ACM / MCM / Metal Plate

ACM/MCM Metal Plate Panels
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Material Overview:

Aluminum composite panel (ACP) and aluminum composite material (ACM), are types of flat panels that consist of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a non-aluminum core. ECO Cladding systems for ACM panels continue to gain increasing market share through some of North America's top ACM fabricators.  ECO Cladding provides either vertical or horizontal “CI Subframing” that combines with a fabricator’s ACM panel and “Panel Subframing”.  
 
Increasingly, various formed or sheet metal panels are being chosen for rainscreen wall assemblies.  These customizable, highly engineered, open joint, drained and back-ventilated, metal panel rainscreen systems are capable of producing stunning, high-end aesthetics. Painted aluminum panels are available in any color using a post-fabrication Kynar finish.  Stainless steel panels are available in a variety of alloys and finishes. Perforated options are available in both aluminum and stainless steel panels. 
 

Design Considerations:

Depending on the ACM panel layout and fabricator's preference, either Alpha Vci or Alpha Hci system should be selected.  Many designers are using “vertical” panel layouts which may necessitate the attachment wall to be oriented in the reverse for steel stud walls.  Contact ECO Cladding for the most cost-efficient attachment approach.

Fairfield Library - Henrico, VA

The new 44,000sf Fairfield Area Library is a community focal point, a center for learning and opportunity. The design involves a collaboration of Tappè Architects and Quinn Evans Architects. Several neighborhood factors were considered in order to generate a design that supports the unique needs and desires of the community. The center is aimed to teach life skills and family connectedness – ideals the community agreed were important to elevate. 

ECO Cladding provided 400 Vci.150 wall brackets for the ACM Panel installation. Alpha Wall Brackets allow for fewer penetrations into the air barrier. All manufacturers of air barriers agree, fewer holes in the barrier guarantee a better performing solution for the building. This approach offers a more thermally efficient wall design and is compliant with continuous insulation requirements.

For a project feature by the Tappè Architects click here. 

For a project feature by Quinn Evans Architects click here. 

Images by Tzu Chen Photography

 

 

Sentara Brock Cancer Center - Norfolk, VA

The Sentara Brock Cancer Center is a $93.5 million, 253,000 square-foot facility designed as a comprehensive cancer center that combines all of a patient’s needed treatments, support services, and consultations in one building. Designed by Odell Associates, this healing center provides a tranquil and supportive environment that includes an outdoor Healing Garden and quiet work areas for caregivers and families.

The ACM panels were installed using the ECO Cladding Vci.11 subframing system. Since this corrosion-resistant aluminum bracketed system can span greater distances between attachment points, the system was able to minimize the penetrations through the insulation and membrane, while still supporting structural loads of the ACM cladding. Thermally broken, this application of the Vci.11 has 1.5” of adjustability to make for a precise installation.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

University of Washington Center for Computer Science & Engineering - Seattle, WA

Students at the University of Washington have a new space to learn and grow their skills for the 21st century. Named in honor of Bill & Melinda Gates, this newest addition to the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering is a dynamic hub for technology education, development and innovation. Designed by Seattle-based LMN LMN Architects the building features expansive windows and black ACM metal panels interspersed with the warm qualities of the vertically-oriented terracotta cladding. The project was constructed by Mortenson and Axiom Construction & Consulting performed the installation of the terracotta and ACM cladding in varying cavity depths using ECO Cladding’s subframing systems. The ACM panels were installed using an Alpha Hci.11 subframing system

For a project feature by the architect click here.

King of Prussia Mall - King of Prussia, PA

In August of 2016, the King of Prussia Mall became the largest enclosed shopping center in the United States. Designed by CallisonRTKL, this magnificent project has now been declared the “Gold Winner for Renovations” – for retail projects over 500,000 SF in total retail space in the 2019 North America Design and Development Award, presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  

The ACM metal panel facade incorporated an ECO Cladding Vci.10 subframing system. The complicated design was easily achieved using the flexible Alpha wall bracket at varying bracket depths. ECO Cladding systems for ACM panels continue to gain increasing market share with North America’s top ACM fabricators to create a high-performance solution for the long-term.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Kinsale Insurance Headquarters - Richmond, VA

