Curtain Wall Design Summit Series includes lessons from Linetec – AIA/CES offers up to 6.0 LUs –

SW_CWDSS_Flyer_V4As part of the full-day Curtain Wall Design Summit Series, architects will have the opportunity to learn about building envelope systems and their components, materials and finishes.

The Sherwin-Williams Company (formerly Valspar) hosts this first-ever conference on innovative façade design on Nov. 6, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at The Club of Knights in Coral Gables, Florida. Participants can earn up to 6.0 Learning Units (LUs).

As part of the day’s six 1.0 LU educational sessions, Linetec will share “Intro to Coatings: Weathering Performance and Applications.” Presented by Jon Close, Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing, the course covers PVDF resin-based coatings, baked enamel, powder coat and anodize finishes for architectural aluminum products. Attendees will learn about these finishing processes, specifications, performance requirements and aesthetic options.

AIA CESlogoThese educational courses have been approved by the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credit. Architects registered in Florida are required to complete a total of 24.0 LUs, including 22.0 HSW credits, every two years. Dec. 31, 2018 is the Florida State Requirement deadline for this registration cycle.

The courses in this series also may be recognized for CES credits through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and other professional associations.

Space is limited and registration is required. Breakfast and lunch are included. Please click here to reserve your spot.

For those unable to attend the series in Miami, please contact us to schedule an AIA/CES in-person presentation or to take our online education courses.

CURTAIN WALL DESIGN SUMMIT SERIES – Earn 6 AIA CEU’s

Join Linetec, in Miami on November 6th, for the first-ever conference on innovative facade design hosted by Sherwin Williams (formerly Valspar) and earn 6.0 AIA CEU credits.

Learn from a range of product and industry experts about the latest design trends and sustainable design goals for architectural curtain wall, and network with industry peers in this day-long event.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Location:
Tuesday, November 6th 7:30 am to 4:15 pm
Club of Knights, Coral Gables, Florida
270 Catalonia Ave #001

Register today, space is limited.

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Learn from Linetec at AIA Colorado, Oct. 11-13

Linetec will be exhibiting in booth #19 and presenting at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado chapter’s annual Practice + Design Conference, Oct. 11-13, at the Keystone Conference Center.

Conference attendees can learn about new products and technologies from exhibitors on Oct. 11, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 12, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. In Linetec’s booth #19, visitors can see and touch specialty finishing options for aluminum such as:

  • Brushed Stainless Anodize – Helping enhance and protect architectural aluminum products, our Brushed Stainless Anodize finish emulates the clean, bright surface that architects find desirable in stainless steel. Now, a similar look on aluminum can be achieved in a more cost-effective, lightweight option with the same industry-leading durability of our other anodize finishes.
  • Wood Grain Finishes – Offering the beauty of wood without the maintenance, our Gold Series of 14 different wood grain finishes for aluminum also will be on display.

    Unlike natural wood, the finished aluminum will not swell, rot, warp or attract insects. Architects also appreciate the opportunity to convey the softness and warmth of wood in environments where a hard, cleanable surface is still desired, such as in health care and education facilities, or other high-traffic areas.

  • Copper Color Anodize – Many have wished they could have the classic look of copper, without the eventual patina. Our Copper Anodize finish fulfills such designers’ dreams, offering the look of rich, real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patina.

As part of the educational activities in the exhibition hall, on Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Linetec’s regional manager Wendy Taylor will present “Architectural Coatings: Weathering Performance and Application.”

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Private residence in Colorado finished by Linetec in dark bronze anodize. Photo courtesy of Loewen Windows

Whether designing a new project, renovating an existing one or updating a specific area, thoughtfully choosing the finish for a project’s metal building products and surfaces will ensure the longest lifespan. Much more than enhancing appearance, a finish specification can be the difference in creating lasting performance and a lasting impression.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to compare anodize, liquid paint, baked enamel and powder coat finishes to achieve optimal results for their architectural buildings. The course will reference AAMA specifications, weathering performance characteristics, warranty expectations and initial cost considerations.

