Fabricated ACM Panels Span Across New Timberline Bank Headquarters

July 28, 2021 - by commARCH
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Fabricated ACM Panels Span Across New Timberline Bank Headquarters

Where did this happen?
Grand Junction, Colorado.

Who were involved?
Architects: Blythe Group
General Contractor: FCI Constructors

Why were the Black and Slate Grey Omega- Lite® ACM Panels chosen?
The exterior of the 4-story, 40,000 sq. ft. building features Black and Slate Grey Omega- Lite® ACM panels. The architects from Blythe Group, Grand Junction, CO chose Omega-Lite panels because they offer a highly decorative, strong, and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polypropylene, corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these panels are non- absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain.

Image Credits: Laminators Incorporated


The design and construction teams collaborated to custom-design, detail and fabricate a beautiful and distinct 3-dimensional diamond-shaped architectural feature.

What were the results?
The band of diamond-shaped accent panels span across the entire building giving it a unique, modernized look the architects and building owners desired. Approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of Omega-Lite panels were distributed by Riddell and Company, Castle Rock, CO. Kruger Roofing, Grand Junction, CO installed the ACM panels using Laminators’ “Legacy Version” of their 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding installation system. This proprietary system made the panel installation simple using durable 1-piece moldings—both "H" and "Reveal H" moldings are available providing two different design options for the panel joints – and allowed Kruger Roofing to proceed immediately after the wall preparations were completed. A traditional, yet high-tech appearance was obtained at an affordable cost for all involved.

What product was used?
The 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding and Clip & Caulk, which features fully integrated back-drained and ventilated systems with an optional continuous insulation component. Since the onset of the new systems, Laminators has renamed and continues to support the previous 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding system as “Legacy Versions” of their systems.

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The legacy field-fabricated installation systems are ideal for various architectural features, as well as when building codes do not require high-performance as designed in their new back-drained and ventilated systems.

A “Legacy Version” of the Laminators 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding installation system can be for use over plywood (structural) or non-structural (gypsum) sheathing and also addresses NFPA 285 (National Fire Protection Association) compliance.

Laminators’ Omega-Lite panels installed with the 1-Piece, Tight-Fit system guaranteed Timberline Bank a class A fire rating as well as met NFPA 285, Miami-Dade County Product Control and Florida Product Approval requirements. Laminators Inc. manufactures high-quality ACM panels that meet these stringent performance levels and provide design professionals and building owners the confidence that their cladding will withstand the most extreme conditions.

About Laminators Incorporated
Laminators Incorporated, a leading manufacturer for nearly 60 years, offers a complete line of composite panels for the commercial construction and sign making industries in the United States and Canada. Laminators’ lightweight systems are exceptionally strong and durable, and provide various application solutions making the panels quick and easy for users to fabricate and install. Laminators Incorporated is committed to providing value through high quality products, innovative application solutions and superior customer service.

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