Designed by Baskervill’s Architecture and Interior Design teams, the new Kinsale Insurance Headquarters will present as an attractive and practical building with every square foot designed with the people who work from within in mind. Frames of alternating brick and ACM metal paneling define the ground-up, five-story building—and the enlarged glass acts as a transparent connective tissue throughout the design. 
ECO Cladding’s Vci.11 aluminum subframing system was selected to support the facade’s grey ACM panels. The rainscreen attachment system has 1.5” adjustability and has the ability to meet the building’s thermal requirements.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

Weston Police Station - Weston, MA

Donham & Sweeney was selected by the town of Weston to design the new 20,000 square foot police station to address the deficiencies of its predecessor, supporting the department’s “community-oriented agency” philosophy. A larger, more welcoming, and accessible lobby links visitors directly to dispatch, the 40-seat, networked training/ presentation room, and a small, private family conference room. Police work is conducted in a series of well-equipped offices, interview rooms, and the booking and detention area is secure and contained. The station was designed as part of a new municipal campus. 
ECO Cladding’s Vci.11 aluminum subframing system was utilized to install the facade’s blue ACM panels. The rainscreen attachment system has 1.5” adjustability and has the ability to meet the building’s thermal requirements.

Altria Headquarters - Richmond, VA

BHDP Architecture is known for its designs for workplace, retail, higher education, science and industrial organizations worldwide. The new Altria Headquarters incorporated an exterior ACM panel facade with an ECO Cladding Hci.11 subframing system. As the primary building block, the Horizontal C.I. (Hci) subframing system addresses fire safety, engineering, and thermal performance requirements of this corporate headquarters . 
ECO Cladding systems for ACM panels continue to gain increasing market share with North America’s top ACM fabricators.  Our horizontally-oriented Hci.11 “CI Subframing” pairs seamlessly with any fabricator’s ACM panel to create a high-performance solution for the long-term.

Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute - Hartford, CT

The design teams at HDR and Perkins & Will joined forces with Hartford Hospital leadership, doctors, and staff to design the hospital with the “Patients First” principle guiding their way. This new clinical and research facility was designed to offer both staff and patients sweeping outdoor views and provide a relaxing environment. The Bone and Joint Institute building was selected as “The Best Project in Healthcare Category” by Engineering News-Record. ECO Cladding’s thermally broken Vci.10 rainscreen subframing was selected for the Metalwerks Aluminum Plate panels to address the thermal and engineering requirements of the complex metal panel installation. ECO Cladding systems for metal panel installations continue to gain increasing market share with North America’s top metal panel fabricators. Our vertically-oriented, thermally broken  Vci.10 “CI Subframing” pairs seamlessly with any fabricator’s metal panel to create a high-performance solution for the long-term.

For a project feature by HDR Architects click here. 

For a project feature by Perkins & Will click here.

 

 

25 Park Row - New York, NY

Designed by COOKFOX Architects , 25 Park Row sits on the southeastern border of City Hall Park, across from the iconic 1913 Woolworth Building. City Hall Park has a long history as a civic gathering space. The city has grown substantially around it, creating a green urban space walled-in with a historical tapestry of architecture. With inspiration taken from the surrounding historical architecture, the design vision for 25 Park Row was to ultimately provide a unique and model building representing a true example of beautiful biophilic design. An ECO Cladding Hci.11 subframing system was utilized with for installing the ACM metal panels for this dramatic high-rise facade. Referencing the classic skyscraper setbacks of the 1930s, Park Row’s terraces cascade from the penthouse levels down to the traditional streetwall facade, softening its massing on the skyline and integrating its form into the historical context of the neighboring buildings.

For a project feature by the architect click here.

 

Science Museum of Minnesota - St Paul, MN

For this $26M Building Preservation Project, Pie Consulting & Engineering was selected to evaluate the Science Museum of Minnesota’s exterior façade and roof systems for the premier science education center and tourist attraction for the region. Using state-of-the-art technology, including infrared thermography, thermal modeling, pressurization diagnostics, and application of building science principles, Pie’s evaluation determined the appropriate scope of repairs within the Building Preservation Project. Pie also served as the designer of record for the façade work, working to provide the museum with a fresh and dynamic appearance while maintaining the integrity of the original design intent. ECO Cladding’s Vci.10 adjustable subframing system was selected as the subframing system for the ACM cladding. The 1.5” of adjustability allowed the installation to adapt to the demands of the reclad, while also addressing the thermal properties of the building.

For a project feature by the architect click here.