Architects who attend Linetec’s presentation can earn 1.0 Learning Unit for Health/Safety/Welfare (1.0 LU HSW).

About AIA Colorado and the 2018 Practice + Design Conference

The voice of Colorado architects for more than 125 years, AIA Colorado includes a statewide network of nearly 2,400 members.

This year’s theme, “A state of growth,” focuses on Colorado’s growth and the architects charged with designing its future. Since 2014, Colorado has gained more than 265,000 residents. In addition to helping AIA Colorado members design responsible and sustainable spaces for these residents and their communities, the conference also addresses the growth of its members’ careers, as well as the growth of the organization.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to gain:

  • Ideas for resilient design that will positively contribute to both new and established communities
  • Innovative new approaches to sustainable and energy efficient design
  • Strategies to support equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Tactics for fortifying firms so they are prosperous both now and in the future, and able to responsibly handle and contribute to Colorado’s growth
  • Resources to aid in professional development

Learn more about the conference and register at https://aiacolorado.org/practice-design-conference.

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About Linetec’s Wendy Taylor

Taylor-webWendy Taylor is a regional manager for Linetec focused on customers in the North Central states. With 10+ years of experience in high-performance paint and anodize finishing, Taylor frequently presents Linetec’s AIA/CES programs at AIA and CSI chapter events. She provides architects, architectural specifiers and others with the knowledge necessary to select the most sustainable and weather-resistant coatings for their projects.

Learn more about Linetec’s continuing education courses in our online Architect Resource Center .

Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team exhibits at IFMA World Workplace

IFMA-World-WorkplaceApogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will be exhibiting in booth #1216 at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Expo. The Expo will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina, on Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

At the event, the team will be representing Apogee’s companies and offering World Workplace attendees free energy modeling to help identify opportunities for energy savings in existing building envelopes using today’s high-performance glass and aluminum window systems.

In addition, Apogee’s Retrofit team provides design and specification assistance, budgeting, tax and utility incentive research, and a network of installers covering North America.

About Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team, in conjunction with its businesses, assists building owners and property managers to evaluate the benefits of window renovation and upgrades, such as:

  • Improving the building’s appearance and views
  • Saving energy
  • Downsizing HVAC capacity
  • Increasing occupants’ comfort, wellness and productivity
  • Protecting property and occupants
  • Reducing maintenance
  • Adding usable floor space
  • Lowering vacancy rates
  • Increasing rental rates
  • Enhancing the value of the building

Apogee’s business units supporting these building retrofit strategies include Alumicor; EFCO Corporation; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec; Sotawall; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems.

To learn more about Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team’s services and success stories, please visit http://apog.com/renovation.html or contact Kevin Robbins at krobbins@apog.com, 715-409-0821.

About IFMA World Workplace

To connect with Apogee’s Retrofit team at IFMA World Workplace, please choose the free expo-only registration at http://worldworkplace.ifma.org.

A variety of other pricing options are available to attend the World Workplace conference and its related events. Pre-conference courses and workshops start Sept. 29 and conference activities conclude Oct. 5 with the IFMA Awards of Excellence and THE After Party. The Expo is held Oct. 3-4.

IFMA World Workplace welcomes more than 4,000 facility management and related professionals to its educational, inspirational and networking events. The association is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 24,000 members in 100 countries. This diverse membership participates in 136 chapters, 16 industry councils and six area-of-interest communities. Together, IFMA’s members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.

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Linetec offers 1.0 LU and specialty finishes at ALA, Oct. 2

ALALinetec will be presenting at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Midwest Architecture Conference on Oct. 2, 5:45-6:45 p.m., at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook, Illinois. Look for us in booth #308, too.

