CRL-U.S. Aluminum Hosts Local Architects for
AIA Procrastinators’ Day

Architects Earned Continuing Education Credits While Learning
About Code Compliance, Thermal Fenestration Systems, and
Advanced Manufacturing Processes

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15, 2017 – CRL-U.S. Aluminum (C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.) was pleased to welcome local architects to their annual AIA Procrastinators’ Day event. The event gave architects the opportunity to earn last minute Learning Units (LU) and fulfill their yearly AIA requirements.

AIA Procrastinators’ Day involved a tour of CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, California. The tour gave architects valuable insight into glazing system manufacturing and specification best practices. It provided an overview of the product delivery process from technical sales to design, engineering, fabrication, testing, and distribution.


“I enjoyed the tour very much. It was great to see how the products that we’re working with and recommending are actually being created,” said Kristy Kwong, EIT, LEED Green Associate, and ENV SP at WSP USA.

“Grimshaw is a global practice that seeks to engage larger responsibilities relative to sustainability,” said Aaron Vaden-Youmans, M.Arch, AIA, and Senior Architect at Grimshaw New York. “Because of the factory tour, I better understand CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s products and manufacturing capabilities which helps us achieve greater energy performance.”

Along with the tour, architects were able to participate in two additional AIA Continuing Education programs. The first took an in-depth look into optimizing building envelope thermal performance in order to address increasingly stringent energy codes. Topics included product technologies and design practices to mitigate heat transfer, and the role of the NFRC in meeting codes. The second program focused on glass railing systems, their categories, applications, and safety considerations. It also covered code compliance and installation procedures.

“We take pride in not only being a source for high-performance and code-compliant glazing systems, but also a resource for education and support,” said Paul Daniels, tour facilitator and SVP of Sales at CRL-U.S. Aluminum. “Collaboration between architect and manufacturer is extremely important during the project delivery process because it helps ensure that aesthetic and energy performance objectives are met.”

Aaron Vaden-Youmans adds, “The relationship between architect and manufacturer is often critical to achieving value for the client, especially when designing high performance and custom elements. Without the relationship, architects also run the risk of incurring unforeseen costs relating to shop drawings, mock-ups, etc.”

CRL-U.S. Aluminum offers a wide range of architectural glazing systems for multiple CSI divisions. This includes curtain walls, entrance systems, and railings. To learn more, call (800) 421-6144 or email Architects may also visit where they can access CAD drawings, CSI format specifications, case studies, and project galleries.

About CRL-U.S. Aluminum
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is a premier manufacturer and distributor of glazing systems with over 60 years of experience in the industry. The company is a leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, and automotive industries, with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. With rapid customization capabilities, robust stock inventories, and a worldwide distribution network, CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s single-source model delivers one of the shortest lead times in the marketplace. For more information, call (800) 421-6144 or email Glaziers may also visit Architects and specifiers, visit


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C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.
2503 E. Vernon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90058