Cladding and Exteriors
Innovations in an Important Field
Once architects focused primarily on aesthetics, designing stunningly beautiful buildings. But that was then, and this is now, and in 2024 cladding and exteriors can still be aesthetically pleasing—but the emphasis has switched to building envelope performance.
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Foot traffic in shopping malls around the world has declined, due in part to the loss of in-person interaction during the pandemic, but also due to a rise in technology and e-commerce platforms and changing consumer attitudes. Even Class A shopping centres have had to undertake ambitious redesign plans to remain attractive to shoppers and retailers alike.
From installation methods to new and sustainable materials, roofing is evolving, and the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) continues playing a vital role in this important building sector.
Not many companies can say they’re local, family-run, and close to a century old, but Dowd Roofing checks all three of these admirable boxes.
After four decades in the roofing industry, delivering excellence is second nature for this second-generation firm. At Godfrey Roofing, Inc. being a trusted industry partner means taking the lead in providing the best craftsmanship and a quality product that lasts. All of which takes second place only to safety.
ARCAN Construction Ltd. offers a true breadth of services: general contracting, mould/lead/asbestos abatement, insurance claim restorations, modular construction, design-build, architectural design, and wall/roof/building envelope work for the residential, commercial, infrastructure, and industrial sectors.
It’s a towering achievement when all it takes is one look at the skyline of Calgary, Alberta, to see your company’s work. The Bow—the second tallest building in the city as of this writing—boasts 150,000 square feet of ACM (aluminum composite material) panels throughout the tower’s 57 floors, plus architectural panels in the lobby. All of these were made and installed by Igloo Erectors.
For the past four consecutive years, the Hargrove Roofing & Construction company of Shreveport, Louisiana, experts in both residential and commercial roofing (including installations, insurance claims, and repairs), has been ranked in the Top 100 in the entire country by Roofing Contractors Magazine.
Offering unrivalled knowledge in assessment, design, forecasting, and project management to maximize the most important component of company portfolios at every stage—from condition assesments to roofing and waterproofing projects—Roof Management provides more than 25 years of experience in the field in roof management, overseeing 2.4 billion square feet of roofing for the world’s largest real estate owners and investors.
BCS Concrete Structures is a Texas-based concrete contractor operating out of the city of Mustang Ridge and serving various parts of the state overall. Since its inception, its operational mission has been to redefine the skyline of Austin, the state capital, as well as that of the greater central Texas area.
General contractors understand the complexities and resulting pain points of managing sub-contractors only too well. In contrast, those who prefer working with Canyon Contracting, Inc. do so for the pleasure of it.
Milis Flatwork has enjoyed spectacular growth since Construction in Focus profiled the Kaukauna, Wisconsin-based concrete construction company in February 2019. Revenues and employment have tripled, and the firm has introduced a new tilt-up service and worked on a series of high-profile projects.
For almost a century, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has advocated on behalf of its industry. Primarily representing window, door, and skylight manufacturers, the WDMA also has a supplier membership category for companies that produce components for windows and doors, as well as service providers, including software firms and machinery manufacturers.
Decko Doors of Terrebonne, Quebec is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of high-performance patio doors, something Quebec homeowners, developers, and contractors have recognized for many years. Now the company is gaining traction beyond the province’s borders, delivering customized patio doors to clients within 12 to 20 days of receiving the order.
For almost 80 years, RiteScreen, headquartered in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, has solidified its reputation as a leader in the screen solutions business. Committed to customers and suppliers, and accountable to its team, RiteScreen remains focused on continuous improvement and meeting the needs of the ever-evolving door and window market. This commitment to customers and suppliers was never more apparent than in 2014, when RiteScreen was purchased by Seven Point Equity Partners, placing a heightened emphasis on the company’s manufacturing efficiency and product innovation.
Top 40 Woodworks, a millwork shop based in Kamloops, British Columbia, began its story in the 1990s when it was founded by Jack Mendes. In the early years, Jenny Gayfer worked as a wholesale supplier to Top 40 before she came to work for Mendes directly in 2012.
If the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of interesting doors is Bilbo Baggins’ enchanting front door in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, you are not alone. Considering the sterling work of Engineered Openings, Inc., the concept of engineered openings takes on new meaning, leaving one with a renewed appreciation of the highly engineered installations that give us access to whatever discoveries await beyond.
There have been momentous changes at Taylor Flooring since Construction in Focus profiled the booming Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based business in December 2022.
While sustainability may not be the first word that comes to mind when talking about the forestry industry, for Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods, sustainability does come first.
Known as one of the Midwest’s premier specialty contractors, J. Pettiecord, Inc. handles large-scale land clearing, environmental remediation, demolition, wood waste grinding, railroad services, underground storage tank removal, snow removal, dump trucking, and heavy haul trucking. With 70 full-time employees at the ready, the Bondurant, Iowa-based business is well prepared for whatever short-term, long-term, or emergency project comes its way.
Boasting superior productivity, exceptional commitment to its employees, and a safety program unparalleled in the industry, Specialty Welding and Turnarounds (SWAT) implements outstanding execution capabilities for a wide range of services including specialty welding, general mechanical services, project management, cooling towers, catalyst services, and more.
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