A Melody of Natural Colors Exquisitely Cover Exterior of New Mixed-Use Development

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Omega-Lite ACM panels in four different earthy yet modern colors clad building’s facade.

Hatfield, PA – Located in the SoFA (South of First Area) arts district near downtown San Jose, CA, The Pierce is a state-of-the-art and ultramodern housing complex that has over 230 pet-friendly units with a number of top-notch indoor and outdoor amenities.  SoFA is the site of several city festivals and events as well as home to various art galleries and museums.  With its urban vibe and futuristic characteristics, The Pierce features many cutting-edge conveniences including an Internet café, outdoor swimming pool/sun lounge, recreational center, fitness center with a cardio theater, bike room, gourmet coffee bar, outdoor courtyard lounge with a fireplace and kitchen for BBQs.

This mixed-use housing/retail development is situated on almost two acres and fronts three different streets in downtown San Jose.  General contractor Clark Builders Group in Monterey, CA completed construction in 2016—part of that construction included installing 9,000 sq ft of Laminators Incorporated Omega-Lite ACM panels using their proprietary Clip & Caulk installation system.  Steinberg Architects, San Francisco, CA selected many different color ACM panels to fit in with the innovative and energetic urban theme.  Architectural Building Products, Buffalo, NY distributed all 9k sq ft of the ACM panels in earthy yet lively Sierra Tan, Sandstone, Dove Grey and custom color Storm Cloud.

Omega-Lite ACM panels offer a highly decorative, strong, and durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polypropylene, light-weight corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these panels are non-absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain.

Laminators' Clip & Caulk installation system gives you the Rout & Return "look" without the hassle of prefabricating the panels, greatly reducing the total installed cost and project timeline.  This easy, field- proven method is the choice of architects and installers who are looking for a very flat look without visible fasteners.  Panels can be cut on-site with few peripheral accessories needed for installation.  Color-matched caulk gives a beautiful monochromatic look; contrasting caulk can be used with eye-pleasing results. Clip & Caulk looks great in combination with masonry, glass, 1-piece extruded molding systems or by itself in a stand-alone application.

Omega-Lite installed with the Clip & Caulk system guaranteed The Pierce apartments 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.

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