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Our course sponsors enable us to offer the design community free continuing education programs to help you fulfill your CE requirements. As specialists in their fields, these sponsors contribute knowledgeable, real-world experience and expertise to the development of relevant, quality education courses on innovative building product technologies and special topics. From code requirements to best practices to specification, our sponsors are dedicated to helping us bring you course content applicable to your practice. Find out more about each of our courses sponsors below!

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AERCON AAC is the leading manufacturer of Precast Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Products and prides itself on maintaining the highest level of customer service and support. We are the only Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) provider that manufactures their product in the United States.
AGC Chemicals Americas manufactures, markets and sells high-quality fluoroproducts including Fluon® fluoropolymer resins and compounds and AsahiKlin fluorinated solvents. Our Company also markets and sells specialty chemicals including LUMIFLON™ fluoropolymer resins, Asahi Guard E-SERIES water and oil repellants, F-CLEAN® greenhouse films, Solesphere fine silica additives, and various fluoro intermediates.
AHI Supply is a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality construction products. We are committed to manufacturing superior products at an affordable price with a focus on customer satisfaction and service. AHI supply works with clients and distributors to provide innovative construction solutions that contribute to their success and competitive advantage. Our company has been serving the general public and the construction community in Texas since 1982.
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ALPOLIC is part of Mitsubishi Plastic’s family of world-renowned companies. As the #1 ACM manufacturer in the world, ALPOLIC produces a wider variety of ACM and MCM panels, for both interior and exterior applications, than any other manufacturer, including an affordable fire-resistant product that sets the standard. For more information, visit us online.
Manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in Schertz, Texas, Armortex® products are carefully and thoroughly assembled and inspected to ensure the highest quality. Armortex® produces the most comprehensive line of Bullet, Blast and Forced Entry Protection Products available, such as: composite panels and custom fabrics, steel and aluminum windows, wood, steel and aluminum doors, bullet and blast aluminum window systems (up to 42 psi, and 30 cal. Armor Piercing), and steel blast doors. ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Architects, specifiers, general contractors and distributors rely on the Babcock - Davis product line for a quality product with hassle-free fulfillment. We provide roof hatches, smoke vents, access doors, floor doors, stair treads and nosings, entrance flooring systems and wallwear when and where you need them.We build our services around your specified needs. Babcock Davis takes complete care of your needs and full responsibility for the process from beginning to end, ensuring that you get the right product in the right place at the right time.
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Founded in 1974, CEMCO is the leader in quality, service, and product development, always striving to deliver the cutting-edge solutions that save both time and money during the entire construction process. Its commitment to quality control and the use of mill-certified prime steel ensures stellar product performance long after the project is finished. CEMCO is proud to offer one of the most broad product lines available in cold-formed steel framing for both commercial and residential markets. All of CEMCO's products are manufactured here in the USA.
As ClarkDietrich, we are now truly able to answer the challenges of any project, regardless of size or complexity. With a complete lineup of innovative products, plus technical support services and smart tools for design and specification, we're forging a new future for steel framing.
Clopay has been manufacturing Commercial sectional doors as part of our product offering since 1964. We are the largest manufacturer in the United States for sectional overhead doors, and all products are manufactured exclusively in this country. Adherence to ASTM standards, Federal Specifications, and over-all quality are the foundation for our success. Our products are all built to meet or exceed DASMA standards.
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Coeur d’Alene Wood, LLC., manufactures and offers an innovative, one-of-a-kind line of aged wood products for its distributors. CdA Wood’s revolutionary, patented process, accelerates the aging of wood, weathering the lumber to give it an authentic barnwood and reclaimed look and character. CdA Wood simply stimulates the organic maturing of the wood that naturally occurs from extended exposure to nature’s’ elements. CdA Wood achieves a unique color and exceptional aesthetic appeal on each piece of raw lumber without the use of paints, stains or other contaminants. The Xcelerated product line has the structural integrity for outdoor siding and trim and is safe for indoor accent walls, ceilings and other applications. All products are manufactured in the USA.
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Culpeper Wood Preservers is one of the largest producers of pressure treated lumber in the United States. A leading manufacturer of pressure treated products for the residential, commercial, industrial and marine markets that employs more than 350 people. Culpeper Wood Preservers’ brand name products are sold exclusively through independent lumber dealers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Mid-West and South. They operate 10 plants strategically located in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Indiana.
