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Let’s Talk Trends Vol. 2: Healthcare

In this publication of Let’s Talk Trends we’re taking a close look at A&D influences and trending innovations in the changing landscape of healthcare. With the recent onset of COVID-19, there are many unknowns, particularly in the healthcare environment. However, we acknowledge that there are also other important issues that have been the focus of improvement through ongoing research and innovation for quite some time. We will address demographic, technological, and social topics impacting the future of healthcare environments.  As you read further, we’d like to get your input on how the current transformations taking place may be further affected by COVID-19.

Let’s Talk Tech: 4mm vs 6mm, You Choose

As the original Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), ALUCOBOND® has a 50 year history in the Architectural market. The product was created to provide the architectural market with a durable, light-weight panel that was easy to fabricate and handle. The composite structure meant that the sheets could retain flatness while being produced in very large sizes. For many years now, there have been multiple thicknesses of ACM available: 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm.

2019 Metal Architecture Design Award: Renovations and Retrofits

For showcasing how metal panels can be leveraged in a transformative retrofit project, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 headquarters building in Chicago won the 2019 Metal Architecture Design Award for renovations and retrofits. Metal wall panels were used in the adaptive reuse project to give the building a new identity, express its use and the importance of some spaces. The retrofit completely transformed a 1960s elementary school building into a labor organization’s modern headquarters, which includes a lobby, large meeting hall, offices, meeting rooms, lounges and gymnasium community center.


Sulewski, Rogers Join 3A Composites USA to Support ALUCOBOND® Marketing, Technical Services

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce the following appointments to the ALUCOBOND® aluminum composite material (ACM) marketing and technical services team.

School’s Natural Color Palette of ALUCOBOND® Plus Cladding Addresses Sensory Needs of Special Education Students

The new Quora Education Center in Little Canada, Minn., celebrated its grand opening in August 2018 as the latest educational facility in Minnesota’s Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District designed specifically to address the sensory needs of students receiving special education services.

Undulating ALUCOBOND® Plus ‘Fins’ Reflect Water Movement, Reduce Glare in Energy-Efficient Riverfront Office Building

The new Chicago flagship operation of logistics provider C.H. Robinson opened its doors to employees in August 2018 as the first anchor tenant in the new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.