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AMERICAN HYDROTECH – Vegetated Roof, Storm Water Management, PMR, and Plaza Waterproofing Assemblies

American Hydrotech’s MM6125 hot fluid applied rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane is over 50 years old, has been installed on over 2 billion square feet of roof decks, plazas, vertical foundations, vegetated roof assemblies, split slabs, and other structures, in the United States and over 45 countries.  An unparalleled record of performance and longevity continues to drive the selection of MM6125 as “An effective barrier to the transmission of water…for the design life of the roof structure.”

With over 10 million square feet of garden roofs in place, we have a wealth of experience to offer.  Locally, we have a large inventory of over 250 green roofs, including small 1000 sq ft to large 60,000 sf plus installations.

Steep slope (12:12 pitch) engineered solutions and dead level/low slope options.

Wind design services to ensure the garden roof stays on the roof and your client receives a wind warranty.

Green roofs begin with selecting and designing the correct waterproofing membrane providing waterproof integrity for the life of the structure and end with a successful and thriving plant community.

Blue Roofs

Planting options include pre-grown mats, pre-grown tiles, GT-4 pre-grown trays and plugs.

Storm Water Management – The driving force behind the green roof movement.  Cities and municipalities are turning to green roofs as an ideal solution to site storm water management.  Compliance is the issue here, and simply adding a green roof falls far short of meeting specific site goals.  American Hydrotech has modeled their systems to provide accurate and quantifiable data to civil engineers for storm water design and site compliance.  Take advantage of their HHT (Hydrotech Hydrology Tool) to provide compliance data.  Using this tool, we will help you design a green roof assembly that meets your specific compliance criteria.  Blue Roof, needled mineral wool, trays and conventional vegetated roof options.

LEED SRI light reflective requirements can be met using Hydroguard lightweight ballast systems.

Protected Membrane Roof and Pedestal/Paver Plaza applications, rooftop amenity spaces.  Bison IPE paver systems and site amenities, Hanover Pavers.

KNIGHT WALL SYSTEMS – Rainscreen Cladding Support Systems

Rainscreens provide limitless design options for building facades while controlling moisture and reducing energy consumption.  Knight Wall Systems manufactures versatile, ventilated rainscreen attachment systems that accommodate an expansive array of cladding options.  Our expertise is focused on the means and methods of attaching rainscreen facade panels to the building while reducing the impact on the insulation (reduced thermal bridging).  Knight Wall Systems offers several attachment solutions and multiple rails for different insulation assemblies:  the award winning CI® System and HCI™ System, which pair a drop-in facade attachment with rigid exterior foam insulation and mineral wool insulation, enabling ASHRAE90.1-compliant continuous insulation; the ultra-sustainable MFI® System rainscreen, which utilized mineral fiber insulation; and the ThermaZee designed to provide 95% efficiency with a familiar Z.

Cladding Neutral support assemblies Knight Wall Systems can accommodate any cladding, cladding size or design configuration and enables you to effectively design with multiple cladding materials and manufacturers on the same elevation.

NFPA 285 tested and compliant assemblies.

Tested and Engineered system, not just a component.

System Flexibility and application simplicity – vertical and horizontal girt variations and custom rail capability to simplify installation and reduce labor.

Single frame or double frame design?  It is critical that designers consider the cladding type, size and configuration and how those parameters impact the framing design and associated dimensions and cost implications.  Some cladding choices require a double frame support assembly which must be considered and understood during design development and especially in delegated design scenarios.

Cost effective solutions – competitive material costs combined with labor savings and simplified installation addresses contractor budgeting concerns.

GEOLAM – Architectural Trim, Cladding and Decking

Geolam is a hybrid aluminum, wood-plastic composite with a modern aesthetic.  Enduring, sustainable & maintenance free.

Geolam is dedicated to building a sustainable world that celebrates both beauty and environmental responsibility.  Geolam products are designed to provide a long lasting alternative to wood that will leave no harmful impact on the environment.

With over 500 projects in North America and 3 million lineal feet per year production, Geolam has a significant 30 year plus established presence in the market.

We produce coextruded Wood Hybrid Systems for facades, roofs and decks:

Cladding and Soffits:  Vertigo, Structural integrity of aluminum and the look of wood.  Install without clips or furring strips.  Tight joints or reveals.  Look and depth of real wood.  Available in Class A and Class B formulations.  Installed vertically or horizontally.

Architectural elements:  Louvers.  Sunscreens.  Pergolas and other architectural features.  37 standard dies and shapes – square, rectangle, round, elliptical and diagonal.

Commercial Decking:  Coextruded core of thermo resin and a layer of composite, providing minimal expansion and contraction and the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.  With complete resistance to mold and mildew, splinter-free and slip resistant too, Geolam is the perfect choice for marinas, piers, walkways, pool surrounds, terracing and so much more.

All products stocked in 4 standard colors – Teak, Moleskin, Rosewood and Ebony.  Non stock colors in Ivory and Blackwood and custom color creation for as little as 6000 sf.  Stocked in Houston, Texas.


SITURA INC – Waterproof Expansion Joint Systems

SITURA’s RedLINE®, FlamLINE® and AquaLINE® waterproof expansion joints.

SITURA is a globally recognized leading supplier of waterproof expansion joints for roofing and waterproofing applications.  SITURA waterproof expansion joints are specifically designed and engineered for use in a wide variety of applications, ranging from single ply membrane tie-ins to large-scale displacement seismic joints, without obstructing drainage and eliminating water ponding.  All SITURA joints are compatible with single ply, modified bitumen, asphalt and coal tar pitch based membranes.  SITURA offers extensive in house technical and design assistance as well as on demand technical site support for all its products.

