American Metalcraft Inc.
Engineered Metal Products
Sunshades and Grilles
Bank of America Building
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.
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
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
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.
Southern Polytechnic State University
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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