Exterior Panels/Cladding

Edge-Y Solution

Thermolite U-Max glazing panels increase R-values by 100% to 200% vs. standard 1-in. infill panels by adding a rabbet edge that boosts insulation on the interior face of the panel. Systems can be specified with up to a 3.5-in. overall thickness.

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Big Screen, Bright Lights

Framed in a lantern-like glow of a new curtainwall, the Odeon Theatre’s façade is the signature feature of Bh2, a sprawling cinema and leisure complex in the heart of the English seaside city. A new curtainwall flanks the Odeon Theatre’s main signage, giving it the symbolic feel of two large screens that hint of the cinematic excitement inside. The Odeon features 10 screens, reclining seats and a play area for kids in front of select screens. The concession area looks like something dreamed up at the Willy Wonka Candy Co.

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University Student Housing Gets Needed Facelift

Rowan University needed housing for its expanding student body, and quickly. The once modest New Jersey state teachers’ college suddenly had 18,000 students, including its graduate program, and had now gained university status. The collaboration led to the construction of a six-story residential building, which would anchor several planned surrounding structures. Between 2014 and 2018, seven buildings comprising more than 450,000 sq. ft. and 1500 wall panels were constructed in three phases.

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Soccer Stadium Boasts 'Lion Pride'

“Our new facility truly reflects the energy and intensity of the growing soccer market here in the United States,” says Orlando City Soccer Club CEO Alex Leitao. “From the start, Populous understood we were designing for soccer first, everything else came second. As a result, we’re extremely proud of the new home they have helped us create for the Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride.”The new Orlando City Stadium wanted to show off its “Lion Nation Pride” as it installed custom perforated panels with the trademark lion symbol of the Orlando City Soccer Club Orlando Pride National Women’s Soccer League team. Opening for the 2017 season, the 290,000

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Elemental Protection

Preventing water and moisture from penetrating a building, Shildan’s Terracotta Rainscreen Façade System works by carving out an internal cavity for air and wind to enter, equalizing pressure from within and outside the system, so water and moisture simply fall away 100% of the time. Made of the world’s oldest masonry material, terracotta, the high-performance rainscreen categorically seals out water, effectively eliminating air infiltration/exfiltration, reducing pressure on HVAC systems and yielding tremendous energy savings. With the ability to be customized almost endlessly, the rainscreen can be dreamed up in virtually any shape and color, with lengths up to 10-ft. and

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On Broadway

Gap Global Creative services specified Extech’s frameless polycarbonate panels for the interior and the exterior fit-out of its new flagship store in Times Square. The frameless outside vertical corner detail is unique to Extech and allows the calming blue glow of the exterior radiate uninterrupted. For interior store fixture applications, the material is much lighter and also allows for product and lighting to stand out. Logistically, it saves time, money and installation cost, since the relatively light polycarbonate panels require less structure.

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Outpatient Center Revitalizes Neighborhood

What was once a vacant lot is now a vibrant outpatient surgery center to pump life into the neighborhood and generate jobs along the way. Located between the OMNI Plaza and Kirkland Day Habilitation Center Arc, the OMNI Outpatient Surgery Center was constructed on a decade-vacant lot to generate jobs and perform outpatient procedures to address pain management for its patients.  With a small staff of efficient medical professionals and surgeons, streamlining was the most common theme in the center’s culture. To match this unique concept in the building’s façade, Bennetts & Huysman Architects, PC conceptualizes a building design that veered off the path of traditional bui

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A Melody of Colors Cover Exterior of Mixed-Use Development

SoFA is the site of several city festivals and events. The Pierce, a mixed-use housing/retail development, is situated on almost two acres and fronts three different streets in downtown San Jose, Calif. General contractor Clark Builders Group completed construction in 2016—part of that construction included installing 9000-sq.-ft. composite panels. With its urban feel and futuristic characteristics, The Pierce features many cutting-edge conveniences. The exterior needed to match that urban vibe.

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Beauty That Goes all the Way Through

CF Mesa and CF Light Mesa insulated metal panels can be used as a monolithic wall assembly, with steel exterior and interior finished wall surfaces that sandwich a foamed-in-place polyurethane core. Peninsula Architects of Peninsula, Ohio, opted for the panels in its plans for food distributor Sima & Sons Produce, where they function as both exterior walls as well as interior walls for the company’s coolers. The walls are also exposed in some areas of the facility’s offices.

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Spirited Siding

The Aspyre Collection from James Hardie combines two product lines to provide industry professionals with unlimited design possibilities. Aspyre Collection’s thick distinctive profiles of Artisan siding, paired with the smooth, geometric Reveal Panel System, allows architects and builders to create high-performing designs that range from traditional to ultra-modern.

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