With the construction of a new $58 million, 58,000 sq. ft. Orthopedic Hospital, Parkview Health Systems has expanded its services to residents in and around Pueblo, Colorado. The new facility, designed by JDC Architecture & Design of Denver,
includes a high-tech lab, pre-operation and recovery space, six operating suites, 29 private
patient rooms, rehabilitation space, a café and a retail pharmacy.
The facility's exterior design includes features 5,700 sq. ft. of Laminators Inc. Omega-Lite® ACM panels, installed by Drury Brothers Roofing Inc. of Pueblo. The panels--in a range of colors that included Medium Bronze, Champagne
(Metallic), Boysenberry, and Ascot White--were installed using Laminators’ proprietary Dry Seal installation system. The
panels were distributed by Riddell & Company, Castle
In addition to handling installation, Drury
Brothers Roofing Inc. fabricated the panels into various shapes, adding depth and
dimension to the exterior of the entrance.
The panel shapes, combined with the earthy PVDF/Kynar 500®
color palette, enhanced the overall design.
Laminators' Dry Seal installation system is ideal for Omega-Lite ACM panels and creates 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 cavity.
ACM panels 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.
panels installed with the Dry Seal system have passed the AAMA 508 testing
standards (Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Pressure
Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding
Systems); and meet NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
285, Miami-Dade County Product Control and Florida Product Approval
requirements. Laminators Inc. manufactures high quality ACM panels to meet these stringent performance levels so design professionals and building owners can be confident that their
cladding will withstand the most extreme conditions.