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BASF at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

June 21 - 23, 2018


What does the blueprint for better cities look like? After speaking with builders and architects at A'18, we learned that creating a blueprint for better means working together to design and build structures that embody collaboration, sustainability and resilience.


From June 21 to 23, the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture offered the opportunity for builders, architects and BASF construction experts to learn from each other by not only talking about the issues of today, but of the challenges we will encounter tomorrow. With expert advice from our BASF construction team, those who attended were able to get the in-depth knowledge they need to make the right decision for their next project.


If you were unable to attend A'18 or didn't make it to our booth, you can scroll down to learn more about our building materials and how they can help you make your next build not only efficient but resilient, too.



Joel W. May and Disaster Durable Solutions™

In 2012, Joel created Disaster Durable Solutions™ for BASF’s Performance Materials Business. He is currently working on the front lines of mitigation with a world-class network of scientists, academics, manufacturers and other experts who solve real-world building failures and produce solutions with finite, quantifiable results in the infrastructure, commercial and residential markets.


Additional Reading

Hurricane Strong Timelapse in Breezy Point, NY

Building For Disasters

AIA 18 DDS Activities




Learn more about Disaster Durable Solutions




Justin DeMarco and BASF Neopor® GPS

With 13 years in the AEC industry, Justin DeMarco curently leads North American Business Development for Neopor®, a graphite polystyrene (GPS) rigid foam insulation from BASF. Justin is a board member and President-Elect of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) with his continued goal to be known as a trusted resource for making informed product decisions. Come meet Justin at A'18 to learn where Neopor is best suited for use and to take home your free Google Cardboard headset to virtually experience Neopor on the job site and to visit the Neopor BIM Showroom.


Additional Reading

Neopor 3-Part Specification sheet

Neopor NFPA 285 Bulletin



Learn more about Neopor GPS




Bob Ober and Basotect® foam

Bob Ober may be new to the Basotect® team, but he is not new to BASF. Since 1999, Bob Ober has had numerous roles within the organization; the most current being the North American Business Development Manager for Basotect® foam. Basotect® is a flexible, open-cell foam made from melamine resin. This thermoset polymer offers building characteristics that architects and builders look for: high sound absorption, low weight, easy install, fiber-free, fire resistant, flexible and more.


Additional Reading

The sound of silence at the Guggenheim

Living with sound and noise





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Jamie Hicks and polyurethane spray foam for roofing

Jamie Hicks is an Architect with BASF and represents spray polyurethane foam roofing; a commercial low-slope roofing system in use since the 1970s with millions of square feet applied across North America. Attributes of this system include being completely seamless, fully adhered with no fasteners causing leaks or thermal bridging, highest wind resistance, no tear-off required, reduced building energy consumption/increased energy efficiency through industry-leading R-value and ABAA air sealing, UL & FM approved, and low maintenance and ownership costs.






Learn more about Roofing Systems



Robert G. Moran Jr. and Walltite®

Bob Moran is a National Accounts Manager-Building Envelope for the Business Development Team. He is a LEED AP BD+C and has been with BASF for more than 22 years. He has been involved with the Walltite US air barrier program which is a spray polyurethane closed cell foam that is an answer to many building envelope needs for an air barrier, thermal and continuous insulation, and vapor barrier/retarder. Walltite US is an approved air barrier material by the ABAA (Air Barrier Association of America), Green Circle Certified ( Material Ingredient Reporting for LEED v4, Option 1), GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certification, and is a leader the industry with many NFPA 285 compliant assemblies.


Additional Reading

WALLTITE® Towson University Profile









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