The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2019 will feature products from across all disciplines of building and design, including glass and metal. Here’s a look at just some of the new products you’ll find at the show this year. The expo will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7.
Petersen Aluminum: Booth #6416
Petersen Aluminum is highlighting three of its products at the show, including its Precision Series Highline S1 architectural wall panels, which the company says provide design flexibility by combining bold visual effects with easy, cost-effective installation. The Highline S1 profile is 1-3/8 inch deep, and can be paired with six other profiles in the Highline Series. The panels can be installed horizontally or vertically, and can also be specified as perforated in aluminum only for use in equipment screen applications or over graphics.
Petersen will also show its Snap-Clad panels that are leveled to provide flatness. These panels feature an optional factory-applied sealant bead for improved weather resistance. Snap-Clad panels feature a 1-3/4 inch leg height and a continuous interlock for improved structural performance and wind resistance. A concealed-fastener clip system allows for thermal expansion/contraction while providing hold-down strength. The panels are available in Petersen’s full color line in 45 standard colors that include a 30-year finish warranty.
Lastly, architects at AIA can expect to see the Precision Series Tiles collection, which includes four metal tile profiles that offer an alternative to roll-formed panel-style cladding. The stamped tiles can be applied to roof or wall installations, and are offered in four styles, including flat, cupped, diamond and TS. The tiles can be applied to either non-residential or residential environments, and are covered by the PAC-CLAD 30-year finish warranty. The metal tiles are available in a full 70% PVDF finish (Kynar) in 45 standard colors, 12 colors in LIC stainless and Zalmag.
Sensitile Systems: Booth #7908
Sensitile Systems will showcase products that are designed to emit, transpose, reflect and refract light. The company is also dedicated to sustainable practices and recently received EPD and HPD certifications for all of its materials. Utilizing glass, resin, and terrazzo substrates, Sensitile products manipulate light to maximize lighting in a space. Its laminated glass products are fire-rated and qualify as a safety glazing product, according to the company.
Walker Glass: Booth #7710
Walker will feature its line of bird-friendly glass products, as well as its environmental product declarations (EPD)-certified acid-etched glass and mirror products.
Included in the display will be the company’s expanded line of AviProtek bird-friendly glass solutions. According to the company, city and municipal ordinances throughout North America are mandating bird-friendly glass due to the needless deaths of hundreds of millions of birds each year.
One of the offerings, AviProtek E, features visual markers on the first surface with high-performance low-E coatings from Vitro on the second for energy performance.
In addition, Walker has also published third-party-verified EPDs on acid-etched glass, acid-etched mirror and un-etched mirror.