On October 7th, ATAS International hosted members of the Society of American Registered Architects, during their 60th anniversary conference in Arizona. Over 35 SARA members attended an educational presentation and toured ATAS’ manufacturing facility in Mesa, earning learning units for both activities. David Srokose, Architectural Business Development Manager at ATAS, presented on “Sustainable Building Envelopes”, and Dick Bus, President of ATAS, led the plant tour, which was followed by lunch for the guests.
During the educational presentation, attendees learned how metal cladding on roofs and walls can contribute to green building objectives, and how metal walls can use sunlight to provide a building with solar air heating. Cutting edge cool roof technologies, including UV reflective pigments and above sheathing ventilation, were discussed, as well as how metal roofing can provide a solar ready platform for photovoltaic systems.
Dick Bus stated, “We were pleased to welcome the SARA members to our Mesa, Arizona facility, while they were in the area for their annual conference. The plant tour allowed our guests to view the equipment and processes used to fabricate metal components for the building envelope. All attendees were invited to visit our Allentown, Pennsylvania headquarters, if they are ever in the area.”
About ATAS International, Inc.
Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, produces systems for commercial and residential buildings. The ATAS product line offers more than 20 profiles available in aluminum, steel, zinc, copper and stainless steel. These profiles include: standing and batten seams; corrugated; curved; tapered; shingles; tiles; shakes; and narrow or wide ribbed panels with hidden or exposed fasteners. The Gaten Series of perforated metal wall panels is now offered. Rainware and perimeter edge metal systems are also available with the same finish to match or accent a roof or wall system. ATAS offers sustainable building envelope technology, such as cool roofing products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified; InSpire, the transpired solar collector, which utilizes precision perforated metal panels to preheat ventilation air via solar energy; and Isoleren, the new insulated metal panels for roofs and walls. Profiles are coated with a Kynar 500® PVDF or Hylar 5000® PVDF finish in over 30 stock colors, and are also available in a collection of natural metals and laminates. ATAS has four manufacturing facilities in the United States: two facilities, including the headquarters, in Allentown, PA; one in Maryville, TN; and one in Mesa, AZ. All ATAS locations are certified to ISO 9001:2008 with design.
For more information on ATAS International, call 800-468-1441 or visit www.atas.com.
About the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
The mission of the Society of American Registered Architects is to provide a professional society for all who carry an architectural license regardless of their role in the building and designing industry. It allows those individuals opportunities to unite as a common voice to work together for the betterment of the profession; the advancement of all mankind and sustainability of the environment; and foster the Golden Rule of “Architect helping Architect”. To learn more about SARA, visit www.sara-national.org.