As part of the 7.5 Learning Units (LUs) offered during the day’s events, Linetec’s national accounts manager Tony Pupp will present “Architectural Coatings: Weathering Performance and Application.”

Whether designing a new project, renovating an existing one or updating a specific area, thoughtfully choosing the finish for a project’s metal building products and surfaces will ensure the longest lifespan. Much more than enhancing appearance, a finish specification can be the difference in creating lasting performance and a lasting impression.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to compare anodize, liquid paint, baked enamel and powder coat finishes to achieve optimal results for their architectural buildings. The course will reference AAMA specifications, weathering performance characteristics, warranty expectations and initial cost considerations.

In addition to the educational presentations, from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., attendees can earn 1.0 LU for spending 60 minutes on the expo floor learning about new products and technologies. In Linetec’s booth #308, visitors can see and touch specialty finishing options for aluminum such as:

  • Brushed Stainless Anodize – Helping enhance and protect architectural aluminum products, our Brushed Stainless Anodize finish emulates the clean, bright surface that architects find desirable in stainless steel. Now, a similar look on aluminum can be achieved in a more cost-effective, lightweight option with the same industry-leading durability of our other anodize finishes.
  • Wood Grain Finishes – Offering the beauty of wood without the maintenance, ourApogee-interior-wall-web Gold Series of 14 different wood grain finishes for aluminum also will be on display. Unlike natural wood, the finished aluminum will not swell, rot, warp or attract insects. Architects also appreciate the opportunity to convey the softness and warmth of wood in environments where a hard, cleanable surface is still desired, such as in health care and education facilities, or other high-traffic areas.
  • Copper Color Anodize – Many have wished they could have the classic look of copper, without the eventual patina. Our Copper Anodize finish fulfills such designers’ dreams, offering the look of rich, real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patina.

 

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Audi Hoffman Estates, IL finished by Linetec in clear anodize. Photo by Leopardo Companies, Inc.

About the ALA and the Midwest Architecture Conference
Nearly 350 professionals are expected to attend the 20th Anniversary 2018 ALA Midwest Architecture Conference. ALA’s comprehensive one-day conference education program is a leading source for architects and other building professionals to obtain the latest business and technical education on topics that directly impact their work. The conference includes five education sessions, each of which offers five seminars on a variety of subjects ranging from codes and contracts to energy efficiency, performance and sustainable materials

 

Those attending the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference will experience new products and technologies, a comprehensive education program with more than 25 seminars selections, and networking opportunities. Unless noted in the program information, all seminars qualify for 1.0 LU Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW) through the ALA, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the State Department of Regulation’s Continuing Education Credits. The Keynote Presentation by John Cuningham, FAIA, founder of Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., qualifies for 1.5 LUs HSW.

Learn more about the conference and register at https://www.alatoday.org/conference-2018.

Follow along on social media using the hashtag #ALACON2018 and these channels:
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Pupp-webAbout Linetec’s Tony Pupp

As national sales manager for Linetec, Tony Pupp draws from 24 years of experience in high-performance paint and anodize finishing. He provides architects, architectural specifiers and others with the knowledge necessary to select the most sustainable and weather-resistant coatings for their projects. He frequently shares his expertise and Linetec’s continuing education courses at industry association chapter events and architectural firms.

Learn more about Linetec’s continuing education courses in our online Architect Resource Center.

On display at GBA

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Stop by and see what’s on display at GlassBuild America, Sept. 12-14. We’ll be in booth #712 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall.

The expo is open: Wed., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Downtown Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV

Registration includes three-day access to the expo plus free Express Learning sessions, Action Demonstrations and the Opening Reception.

See our Brushed Stainless. Our proprietary Brushed Stainless color anodize finish will be the highlight of our booth. Helping enhance and protect architectural aluminum products, this finish emulates the clean, bright surface of stainless steel. Now, a similar look on aluminum can be achieved in a more cost effective, lightweight option with the same industry-leading durability of our other anodize finishes.

