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Sunshades and Grilles

Bank of America Building
Tampa, Florida

Customer
Beers Construction Company
Atlanta, Georgia

Architect

HKS, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

 

The grilles at the roof of this multi-story building were used to hide rooftop equipment. The grilles were fabricated from aluminum angles, tubes and tee sections. After fabrication and assembly, they were finished with a Triemec paint.  

Charleston Gateway
Charleston, South Carolina

Customer
YKK Architectural Products
Atlanta, Georgia

Architect
LS3P Architects
Charleston, South Carolina

Custom fabricated sunshades consisting of support brackets, horizontal blades and a bullnose feature at the front, highlighted this office building. Components were fabricated and assembled into units prior to material being finished with a metallic Kynar paint.    

Cross Point Office Building
Lowell, Massachutes

Customer
Harmon Limited
Wilmington, Massachutes

Architect
Architecture Design Development
Cambridge, Massachutes

This existing office building was the subject of a major renovation that included a completely new entrance structure. American Metalcraft fabricated the custom sunshades for the new entrance.

The sculptured, shop assembled sunscreens were fabricated from perforated, .125" thick aluminum with solid borders, stiffeners and end dams. AMI also supplied the support plates, brackets and rods. All fabrications were finished with a silver, metallic Duranar paint.     

Nationwide Insurance Parking Garage
Columbus, Ohio

Customer
Sherman R Smoot Company
Columbus, OH

Architect
Moody| Nolan Limited
Columbus, OH

 

For pedestrian safety and security, the openings in this concrete parking structure were covered with louvers. The structural concrete parking deck supports precast concrete panels that carry aluminum framing and louvers fabricated by American Metalcraft.

The precast concrete panels allow the louvers to be attached at regular intervals rather than attaching to the sloping ramp system behind the precast panels. This design allows the parking garage to present a uniform and ordered pulic facade. Without this system, pedestrians would plainly see the sloping structural concrete ramps of the parking deck.
 
The horizontal oval blades (8" deep) and vertical aluminum mullion supports were shop assembled by AMI. Once delivered to the job site, the erector unloaded the grilles from a flatbed truck and installed them. The method of shop assembly and shipping facilitates minimal on-site storage.   

 

Southern Polytechnic State University
School of Architecture
Marietta, Georgia

Customer
Evergreen Construction
Atlanta, Georgia

Architect
Heery International Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

The two upper floors of the west end of the School of Architecture houses studio space. The large open areas have been positioned to make the best possible use of the natural sunlight. To protect the space from the heat gain that results from direct sunlight, a series of egg crates and light trays are attached to the southern elevation of the studios.

 American Metalcraft Inc. worked closely with the curtainwall manufacturer and structural engineers to integrate the structure and exposed elements of the sun screen system. Although multiple manufacturers and installers provided the systems that make up the south wall of the studios, it appears to be the work of just one company.

AMI also fabricated the two dimensional and three dimensional at the southwest corner of the building where the curtain wall system and sun screen systems are cantilevered. The design and fabrication of the silver panels was closely integrated with the structural supports for the cantilever to allow the structural ties to occur in the joints of the panel system. This insures the best possible waterproofing solution. The silver panels are finished to match the aluminum of the adjacent building systems.  

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