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.
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.
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.
ACPEXPRESS™ is a revolutionary new aluminum composite wall panel system manufacture. ACPEXPRESS™ features world premier Structural 3-DIMENSIONAL & REMOVABLE IMAGE Panel Systems. ACPEXPRESS™ is also launching to the industry a new patented rigid PVC attachment system which features 95% thermal break performance.
AGNORA – Architectural Glass North America – is the industry’s leader in customer service: We say what we do and do what we say. World class oversize laminates with butter-smooth edgework. Jumbo insulated units with Saint Gobain LowE high performance coated glass. AGNORA is the new home of the largest in glass digital ceramic ink glass printer in North and South America – up to 130” x 300”.
AGNORA fabricates the largest glass in North America: www.BIGASSGLASS.com
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.
Alumil NA is the US subsidiary of Alumil, the largest privately owned aluminum extrusion group in South-East Europe in terms of production, distribution network and range of aluminum profile systems. It is among the top suppliers of branded aluminum systems for curtain wall, unitized curtain wall, window wall, sliding doors and windows for architectural use. With more than 30 years of experience, Alumil is one of the most advanced companies globally in the design and production of aluminum extrusion products with state-of-the-art production lines in all its factories.
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.
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Across the country, architects are required to take continuing education courses to maintain their professional license. CE|STRONG offers the only app designed to provide architects AIA courses, specifically designed for mobile users. The CE|S app is easy-to-use, intuitive tool for architects to take courses & manage their AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. (CGH) is a leading manufacturer of high performance products for multi-use buildings with a focus on security, detention, protective, and energy efficient glazing among its vast offerings. The companies under the CGH banner are: Global Security Glazing, Dlubak Specialty Glass, Solar Seal, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and North American Specialty Glass.
Contrarian Metal Resources offers an unrivaled selection of decorative stainless steel and titanium, engineered specifically for architectural applications calling for a sustainable product with a lasting, uniform finish to reflect the natural beauty of the environment around it. Our rolled in finishes are designed to be self-cleaning and energy efficient, making them ideal for building envelopes.
Cosella-Dörken delivers innovative, high-performance air and moisture barriers for commercial and residential construction sold under the DELTA® brand. A North American manufacturer in Beamsville, Ontario, Cosella-Dörken Products, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ewald Dörken AG, a leading European developer and manufacturer of waterproofing and drainage products sold worldwide. Cosella-Dörken delivers premium products, providing educational support.
Cosentino is excited to launch our newest innovation – Dekton® Ultracompact surfacing material. Dekton is produced via a state of the art production process which is resin-free and uses only inorganic materials. The result is a revolutionary engineered stone product in thin, Ultra-large format panels for use in ventilated rainscreen façade applications. The product exhibits superior performance in UV durability and graffiti resistance along with a non-combustible DNA.
Covestro’s vision is to “Make the world a brighter place.” Seeking sustainable solutions for major challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, population change and urbanization is some of our goals. The company’s innovative products and solutions are used in many industrial sectors; automotive, construction, wood and furniture, sports and leisure, electrical and electronics.
CPI Daylighting introduces UniQuad® – a unitized insulated translucent panel system for high-performance building envelopes. UniQuad offers exceptional design versatility to get the performance you need with the look you want.
• Clear spanning capabilities to 12 ft
• Indefinite building envelope protection
• Bi-color design option
• Customizable for specialized performance
Eastman is a specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® & Vanceva® PVB interlayers that enhances glass in terms of safety, security, style, solar and sound control. To help ensure projects meet stringent glazing requirements, we also provide expert technical support in the design phase.
Introducing Envel, a new option to take façade design to new heights. Made with the proven performance of Ductal, Envel offers the opportunity to create facades with unlimited shapes, colors, patterns and textures—and break free from the constraints of traditional design limitations.
Hilti provides leading-edge technology to the global construction industry. Hilti products, systems and services offer the construction professional innovative solutions with outstanding added value. Hilti is your reliable partner for firestopping and anchor solutions.
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.
Kuraray 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.
Nupress Facades is a next generation designer and manufacturer of structural glass facade systems. We employ the latest design, engineering and manufacturing technologies to produce state of the art custom manufactured hardware systems to meet the most demanding facade design requirements. This allows forward thinking design professionals the freedom to design tomorrow’s structural glass walls.
