EXTECH’s Kevin Smith to speak at Greenbuild and ABX 2017

On November 8, 2017, EXTECH's Director of Product Application & Development, Kevin Smith, will speak at the panel session Kinetic Facades: Inventive Architecture, Design, Fabrication during Greenbuild 2017. The session will center around kinetic building envelope systems, and how they help designers meet sustainability requirements and deliver art pieces to cities. One of the systems that...

EXTECH’s DuPage Airport project featured in The McMorrow Reports

The September 2017 issue of The McMorrow Reports digital newsletter profiles the DuPage Airport hangar project where EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 and SKYGARD 3300 polycarbonate systems were used to achieve the aesthetic, durability, and sustainability required by the DuPage Airport Authority.In the lengthy profile, the installer, director of aviation facilities and properties, and EXTECH's own Kevin...

EXTECH’s work at Otterbein University featured in Retrofit Magazine

The September/October 2017 issue of Retrofit Magazine profiles the retrofit of Otterbein University's STEAM Innovation Center, and how EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3000 was used to create the glass, polycarbonate, and metal geometric facade the project architect envisioned.The profile details the ambitious purpose of the university's new education building, and how the LIGHTWALL 3000 was able to...Continue reading

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Photos & Sustainability: How the TECHVENT 5300 helps the environment

Sustainability continues to be a big topic in the architecture and construction industries, and we have talked at length about the ecological benefits offered by our LIGHTWALL translucent wall systems. We now realize we haven’t given other EXTECH systems their proper credit, particularly our TECHVENT 5300 windows.The TECHVENT 5300 has delivered a surprising amount of...Continue reading

Polycarbonate Wall System

Is polycarbonate the future of architecture?

 A house in Spain recently caught our eye.Newly updated by Buyesc Arquitectes, the Spanish home’s south-facing wall is now clad with polycarbonate. The designer’s intent was to transform the home into a low-energy building - polycarbonate panels improve thermal efficiency by capturing solar energy and gradually transferring it indoors. Polycarbonate also provides excellent insulating value...Continue reading

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