage industries. For more information on Metl-Span products, call 877-585- 9969 or visit metlspan.com.
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.
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.
Palagio Engineering is a company founded over 40 years ago that has evolved believing in the Florentine artisan tradition of terracotta without sacrificing technological innovations to combine quality, durability and beauty. Our goal is to provide a quality service, punctual on time and with definite costs to give customers and designers, the tranquility to concentrate on their work in complete freedom.
Panelite develops innovative, energy-efficient materials for architecture. We pioneered the translucent honeycomb panel in 1998 and continue to develop products that are both beautiful and high-performance, engineered to conserve energy and resources.
Interior applications: partitions, doors, ceilings, furniture. Exterior solutions: clerestories, curtain walls, skylights and roof glazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With over 110 years of experience, SVK is a global player in the architectural high-density fiber cement facade panel market, with the reputation as an industry leader in quality and innovation. A family owned company, SVK is based in Sint-Niklaas Belgium with manufacturing capacity covering over 340 acres and 280 employees.
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.
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.
As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. We connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives.
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.
Vermont Structural Slate Co. is a family owned and operated business. For 159 years we have quarried top-quality natural Vermont and Virginia slates and fabricated them into custom architectural applications. We complement our range of slates with highly selected quartzites, marbles, granites, limestone, basalts and sandstones from around the world.
Wicona’s Architectural Windows, Doors and Curtain Wall systems, enables Architects, Fabricators and Glazing Contractors to realize intelligent, high-tech, innovative and creative buildings and cities for the future. Wicona is a part of the global aluminum company Hydro. Wicona – Technology for Ideas.
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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