Concrete is being rediscovered by builders and architects because it has always been environmentally “green” and it meets owners increasing demand for construction value. Few investments match the permanence of concrete. Davis Colors™ are used by companies that make Concrete Block, Retaining Wall Units, Pre-Cast Panels, Cast Stone, Brick and Stucco. Plasterer’s and Masons use Davis Colors™ to spice up mortar joints or swimming pool plaster. We’ve even known a few artists to use Davis Colors in plaster murals, concrete furniture and countertops, or to create unusual effects in ordinary dry-wall plaster.
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DecTec delivers proven waterproofing and roofing solutions for balcony and roof deck applications. As North America’s leading innovator in pedestrian traffic bearing PVC membranes, along with industry leading system accessories and components, water intrusion problems on deck areas are a thing of the past. Whether you are planning an outdoor living room to gather with friends and family, or an apartment building that requires unparalleled waterproofing and low maintenance costs, we have the solution.
Dynamic’s atmosphere of innovation allows us to continuously improve our products, our methods and ourselves. We invest in new technology and in employee development. Providing an environment of empowerment with accountability allows every employee to share in the Company’s success. Dynamic will only partner with suppliers of high quality goods and services so we can continue to raise the bar with outstanding products and Customer Service. We demonstrate daily that we are the leaders in our industry by producing innovative products of the highest quality, in the most efficient, timely and environmentally friendly manner.
Founded over 25 years ago, Eagle began operations in the fall of 1989 with one high-pressure concrete tile extrusion machine. Today, Eagle's Rialto, California facility is the largest in North America. Eagle has grown to eight design centers and a workforce of over 500 employees that are knowledgable on not only concrete roof tile but regional trends and needs. Our expertise, coupled by our extensive array of profiles and colors, enables us to provide our customers with high quality concrete roofing products that are aesthetically beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly.
EasyTrim Reveals is a progressive thinking, eco-friendly, aluminum reveal trim manufacturer and product segment innovator. Responding to the expressed needs of the architectural, builder, contracting and home warranty provision communities, EasyTrim Reveals has quickly earned the market segment leadership position and developed a reputation for creating technically advanced, modern panelized exterior wall cladding systems that deliver exceptional product performance, money saving installation efficiencies and distinct curb appeal above and beyond ordinary trims originally designed for indoor use.
Element Designs is synonymous with innovation in the kitchen & bath, commercial, hospitality industries. We are the leading custom manufacturer of architectural casework components in North America which include aluminum frame cabinet doors, patent pending aluminum frame LED panels, high gloss solid surface doors, aluminum frame base systems and back painted glass. Our new products further demonstrate our dedication to providing our customers with the most innovative architectural casework products and solutions available on the market today. All our products are made in the USA using regional suppliers, with quick lead times and excellent customer service.
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Elite Crete Systems, Inc. is a world leading developer and manufacturer of specialty high-performance flooring products for: decorative/architectural concrete systems and finsihes, concrete surface repair and protection, custom/seamless fluid aplied commercial flooring, and industrial high-wear protective floor coatings. We provide versatile applications for commercial flooring, residential flooring, and industrial flooring.
Expanded Metal means versatility. Versatile is the key word describing Expanded Metal. New applications are found for it every day in industry, offices and homes. Expanded Metal allows the design professional the freedom to exercise maximum creativity. Available in different thickness and opening sizes, from micro or fine mesh to grating, Expanded Metal is produced in a variety of metals and other materials. Expanded Metal facilitates the free flow of air, fluid, or light where required. With Expanded Metal, there is no scrap.
GEOLUXE is a breakthrough "Pyrolithic Stone" with noble beauty of natural marble with superior technical performance. The material is made from a complex mixture of 100% mineral-based materials through a patented Geomimicry forming technology which enables realistic marble-like veins throughout the slab body. Thanks to its perfect characteristics, the material overcomes the imperfections associated with natural stones and most other surface materials. GEOLUXE offers an ultimate combination of elegance and performance.
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HB&G manufactures the finest porch columns, porch posts, and accessories on the market. HB&G continues to lead the industry in offering the most advanced fiberglass columns, decorative column wraps, and porch posts, as well as column caps and bases, porch railings, and perqolas that will add beauty to any home.
