Vanity Fair Tower Health

Project Details

Location:

West Reading, PA

Architect:

Studio Hillier

Fabricator:

Advanced Architectural Metals

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Silver Metallic

Quantity:

3,500 sf


Arrowhead and the SUNY Cortland Park Center Skating Rink

How Arrowhead enabled a faultless performance on an ice rink project and a standing ovation from the installation company’s finance department

 

Flynn Battaglia Architect’s design for the SUNY Cortland Park Center Skating Rink project was for the cross-section joints on the building’s façade to symbolize skate lines on an ice rink. To achieve the desired outcome and bring this design to fruition would require an installation system that could rise to the challenge.

Charles F Evans Co Inc, were chosen as both fabricator and installer for the project. They were also the ones to decide from several different extrusion systems, which one would be right for this project. They settled on Arrowhead even though they had not worked with it before, but it could guarantee the accurate and easy joint alignment required to achieve the design and it was also able to make the field dimensioning seamless.

                   

In the photos above, the cross-section joint is seamless over multiple rows and columns of panels

 

“Having worked in the industry for many years, we knew that this project would need a system that ensured a high level of accuracy to achieve the specific requirements of the design. The Arrowhead system could guarantee this level of accuracy and it also had some other benefits that we had not anticipated,” commented Bill Burge of Charles F Evans Co Inc.

In addition to providing accuracy on the installation, the Arrowhead system also provided Charles F Evans Co Inc with an overall project cost saving of 15-20% on their usual installation costs. This saving was largely due to the reduced amount of labor required to complete the project. As Arrowhead allows for non-sequential installation of panels, there is no waiting around on site for the next sequential panel as whatever is ready can be installed. This financial benefit is not restricted to this project but to any project that uses the Arrowhead system. It is a finance department's dream.

 

Non-sequential installation is made possible by the extrusions being installed first and the measurements for panels being taken from the installed base extrusions. This means that

any panel can be installed as soon as they arrive on the job site. Installers then use the revolutionary T-clip to secures the panel being installed in place and then the next panel can be simply slotted in next to it when ready.

Prior to starting the project, Charles F Evans Co’s team underwent Fairview’s Arrowhead training as all Arrowhead installers must be authorized before working with the system. This training is essential to ensure a full understanding of the potential of the system and also the many rewards and benefits that it has over a traditional system.

Bill Burge added: “The training was great. It helped us pick up on potential issues ahead of starting on site. By the time we started installing, we were ready”.

We provide a monthly Arrowhead newsletter to keep customers and contacts up-to-date on projects and other useful information including tips on how to use the system to maximize its many benefits. If you would like to receive this simply sign-up here. Alternatively, if you have any queries about the Arrowhead system; would like to sign up for the authorized installer training course or would like a refresher course on your earlier training, please reach out to us.


A message to our Customers and Contacts about COVID-19

We have been monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on our ability to service our customers and partners. Our primary concern is for our people, and we have implemented precautions according to guidelines set out by the relevant authorities and remain flexible to adapt to further guidelines as the situation develops.

At this time the COVID-19 pandemic is not currently impacting our supply chain. We continue to maintain large inventory in Connecticut and our raw materials suppliers have confirmed that they have additional reserved stock available for us. Thanks to the strong vendor relations that we have established over the last few years at this time we expect the pandemic to have little impact on our day-to-day operations.

We will be watching the situation closely and making any key decisions based on guidance from health professionals and officials. If we need to adjust our operations in any capacity or make changes that could impact our work together, we will communicate that information to you immediately.

From today, our staff will have the option to work from home if they choose to and we are also suspending travel until further notice. We will instead be exploring alternative options for keeping in touch via phone and video conferencing as it is important for us to maintain the same level of contact that you have grown to expect from Fairview.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns or would like more information on our contingency plans, please do not hesitate to reach out to your account manager or email: helpdesk@fairview-na.com.


