The risk of corrosion should be a key consideration when specifying finishes for a building envelope’s architectural aluminum products. Regardless of the project’s proximity to the sea, transportation facilities, transit-oriented developments (TODs), and many other high-traffic city centers can present significant challenges in protecting exterior-facing elements that are made of architectural aluminum.
The Cedar Grove Transit Center in Minnesota improved its aesthetics, performance, and durability by installing an aluminum plate system. The station expands the original facility with two buildings connected by a skyway bridge.
The cost of construction products climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used materialsa, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA)’s new Labor Department.