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”.
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.
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.pot
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.
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 Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass. Learn more at www.vitroglazings.com.
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.
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.
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.
ALUCOIL is a multinational company with headquarters Spain and four modern factories in four continents (Europe, Africa, North America & Oceania). Since 1996 Alucoil is manufacturing and transforming high-tech aluminium materials for building and construction. Recently Alucoil is strongly promoting the larcore ®A2 honeycomb panel which is a new generation of advanced materials giving a perfect balance between weight, rigidity and fire classification, larcore® A2 panels can be produced up to 2x10m (6.56 by 32.8 ft), bringing totally new facade design possibilities. ALUCOIL is present in USA since 2010 by the establishment of North America LLC (Manning, SC) with its 48,000 square foot facility boasts two continuous process manufacturing lines capable of producing in both polyethylene (PE) and fire retardant (FR) core larson® ACM panels.
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 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.
Axalta Coating Systems is a leading global company focused 100% on coatings. Our goal is to provide customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. On every surface they touch, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.
With 140 years of global experience providing beautiful, environmentally friendly entrance solutions, Boon Edam can make virtually all entrance wishes come true. We provide a range of revolving door solutions that have been tried and tested. Your design ideas and our engineering expertise can turn these proven technologies into a beautiful, workable door.
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.
Cascade Architectural, a division of Cascade Coil Drapery, Inc., is the international leader in the development of coiled wire fabric systems for an elegant convergence of aesthetics and functionality. These highly versatile systems are environmentally sustainable and made in the U.S.A.
Cladding Concepts International is the ventilated facades division of Belden Tri-State Building Materials. For over 80 years the group has served the architectural and construction community with the finest building products. CCI offers turn-key services for terra cotta and porcelain rain screen, Fundermax compact panel and specialty metal products.
Known to solve complex building challenges, Construction Specialties (CS), a global manufacturer of architectural specialty products since 1948, draws upon customer relationships and extensive expertise to design custom, high-quality products for interior and exterior applications—many of which are a part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program.
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.
EcoSupply distributes high performance materials for interior and exterior applications. Our company grew out a fabrication business and we pride ourselves on technical knowledge. Frustrated with the lack of access to green materials, 15 years ago we began to purchase inventory and set up warehousing to distribute green materials nationwide.
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
Fairview Architectural specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of a range of quality facade solutions. Through a flexible approach and innovative programs Fairview is consistently facilitating the successful delivery of extraordinary and modern facades that meet the requirements and vision of each project.
FBM-SPI – A Distributor and Specialty Fabricator of Curtain Wall Insulation Systems with regional fabrication shops serving construction markets through over 200 distribution locations. We are uniquely positioned to provide true “value add” cut to size insulation, shapes, laminations and firestop systems for Thermal, Acoustic and Fire Protection compliance.
Florim Ceramiche is today one of the key companies in the world for the manufacture of ceramic surfaces for all building, architecture and interior design requirements. Its historical leanings towards research and technological innovation and the superior professionalism of its collaborators have characterized and distinguished the company ever since it was founded.
FunderMax – “For people who create”
Whether it is a matter of furniture, facades or interior fittings, FunderMax is always to be found at the interface between ideas and materials. We think about the issues, we develop the products and we create well thought out wood-based materials and compact laminates.
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.
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.
Since 2001, GLASSBEL is a leading glass processing company focusing on architectural and interior glass markets. We have a deep understanding of the facade business and its requirements, while gives us one of the competitive advantages to be successful in architectural projects completed in 29 countries on 4 continents.
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.
greenscreen® produces modular wall mounted, freestanding and customized trellis elements for green facades functioning as a second skin of vertical landscape. With over 20 years of experience and 7,000 installations in North America, greenscreen® provides guidelines for design, installation and maintenance of the green facade at the building/landscape interface.
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.
The International Masonry Institute offers quality training for craftworkers, professional education for masonry contractors and free technical assistance to the design and construction communities. Team IMI consists of architects, engineers, construction managers, skilled craftworkers and instructors, offering what no other group can: expertise in training, craftsmanship, design, installation and marketing.