Watch for Wood Grain. Offering the beauty of wood without the maintenance, our Gold Series of 14 different Wood Grain Finishes for aluminum also will be on display. Unlike natural wood, the finished aluminum will not swell, rot, warp or attract insects.

Shine with Copper. Many have wished they could have the classic look of copper, without the eventual patina. Our Copper Anodize offers the look of rich, real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patina.

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Downtown Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV

Touch the Terra Cotta. It looks like terra cotta, it feels like terra cotta, but it’s actually aluminum finished in our textured Terra Cotta Painted Coatings. Made with reliable 70% PVDF resin-based coatings, the faux finish delivers exceptional levels of performance and sustainability in a choice of 17 terra cotta colors.

Combine Form and Function. Don’t pick between curves and thermal performance – choose both. We are one of the only finish and service providers to offer thermal improvement services for curved and radius, finished aluminum extrusions backed with an industry-leading warranty. We also can enhance the thermal performance of simple, straight and rectangular shapes, and help meet building team’s goals for energy efficiency.

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The Dr, Miriam & Sheldon G Adelson Educational Campus – Las Vegas, NV

Take a Sample. Whether matching a corporate identity, team uniform or custom palette, we can supply project-specific color chips for any Linetec-specified order or quote.

Meeting face-to-face is ideal, but you also can reach us by phone at 888-717-1472 and email sales@linetec.com. Please contact us whenever we can provide personalized assistance in selecting the finish for your next project.

Photos courtesy of Super Sky Products Enterprises.

Downtown Summerlin, located in an affluent community on the western outskirts of Las Vegas, is home to more than 125 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Designed by STIR Architecture (formerly Altoon Partners), the entire retail mixed-use destination achieved LEED® Gold certification. The buildings’ facade features a unique trellis system manufactured and installed by Super Sky. Linetec finished the aluminum trellis in a Window Gray color using high-performance Fluropon® 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coatings.

 

THE DR. MIRIAM and SHELDON G. ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS Nevada’s only Jewish educational center, The Adelson was designed by DLR Group to serve students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. Students, teacher and visitors enter the campus through a 32-foot-tall grand entrance crowned with a glass dome manufactured and installed by Super Sky Products. Helping protect the dome from Nevada’s harsh climate, Linetec finished the aluminum framing in a Bone White color using Kynar® 70% PVDF resin-based coating.

Wisconsin Moves Up 4 Spots on CNBC’s Top States for Business

According to WMC Morning Digest, the Badger State continues to improve its business climate, and it is showing. CNBC’s latest rankings saw Wisconsin move from 21st overall in 2017 to 17th this year. The state saw its largest gains on topics like the economy (28th to 19th) and workforce (28th to 22nd). Wisconsin also improved on subjects like infrastructure, business friendliness and education. See the full breakdown here

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Linetec receives Corporate Safety Award flag

WSC Executive Director Janet Metzger visited Linetec, during Employee Appreciation Week, to present them with their Corporate Safety Award flag.

“The Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards honor companies that put safety above all else and insist that they do everything possible to send employees home safe every single day,” said WSC Executive Director Janet Metzger. “These companies have achieved this recognition because they value safety, and instill this same value in all their workers. From everyone at WSC, we congratulate each company on this prestigious recognition.”

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Apogee Retrofit presents at BOMA 2018

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will be presenting and exhibiting at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo, June 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas.

Visit with Apogee representatives in booth #1238 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, June 24-25. Expo hours are Sunday, June 24, 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The conference continues through Tuesday.

 

On Sunday, June 24, 1:10-1:40 p.m., in Showcase Room 1, Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will present a case study on 195 CHURCH as part of the conference’s Solutions Showcase. This 18-story, Class A office building in Connecticut recently completed a high-performance window and lighting retrofit resulting in increased energy efficiency, occupant comfort and savings.