SITURA’s RedLINE®, FlamLINE® and AquaLINE® waterproof expansion joints are rapidly becoming the industry standard in quality assurance and reliability for monolithic, seamless, zero profile, maintenance free expansion joints in commercial and industrial roofing and waterproofing.

ALT GLOBAL LLC – Advanced Cold Applied Liquid Roofing, Waterproofing and Surfacing Systems

ALT Global, LLC (ALT) is one of the leading names in the industry, with more than 20-years proven performance.  Quality, innovation, and service are evident from start to finish in our products, sales support and technical services.  ALT products meet strict internationally recognized assurance standards for manufacturing, consistency, quality and performance.  Our production facilities are ISO 9001:2000 registered.

ALT roofing, waterproofing, flashing and traffic and surfacing systems are flexible, seamless, inherently root and rot resistant monolithic waterproofing solutions that outlast and outperform traditional roofing and waterproofing materials.  In addition, ALT membranes bond directly to the substrate, eliminating the need for caulked terminations and pitch boxes, thereby providing a virtually maintenance free system.  All systems are cold applied for maximum safety and efficiency.  Additionally, our membranes may be installed with minimal disruption and less risk than many conventional roofing systems.  ALT membranes can be applied in a variety of color combinations to match corporate colors or other aesthetic building elements.  Custom colors are also available upon request.

BARRIER ONE – Build Better Concrete

Barrier One has been the industry leader dedicated to redefining the concrete admixture marketplace.  Our passion and intense focus is to provide support and awareness of the issues, causes and solutions for Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, and Building Owners.  Barrier One Concrete Admixtures values the relationship that we continuously strive to earn and maintain through technical support and innovative manufacturing of our concrete admixture line including:

Barrier One (PIA) – This revolutionary concrete admixture is the only scientifically demonstrated Porosity Inhibiting Admixture (PIA) on the market.  Barrier One creates a truly impermeable concrete while reducing shrinkage and inhibiting corrosion and ASR.  Barrier One is sodium silicate free with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

CSXtreme – providing the benefits of Barrier One, reformulated for outdoor applications.  Excelling in extreme environments that experience chemical exposure and intense weather cycles, this admixture is formulated to perform even under harsh conditions.  CSXtreme is sodium silicate free with no VOCs.

CPS (MVRA) – is a cost-effective solution for projects where moisture is a factor and budget is the primary consideration.  CPS is a premier sodium silicate moisture vapor reduction admixture (MVRA) with a complex formulation chemistry designed to excel on the jobsite.  CPS contains no VOCs.

WPX Admixture – is a demonstrated and certified complex sodium silicate-based Type “S” Waterproofing Admixture (per ASTM C494 / C494M).  It is an integral waterproofing agent that produces low – permeability concrete across a wide spectrum of mix designs without the potential of contributing to surface coating delamination.  WPX is classified as a PRAH by ACI 212.3 R & is a recommended admix in combatting hydrostatic head pressures found in both below/above grade water retaining structures.

Endacere – Acid Resistant Concrete Admixture (ARCA).

FREEDOM MATERIALS – Commercial Waterproofing Solutions

Freedom® Chemical Corporation creates commercial waterproofing solutions.

Freedom is an innovator and manufacturer of elastomeric coatings that specializes in polyurea, polyurethane and epoxies systems for industrial, commercial, and residential applications in the construction industry.

Freedom has waterproofed facilities all over North America that include: Traffic Coatings, Water Features, Containment, Roofing, Stadiums, Theme Parks, and Flooring to name a few.

The FreedomTuff® product line is a revelation of what Polyureas, Polyurethanes, Polyaspartics and Epoxies are about. When so many products have been “made” for maximum impact, at Freedom® Chemical Corporation we’ve been content to let our products speak quietly. No need to shout when you have something special to say.

J-DRAIN – Solving Every Drainage Challenge

J·Drain is a leading manufacturer of Geonets, Geocomposites, Sub-Surface drainage composites, Sheet drains, and Strip drains for residential and commercial applications.  Since 1982,  J·Drain has been committed to providing the best possible products available while staying on the cutting edge of new manufacturing techniques and systems.  J·Drain has worked with consulting engineers from around the world to solve tough drainage problems.  As a result of years of research, advanced drainage composites, J·Drain products are available through a world-wide network of top quality Distributors and Agents.  Millions of square feet of J·Drain products have been installed throughout the world.

T. CLEAR CORPORATION – Concrete Building Envelope Products

T. Clear Corporation – Protected Membrane Roof Systems – HeavyGUARD® or LightGUARD® to achieve both insulation and ballast and LEED compliant protected membrane roof assemblies for your low slope roofing needs.

Non-structural sheathing and continuous insulation requirements look at our ProGUARD® Concrete Insulated Sheathing panels or ProGUARD DP™ Insulated Concrete Boards, which not only provide insulation and protection, but are also a perfect substrate for any type of exterior finish.

To protect and insulate foundations or parapet walls see our WallGUARD® Concrete Faced Insulated Perimeter Wall Panels, which are designed to be used above and below grade.

For your foundation or basement walls look for our ThermaDRY® Insulating Drainage Panels, which insulate and protect your concrete walls while providing drainage to move ground water away.

Where do I go from here?

Call. E-mail. Schedule a meeting followed by an AIA seminar. There is a lot to discuss, but this will get you moving. We will help you understand how to create it and make it work. Asking the right questions is critical. We can help you discover and understand how to resolve problems you had not thought about and we can help you with those problems that are clear at the outset. Let’s get started!