Established in 1969, HMMA is a voluntary, non-profit business association composed of more than 60 member companies throughout North America. HMMA is the largest of the six divisions of the Chicago-based National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM), an organization established in 1938, with roots reaching back to 1907. Known throughout the consutruction industry for their strength, durability, design flexibility and suitability in demanding settings, hollow metal steel doors and frames remain the logical choice for discerning architects, engineers and specifiers who demand high quality and cost-effective solutions.
Icynene Inc. offers a complete portfolio of high performance spray foam insulation solutions and coatings which have been installed in over 300,000 residential and commercial projects.Icynene products are sold in more than 30 countries and have been extensively tested and approved by various highly respected product approval agencies.
InterSpec, Inc. began development of its e-SPECS specification automation technology in 1998. e-SPECS is the first product to successfully link CAD and BIM to master guide specifications, a truly unique automation and quality control innovation for construction specifications.
James Hardie has operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. No matter where they operate, their goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on our global leadership in building products and manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling.
Klaus Multiparking is the world leader in parking systems with over 500,000 cars on Klaus lifts in 65 countries. Klaus has been manufacturing car lifts since 1964 and offers a full range of models from simple lifts to fully automatic systems. With representatives on the East and West Coast as well as in Canada, Klaus can help meet the needs of any project.
Livers Bronze is one of the last remaining U.S.-based handrailing manufacturers and has been in business since 1946. Every aspect of design, manufacturing, and testing is performed in the Midwest by skilled craftsmen, most of whom have been with Livers for decades. Livers Bronze offers the widest array of designs on the market, from traditional to modern, with every style in-between. Livers Bronze handrailings are the systems of choice for architects who want to leave their mark on museums, libraries, offices, and theaters with the help of decorative and functional, glass and metal handrails.
Marcoza Castings is a manufacturer of bronze and aluminum sand castings producing custom designed bronze architectural plaques, bronze memorials as well as bronze and aluminum historical reproductions. With its production facilities in Fort Worth, Texas, Marcoza Castings is centrally located to conveniently serve the entire United States and fulfill the growing demand for high quality bronze signage and bronze memorials.
From its founding in 1921, Mitsubishi Electric has been at the forefront of Japan's technical ingenuity and product innovation. From its first hit product-an electric fan for consumer use-Mitsubishi Electric has continued to create a long list of "firsts" and groundbreaking new technologies that have shaped its business fields all around the world.
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Mortar Net Solutions develops, distributes, and supports innovative moisture management solutions for masonry construction. The company was founded in 1992 by Tom Sourlis and Colin Munro. From its founding the company has made a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. Recycled materials make up a large proportion of Mortar Net Solutions' products. Low VOC compounds are identified and promoted for use with the company's products. Sustainability is an important outcome of using solutions developed by Mortar Net Solutions that extend the useful life of masonry structures by reducing susceptibility to moisture damage and insect infestation.
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Perceiving an unmet need for flexible solutions to large architectural openings, the founders of NanaWall Systems delivered their first wood-framed, opening glass wall in 1986. Three years later, NanaWall Systems, Inc. was incorporated, with the mission of finding, creating, and delivering an ever-broadening array of flexible design solutions. In 1996, Nana Wall Systems entered into partnership with Solarlux of Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. Today, with manufacturer's representatives throughout the continent, Nana Wall Systems is the dominant provider of opening glass walls in North America.
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National Comfort Products is a premier manufacturer of thru-the-wall heating and cooling products perfect for new construction and/or replacement multi-family projects. All products use environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. Our products are well known throughout the industry for their quality, reliability, easy-to-service design and backed by strong warranties.
National Gypsum Company is a fully integrated building products manufacturer and one of the leading gypsum board producers in the world. National Gypsum also offers a full line of interior finishing products including joint compounds, tape, and textures. Its growing cement board product line has a strong customer base in the United States and several other countries.
NOCSA’s mission is to promote the manufacturing and installation of quality one coat stucco through education to meet and exceed the standards that are set for the industry. One coat stucco is an ideal exterior wall treatment for residential, commercial, institutional or industrial buildings. It can also be finished in a variety of ways, including pre-mixed colored cement stucco finish coats, elastomeric coatings and paints, or even acrylic textured finishes.
Organized in 1964 by research chemist Dr. H.W. Bradley and Charlotte-based Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, NCFI Polyurethanes quickly became a leader in the manufacturing of flexible polyurethane foam for the bedding and furniture industries. NCFI offers a complete line of flexible foams for furniture seating, transportation seating, bedding, carpet underlay, and packaging. Also manufactured in Mount Airy are polyurethane foam chemical systems for spray-in-place insulating foam commonly referred to as SPF insulation, roofing, marine floatation, packaging, specialty molding, and many other uses.