24-16 Queens Plaza South adds a touch of art to Long Island City

The latest addition to Long Island City’s skyline, 24-16 Queens Plaza South, is a five-story, pre-war commercial building topped off with a new high-rise tower. Designed by Woods Bagot, the unique façade design has been described as Art Moderne-inspired.

Although not the tallest of constructions amongst the new developments around Long Island City, 24-16 Queens Plaza South’s facade stands out from the more common glass towers. The exterior features horizontal stripes in Fairview’s Vitrabond FR MCM panels in “Pearl White Gloss” as fabricated by Clearview Cladding Concepts. The project also features Vitrabond panels in "Anthrazit Grey".

Fairview has a reputation for offering specialty finishes, however, this project shows how one of our standard white stocking finishes can be used to achieve a unique exterior façade design. Other projects featuring Fairview’s white color finishes can be found here.


Matilda F. Dunston Elementary

Project Details

Location:

North Charleston, SC

Fabricator:

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Smoke Silver Metallic

Quantity:

11,100 sf


Statement - Fairview Architectural and Mac Metals

 

 

“After three successful years together, Fairview Architectural announced today that David Simonsen and David McConnell of MacMetals, inventors of the innovative Arrowhead installation system, are moving on to explore new opportunities. Management and staff at Fairview wish them well in their new endeavors and thank them for their assistance in getting Arrowhead established within the company and to having supported and trained many customers to become Arrowhead installers. The company looks forward to continuing on this success with further enhancements to the Arrowhead system that are currently under development.”

 


24-16 Queens Plaza South

Project Details

Location:

Long Island City, NY

Architect:

Fabricator:

Clearview Cladding Concepts

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Pearl White Gloss &, Anthrazit Grey

Quantity:

68,000 sf


Introducing Fairview Architectural’s new Rust Collection

Our latest range of architectural design finishes are guaranteed to make any design project stand out from the crowd

 

As a specialist in providing unique and innovative façade cladding finishes, Fairview Architectural is continually striving to find new ranges that will excite and inspire design and specification professionals. We are pleased to introduce our latest imitation range – The Rust Collection.

 

Our team have proven that value engineering does not require the need to detour too far from the original design material. With The Rust Collection they have managed to put together an impressive selection of imitation finishes that closely match the look of natural rust.

The current range includes seven finishes: Mesa Rust, Mojave Rust, Longhorn Rust, Nimitz Blue, Nebula Blue, Azure Patina and Sierra Rust that was recently used on The Watson project. For more information on this project, please take a look at our project case study.

 

The finishes in the Rust Collection offer all of the aesthetic benefits of a natural rust finish but with none of the drawbacks thanks to the backing of our popular metal composite material, Vitrabond FR. Other benefits of these natural finishes is that they do not produce any dust; will NOT leach or stain in poor weather; come in a variety of shades and colors and; will keep their integrity for years to come.

The launch of our new Rust Collection comes just months after we introduced the Zinc cladding collection through a strategic partnership with Rheinzink America. These two natural finish ranges ensure architects and designers can achieve a unique façade that will change and evolves over time.

If you would like to order a Rust Collection sample pack or individual samples, please use this dedicated request form. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss these finishes with one of our team, please contact 860-242-2711 or email helpdesk@fairview-na.com.



The Watson

Project Details

Location:

Quincy, MA

Architect:

Fabricator:

Product:

Vitrabond 4mm FR Core

Finishes:

Sierra Rust

Quantity:

9,500 sf

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Case Study:

Photography © Flaunt Boston


Top Projects 2019

As the time draws near to bid farewell to 2019, the team at Fairview Architectural would like to thank you for your support

and look forward to collaborating with you again in 2020. We are grateful for the business relationships that we have been formed and nurtured throughout the year and that have enabled us to be involved in some exciting and innovative building projects.

Here is a look back at some of these projects in our Top Projects 2019 gallery (click on the names for more information):