Innovative and Sleek Dri-Design Clads HRDC Cumberland Community Center
The new headquarters for the Allegany County Human Resources Development
Commission (HRDC) sets an example as the first LEED® registered building in its
area with many Green features. In addition to being ‘Green’, the new HRDC
Cumberland Community Center contributes a modern, state-of-the-art appearance to
the revitalization of the Allegany County business district.
Moshier, partner in the Moshier Studio specified the Dri-Design Wall Panel
System. “We were looking for an economical metal cladding system that would be
compatible with the rain screen design we were using in the masonry”, stated
Moshier. Dri-Design is a 100% recyclable, pressure equalized rain-screen,
architectural metal wall panel system that attaches to nearly any substrate
without the use of clips or extrusions.
The unique patented interlocking design and automated manufacturing process
makes Dri-Design unique in the industry. The patented interlocking design also
functions as a superior method of water management. Because of this unique
technology, the panels perform flawlessly in the long term, without the
delaminating, streaking or staining associated with silicone sealants, gaskets,
and laminated products.
“Dri-Design helped us coordinate the finishes on their panels with the windows,
storefront, and coping systems,” added Moshier. The system also contributes to
the sleek design of the HRDC Cumberland Community Center. “Don’t let its sleek,
simple design fool you, the panel system is as innovative as they come,” stated
Dri-Design President Brad Zeeff. “Dri-Design’s patented design has passed the
most stringent air, water, and structural testing requirements in the industry,
including the AAMA 508-07 test for pressure equalized rain-screens, as well as
Miami Dade County hurricane testing.”
keep its product cost-effective, Dri-Design uses the latest automation
technologies to streamline the manufacturing process; each panel is produced in
a matter of seconds. This in addition to the ease of installation, clients are
assured faster cladding lead times, and buildings are occupied sooner making Dri-Design
an affordable choice.
The panel system by Dri-Design offers superior sustainability. While the average
4mm standard composite panel core is laminated to very thin aluminum skins, Dri-Design
uses only solid plate aluminum, zinc and copper sheet metals to create durable
architectural panels that are 100% recyclable. “At Dri-Design, we have a strict
policy of recycling and creating products that are sustainable, so our
environment – and those who live in it – have a fighting chance,” added Zeeff.
Dri-Design was easy to work with commented Moshier. “We are very pleased with
the appearance as well as the ease of design and construction.” Panels can be
tailored to individual size specifications and manufactured from a variety of
gauges of aluminum, zinc, copper, stainless steel, weathering steel, and
titanium. Plus, the color palate is unlimited. Any Kynar® color is available at
no additional charge.
Always innovating, Dri-Design recently released Dri-Design with Ombrae™. This
innovative technology allows virtually any image to be sculpted into the
company’s architectural panels. The new Ombrae Imaging Technology uses an
advanced computer software system to cut three-dimensional pixels into Dri-Design
panels. Any image – from a graphic design or corporate logo to a photography or
illustration – can be created.
From the Latin word meaning “many shadows,” the Ombrae technology breaks down an
image into individual pixels. Each pixel’s optional reflective position is then
calculated and punched into the Dri-Design wall panels. Engineered to stay
attached to the base panel, the 3-D pixels act as reflectors to catch light or
cast a shadow. This creates an almost-holographic image that presents slightly
differing appearances depending upon the lighting and viewing angle.
“There’s really nothing like this in the metal industry,” according to Brad
Zeeff, president of Dri-Design. “This proprietary process has been in
development for more than two years and we’re delighted to bring it to the
marketplace. These architecturally expressive panels have the potential to
really challenge the imagination of designers.” For more information on Dri-Design®
call 616-355-2970 or visit