Exterior Panels/Cladding

Grocery Store/Office Transformed into a College Campus

Antelope Valley College focused on its future with a retrofit project that created the Palmdale Center that was an existing grocery store with attached office building. The retrofit market is filled with opportunity for the building owners who are willing to reinvest in structures. Antelope Valley College focused on its future with a retrofit project that created the Palmdale Center in Palmdale, Calif. With the project, the college now has a self-contained satellite campus that once was an existing grocery store with an attached medical office building.

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Winter-Proof Walls

Winters in Traverse City can be brutal, so when planning its proposed four-story, 47,000-sq.-ft. Trailside45 apartment building in the northern Michigan town, owner, developer, contractor and operator, Westwind Construction, knew it needed a durable, energy-efficient exterior wall system that would also be attractive and easy to maintain. At first, the company tried life-sized samples of a stenciled brick design for the exterior wall. That didn’t achieve the look the design team wanted, so it explored other options.“We envisioned a modern, contemporary design and wanted a versatile exterior appearance, using as many textures as possible to provide exterior character,” said

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Clip It

ExoClad Rainscreen QuickClips accommodate natural swelling and shrinkage of wood siding throughout the year. The devices compress to absorb wood’s expansion during humid periods and then move boards back into place during dryer periods. They are designed to work with a range of wood materials and provide a 0.75-in. stand-off from the structure. They can be drilled directly into studs over building wrap, eliminating the need for furring strips.

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Community Matters

Designers with the Maine- and Boston-based AE firm Harriman opted for Panel 20 metal panels in their plans for the new Sargent Family Center on Presque Isle, Maine. Featuring a two-piece aluminum molding system with a 0.075-in. thermoset phenolic resin core, the panels are designed to create a sealed exterior that keeps all moisture away from a building’s structure. They also incorporate a raised profile that creates an accent shadow and a sense of depth. Numerous finishes are available–this project highlights champagne anodized and clear anodized options.

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Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale, Calif.

Wall Panels Vibrantly Cover New STEM Academy

A new 107,000-sq.-ft. academy was built as part of the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, Calif. Due to the increasing demand of jobs in STEM fields, Corona Norco Unified School District in Eastvale, Calif., decided it was time to start producing more STEM graduates from its district.  The new two-building school has 18 classrooms and 13 labs for robotics, 3D printing, manufacturing, health science, medical technology and other areas. It also includes a student resource center, a research lounge, a covered outdoor lunch area and a 600-seat amphitheater. The eSTEM Academy gives approximately 1,000 students the opportunity to specialize in two career paths, including Medical

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Metal Magic

Not quite the lead employed by Dublin’s McCullough Mulvin Architects, but the prePATINA LINE—Living Material, is a naturally preweathered surface available in blue-gray and prePATINA graphite-gray. The product develops a natural patina; is durable and low to no-maintenance and 100% recyclable. The product is easy to profile; malleable and bendable, and includes a wide assortment of roof drainage goods and accessories.

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Integrated Paneling System

The process of combining metal paneling with translucent daylight paneling can be a tedious process due to differing joint systems. UniQuad addresses this issue by combining the systems, making specification easier, and backed by warranty. Several color customization options are available.

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Room & Board, Denver, Co

Flagship Store a Smooth Operator

For the flagship store in Denver, the architects wanted an ultra-smooth finish to keep reveals and breaks to a minimum, yet that would not neglect energy performance and resiliency. Room & Board desired a façade with a smooth finish—a challenge in this case, in that walls were planned as single monoliths, meaning no cracks or breaks could be visible in this minimalist vision. The owners, along with Roth & Sheppard Architects, Hyder Construction, and Monarch Stucco got together to plan. To ensure they could achieve the desired smoothness, the team created a mock-up and refinished it several times to get the quality and finish desired. Extra time was spent to QA/QC the substrate

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Support Group

KarrierPanel is a universal barrier wall alternative to traditional multi-component wall systems, supporting secondary rainscreens systems such as metal or brick façades. The units use Kingspan’s fully engineered KarrierRail to securely and safely transmit loads from a wide range of façade options to the structural supports behind the insulated panel. The system employs QuadCore Technology, Kingspan’s self-blended hybrid insulation core.

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All-in-one-System

The Formawall high-performance building envelope system is an all-in-one system, providing an exterior rainscreen, air and moisture barrier and thermal insulation in a single component. The panels can be installed vertically or horizontally, are ideal for all climates, and can be coated with a number of high-performance coatings that offer minimal maintenance and excellent aesthetic options. Available in 2-in., 2.5-in. and 3-in. thickness.

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