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AIA National Convention Recap

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the AIA National Convention in Chicago. This was an opportunity to meet with architects, customers, and to observe the direction of the building and construction industry. It was exciting to see how … Continue reading

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AIA Northeast Wisconsin Eat & Earn Program

Daylighting with Aerogel-Filled Multiwall Polycarbonate Provider: AmeriLux International Tuesday, June 17 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Appleton: Holiday Inn Appleton, 150 S Nicolet Rd, Appleton Wednesday, June 18 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Green Bay: Titletown Brewing, 200 Dousman St. … Continue reading

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Part Two of: “What do the Performance Values Mean?”

(This is 1 of 3 Posts dedicated to: “What do the Performance Values Mean?”) Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) is the amount of visible light that transmits through a product. Specifically, visible light transmittance is referring to the … Continue reading

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Part One of: “What do the Performance Values Mean?”

(This is 1 of 3 Posts dedicated to: “What do the Performance Values Mean?”) The need for high efficiency and sustainability is bringing greater performance requirements for buildings. For this reason it is important that all the products used in … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Options

With the end of the year less than two months away, many architects are looking to meet the last of their AIA Continuing Education requirements. AmeriLux International’s Distance Learning Program is an excellent way to get required Learning Units and … Continue reading

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Committed to Product Development and Testing

On a recent trip to California, I had the opportunity to visit the Architectural Testing facility located in Fresno. The timing was perfect as several of our products are in the process of getting tested per NFRC. This advanced level … Continue reading

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Achieving Sustainable Design with Polycarbonate Standing Seam Products

Standing Seam Multiwall Polycarbonate Systems are an ideal option for canopies and translucent daylighting. Familiar to roofing and glazing contractors, these systems utilize the many advantages of multiwall polycarbonate in a standing seam system. The Lexapanel™ Standing Seam is the … Continue reading

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What is Aerogel?

Samuel Stephens Kistler, the inventor of aerogels, was born on March 26, 1900. Kistler’s invention of aerogel in 1931 is a notable event and has led many to declare March 26th as “Aerogel Day”. Over 80 years later, aerogels are still considered … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn Sessions: Sharing, Learning, and Networking

Recently I had the opportunity to give a Lunch and Learn at TCI, a design-build firm located in La Crosse, WI. (A Lunch and Learn is a training event scheduled during the lunch hour. This type of training is usually … Continue reading

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Alternative Uses for Multiwall Polycarbonate

When contacting architects and designers, it’s always interesting to hear about alternatives uses for multiwall polycarbonate products. Sometimes this is only brainstorming discussion. Other times, the conversation is about possible real life applications that have not yet been tried in … Continue reading

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