Founded in 1946, Noble Company manufactures premium-quality, innovative products for the Tile, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, and Fire Sprinkler Industries. Noble Company product applications include waterproofing, crack prevention, and sound reduction under tile flooring. Noble Company is an American-based company, manufacturing products in Michigan and Louisiana.
For over 70 years Nystrom has been the go to manufacturer for specialty building products. Today we provide a wide range of floor, roof and safety related access products that help create safer, more accessible buildings
Pella Commercial offers wood, aluminum-clad wood, fiberglass, and vinyl windows and doors at varying price points to meet the performance and budgetary requirements of virtually any commercial, institutional or multi-family project. Products are appropriate for both new construction and renovation projects and are often used in punched openings, entrances, storefronts and window wall applications.
Plastic Components is a leading manufacturer of plastic trims and accessories for the construction industry. We are the originators of many innovative trims and offer the most complete line of PVC accessories for EIFS in the industry.From freezing cold to extreme heat, our PVC products deliver optimal results: good looks, ease of handling, moisture management, reduced labor costs and superior field performance.
Founded in 1955 as part of Munters Corporation, Polygon is a pioneer and industry leader in the world of drying technology and engineered temporary climate solutions. The company established the use of desiccant dehumidification more than 60 years ago and has continued to advance the industry with the latest technology and the most energy efficient dehumidification and temperature control equipment available.
Since 1942, Precision Ladders has been a leading manufacturer of commercial-grade access products including fixed aluminum ladders, ships ladders, roof hatches and folding stairways for either attic access or roof access. Today's Precision Ladders product line is not limited to commercial or industrial applications. They can also be found in many single family residences as well as multi-family residential projects.
Silent Guard represents the most sophisticated technology available in sound control windows and doors. These technologically advanced products deliver cutting edge sound supression, outstanding energy efficiency and the aesthetics beauty and maintenance-free qualities of premium vinyl windows and doors.
As a leading supplier of polymer-based solutions to construction, REHAU addresses sustainable design priorities by engineering products that enhance comfort and convenience, reduce energy costs, create healthy and safe environments, and conserve finite resources. REHAU's products and systems for the window and door, heating and plumbing, fire protection and pipe markets complement each other in integrated high-performance solutions.
The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International (RIMA-I) is the only trade association representing the reflective insulation, radiant barrier, and low-e reflective coatings industries. RIMA-I activities are guided by an active board of industry members that participate on national and local levels of building code organizations and governmental agencies. RIMA-I members were and still are very active in ASTM as well as ICA (Insulation Contractors Association) and ICAA, a national organization. With active membership of 24 organizations, (see membership list), from the US and Canada, RIMA-I continues to grow and promote the use and understanding of reflectives based on the same ideals as the founders nineteen years ago.
Our story begins in 1890, when Thomas “Whit” Whitaker Rosborough started running his own sawmill. Sixteen years later, Whit Rosborough formed the Caddo River Lumber Company in the aptly-named Rosboro, Arkansas. In 1939, his team migrated to Springfield, Oregon, and opened Rosboro’s first sawmill. Rosboro’s first glulam plant opened in 1963. It was the first in the industry to use several key innovations: ~ Radio frequency beam curing equipment to shorten the processing time, enabling Rosboro to offer glulam as a cost-effective alternative to other floor and roof framing options. ~A continuous pre-glued finger joint allows Rosboro to make long length lamination's. ~ Stress wave machine-graded lumber, which creates stronger and more consistent glulam. Since then, Rosboro has continued its commitment to “Building Better” by using comprehensive information technology services to help create a top-notch customer service experience.
Rubio Monocoat all-natural oil wood floor finishes are plant-based, VOC-free and completely non-toxic oil finishes of extraordinary durability. Available in clear finish and more than 30 color finishes, all apply evenly in a single coating. All Monocoat finishes are easily maintained, and provide a subtle luster that reveals and complements, rather than covers, the natural grain and patina of the wood.
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S-5! founder Rob Haddock has thirty-five years in the industry. Starting out as a metal building erector, today Rob is a well-known metal roof consultant, author, speaker and inventor. Throughout it all, Rob has been unwavering in his belief that metal roofing is superior to other types of roofing, and believes just as strongly today that his S-5! clamp innovation is making metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market today. S-5! will consistently exceed customer expectations by providing metal rooftop attachment solutions that deliver unprecedented value and innovative excellence in the global marketplace.
