It may not rival the buildings it connects to in terms of size, scope or impact on campus life, but the skybridge that connects Colorado Mesa University's Maverick Center to the recently completed Foster Field House is an appreciated finishing touch for students, coaches and faculty who use those facilities on a regular basis. The exterior of the elevated pedestrian walkway is attractive too, wrapped in sleek-looking Omega-Lite® ACM
panels from Laminators Incorporated.
Home to more than 10,000 students pursuing degrees of various levels, CMU sits on more than 141 acres of land in the heart of Grand Junction, CO. SmithGroup of Denver designed Foster Field House, which includes an indoor track, basketball/volleyball
courts, a new classroom, and an athletic training lab. The skybridge connecting the new facility to the Maverick Center was added as an element of that project.
CRW Inc. of Grand Junction, CO field
fabricated and installed the 6,650 sq. ft. the Omega-Lite® ACM
panels that wrap the bottom and sides of the bridge. Panels were installed using Laminators’ proprietary Dry Seal installation system.
Overseeing the project was general contractor Asset Engineering LTD.
Charcoal Grey Omega-Lite panels, distributed by Riddell & Company
LLC, Castle Rock, CO, offer a highly decorative, strong and durable
surface finish for exterior wall surfaces. Composed of a polypropylene,
lightweight, corrugated core between two finished aluminum sheets, these
panels are non-absorbent, water-resistant, and easy to maintain.
Dry Seal system is ideal for installing the Omega-Lite panels and
creating a high-performance, pressure-equalized wall system that
compartmentalizes the air cavity and allows for drainage and
ventilation. This system reduces moisture-related issues within the wall
installed with the Dry Seal system meets AAMA 508 testing
standards (Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Pressure
Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems), as well as 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
with the confidence that their cladding will withstand the most extreme