 

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195 CHURCH  – photo courtesy of  Woodruff Brown

On Sunday, June 24, 1:10-1:40 p.m., in Showcase Room 1, Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will present a case study on 195 CHURCH as part of the conference’s Solutions Showcase. This 18-story, Class A office building in Connecticut recently completed a high-performance window and lighting retrofit resulting in increased energy efficiency, occupant comfort and savings.

The Solutions Showcase presenters will include Christopher Vigilante, CEO of Northside Development Co., 195 CHURCH’s property management firm, and Mike Sheppy, P.E., Certified Energy Manager Engineer, Apogee, Building Retrofit.

About Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team, in conjunction with its businesses, assists building owners and property managers to evaluate the benefits of window renovation and upgrades, such as:

  • Improving the appearance of the building
  • Saving energy
  • Downsizing HVAC capacity
  • Reducing maintenance
  • Lowering vacancy rates
  • Increasing rental rates
  • Enhancing the value of the building

Apogee’s business units supporting these building retrofit strategies include Alumicor; EFCO Corporation; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec; Sotawall; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems. To learn more, please visit http://apog.com/renovation.html.

About BOMA International

The BOMA International Conference & Expo are produced by BOMA International and BUILDINGS magazine. BOMA International represents more than 16,500 members. These members own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial space, including 80 percent of the prime office space in the U.S.

Register and learn more at http://www.bomaconvention.org. Expo-only registration is available at no cost to qualified attendees.

Whether or not you can attend BOMA 2018 in person, you can follow along on social media using #BOMA2018 and visiting

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Linetec adds three associates to growing team – Brandon Slowiak as continuous improvement manager, Cody Horne as manufacturing engineer, Tad Klabacha as senior technical engineer

Wausau, Wisconsin (May 2018) – Three new associates have joined Linetec to support the company’s continued growth and its customers’ ongoing need for high-quality, high-performance, finished, architectural aluminum products. Brandon Slowiak started his role as a continuous improvement manager, Cody Horne as a manufacturing engineer and Tad Klabacha as a senior technical engineer.

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Brandon Slowiak

In his role as continuous improvement manager, Slowiak reports to Linetec’s vice president of operations Andy Joswiak. He is responsible for leading the company’s Lean initiatives and continuous improvement training and activities, inspiring a culture of continuous improvement, and driving results through ongoing process improvements.

Most recently, Slowiak worked as a value stream manager at Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies. Seven years ago, he began with the company as a process engineer and earned progressively more challenging roles while gaining experience in operations. Certified as a high performance team coach, he has led Lean manufacturing training programs. In addition to his knowledge of Lean, he has a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering with a minor in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He currently lives in Wausau.

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Cody Horne

Horne also is a University of Wisconsin graduate and lives in Wausau. He graduated from Marathon County with an associate’s degree and from Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. His professional engineering experience includes positions at Greenheck Fan Corporation, Neenah Paper, Hydratight and most recently, as a product engineer with custom hydraulic cylinder manufacturer JARP Industries, Inc. At Linetec, he will focus on continually and cost-effectively improving the manufacturing process. He reports to Bob Laduron, Linetec’s quality and process improvement manager.

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Tad Klabacha

Also reporting to Laduron, Klabacha also will recommend and implement continuous improvements through value-focused manufacturing processes. Drawing from more than a decade of experience in manufacturing, he previously worked at Vista Outdoor’s Federal Cartridge Company as a manufacturing engineering supervisor responsible for managing a 17-person team. He holds several technical certificates including as a Six Sigma Green Belt and for Lean manufacturing. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering. He relocated from the Twin Cities to the Wausau area.

Learn more about joining Linetec’s growing team of associates by visiting www.linetec.com and clicking “Employment.”

Located in Wisconsin, Linetec serves customers across the country, finishing such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural metal components, as well as automotive, marine and manufactured consumer goods. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG).

Linetec is a member of the Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

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