01 Jun '12, 2pm

Stony Brook University Nobel Halls clad in colorful Alucobond Plus featured in MetalMag:

Stony Brook University Nobel Halls clad in colorful Alucobond Plus featured in MetalMag:

In addition to its attention-grabbing red color, Goshow distinguished the building though the use of an unusual shape and sloping architecture to attract people across campus to the building. The formability of ACM panels was also ideal for the unique geometry of the commons building. “When you have a sloping wall turning the corner to meet a vertical plumb wall, you want the horizontal panel joints on both surfaces to align,” Herman’s Dell’Olio says. “We cut ACM panels first and then apply the joinery to them, which allows for odd panel shapes to create smooth surface transitions.” With multiple panels of different sizes and shapes, the Kenneth J. Herman crew field-measured every angle and fabricated as many typical panels as possible. The demanding schedule meant that panels were constantly being measured, made, shipped out, and often erected in the field the next day. B...

Full article: http://www.metalmag.com/education-projects/bright-idea_3....

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