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APA Designers Circle

APA Designers Circle is a suite of resources on wood-framed design for commercial and mid-rise construction for architects, engineers, code officials, and other building professionals. A free, subscriber-based resource, Designers Circle provides timely technical information and recommendations about designing and building commercial structures with engineered wood products and wood structural panels. An array of wood-frame design information, including product specs, design and building code news and updates, project case studies, CAD details, help desk support, webinars, industry events, and much more is available at www.apawood.org/designerscircle.


Icynene is the evolution of insulation. With smart, environmentally responsible spray foam insulation choices, Icynene helps architects bring their energy efficient residential and commercial designs to life. Our portfolio of high-performance light and medium density spray foam insulation solutions insulate and air seal for improved air quality, thermal comfort, reduced heating and cooling costs and contribute to LEED points making it the right choice for architects. Established in 1986, Icynene spray foam products have been in used in more than 400,000 building projects. Go with the proven industry leader and create the designs of the future with Icynene.


American Institute of Steel Construction

Since its establishment, the American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, has conducted its numerous activities with a scrupulous sense of public responsibility. For this reason, and because of the high caliber of its staff, the Institute enjoys a close working relationship with architects, engineers, code officials and educators who recognize its professional status in the fields of specification writing, structural research, design development and performance standards.


Andersen Windows

Founded in 1903, Andersen Windows is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Now more than ever, Andersen offers what you need to design, build, remodel, or replace. Whether you're restoring a historic building or designing a new home, Andersen has the products and design services to help create all that you envision.


American Institute of Architects Chicago

The American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) is the largest chapter of licensed architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals within AIA Illinois, and the second largest AIA chapter in the country.

AIA Chicago offers lectures and continuing education courses; numerous award programs; specialized, issue-specific Knowledge Communities; advocacy for architects; daily communications online and through its in-house magazine, Chicago Architect; and help for consumers looking for an architect.


U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois is a nonprofit membership driven organization that advances buildings and communities that are sustainable, prosperous and healthy. We achieve this through education, advocacy, and collaboration.