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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
CLEB (Building Envelope Laboratory and Consulting) offers a unique gateway to services related exclusively to the building envelope field, including unique laboratory installations accredited by the main organizations recognized in North America and a dedicated team of professionals, backed by over thirty years of experience and evolution (www.cleb.com).
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.
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.
What if you could design a building and see it through to completion, all on a singular collaborative platform?
Zahner is working with Dassault Systèmes and their 3DEXPERIENCE platform to provide an end-to-end solution for architects, engineers, contractors and fabricators. Leveraging the power of the Cloud, the platform enables the development of conceptual models which extend through the design, fabrication and construction phases. Together, Dassault Systèmes and Zahner are changing how the built environment gets built, and you can, too.
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.
EFCO’s products and professional services provide innovative customer solutions to satisfy commercial design challenges from historical replication to cutting-edge new construction. EFCOs wide breadth of products allow flexibility to meet project requirements from superior thermal performance to impact and blast requirements for aluminum windows, curtain wall, storefront, and entrances.
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
Flux is a technology company founded to drive scalability, sustainability and efficiency improvements across the global building industry. Flux’s cloud-based service helps architects, engineers, and contractors to exchange data and streamline design workflows, freeing professionals to focus on higher value creative work, reducing cost and delivering performance-driven design. To learn more, visit https://flux.io
GWE provides expertise in all aspects of wind engineering, including cladding loads, dynamic effects, snow and ice accumulation studies, and net wind loads on solar shades, architectural fins and balcony guards. Our dedicated team of engineers works closely with the design team to provide innovative solutions to challenging circumstances.
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.
Icynene is the pioneer of modern spray foam insulation, introducing their successful Icynene Classic insulation product in 1986. Since then, Icynene continues to lead the industry with its innovation and leadership by developing new open-cell and closed-cell products which are ideal for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Icynene invests resources into developing environmentally sound, high-performance spray foam solutions that both insulate and air-seal to meet local building codes and the demand from homeowners for energy efficiency and comfort. In addition to providing insulating and air sealing value, Icynene spray foam insulation works to help mitigate the penetration of allergens and pollutants entering the building, reduce heating and cooling bills and reduce the penetration of noise with its excellent sound dampening qualities. Icynene spray foam insulation allows home and building owners live and work healthier in quieter and more energy efficient buildings while saving money.
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.
Sourcing the Finest British Stones!
We offer you a wealth of British stone – rich in colour, character, heritage and reserves. Marshalls Stancliffe Stones has the largest reserves of British dimensional stone in the UK, sourced from well established quarries located across England, the lowlands of Scotland and Wales. Records show that many of the quarries have been actively worked since the 1800s.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vitrocsa, the Invisible Wall System, is now precision engineered and manufactured in the US, using Swiss made parts and profiles. With exceptionally slim vertical sightlines for dual-glazed sliding doors, the Vitrocsa system creates an almost invisible wall that can be opened and closed. With the use of the highest quality materials, Vitrocsa can withstand the harshest climates and requires virtually no maintenance.
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.
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 New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects with more than 5,500 architect, allied professional, student, and public members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development. www.aiany.org
It is American Institute of Architects New York State’s (AIANYS) Mission to represent the interests of architects, the architecture profession and provide services to members. AIANYS is a cumulative voice for over 8400 members and oversees various operational aspects of the profession including education, advocacy, public awareness and member services.
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.
nycobaNOMA is a professional design association aimed at promoting the work, contributions, and participation of minorities in the fields of design and architecture. Through our professional and educational programming, we hope to encourage dialogues and policy that will enact a larger move towards greater diversity and inclusion in the profession. Join nycobaNOMA today to contribute to the conversation, grow and enrich your professional network, and connect to the New York design community!
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.
Urban Green Council seeks to transform NYC buildings for a sustainable future. A non-profit founded in 2002, our work in research, policy, and education seeks to improve energy and other resource management to deliver a more resilient, efficient, healthy and affordable city.
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.