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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Vibrant Alucobond Color-Coding System Aids In Hospital Navigation

Marne la Vallee Hospital, Jossigny, France, Brunet Saunier Architecture, Alucobond Spectra, Healthcare Design

Project Name: Marne-la-Vallée Hospital
Project Location: Jossigny, France
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Spectra Various Colors
Architect: Brunet Saunier Architecture
Photography: Brunet Saunier Architecture
There is a considerable emphasis on the durability of the materials chosen in healthcare design, as reconstruction due to interior or exterior building degradation could be disruptive to patient care. Healthcare facilities are often not the most aesthetically pleasing exterior designs, with primary objectives being technological efficiency and patient comfort. However, as more research is obtained regarding the relationship between building efficiency and patient care, a higher volume of healthcare designs emerge with incorporating these core goals with more attractive designs. (more…)

How Alucobond ACM Has Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards

Alucobond Plus, Rush University Medical Center, Hospital, Perkins + Will, Chicago, Photos by Robert R. GigliottiAlucobond® aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments. However, the national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. (more…)