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.
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.
Kinestral Technologies, Inc. develops technologies that transform glass into responsive, intelligent, and beautiful architectural elements. HalioTM, its flagship product, is the world’s most advanced, most responsive smart-tinting glass, providing shade, protection from glare, and relief from heat gain in less than 2 minutes. Halio is available in 2017.
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.
Mermet has spent more than 40 years spent advancing the science of sun control textiles. Visit us at Facades+ NYC to learn how our high-performance shading solutions can enhance the performance and aesthetics of your complex glazing system, helping you achieve design intent from the facade to the interior.
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.
NanaWall operable glass wall systems combine energy efficient, secure weather protection with the option for wide open space. Stringent independent testing insures that NanaWalls meet the most challenging architectural specifications and performance criteria while custom sizes, colors, materials and configurations inspire design freedom.
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.
As an architect you’re always constrained by the cost of materials and the ability of contractors to implement your ideas. The Ornamental Metal Institute of New York helps designers develop solutions that can transform their ideas into reality.
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, a global leader in premium architectural metal coatings, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of DURANAR® coatings. One of the industry’s first 70-percent fluoropolymer coatings, Duranar liquid, powder and ULTRA-COOL® products encompass an array of colorful, corrosion-resistant coatings that protect and beautify many of the world’s most recognizable buildings.
Raynor Garage Doors manufactures a wide variety of revolutionary doors to perfectly compliment a multitude of design styles from traditional to contemporary. Constructed from a wide variety of materials such as steel, aluminum, glass, fabric and composites, a Raynor Garage Door has the aesthetic appeal to add impact to your design and the engineered quality to provide years of durability and energy efficiency.
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.
SAFTIFIRST is a leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glazed walls, openings and entrances for over 35 years and the only single-source USA-manufacturer of fire resistive glass and framing systems. Our products are listed by UL and Intertek/WHI from 20 minutes to 2 hours. SAFTIFIRST also distributes PYRAN Platinum fire rated ceramics in North America.
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.
Based in Gersthofen near Munich, sedak GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading glass processing companies. Supported through its own intensive research and development, the company produces high-quality insulated and safety glass, and spectacular all-glass designs for architecture. The company’s unique projects regularly garner innovation awards for glass stairs, glass bridges and all-glass buildings. Delivering glass products made to the very highest standards, sedak’s production facilities process, temper, laminate, and print panes of glass in sizes of up to 10’6″ x 49′.
Shildan. Design your passion. Build with ours.
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.
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.
SlenderWall is a high performance, thermal and fire code compliant, architectural precast composite cladding system. Reduce structural costs, installation costs and on-site trades with an envelope system that is 66% lighter than traditional architectural precast and combines proven technologies to create a single efficient solution for new construction or renovation.
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.
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 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.
Walter P Moore is an engineering and consulting firm established to provide façade engineering, structural engineering, diagnostics, and traffic engineering, and parking consulting services to public and private sector clients in the United States and internationally. The firm specializes in complex and challenging projects.
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.
Anytime! Anywhere! You can learn!
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).
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. CTBUH facilitates the exchange of the latest knowledge available on tall buildings through publications, research, events, web resources, and international representation.
Tech+ is the first expo to explore the innovation mindset that is transforming the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industries. Tech+ will showcase the most cutting-edge products and software that range from VR-aided design to rapid prototyping/fabrication, smart building systems, and IoT networks. Exhibitors will demo their newest products and ways to best utilize them.
Featured companies include Microsol Resources, Graphisoft, Humanscale, IrisVR, Walter P Moore, Voodoo Manufacturing, Iron Horse Enlighted, VR/AR Association, VRLA, NYCEDC, NYC Media Lab, plus many more to come!
Urban Green Council is the New York affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Our mission is to transform NYC buildings for a sustainable future. We believe the critical issue facing the world today is climate change. Our focus on climate change requires us to focus on energy and other resource management. As we improve resource management, we can deliver a more resilient, efficient, healthy and affordable city.