Eric Nilsson is Vice President, Corporate Marketing for CertainTeed Corporation
The excitement for this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Design Expo is growing for Saint-Gobain and its family of businesses! We will be heading down to the nation’s capital from May 17 – 19 to help architects and designers solve problems they are having on specific projects and introduce them to the expertise within Saint-Gobain.
You might ask yourself—who is Saint-Gobain and what do they have to do with CertainTeed? Well, Saint-Gobain is CertainTeed’s parent company and also the largest building materials company in the world.
You already know Saint-Gobain, it may not be that obvious though—our roots start in France where 350 years ago, we made the glass that adorns the Hall of Mirrors in Versalles. Today, we make beer bottles for Budweiser, manufactured the new roof on the Dallas Cowboys stadium and through CertainTeed, manufactured the ceiling tiles in the Denver airport and made the roof that adorns Henry Ford’s home. This is a mere, and I mean mere glimpse into this massive company, but, also a glimpse into the possibilities.
That’s why Saint-Gobain is bringing all of its businesses to the AIA show this week, and not just to show off products. Saint-Gobain features the largest and smartest collection of building scientists and technical experts in North America from its trusted North American companies: CertainTeed, ADFORS, Grenite, Norton, SAGE, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Solar, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and SolarGard to help architects “solve the unsolvable problem.” We urge design professionals to bring your unsolvable problems to our booth and try to stump out experts!
This year, we’re talking moisture, indoor environmental quality, aesthetics, thermal efficiency and solar and our experts are ready to talk. If you can’t make the show, check us out virtually Trade Show page that will share show updates through Twitter so that non-attendees can feel part of the action. Through this page you can also ask questions or present unsolvable problems that our experts can tackle. If you submit an unsolvable problem you will be entered into a prize drawing.
During AIA 2012, we will be blogging here about show events and observations from guest bloggers. Should be fun and entertaining!
Please join the conversation at AIA from your desk by bookmarking the Trade Show page. We want to help you feel part of the AIA Convention and to help solve your design challenges.