For over 20 years, Parklex has produced natural wood veneer panels for rainscreen façade and interior applications. Parklex continues to be at the heart of our most iconic architectural landmarks. Architects around the world choose Parklex Facade for its weather and UV resistance, superior quality, and stability in all climatic conditions.
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.
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.
ROXUL Inc. is the North American operations of ROCKWOOL International, the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer. In the spring of 2014, a 600,000 sq. ft. facility opened in Marshall County, Mississippi; approximately 30 miles south of Memphis. This facility will facilitate the growing demand for ROXUL product in the US.
SageGlass® is advanced dynamic glass that can be electronically tinted or cleared to optimize daylight and improve the human experience in buildings. SageGlass enables you to control sunlight and glare without shades or blinds, maintaining your view and connection to the outdoors and significantly reducing energy consumption.
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.
Serge Ferrari is a leading manufacturer of flexible composite membranes used globally for textile facades, interior and exterior solar protection, furniture, tensile structures, acoustic solutions and more. For the last 40 years, Serge Ferrari has paved the way for sustainable construction, energy control, protection and renewal of natural resources and design through its cutting edge technology, including its patented Precontraint® technology that ensures exceptional long term durability through dimensional stability, and Texyloop®, its exclusive recycling program. For more information visit the company’s website: www.sergeferrari.com
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.
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.
Technical Glass Products is the recognized leader in the architectural and fire-rated glass and framing fields, offering cutting-edge products like the SteelBuilt Curtainwall® Systems, which allow for larger glazed spans and narrower frame profiles in buildings. The company provides AIA-registered continuing education, project consultation, product specifications, CAD drawings and rapid-response quoting.
TerraCORE Panels can be used anywhere dimensional stone has been chosen with multiple advantages including cost effectiveness, 80% reduction in weight and ease of installation. As such, TerraCORE’s system is the stone or porcelain cladding product of choice by many architects, general contractors, engineers, interior designers and developers throughout the world.
Thermafiber, Inc. (an Owens Corning company) is a leading manufacturer of premium mineral wool insulation for commercial, residential, and industrial applications. Thermafiber is the #1 specified commercial mineral wool and has been installed in 6 of the 12 tallest buildings in the world.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company, serving the built environment for more than 120 years. UL provides a single source for safety and performance testing and certification services for the building envelope – helping to ensure quality, verify code compliance and ultimately, protect lives and property.
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 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.
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Arup is a global firm with 92 offices in 40 countries with 12,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.
The Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) is an international architectural trade association serving architects and the design/build community with affordable membership, practical education and professional growth. Since 1999 ALA has experienced rapid growth with a focus on meeting the needs of small to mid-size firms.
For more information call: 847-382-0630
The inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, titled The State of the Art of Architecture, takes stock of the extraordinary ways in which architects, artists, designers, planners, activists, and policy makers from around the world are tackling the most pressing issues of today. North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture, the Biennial will run October 3, 2015, through January 3, 2016.
Chicago Building Congress is the only vertically-integrated Trade Association serving the Chicago area. CBC brings together key players in the dynamic Building Industry with programs and seminars that energize and motivate the membership. CBC provides a forum for exchanging ideas and making contacts through monthly networking opportunities at luncheon meetings and events.
Chicago Chapter CSI, chartered in 1953, is one of 140+ local chapters of The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national professional association. CSI is dedicated to creating standards and formats and educating stakeholders to improve construction documents and project delivery. It is the only organization serving all the major components of the team involved in building design and construction.
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.
The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) was formed to constantly improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States, and to provide an identifiable resource for those needing communication with the profession.
Planetizen Courses have been developed in collaboration with working professionals to bring you knowledge that you can use in your work. We’ve been providing online courses since 2005, with classes taught by professionals for professionals.
SECB (Structural Engineering Certification Board) was formed in 2003 to identify those professional engineers with the additional education, experience and skills that are particular to the practice of structural engineering. SECB firmly believes that certification of structural engineers should be an interim step towards structural licensure.
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.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, we have completed more than 10,000 projects across 50-plus countries. We are renowned for our iconic buildings and our steadfast commitment to design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.
The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois (USGBC-Illinois) is an independent, member-funded non-profit working to promote buildings and communities that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and learn. To do so, USGBC-Illinois works to foster a diverse and engaged network of members and industry leaders that make possible nearly 100 events, educational and research programs, and community engagement initiatives every year.
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.