An important function of the building envelope is noise mitigation. Mixed-use buildings offer the benefit of social activities adjacent to habitable units, but spaces such as restaurants and bars will often operate late into the night, and require the ability to generate higher noise levels.
Aluminum wall cladding systems provide a modern aesthetic to commercial buildings. Specifying factory-applied, durable finishes to meet a project’s climate and performance needs allows the property to maintain its intended look with minimal maintenance of its cladding.
Is a North American stone, or an imported one, the right choice for a project? Many times, an international stone is selected based on price, but designers must take many other factors into consideration.
Specifiers can use the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA’s) standards as a guide to select the proper finish for architectural aluminum to meet a project’s performance and durability requirements.