The Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery connects you with manufacturers face-to-face. We hope you will find inspiration here for your next project and will make good use of this networking opportunity. And perhaps you, in turn, will inspire them to create new “methods and materials”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avenere Cladding specializes in NeaCera® solid wall Terra-cotta Rainscreen Solutions. Featuring a superior, high strength composition and a fully engineered 2 piece support system – resulting in lower installed cost; more than 50 standard & custom colors, and a host of shapes and sizes; suitable for a wide range of trades. Backed by an industry-leading warranty of up to 30 years including Lifetime Graffiti Protection. Every project includes comprehensive shop drawings, and pre-construction and field orientations.
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.
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.
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is the leading single-source manufacturer of architectural glazing systems that effectively integrate aesthetics and performance. Our comprehensive selection of fenestration solutions includes entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, windows, and office partitions. For decades, we’ve built a solid reputation based on innovative product design, installer-friendly systems, short lead times, and complete project support.
Brought to you by DuPont Surfaces, DuPont™ Corian® solid surface is well-known for creating unique, beautiful design statements through interior horizontal and vertical applications alike. Benefiting from superior aesthetics, design flexibility and reliability, Corian® EC is also a smart choice in panelized façade systems – and has been applied on over 100 buildings throughout the world.
Dry Seals facade sealing solutions is the future in architectural panel systems for filling joints quickly, effectively and efficiently with little to no waste of cured silicone products or empty plastic wet seal cartridges. Dry Seals solid silicone extrusion has excellent weathering resistance, giving it extremely long service life.
Fairview Architectural specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of a range of quality façade solutions. Through a flexible approach and innovative programs Fairview is consistently facilitating the successful delivery of extraordinary and modern façades that meet the requirements and vision of each project.
The success story of fibreC began with research and development and a series of experiments with glass fibre reinforced concrete. Considerable time, effort and financial resources were invested before serial production finally began at the end of 2004 and fibreC was launched into the market. As a result of the widespread success of the first reference projects in Austria, the encouraging feedback from architects as well as numerous international awards allowed Rieder to start sales activities for North America 2006.
Company description: Gate Precast, one of the nation’s largest producers of architectural and structural precast concrete systems, operates eight manufacturing facilities. Gate is known as a specialist in precast 3D design and engineering and serves as a design-assist consultant to architects and owners who seek to maximize the performance of their design.
Geolam® is the world’s most technically advanced wood-plastic composite, manufactured exclusively in Japan for decking, cladding and architectural trim applications.
It has a clean, wood-like appearance with outstanding performance characteristics: longevity, color retention, moisture resistance, and mold and mildew resistance. It has performed around the world over the last 30 years.
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 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.
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.
Huber Engineered Woods creates innovations for today’s building needs. ZIP System® sheathing and tape for roofs and walls, eliminates the need for housewrap with a built-in weather-resistant barrier. AdvanTech® subfloors and sheathing are designed to perform above code standards for superior strength, stiffness and fastener-holding power. To learn more, visit HuberWood.com.
As leaders in energy-efficient daylighting applications, Kalwall offers the most highly insulating, light transmitting products on the market. Over more than 60 years, we have perfected this unique fenestration technology that harvests glare-free daylight while providing the ultimate in thermal performance and solar control. Our products can meet a wide range of specialty applications including high impact, blast resistant, and explosion venting 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.
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.
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.
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.
PPG IdeaScapes integrates metal coatings, glass and paint to provide complete color and surface solutions that help architects design and construct more sustainable buildings. Industry-leading brands include Duranar metal coatings; Solarban solar control, low-e glasses and an exceptional range of zero- and low-VOC interior and exterior paints by PPG Paints. For more visit, www.ppgideascapes.com.
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.
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With over 250 institutional projects in the US, Shildan is the leading supplier of terracotta rainsceen & sunscreen products for breathtaking, high performance building facades. A concept to completion company, we take pride in the projects we work on and the relationships we build with architects, owners, installers, GCs and project managers over the course of each project.
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.
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.
TAKTL is the first company to integrate Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) formulation, design, mold making, and automated manufacturing to deliver high quality architectural products, made in the USA. TAKTL offers standard and custom programs to address the needs of projects spanning a wide range of design requirements, budgets, and schedules.
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.
Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing offers product systems spanning the foundation to the roof. Our below-grade waterproofing systems, air barrier systems, wall and traffic coatings, high-performance sealants, comprehensive glazing systems, firestopping solutions and engineered transition assemblies are formulated and tested to ensure compatibility and long-term performance
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.
A. Zahner Company (ZAHNER®) is a fourth-generation, internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication firm known for its specialized use of metal in art and architecture. Founded 119 years ago and headquartered in Kansas City, Zahner employs nearly 200 engineers and fabricators in its offices and manufacturing facilities in Missouri and Texas.
The Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Austin) serves the professional needs of over 1,000 architect and associate members; and over 180 allied companies working in fields related to architecture, design, and construction throughout Austin. AIA Austin’s mission is to improve the community by advancing the value of architecture.
AIA Dallas, the seventh largest chapter of The American Institute of Architects, empowers architects to excel and impact their practice, profession, and community. AIA Dallas has a membership of more than 2,100 members and 300 architectural firms. Member efforts support professional development, education, advocacy, thought-provoking programming, and seven signature events.
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
Building Enclosure Council,(BEC), an initiative between BETEC, NIBS and AIA, provides a forum for architects, engineers, contractors, consultants and manufacturers to share knowledge that improves building performance and energy efficiency. BEC Dallas meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Dallas Center for Architecture. More details about our free programs available at AIADallas.org.
CSI is a National Construction organization with a diverse membership representing all participants in the design and construction process. We focus on networking with the construction industry to foster continuing professional development through education and certification. We improve construction documents and information management through proven standards, formats, and practice tools that help deliver better buildings.
The Dallas Architecture Forum is for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region. The Forum brings internationally recognized leaders to give lectures on their work, and presents panels and symposia. We also showcase the best of the North Texas region through receptions, publications, and awards. Join us!
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.
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.