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Valdez Ferry Terminal

Project Name: Valdez Ferry Terminal
Project Location: Valdez, Alaska
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 5,000 sq. ft. of 4mm
 Champagne Metallic
Year of Installation: 2004
Architect: Jensen Yorba Lott, Inc., 
Juneau, Alaska
Fabricator: KPS
, North Vancouver, Canada
Installer: North Pacific Erectors, 
Douglas, Alaska
Attachment Method: KPS rain screen 
dry joint “A” System
Images: Ken Graham Photography

Award-Winning Marine Terminal Features Alucobond® Material

The Alaska Marine Highway System had a history of using wooden buildings, which related to the traditional style of ferry terminals. Yet, in keeping with the System’s move to high technology in equipment, facilities and computerized reservation systems, Alucobond Material was chosen for the cladding of its new Valdez ferry terminal building, completed in late 2004. Smaller dockside structures were also clad with the material.

Norm Dicks Government Center

Project Name: Norm Dicks Government Center
Project Location: Bremerton, Washington
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 20,000 sq. ft. of
 Custom Aged Penny, Custom Bremerton Silver,
 & Custom Grey Velvet
Year of Installation: 2004
Architect: LMN Architects, 
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems
, N. Vancouver, British Columbia
General Contractor: Skanska USA
, Seattle
Attachment Method: KPS pressure equalized 
rainscreen A system

New Government Center Symbolizes Positive Change

A shining vertical rectangle of Alucobond® Plus Material calls attention to the exterior of the new government center in Bremerton, Washington – a building that is in many ways symbolic of positive change for the city and Kitsap County.

Grossmont Hospital

Project Name: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Project Location: La Mesa, California
ALUCOBOND Materials: 25,000 sq. ft. of 
Champagne Metallic
Year of Installation: 2004
Architect: The Design Partnership
, San Francisco, CA
Fabricator/Installer: Center Glass Co.
, La Mesa, CA
Attachment Method: System CGD-2000
 dry joint system

New Sharp Grossmont Hospital Center is High-Tech

Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, CA opened phase one of its new Emergency and Critical Care Center in fall 2004 – “one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation,” according to hospital officials. The new Center is high-tech in appearance, too, with its gleaming exterior cladding of Alucobond® and Alucobond® Plus materials in Champagne Metallic finish. The five-story addition utilized more than 25,000 sq. ft. of the aluminum composite materials (ACM) manufactured by the Benton, KY plant of 3A Composites USA Inc. The materials were distributed, fabricated and installed by Center Glass Co. of La Mesa, CA, which also handled the glass work at the hospital. The Alucobond materials were attached using the System CGD-2000 dry joint system by Center Glass Co.

FedEx Forum

Project Name: FedEx Forum
Project Location: Memphis, Tennessee
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 98,000 Ft² Four Custom Reds, Custom Forum Silver & Custom Memphis Bronze
Year of Installation: 2004
Architect: Ellerbe Becket
Fabricator/Installer: John W. McDougall Co., Inc.
, Nashville, TN
Attachment Method: Series 400 Rainscreen System

New Memphis Arena Links Past to “Contemporary Expression”

In 2001, the New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority was created to oversee construction of a new downtown multi-use sports and entertainment arena in Memphis, Tennessee. The Authority selected the architecture and engineering firm of Ellerbe Becket to design the new downtown arena, which opened in 2004.