ALSLinetec will be presenting at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Midwest Architecture Conference on Oct. 2, 5:45-6:45 p.m., at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook, Illinois. Look for us in booth #308, too.

As part of the 7.5 Learning Units (LUs) offered during the day’s events, Linetec’s national accounts manager Tony Pupp will present “Architectural Coatings: Weathering Performance and Application.”

Whether designing a new project, renovating an existing one or updating a specific area, thoughtfully choosing the finish for a project’s metal building products and surfaces will ensure the longest lifespan. Much more than enhancing appearance, a finish specification can be the difference in creating lasting performance and a lasting impression.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to compare anodize, liquid paint, baked enamel and powder coat finishes to achieve optimal results for their architectural buildings. The course will reference AAMA specifications, weathering performance characteristics, warranty expectations and initial cost considerations.

In addition to the educational presentations, from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., attendees can earn 1.0 LU for spending 60 minutes on the expo floor learning about new products and technologies. In Linetec’s booth #308, visitors can see and touch specialty finishing options for aluminum such as:

  • Brushed Stainless Anodize – Helping enhance and protect architectural aluminum products, our Brushed Stainless Anodize finish emulates the clean, bright surface that architects find desirable in stainless steel. Now, a similar look on aluminum can be achieved in a more cost-effective, lightweight option with the same industry-leading durability of our other anodize finishes.
  • Wood Grain Finishes – Offering the beauty of wood without the maintenance, ourApogee-interior-wall-webGold Series of 14 different wood grain finishes for aluminum also will be on display. Unlike natural wood, the finished aluminum will not swell, rot, warp or attract insects. Architects also appreciate the opportunity to convey the softness and warmth of wood in environments where a hard, cleanable surface is still desired, such as in health care and education facilities, or other high-traffic areas.
  • Copper Color Anodize – Many have wished they could have the classic look of copper, without the eventual patina. Our Copper Anodize finish fulfills such designers’ dreams, offering the look of rich, real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patina.



Audi Hoffman Estates, IL finished by Linetec in clear anodize. Photo by Leopardo Companies, Inc.

About the ALA and the Midwest Architecture Conference
Nearly 350 professionals are expected to attend the 20th Anniversary 2018 ALA Midwest Architecture Conference. ALA’s comprehensive one-day conference education program is a leading source for architects and other building professionals to obtain the latest business and technical education on topics that directly impact their work. The conference includes five education sessions, each of which offers five seminars on a variety of subjects ranging from codes and contracts to energy efficiency, performance and sustainable materials


Those attending the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference will experience new products and technologies, a comprehensive education program with more than 25 seminars selections, and networking opportunities. Unless noted in the program information, all seminars qualify for 1.0 LU Health/Safety/Welfare (HSW) through the ALA, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the State Department of Regulation’s Continuing Education Credits. The Keynote Presentation by John Cuningham, FAIA, founder of Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., qualifies for 1.5 LUs HSW.

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Pupp-webAbout Linetec’s Tony Pupp

As national sales manager for Linetec, Tony Pupp draws from 24 years of experience in high-performance paint and anodize finishing. He provides architects, architectural specifiers and others with the knowledge necessary to select the most sustainable and weather-resistant coatings for their projects. He frequently shares his expertise and Linetec’s continuing education courses at industry association chapter events and architectural firms.

Learn more about Linetec’s continuing education courses in our online Architect Resource Center.