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The Critical Importance Of Aluminum Composite Fire Performance On High-Rise Buildings

Olume Apartments, Arquitectonica, Keith Panel Systems, Alucobond Plus naturAL, LEED Silver Certification, Photography Daniel LunghiPhotograph by Daniel Lunghi

STATEMENT: The Grenfell Tower fire in London was an unimaginable tragedy and we send our deepest condolences to all who have been affected.Alucobond® manufactured by 3A Composites was not the cladding used on the Grenfell Tower.3A Composites understands the importance and essential role building materials play in fire safety.  Alucobond®, on an international scale, is a responsible manufacturer that supports and endorses stringent building regulations and fire safety codes.Systems using Alucobond Plus by 3A Composites have successfully completed NFPA 285 multistory fire tests.Below you will find an in depth blog article on Aluminum Composite Fire Performance On High-Rise Buildings.
The fire performance of aluminum composite material (ACM) systems on the facade of a building is extremely critical now; recent global fire events have heightened the awareness of ACM creating concerns regarding occupant safety, as well as property loss. An ACM system’s ability to mitigate the risk caused by fire is increasingly important as innovative design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency requirements have emerged. The building envelope is now challenged to respond to the movement of heat, air, and water over the life of the building. As a result, ACM cladding systems must allow for this flexibility as well, adding to the complexity of the fire performance in the exterior wall assembly. (more…)


Multi-Layered Cube-Like Facade Achieves Diversity In Residential Hi-Rise Design With Alucobond PLUS

Olume Apartments, Arquitectonica, Keith Panel Systems, Alucobond Plus naturAL, LEED Silver Certification, Photography Daniel Lunghi

Project Name: Olume residential building
Project Location: San Francisco, California
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus five custom colors; Cajun Clay, Burnt Russet, Baked Clay, Pumice Stone and Baked Terracotta
Architect: Arquitectonica
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Build Group, Inc.
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography
A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark. (more…)