A Trio of Monochromatic Colors Beautifully Decorate New Bank in Oklahoma
Omega-Lite® ACM panels enhanced exterior of bank in an array of neutral colors
Hatfield, PA – Founded in 1934 as TTCU (Tulsa Teachers Credit Union), now called TTCU Federal Credit Union, has more than 140,000 members throughout its 20+ locations.
The exterior of one of its newest buildings features over 4,000 sq. ft. of Omega-Lite® ACM panels in Dove Grey, Slate Grey, and Ascot White. The architects from Cyntergy, Tulsa, OK 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.
Sooner Recon, Tulsa, OK 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 Sooner Recon 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, Cowen Construction, Tulsa, OK.
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 TTCU Federal Credit Union 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.
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