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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® Wins Best In Class Award for Advertising Excellence by Architectural Record

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® was awarded “Best In Class” by Architectural Record, a McGraw-Hill publication, through the 2013 Excellence in Advertising Awards program. This recognition was given for outstanding work on the BIM IQ® spread advertisement created by Brian J. Ganton & Associates.

BIM IQ® is a computer-aided, three-dimensional interactive design and energy application for the architectural and construction industry. BIM IQ® allows architects to make a change to the architectural glass selection or mullion design on any given project and then see those changes from any view-interior or exterior-in its exact location, any day of the year. BIM IQ® is available exclusively from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®.

“BIM IQ® can help us develop building envelopes designed to accept or reject free energy provided by the external ecosystem, and, as a result, significantly reduce the cost of power required to achieve a comfortable, internal environment.” said Ted Hathaway, Chief Executive, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. “As showcased in our advertisement, this powerful design tool takes building information modeling to a new level.”

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from McGraw-Hill that celebrates the effectiveness of our advertising. This award is additional confirmation that our message is resonating with architects,” said Susan Trimble, Vice President Marketing & Communications, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. “We consider it a great honor to receive this Best In Class award from the jury of distinguished architects for Architectural Record’s awards program.”

Over the past decade, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® has been acknowledged in Architectural Record’s Advertising Excellence awards eight of the last ten years.

About Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
To architects, building developers and owners, contractors, and the entire commercial glazing community, we are the leading North American supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights, and architectural glass. For more information, visit

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is a subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the top five international building products companies.

For More Information, Contact:
Susan Trimble, VP Marketing & Communications