The following metal-clad products
include elevator doors, roofs, column covers, and wall panels
realized in bronze, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and
zinc. Also featured are special treatments, including coatings
that enhance color retention and durability or even create
an antique look.
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Feathers pattern shown in six separate panels
(above). Engine Stripe pattern (below).
elevator doors available in six patterns
Eco-Nor, a product from The Gage Corporation,
offers six distinctive, predecorated and preformed elevator-door
facings in 18-gauge stainless steel. The competitively
priced doors are ideal for remodeling or budget-sensitive
projects. The finishes of all designs complement existing
or new #4 stainless-steel frames. A standard size for
42'' x 84'' clear center openings is available, and
the facings are preformed with L or J breaks on request.
No prior specification is necessary for prompt lead
times, according to the manufacturer.
To order, specifiers need to choose a model number,
quantity, and edge configuration. The six Eco-Nor patterns
include EC 001, a Feathers pattern in a 1¼2''
#4 satin full frame with nondirectional borders; EC
002, an Engine Stripe pattern in a 1¼2'' satin
full frame with nondirectional borders; EC 003, a combination
1¼2'' and 2'' Engine Stripe with nondirectional
vertical borders; EC 005, an alternating 1¼8''
#4 satin and nondirectional stripes with nondirectional
vertical borders; and EC 006, a Feathers pattern in
three separate panels with 1¼2'' #4 satin frames
and nondirectional borders. The Gage Corporation, Sparta, Wis. www.gagecorp.net
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The Weber Music Halls roof.
An unusual roof of Italian
Tegola Canadese copper-clad tiles from Treviso,
Italy, distributed in the U.S. by Petersen Aluminum,
are part of an unusual roof for the University of Minnesota
Weber Music Hall in Duluth, Minnesota. The 22,000-square-foot
facility accommodates an audience of 350 plus a 70-member
orchestra and 75-member chorus.
Designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates of New Haven,
the focal point of the facility is an angular dome covered
with 12,000 square feet of the copper-clad tiles. According
to Pellis design team, the acoustical requirements
of the orchestra dictated the architectural shaping.
Although the angular dome has a large number of facets
with coping assemblies forming complex triangular sections,
the tiles can be installed quickly and easily using
traditional roofing tools.
The Tegola Canadese tiles feature a 99.7 percent pure
copper foil coating and are constructed of eight layers
of different materials, including impregnated fiberglass
and natural bitumen. Over time, they will develop a
protective green patina. Petersen Aluminum, Elk Grove
Village, Ill. www.pac-clad.com
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Metal wall panel profiles
offer more design choice
Until recently, preformed metal wall panels offered
designers a choice of only corrugated or ribbed profiles.
The Concept Series is a new collection of concealed-fastener
exterior metal wall panel profiles from Centria that
gives specifiers more design flexibility. The panels
feature a complementary asymmetrical geometry and identical
side joinery permitting integration of multiple profiles
within a single elevation for horizontal and vertical
application. Available in 12'' and 16'' widths, the
panels come in G-90 galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless
steel, and Centrias Durallure finish system. Profile
options consist of narrow ribs, medium-width ribs, and
wide flat surfaces that can be used to create a single
repetitive appearance or to generate a pattern or feature
on a wall elevation.
Concept Series panels can be installed as part of a
field-assembled wall system with liner panels or as
the exterior component of an insulated wall design with
a vapor-permeable air and water backup system. Centria,
Moon Township, Pa. www.centria.com
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