Denver, CO, June 24, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Architects work with stakeholders – such as building owners and government – to create functional, attractive and increasingly sustainable buildings. They also rely on materials suppliers to help them achieve their building goals.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is a go-to supplier of innovative materials, technologies and sustainable solutions for building design and construction. Diverse applications such as lighting, daylighting, insulation and security glazing that utilize the company‘s plastics and polyurethanes, coatings and sealants raw materials, prove that for building professionals, “Materials Matter.”
Bayer highlighted its portfolio of high-performance building technologies with integrated system expertise from members of the Bayer-powered EcoCommercial Building Network (ECB Network), at Bayer booth #3946 during the 2013 American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition, June 20-22 in Denver. Here’s a closer look:
AIA will mark the North American launch of Benchmark Architectural Facades by Kingspan, an ECB member company. This complete building envelope-control plus custom façade system brings superior energy efficiency and beauty together, in part with an insulating core made with Bayer polyurethane.
Visitors to the booth learned how using spray polyurethane foam from Bayer and polyiso board featuring Bayer’s polyurethane contribute to unparalleled energy efficiency. Additionally, when used as part of a continuous insulation system, it is possible to meet new energy codes for commercial and residential applications, while providing attractive life cycle and payback benefits.
Visitors to Bayer’s booth also saw how Bayer polycarbonate meets today’s security and protection needs with countless design possibilities:
· Hygard® BL80 Shock-Wave Sentinel is a blast, ballistic and forced-entry resistant façade system that establishes a new level of blast resistance for protecting important buildings and other structures.
· Windows from Bullet Guard Corp. utilizing Hygard® polycarbonate sheet. These security and bullet-resistant barriers are used for transaction windows, as well as complete facility projects.
Several window applications were also on display.
· ECB-member company Winco Windows utilizes Makrolon® 15 polycarbonate and Makrolon multi-UV polycarbonate sheet from Bayer for its line of windows, which meets vandal, psychiatric, ballistic and hurricane impact tests.
· A high-efficiency window from ECB-member company Graham Architectural Products incorporates frames (lineals) formed by pultruding Bayer’s polyurethane.
· The Deceuninck INNERGY™ rigid, thermal reinforcement window uses pultruded Bayer polyurethane composites. According to Deceuninck, use of this energy-saving technology creates a thermal barrier that eliminates the transfer of heat or cold.
Sunoptics utilizes durable polycarbonate from Bayer for its CLEAR ARMOUR™ prismatic fixed skylight, which provides good aesthetics, energy-free natural light and 100 percent diffusion light transmission while remaining glare- and UV-free. Visitors were invited to Bayer’s booth to participate in a hands-on demonstration of the skylight’s ability to stand up to harsh treatment.
Visitors at the booth were able to see the broad range of light-emitting diode (LED) material solutions available from Bayer. These include:
· Specially developed LED grades of polycarbonate
· Light-diffusing technology
· Infusion technology that protects transparent polycarbonate from yellowing in outdoor situations.
Bayer spotlighted several of its wide-ranging raw materials for coatings and sealants for the architectural and construction market. From clear concrete sealers to polyaspartic decorative coatings for concrete and anti-graffiti coatings, designers, specifiers and builders have many options to explore.
Bayer’s high-durability (HD) wall coatings technology was also featured. It provides extended service life in areas that are frequently disinfected and scrubbed with harsh chemicals. Tough yet easy-to-clean HD wall paint incorporating this technology is ideal for use for durable wall coatings in heavy-traffic areas in healthcare and institutional facilities.
Finally, those interested in a discussion about the direction of LEED building were invited to join Jeff Murray, design principal and director of Science and Technology, IDC Architects, an ECB-member company, at 3 p.m., on Friday, June 21, as he asked attendees to consider integrated project delivery and the changing role of the architect.