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Reaching New Heights

Man & Nature

It's the top station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car, and also one of the two end points of the Panoramic Mont-Blanc gondola, which runs across the Vallee Blanche and in to Italy. It used as both a panoramic viewing

point for tourists, and as a starting point for glacier hiking, parascending and climbing in summer...more


CN Tower

The reason for its construction was to accommodate the communication needs of the city. By the 1970s, a tower with great height was needed as the tall

The art of Slipform

buildings in the downtown core were interfering with communication signals. The initial drawings for the CN Tower were created by the architectural firm of Baldwin and Franklin. However, the final designs were by Webb, Zerafa, Menkes, and Housden Partnership. Its cost was estimated to be between $50 and $60 million. more History of Toronto’s CN Tower - Historic Toronto (    (

"Olga” the Sikorsky helicopter topping off the tower on March 23, 1975


Burj Khalifa - Dubai

The world's tallest building, meeting the official three criteria required to earn the title. Called Burj Dubai during its construction, it was renamed after the leader

How tall can we go?

of the neighboring emirate, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa ibn Zayed Al Nahyan. It was designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a Chicago-based architectural firm, with the construction commencing in 2004, led by architect Adrian Smith, with William F. Baker as the structural engineer. The tower's aimed height was a closely guarded secret until it topped off at 2,717 feet (828 meters) with 162 floors. more

Built to house a variety of commercial, residential, and hospitality venues, the tower was formally opened on January 4, 2010, although its interior was still incomplete. The building's modular design comprises a three-lobed footprint as an abstract rendering of the local Hymenocallis flower, with the Y-shaped plan serving to increase the tower's wind resistance. Its central core emerges as... more

New Product Showcase

All Weather Insulated Panels
AWIP is an innovator in the design, construction, and advancement of foam composite insulated metal panels
Bartile Roofs
Bartile Roofs, the difference between ordinary and extraordinary tile roofing.

Belden Brick Company
The Belden family has proudly stamped our name on billions…
CSI Architectural Metal
America's premier fabricator of roof & wall metal systems made of aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and zinc.
Davis Colors
Davis Colors is the leading U.S. producer of mix-in color additives for portland cement-based concrete paving.

DKS Doorking
DKS DoorKing is the leader in access control systems.
Dynamic Enclosures
The most innovative manufacturer of side folding security grilles and doors for retails, airports, schools…

Gold Coast Metal Works
Fine Architectural Metalwork From Europe for store entrance and other…
International Treescapes
As manufacturers, we work closely with owners, architects, landscape architects, designers and…

Miami Awning Company
For over 88 years Miami Awning has been a nationally recognized innovator in awning design engineering…

Overhead Door
Overhead Door is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the garage door industry.

Parasoleil creates architectural panels with exclusive patterns that provide a combination...

Siloam Stone
Siloam Stone is suitable for even the most extreme conditions...

Manufacturer of aluminum fence products for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Surfacing Solution
QUALITY products at Low Prices. 25+ years of experience & customer satisfaction!

The Murus Company
Murus SIPs are the most advanced building system available...

Viva Railings
Whether it's just a few windows or a towering highrise, we can bring your vision to life.

State-of-the-art, easy-to-install, attractive and functional architectural glass systems.

Wayne Dalton
Wayne Dalton is the only source for the latest garage door and garage door opener features.

Weather Shield
Our focus on innovative and flexible solutions clearly distinguishes Weather Shield from other window and...

Winandy Greenhouse Company
We provide the highest quality and most reliable greenhouses to a variety of customers.

Innovators - A Look Back


Arata Isozaki
Isozaki travelled extensively in his
youth – “around the globe at least 10 times before I turned 30,”



The Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha

From building heroic works of concrete brutalism in the 1960s, to pieces of playful postmodernism in the 1980s, and curious organic-tech structures in the 2000s, few architects have...  more



William Lim
"Design and art are very closely
related — the way that I collect and the way that I look at art inform the way that I design."




The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) described him as one of the country's "architecture giants". He was also a prolific writer, having authored 13 books and published various articles on urban planning, architecture and his own... more


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