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ATAS International Participates In Panel Discussion At CSI Master Specifiers Retreat

Featured in the panel discussion (at right): Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ATAS International Inc.

Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. - a leading manufacturer of metal wall cladding, roofing, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories - participated in the recent Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) Master Specifier Retreat in Amelia Island, Florida.

CSI's Master Specifiers Retreat is an exclusive event that brings together senior specifiers and product selection influencers from across the country for an intimate experience of focused education, group networking, and one-on-one meetings with building product manufacturer executives. As the authority on specifying, CSI is able to offer unique, advanced education and discussion that meets the needs of experienced specifiers.

csi-cpp-logoAs part of the event, Jim Bush, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ATAS, was one of three building envelope product experts that spoke during the keynote session titled “How Critical are Building Envelopes?”. The other panelists were Theresa Weston, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at DuPont Protective Solutions, and Jonathan Ram, CDT, CTR, Regional Specifications Manager at ROCKWOOL. The panel discussion focused on why there have been so many changes and requirements in the building industry concerning building envelopes. It was noted during the session that building envelope consultants are becoming more valuable for their expertise and may also perform building envelope commissioning. The discussion was moderated by Ron Geren, current CSI Board Chair, and Principal of RLGA Technical Services, LLC.

Bush stated, “As a Platinum level CSI Corporate Partner, ATAS is pleased to participate in events such as this. Regarding the panel discussion, it is important to continue to share information regarding building envelope assemblies. Collaboration between all parties involved in the design and construction of commercial buildings is critical toward improving the end result. The different trades involved in product installation need to understand how components interface; continued education and training is key for positive results.”

About the Construction Specifications Institute

Founded March 1948, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a national association of more than 7,500 members dedicated to improving the communication of construction information throughout continuous development and transformation of standards and formats, education and certification of professionals to improve project deliver processes. CSI members work to effectively communicate the designers' vision, the material producers' solutions and the constructors' techniques to create outstanding facilities that meet facility owners' objectives. For more information visit

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire transpired solar collector metal wall panels, visit

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