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NERCC, the Boston Carpenters Training Center and the Union’s Vision Center

Alucobond, NERCC Boston Carpenters Training Center, ADD, Photos by Robert Umenhofer

Project Name: Boston Carpenters Training Center
Project Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Alucobond Materials: 10,500 sq ft 4mm Custom Copper Metallic 10,500 sq ft 4mm Carpenters Mica 22,000 sq ft 4mm Custom Pewter Creek
Year of Installation: 2010
Architect: ADD INC, Boston
Fabricator/Installer: Sunrise Erectors, Inc.
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co., Inc.
Images: Robert Umenhofer
The New England Council of Carpenters (NERCC) has represented the interests of its members for more than 130 years.  While a long-standing regional presence, this traditional organization based in Boston also embraces modern goals for its membership of 22,000 carpenters in six New England states.  So, when the new home of NERCC and the Boston Carpenters Training Center was designed, it was important to organization leaders that it be comprised of both traditional and modern architectural influences. READ MORE


Alucobond NaturAL Meets Unique Design Twist At Sustainable 2010 Winter Olympic Village

Alucobond NaturAL, Winter Olympic Village, Nick Milkovich Architects, Keith Panel Systems, Photo by Keith Panel Systems

Project Name: Southeast False Creek Olympic Village
Project Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Alucobond Materials: 77,000 sq ft 4mm Alucobond naturAL Brushed
Year of Installation: 2009
Architect: Nick Milkovich Architects
Fabricator/Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
General Contractor: ITC Construction Group
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Images: Keith Panel Systems, Nick Milkovich Architects, Michael Elkan
Three architectural firms were challenged by the Vancouver Organizing Committee to design Millennium Water:  The Southeast False Creek Olympic Village in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for its first use as a temporary home for many of the 2,600 athletes from 82 nations competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics. (The Olympic Games were held Feb. 12-28, 2010, in venues located throughout Greater Vancouver, as well as in the resort town of Whistler, British Columbia, where additional athletes were hosted.)  More permanently, Millennium Water was designed as a sustainable mixed-use residential and commercial community, incorporating not only environmental sustainability but social and economic sustainability goals as well. READ MORE