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SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography

Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol.

LAX International Terminal Features Ocean Wave Roof Design With Alucobond

[David Ford of Crown Corr]

Project Name: New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX
Project Location: Los Angeles, California
Alucobond Materials: 4mm Custom LAX Fawn Metallic
Year of Installation: 2013
Architect: Fentress Architects, Denver, Colorado
Fabricator: Elward Systems Corp., Lakewood, Colorado
Attachment System: Elward Systems Corp. Rout and Return Dry System
Installer: Gary, Ind.-headquartered Crown Corr, Inc.
Images: Jason A. Knowles © Fentress Architects and David Ford

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the sixth busiest airport in the world and the third busiest in the United States serving nearly 63.7 million passengers – including 17 million international passengers – in 2012. Visitors are drawn to Los Angeles to experience everything from the area’s temperate coastal climate and beaches to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood movie-making.

Plaza Midtown, Atlanta

Project Name: Plaza Midtown, Atlanta
Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Alucobond Materials: 53,000 sq. ft. 4mm Alucobond Plus Material
Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2006
Architect: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc., Atlanta
Fabricator/Installer: The Miller Clapperton Partnership, Austell, Georgia
Attachment Method: MCP System 100

Alucobond® Plus Material Gleams at Plaza Midtown

Opened in early 2006, The Plaza Midtown in Atlanta is a mixed-use development featuring residential condominiums in two 20-story towers, and 70,000 sq. ft. of neighborhood retail. The gleaming twin towers of Silver Metallic Alucobond® Plus Material and glass are located on a 3.3-acre site that covers an entire city block, from Eighth St. to Peachtree Place between Spring and West Peachtree Streets. Directly accessible to the I-75/I-85 connector, this is part of a dynamic area with market growth that is drawing urban professionals and development.

U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga

Project Name: U.S. Xpress
Project Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 70,000 sq. ft. of 4mm Custom Charcoal Gray
Year of Installation: 2006
Architect: SSOE, Inc.
Fabricator: John W. McDougall Co., Nashville
Attachment Method: Rout and Return Wet Seal

Design Vision Continues at U.S. Xpress

In the mid-90’s, U.S. Xpress of Chattanooga, Tennessee and SSOE, Inc., architects and engineers, spent three days developing a vision for a new U.S. Xpress headquarters building, which was completed before the end of the decade. That vision allowed for expansion, now realized with the spring 2006 completion of an adjacent corporate campus and the first of four “companion” buildings.

Rusnak Mercedes

Project Name: Rusnak Mercedes
Project Location: Arcadia, California
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 6,160 sq. ft. of 4mm Champagne Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: FMG Architects, Oakland, CA
Fabricator: GES Sheet Metal, Pomona, CA
Attachment Method: 1-1/4” deep hat sub-section and contrasting,
darker silicone sealant

High-Performance Identity at Rusnak Mercedes

Rusnak Auto Group wanted a “high-tech,” high-performance identity for its new Arcadia, CA dealership – an identity compatible with the fine Mercedes automobiles available there. To help project the desired image, Alucobond® Material by 3A Composites USA Inc. was chosen for architectural signage as well as exterior cladding of the auto dealership itself.

UC Riverside

Project Name: UC Riverside
Project Location: Riverside, California
ALUCOBOND PLUS Materials: 36,000 sq. ft. of 4mm Silver Metallic
Year of Installation: 2005
Architect: RBB Architects Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Fabricator: Elward Systems Corporation, Lakewood, Colorado
Installer: Engineered Metals Co., Fair Oaks, Texas
Attachment Method: Rout and return dry system

Alucobond® Material Courtyard Adds “High-Tech” Look

How do you introduce the “high-tech” look of metal as part of an engineering building on a university campus where brick makes a traditional statement? A suggestion of metal in the context of a brick exterior leads to a courtyard where the walls are clad predominantly in Alucobond Material—at the University of California, Riverside, Engineering Building Unit 2. Also introduced as a complement to brick on the exterior, sandstone is utilized as part of the courtyard as well. Overhead, the courtyard canopy of PVC fabric becomes an innovative design element that mixes well with the high-tech look of Alucobond Material cladding.