Since 1985, we have been located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, in the heart of Hurricane Alley. Savannah Trims is a marketing arm of 6 distinguished companies, all with a related theme: Architectural Building Specialties, as related to fine quality building components. We at 'Savannah' are specialists in the application of exterior building components such as Exterior Blinds, Glass Skylights and Standard Skylights, and Flood Barriers. Our combined experience totals over 100 years of hands on working with these products.
Scranton Product's well-known brands feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. They won’t dent, rust or need painting, and because they are colored throughout, delamination is not a factor.
Sheffield Metals International is a leader in the distribution of coated and bare metal products as well as Engineered Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems. Our company specializes in providing painted Galvalume® and aluminum for the architecturally driven metal panel industry. A large portion of Sheffield's business includes military and municipal projects where technical knowledge is essential. With a full time, in house Technical Department and experienced Sales Team combined with our 35 year Kynar paint and optional5 to 35 year weathertight warranties, we are able to provide the complete package and support forour customers continually throughout the most complicated projects.
Steel Door Institute (SDI) was established in 1954 as a non-profit business association that develops standards for steel doors and frames. These standards are available free of charge so architects can ensure quality and consistency of steel doors and frames. SDI members are the only manufacturers that have been audited to ensure they meet our standards.
SMA is a non-profit trade association comprised of the major manufacturers of stucco in North America and their related suppliers. Since 1957, SMA has actively engaged in promoting the products manufactured by our members, while holding high standards. Our members, the leaders in the industry, are committed to maintaining the highest levels of product quality,business ethics and professionalism among the membership and the building industry.
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The Architect Marketing Institute helps architecture firms win better projects and better fees through effective marketing. Download the architecture firm marketing flowchart on our website!
In 1998, The Cable Connection introduced the innovative Ultra-tec® line of stainless steel tensioners and mounting hardware designed especially for cable railings. The Ultra-tec® product line met with immediate success and has become the preeminent line of its type for use in cable railings. A large inventory of Ultra-tec® cable railing products are maintained in the factory warehouse in Nevada, by the nationwide distributor, The Wagner Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and stocking distributors throughout the United States and in Mexico City.
The McIntosh Group LLC provides accessibility consulting services and audits for building and business owners nationally. We are licensed architects in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. We have experience with a variety of building types including Retail, Convenience, Banks, Hospitality, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Residential and Office. We have extensive experience dealing with the ADA Title III, ANSI and state-specific accessibility overlays including California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Georgia and Arizona.
Timberlinx, invented by Didier Schvartz of Young's Point, Ont., is a completely hidden steel hardware system that allows all types of beams and posts to be joined easily at various angles, with terrific strength and apparent authenticity. Timberlinx can be used to replace, supplement, or enhance every joint that is used in timber frame, log building, or post and beam construction.
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TOTO is the world’s largest plumbing products manufacturer. We offer a complete line of commercial and decorative plumbing fixtures and fittings, faucets, accessories, shower and flush valves, as well as lavatories, toilets, Air Baths and urinals. More than 1,500 TOTO engineers and their colleagues are committed to achieving the seamless integration of performance, conservation, technology, and innovation. For over 90 years, we have been producing superbly designed, high performance lifestyle enhancing plumbing products for residential bathrooms and commercial restrooms.
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TRA Snow and Sun was founded by Terry Anderson helped establish the concept of cold roof systems in the US. TRA Snow and Sun’s products help provide you with safety from the dangers and expense of sliding snow and ice, effective and cost effective mounting systems for solar energy collectors, and flexible roof flashings which have gained international recognition. For over two decades, our products have been selected by hundreds of satisfied builders and property owners.
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For over 85 years Trussbilt has made correctional facilities more secure and cost-effective by designing and manufacturing security products that set the industry's standard for safety, quality and innovation. Trussbilt is a leading manufacturer of security wall panels, detention doors and frames, security ceilings, security floors, and specialty products.
Providing an extensive range of advanced wood treatment technologies and services to the global wood preservation industry, with an expertise in wood biocides and wood protection chemicals, Viance LLC is an industry leader in the development of advanced greener building material solutions that improve the performance and durability of wood and wood products for sustainable building.