In the commercial building industry, z-shaped girts have been used for centuries to provide lateral support, resist wind loads, and connect the building framing with the cladding. With advancements in technology and design, as well as an increased concern for thermal efficiency, there have been changes to the materials used in z-shaped girts. In addition...

ALLEGAN, Michigan, Jan. 4, 2021 — Advanced Architectural Products (A2P), maker of GreenGirt, a patented composite metal hybrid (CMH) Simple Z and the SMARTci continuous insulation systems, has released a new, next generation product offering – GreenGirt Adjustable.  The GreenGirt Adjustable offers a customized CMH solution for wall and plane deviations across new and retrofit construction...

Sub-framing girts are usually manufactured in finite lengths, such as 8 foot length z-shaped girts, which are often less than most wall lengths. The ends of the girts must then be joined to create continuous girts along the wall. Among the critical engineering metrics that need to be considered for these end conditions are:  Structural...

Comparing Z Girt Material Quality Traditionally, z girts were made out of metal, but innovation in the building materials and continuous insulation industries have created z girts out of thermoset pultruded composite material and composite metal hybrid (CMH) material. In composite metal hybrid (CMH), the properties and characteristics of metal and thermoset pultrusion composite are...

How material selection for subgirts plays into the bigger picture When looking to select subgirt material, it is important to consider all factors. Construction is notorious for being just good enough. Materials are specified for a reason. When VE happens, what was designed as a thermally efficient envelope with the highest efficiencies goes away —...

About Advanced Architectural Products Advanced Architectural Products, headquartered in Allegan, Michigan, is a team of experts in continuous insulation solutions, including trained professionals in engineering, architecture, building and installation, and pultrusion. Advanced Architectural Products operates their corporate office out of Allegan, Michigan, located at 959 Industrial Drive. Additionally, they have manufacturing that operates out of...

SEATTLE, Washington, Sept. 21, 2020 — Advanced Architectural Products (A2P), maker of GreenGirt, a patented steel and fiber-reinforced polymer (sFRP) z-girt and SMARTci Systems providing continuous insulation solutions, has expanded its distribution network with a new northwest warehouse and distribution center. With the constantly evolving customer demand placing pressure on the supply chain to deliver...

Inc. Awards Advanced Architectural Products as a 2020 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company ALLEGAN, Michigan, Aug. 12, 2020 — Advanced Architectural Products (“A2P”), manufacturer of SMARTci Systems and GreenGirt, proudly accept Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company award for 2020. Inc. is an American business magazine founded in 1979. Inc. 5000 outlines the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private...

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