The Forge on Broadway: Affordable Housing Never Looked So Good
Omega-Lite® ACM panels clad exterior of new apartments in Buffalo, New York
Hatfield, PA – The Forge on Broadway offers affordable, move-in ready 1-, 2-, or 3- bedroom housing for residents of downtown Buffalo, NY. Each apartment features a variety of luxury amenities and features including modern, energy-efficient appliances.
The exterior of the newly built apartment complex features Dove Grey, Slate Grey, and Regal Blue Omega-Lite ACM panels. Silvestri Architects, Buffalo, NY 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.
WBE Walls and Ceilings, Grand Island, NY installed 10,000 sq. ft. of panels using Laminators’ 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding installation system. Overseeing the installation was general contractor Kulback’s Inc., Lancaster, NY. This proprietary system made panel installation simple using their durable 1-piece moldings—both "H" and "Reveal H" moldings are available providing two different design options for the panel joints. A traditional, yet high-tech appearance was obtained at an affordable cost for all involved.
Laminators’ Omega-Lite panels installed with the 1-Piece, Tight-Fit system guaranteed The Forge on Broadway a class A fire rating as well as met NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 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.