Kawneer and AIAS Announce 2010 Student Design Competition

The next generation of architects and designers are an important part of the building and construction community. So, for the fifth consecutive year, Kawneer is sponsoring a National Student Design Competition in partnership with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). This year students from across North America are invited to design a modern and creative school for students ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade that will also serve the needs of the surrounding community. The competition is designed to expose students to a challenging, conceptual assignment that takes their studies to a new professional level and to introduce them to specific building materials, like

Kawneer’s architectural aluminum products and systems. Submissions are evaluated based on ingenuity and originality, as well as appropriate use of sustainable products and overall design clarity. The competition is open to all students of architecture and design in North America, with winning students/teams and their AIAS chapter receiving cash prizes totaling $7,225.

The winning projects will be displayed at the 2010 AIAS FORUM in Toronto, ON, December 29, 2010 – January 1, 2011 and at the 2011 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, May 12 – 14, 2011. The top three submissions will also be featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Crit, the Journal of the AIAS. The registration deadline is Monday, October 18, 2010 and all entries must be submitted by Monday, November 26, 2010. To learn more about the 2010 Student Design Competition visit www.aias.org/kawneer.

Kawneer Sustainable Ad Awarded “Best in Class” by Architectural Record Magazine

Architectural Record recently recognized Kawneer as “Best in Class” in the 14th Annual Excellence in Advertising Awards, presented along with McGraw Hill Construction. The advertisement demonstrates Kawneer’s commitment to sustainable design and construction while also creating solutions that address the growing needs of the institutional market. Featuring clean lines and a minimalist design with the image of a red apple “built” from facts about building sustainability, the ad was developed to support Kawneer’s “Every Day You Make A Choice. Make A Choice That Counts” message. The design emphasizes the value of building a healthy, efficient and effective environment through knowledge, specifically the understanding of sustainable building and design.

Individual and overall winners were selected by a jury of eight industry professionals from a pool of over 150 eligible advertisements. Judges commented on the ad as a great example of thinking “outside the box” and a “different way to communicate messages.” Added another judge, “I gave it high marks for aesthetics; it stopped me in my tracks and compelled me to read more. I read every word of it, yet it never even showed you the product.”

For more information on Kawneer’s sustainable products, projects and solutions, visit www.kawneergreen.com.

CMPs Now Available on Kawneer Direct

Building on our commitment to sustainability and customer satisfaction, your Customer Multiplier Plan (CMP) information is now available online via KawneerDirect.com. As a customer, access to your latest updated plan is at your fingertips in an easy to read digital format that can be printed, viewed or saved as a PDF.

To access your current CMP simply log on to KawneerDirect.com and click on the “Customer Multiplier Plan” link under the “Self-Service Utilities” menu, on the left hand side of the landing page. From there,

the screen that shows your Item Group Multiplier for each corresponding price catalog item group will be displayed. By clicking on the “Print Page” button a PDF file will be created that you can either print or save to your computer. In addition to being a more environmentally responsible option, we believe that giving you on-line access to your CMP allows us to provide critical business information in a more timely manner.

If you have any questions regarding your multiplier plan contact your Kawneer sales representative.