Fabricated ACM Panels Span Across New Timberline Bank Headquarters
Posted: July 30, 2021 | Tradewinds
After two years of planning and 14 months of construction, Market Street in Grand Junction, Colorado has a new bank headquarters. The Timberline Bank Headquarters is a full-service banking facility designed for work collaboration, practicality, performance, and esthetics. With its picturesque views of the Colorado National Monument, the building features open offices, adaptive workspaces, a rooftop terrace and bar with a fire pit, a coffee corner and soda fountain, as well as a grand staircase in the glass atrium.
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.
The design and construction teams collaborated to custom-design, detail, and fabricate a beautiful and distinct 3-dimensional diamond-shaped architectural feature. 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. Overseeing the construction was general contractor, FCI Constructors, Grand Junction, CO.
In May 2019, Laminators introduced their new and improved field-fabricated installation systems, 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding and Clip & Caulk, that are 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. The legacy field-fabricated installation systems are ideal for various architectural features, as well as when building codes do not require the 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.