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.
The Orlando International Airport’s Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF) features a 743-m2 (8000-sf) heavy-duty, low-rise segmented barrel vault skylight. A stretch-forming, thermally improving finish was applied to the skylight to meet the airport’s aesthetic, sustainability, and high-performance requirements.
The exterior skin of Ruby City, a new contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas, has a ruby glow. Made from precast concrete fabricated in Mexico City, it has been imbued with a rich red that gives the building its signature color.
When considering decorative flooring options, the statement, “beauty is more than skin deep,” applies to the floor finish more than one might think. The surface underfoot is a complicated area, and getting the look right means not only understanding the desired aesthetics, but also how this visual is going to be created and whether it will be able to maintain its appearance and functionality when faced with a site’s daily conditions. For example, will the finish be subjected to heavy foot traffic, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, food and drink spillages, frequent cleaning, or impacts? The list of design considerations is lengthy.