With architects continuing to push the boundaries of complex structure design, Enclos took initiative to create a group operating in a multidisciplinary manner to match the ongoing changes of the construction marketplace. Using creative, enthusiastic and passionate individuals, Enclos Corp debuted the Advanced Technology Studio (ATS) in 2009 to meet growing design parameters and sophisticated building envelopes head on. ATS is able to optimize the engineering process. Today the building skin extends the concept of the facade being a barrier from the exterior to managing light, climate and mitigating noise pollution. ATS actively pursues the advancement of the components and materials to create solutions to problems of form, usability, manufacturability, ease of installation and ergonomics via Industrial Design. This holistic approach optimizes the facade’s overall performance by challenging assumptions, giving form to ideas, redefining the norm, and pushing the limits of wall systems and how they will perform in the future.
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 ISO14001 status recognizing our advanced environmental management systems for recycling and the conservation of natural resources.
Firestone Building Products is a leading manufacturer of single-ply, asphalt, metal wall and roofing systems, polyiso insulation and accessories for the commercial roofing industry. Firestone also offers green products such as rooftop photovoltaic, daylighting, water management solutions and vegetative roofing systems. Headquartered in Indianapolis, visit www.firestonebpco.com for more information.
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.
CCA San Francisco is the hub for design innovation and experimental architecture in the Bay Area. Its downtown campus is located in a 120m long former bus depot and is home to a world-class fabrication and digital design facility adjacent to its design studio spaces. The facility includes a CNC routing lab, industrial lasercutters, 3D Printer, extensive metal and wood shops; as well as labs dedicated to textiles, electronics, visualization and programming. The CCA mLab supports students, faculty, and local professionals in the use, experimentation, and development of advanced digital and analog media techniques and strategies in architectural production. Through various course offerings and workshops, mLab hopes to foster innovative and critical uses of architectural media.
Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in building structure, building skin, building performance, construction support services, property loss consulting and building sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is a 600-person organization of engineers and architects collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
The Digital Fabrication Alliance is an international network of academics, professional designers, hardware and software developers, and digital fabricators. It is a member-driven platform for the advancement of parametric design and digital fabrication.
Great designs become great buildings only when the tools provide the freedom and accuracy to explore those designs. Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea—Rhino provides the tools to accurately model and document your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction. In addition, for designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools.
The Technoform Group specializes in development and manufacture of engineered plastics and hybrids that provide unmatched thermal insulation and system performance for commercial windows, facades, and insulating glass. Technoform Bautec’s polyamide profiles insulate aluminum frames; Technoform Glass Insulation’s hybrid spacers insulate the IG edge; and Technoform Kunststoffprofile innovates product solutions.
Trespa International BV is a world leader in the development, production and delivery of high-performance, high-quality panels for exterior cladding, decorative facades and interior surfaces. Using proprietary technologies for the manufacture of exceptionally durable products, Trespa is continually setting new standards in the building sector, life-style settings and environmental awareness.
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.