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Alucobond Aluminum Composite Material 3D BIM Files Now Available On Autodesk Seek


3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM) files – as well as two-dimensional Alucobond drawings and product specifications – now are available on Autodesk Seek.

Alucobond 3-D BIM files will be previewed at the Alucobond Booth No. 2913 at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C.

Retail Center Rebounds With New Alucobond NaturAL Cladding


Project Name: Lincoln Park Centre
Project Location: Chicago, Illinois
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus NaturAL Brushed Stainless
Architect: Weiss Architects
Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd.
Installer: Architectural Panel Systems, Inc.
General Contractor: Ernie Loberg Construction
Photography: Paul Biasco and Architectural Panel Systems

Lincoln Park Centre – a 61,000-square-foot retail shopping center located at the highly trafficked intersection of North and Clybourn avenues on Chicago’s north side – has undergone the kind of major changes in just a few short years that have made it a real-estate investment company’s dream venture.

Headquarters Iconic Design Reflected In Alucobond NaturAL Cladding


© Brad Feinknopf Photography

Project Name: The Connor Group Headquarters
Project Location: Miamisburg, Ohio
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond NaturAL Brushed Finish
Architect: Moody Nolan
Fabricator: Royalton Architectural Fabrication, Inc.
Installer: Celina Glass Co., Inc.
General Contractor: Messer Construction Co.
Photography: Brad Feinknopf Photography & Daniel Lunghi (see copyright under photo)

Executives at The Connor Group set high expectations for design of the national real-estate investment firm’s new Central Support Office building, which opened in Miamisburg, Ohio, in August 2014.

Architects Paint Medical Office Tower With Custom ALUCOBOND PLUS

Project Name: Penn Medicine Washington Square
Project Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Plus Custom Colors; Spice Hu, Fireweed, Fired Brick
Year of Completion: 2013
Architect: Ballinger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fabricator: Wyatt Incorporated, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
General Contractor: LF Driscoll Co., LLC, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Images: Photos © Jeffrey Totaro

The new Penn Medicine Washington Square outpatient medical facility opened in September 2013 in the Walnut Towers property at the corner of 8th and Walnut streets in Philadelphia’s Center City with plenty of parking. In fact, this new 12-story medical office tower was built over an existing seven-story garage featuring 600 parking spaces.

Alucobond Plus Helps Rush University Medical Center Tower Transform Chicago Skyline

Project Name: Rush University Medical Center
Project Location: Chicago, Illinois
Alucobond Materials: 250,000 sq. ft. custom Spinnaker Bone White
17,000 sq. ft. custom Sunstorm Rum Pewter
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Perkins+Will, Chicago
Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario
Installer: ASI Ltd.
(Previously of Whitestown, Ind.)
General Contractor: Powers/Jacob Joint Venture, Chicago
Images: Robert R. Gigliotti

The new 14-story $654-million hospital building at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, which is referred to as The Tower, stands out on the city’s skyline with a unique butterfly design and striking white exterior – both visual symbols of the medical center’s goal to transform healthcare delivery. Formable Alucobond® Plus aluminum composite material in the custom Spinnaker Bone White color was selected to realize the hospital’s shining, clean exterior image and its unique butterfly design.

Formable Alucobond ACM Clads Whimsical Children’s Atrium At Oklahoma University Medical Center

Project Name: Children’s Atrium at Oklahoma University Medical Center
Project Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alucobond Materials: 46,739 sq. ft.
6mm Silver Metallic
200 sq. ft.
4mm Alucobond naturAL Brushed
Year of Installation: 2011
Architect: Miles Associates, Oklahoma City
Fabricator/Installer: Architectural Fabricators Co., Bartlesville, Oklahoma
General Contractor: Flintco, Inc., Oklahoma City
Images: Courtesy of University Hospitals Authority & Trust

The whimsically designed six-story Children’s Atrium at Oklahoma University (OU) Medical Center in Oklahoma City never lets viewers forget who it is there to serve – the youngest of patients who might just as well prefer to be playing with toys outdoors.  A flying kite – which serves as the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center logo – inspired the atrium’s overall design; and, the building’s striking curved roofline reflects the fluid movement of kite ribbons.