CertainTeed Offers Six Ways to Boost Building Knowledge at the 2014 AIA National Convention
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – As North America’s largest building products manufacturer with a 100-plus year track record in the industry, CertainTeed Corporation is well equipped to help architects tackle some of their toughest challenges. At the 2014 AIA National Convention, June 26-28 in Chicago, the company will have a dual presence at the show with inventive products and experts on hand at booth #3863 and continuing education courses at the Building Knowledge learning lounge #4067.
“From insulation to polymer siding to photovoltaic roofing systems, our products touch nearly every aspect of residential and commercial construction,” said Eric Nilsson, vice president of corporate marketing for CertainTeed Corporation. “We back all of our products with extensive education and training, allowing architects to strengthen their skills, increase their knowledgebase and specify smarter.”
1. The “Down With Decibels” movement to take down unwanted noise in office, school and healthcare buildings
CertainTeed is leading a monumental movement to restore the silence in interior spaces. Experts on
Environmental Acoustics™ research and design will be on hand to answer questions and rally
attendees around the idea that acoustics profoundly impact the way people work, learn and heal in the
built environment. Through an on-site petition, architects can join the growing ranks of those who have
pledged to make acoustics a priority in their projects.
2. Engaging, dynamic interactive demos
CertainTeed will preview the new Building Knowledge Academy of Continuing Education, an
easy-to-use, multimedia hub for the company’s extensive collection of CEU courses, providing
architects an engaging, dynamic learning experience. Architects can also access the dBstation™
mobile app, which simulates the acoustical differences of wall systems in real-world applications.
3. Solutions that boost energy efficiency and indoor air quality
The industry-first SMARTBATT™ with MoistureSense™ technology will make its debut at the show.
This revolutionary kraft-faced fiberglass insulation lets walls breathe to help maintain dry, healthy
indoor environments. The industry-only AirRenew® IAQ Gypsum Board and the high-performing,
brilliant-looking Apollo® Solar Roofing will also be on display.
4. Thought-provoking courses to bank CEU credits
The Building Knowledge Learning Lounge will feature eight AIA-certified courses on evidence-based
design, environmental product declarations and healthy indoor environments. CertainTeed sister
companies, Vetrotech and SAGE Electrochromics will present courses on fire-rated glass and integrated
window and lighting systems. Sign up at convention.aia.org/event/schedule.
5. A powerful panel discussion on classroom acoustics
CertainTeed and the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY will headline the
“Solutions for a Sound Future” panel discussion on Thursday, June 28 at 1:15 p.m. The event will shed
light on the companies’ unprecedented collaboration in optimizing acoustics in educational settings.
6. A newly published report on environmental transparency
Attendees can take a deep dive into the sustainable product development and manufacturing in the
newly published CertainTeed® Corporate Sustainability Report. The 32-page report outlines the
company’s environmental performance and future goals for energy conservation, water and waste
reductions and carbon emissions.
For real-time updates from CertainTeed throughout the show, follow @CertainTeed on Twitter or visit www.certainteed.com/AIA2014.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2013. www.certainteed.com