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  • Heron Hall Academy, London, U.K.

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    Architectural Aluminum Systems Bring Life to a Renovated Academy in London

    Heron Hall Academy in Enfield, north London, U.K., recently received a £17 million refurbishment, remodeling, and extension, converting it from a partly derelict technical college to modern 1,680-student secondary school. This renovation included the replacement of existing steel windows and doors with an extruded aluminum glazing system, as well as the construction of a new wing. […]

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    EDU ’18 – Expanding Aluminum Extrusion Knowledge

    By Jeff Henderson, AEC. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will host the first-ever Extrusion Design University (EDU ’18) event, May 14-16, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, IL. This event is the natural evolution of the AEC’s industry promotion efforts, which started in 2011. Since then, over 14,000 architectural, engineering, designing, and specifying […]

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    Updated Aluminum in Green Buildings Guidelines

    The Aluminum Association released the 2017 version of Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations. The updated guidelines detail how life cycle assessments (LCAs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) are awarded for green building credits in major rating systems, and what architects and designers can do to meet the requirements. The guidelines, […]

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    AAMA Releases White Paper on Aluminum Fenestration and Energy Efficiency

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently released a new white paper created by the AAMA Aluminum Material Council that discusses the use of aluminum in high-performing building enclosures. AMC-2-26, Aluminum in High-Performing Building Enclosures, is now available in the AAMA online store as a complimentary download. “This white paper was needed in order to […]

  • Maadi Group - aluminum staircase

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    Aluminum Staircase Weaves Up Steep Hillside in Quebec

    The MAADI Group, Inc. designed and fabricated an aluminum staircase to to descend a steep hillside in the Parc de la Rivière Beauport in Quebec City, Canada. From street level, the staircase’s welded aluminum structure with timber deck descends 15 m (50 ft.) in a gradual zig-zag through the trees. The city specified aluminum for its durability and […]

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    European Aluminium Awards to be presented at ALUMINIUM 2016

    Lightweight, powerful and aesthetically pleasing – engineers, designers and architects consider aluminium the material that helps them create innovations and emphasize the features they care about. The European Aluminium Award, the aluminium industry’s biennial award honoring the most creative and unusual new developments in aluminum design, will be presented on November 29 at an award […]

  • Kengo Kuma & Associates

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    Architect Designs Buildings with Fluid Aluminum Facades

    Kengo Kuma & Associates designs architecture to create a sense of harmony with its landscape, utilizing aluminum, wood, stone, and other materials to create a feeling of warmth and movement. This sense of harmony is carried from the exterior through to the interior to create a space that users or residents will find comfort in. […]

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    BerryAlloc Chooses Sapa for Its New Aluminum Locking Systems

    Sapa signed an agreement with the international flooring solutions company BerryAlloc for the delivery of aluminum skirtings for BerryAlloc’s wet room panels and laminated floor products. Sapa will deliver 37.5 million skirtings from its extrusion plant in Magnor, Norway. Sapa’s first deliveries to BerryAlloc – profiles used in wall coverings for kitchens and bathrooms – left the Magnor […]