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The Mastlight

Metal Wall Panels Clad Contemporary Apartments on Former Naval Air Station

The Mastlight at Union Point, a LEED Silver Certified apartment building, contributed to the transformative redevelopment of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. The area is now known as the vibrant mixed-use district of Union Point. The Mastlight development includes 265 apartments and 14,000 square feet of retail, consisting of two buildings, with a third building composed of 13 townhomes. Retail and restaurant space is at grade level, complementing this walkable community.

The Mastlight is surrounded by acres of beautiful green space, woods, dog parks, and foot trails. Boston is just a short drive or train ride away. Apartment amenities include a shared entertainment kitchen, courtyard fireplace, luxurious saltwater pool, fitness center, and a sprawling roof deck with views of the South Shore’s natural surroundings.

As a LEED Silver Certified property, it scored the most points on several categories, including innovation in design and sustainable sites. In the sustainable sites category, development density, community connectivity, alternative transportation, and public transportation access contributed several points. In the water efficiency category, points were gained with water efficient landscaping and water use reduction. In the materials and resources category, points were gained with construction waste management and regional materials.

ATAS International's Versa-Lok metal panels in two colors, Titanium and Classic Bronze, manufactured in .040 aluminum, were selected for this project. The Titanium panels were installed on the entry tower, and the Classic Bronze panels were installed between the windows and the brick sections. Versa-Lok is a flat shingle style wall panel, which creates classic rectangular shapes with its versatile mix-and-match sizes. It can be installed directionally right to left or left to right in a horizontal or vertical orientation. The panel utilizes concealed clips and fasteners to provide a metal shingle type application on a wall.

The aesthetics of Versa-Lok can be enhanced by using factory fabricated Elite Series trims and accessories, including ATAS’ patented Z Boxes, which ensure a clean finished look for penetrations in a metal wall. Those penetrations could include light fixtures, exhaust vents, and electrical outlets. A variety of wall panel corner options are available, including mitered corners, which allow for visual enhancement and crisp sight lines at areas of panel termination. All these products are manufactured by ATAS in a state-of-the-art facility to ensure the highest quality and most controlled environment possible.

Utile Architecture and Urban Design of Boston, MA designed this contemporary building, owned by JM Corcoran & Co., LLC. Plumb House Builders, Inc. of Milford, MA installed the metal wall panels through their exterior division, Dalton Builders. The panels were purchased through 84 Lumber in Holbrook, MA. The success of the project was truly a team effort. Jared Gorman, the ATAS Product Representative for that area, worked with the architect, installed the mockup, and trained the installation team, along with help from the people at 84 Lumber.

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit www.atas.com or call 610.395.8445.

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