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  • CENTRIA Products Contribute to Merck & Co., Inc.'s International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering's Facility of the Year Award

    Building uses Formawall® Dimension Series®, Formavue™ Integrated Window Systems for its Global Clinical Supplies Manufacturing, Packaging and Warehouse Expansion

    Moon Township, Pa., September 2011—CENTRIA’s high performance, aesthetically-pleasing, sustainable products were used extensively for Merck Inc.’s Global Clinical Supplies Manufacturing, Packaging and Warehouse Expansion project, which recently won the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s (ISPE) 2011 Facility of the Year Award.  A clean, sleek look was created across three buildings by using Formawall® Dimension Series® wall panels and Formavue™ Integrated Window Systems, C/S Sunshades and C/S Louvers.

                “CENTRIA’s products played a key role in helping us successfully execute our hybrid design approach,” said Eric Bohn, Principal, Jacobs/Wyper Architects, LLP, the design firm responsible for the project. “This project included three radically different buildings—an existing decommissioned warehouse that was renovated for improved clinical manufacturing and development, a new three-floor operations support facility, and a modular pilot plant for primary manufacturing operations. We needed lightweight products that could be easily installed on varied substrates and that would aesthetically unify these buildings.”

                Merck Inc.’s goal for this facility, and what the design needed to accommodate, was the expansion, enhancement and integration of their core drug product development, manufacturing processes and packaging capabilities.

                Working on three buildings simultaneously required careful coordination by the project team to construct new buildings that would meet Merck’s strategic need to increase productivity and efficiency, as well as renovating and adapting an existing structure.

    “It was important for us to choose versatile exterior building products that would maintain continuity between the buildings,” said Bohn. “While the new office building required application to a conventional steel structure, the 30-40 year-old-warehouse included a wide range of masonry due to expansion and repairs over the years. The project also included modular building construction for the primary manufacturing operations and a support facility. We were able to install CENTRIA’s lightweight, flexible products on these diverse structures without any structural impediments.”

                Known for aesthetics, performance and sustainability, CENTRIA is an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of architectural metal wall and roof systems. This particular project used CENTRIA’s Formawall® Dimension Series®, which provides both advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component. Compared to traditional multi-component wall construction – typically requiring up to seven separate components such as a rainscreen, an air barrier, exterior gypsum sheathing, fiberglass insulation and a vapor barrier – Formawall Dimension Series only requires one component, making it one of today’s preferred wall systems. CENTRIA Formavue™ Integrated Window Systems, C/S Sunshades and C/S Louvers (joint creations of CENTRIA and Construction Specialties, Inc.) integrated seamlessly with the Formawall panels, and are attractive, weather-resistant and feature a standard thermal break that provides enhanced efficiency.

    The ISPE Facility of the Year Award recognizes state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that utilize innovative technologies to enhance the delivery quality of a project and reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines. Now in its seventh year, ISPE has received award submissions from more than 25 different countries and territories, marking its competitive international nature.

     

    CENTRIA innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world reimagine the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network.  Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project and to reimagine metal at www.CENTRIA.com/ReimagineMetal  or find us on Facebook.

    ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 22,000 technical professionals working in or serving the manufacturing sector or drug development in the pharmaceutical industry in 90 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.

    Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

    Jacobs/Wyper Architects LLP is an architectural, planning and interior design firm with a focus on designing projects for corporate and educational clients. The firm is registered in 14 states and works primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and northeast regions of the country. More committed than ever to environmentally-friendly design, several Jacobs/Wyper architects have been certified by the US Green Building Council as LEED Accredited Professionals, and the firm is working on projects in adherence with the USGBC’s LEED Rating System. For more information, visit http://www.jacobswyper.com.

  • CENTRIA's Kentucky Plant is a Repeat Safety Standout

     

    Receives top safety honor for second time in four years

     

    Moon Township, Pa., July 2011—CENTRIA, an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of architectural metal wall and roof systems, is pleased to announce that its Frankfort, Ky., plant recently received the 2010 Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The Award was presented June 8 by Kentucky Secretary of Labor, Mark Brown, and is presented to Kentucky businesses whose employees work a certain number of hours without any occupation-related injuries or illnesses.

    CENTRIA’s employees needed 250,000 hours to qualify for the award. The Frankfort facility far exceeded this amount with no lost-time accidents over the course of 515,527 hours – the amount of hours worked since the company’s first Safety and Health Award in 2006. With two awards in four years, CENTRIA’s stringent safety procedures are working and keeping employees safe as they produce a high quality product for the building construction industry.

    “We have three goals: safety, production and quality. Safety comes first,” said CENTRIA plant manager, Gary Brunette. “We want them to go home the same way they come in every day.”

    All CENTRIA manufacturing team members wear safety glasses with side shields, gloves and steel-toed boots to maximize safety in the workplace. This is in keeping with the company’s annual Plan for Occupational Health and Safety.  In addition, the plan requires that health and safety policies and procedures be reviewed during monthly leadership visits to all CENTRIA facilities, discussed at all quarterly CENTRIA Town Hall meetings and be actively promoted throughout the organization.  The goal of all of these initiatives is to minimize the impact to employees and business processes from occupational illnesses and injuries. There is a spirit of collaboration as team members and leaders search out and implement the latest advances in industrial safety.  Progress is regularly monitored and adjustments are initiated as a way of ensuring optimal safety.

    This latest award demonstrates the success of this multi-faceted approach, which supplements site-specific safety initiatives at all CENTRIA manufacturing centers, which in addition to Frankfort, are located in Ambridge, Pa., Sheridan, Ark., and Cambridge, Oh.

    “I cannot think of a better testament to CENTRIA’s commitment to safety than to be recognized two times by the state of Kentucky in this way,” said Ray Caudill, Vice President, Operations, CENTRIA. “We are incredibly proud of our Frankfort manufacturing facility for this honorable and important achievement.”

    CENTRIA innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world reimagine the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network.  Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project and to reimagine metal at www.CENTRIA.com/ReimagineMetal  or find us on Facebook.

     

     

     

  • CENTRIA Products Help 930 Poydras Win 2011 National AIA Housing Award

     

    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Design for Mixed-Use Building Recognized for Sustainability, Affordability, Innovation and Design Excellence

     

    Moon Township, Pa., [May 3, 2011]— 930 Poydras Residential Tower, a mixed-use building in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District, was recognized with a 2011 National AIA Housing Award.  Designed by the New Orleans architectural firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, the building is an urban high-rise residential apartment complex with ground-level retail spaces that provide additional amenities for the residents.  The building is a distinctive, modern addition to the more traditional streetscape of its Central Business District neighborhood.  CENTRIA’s Formawall® Dimension Series® and Formavue™ FV400 Windows helped bring this design vision to life, as well as helping the project achieve its performance and sustainability goals.

                “In designing 930 Poydras, our goal was to create a one-of-a-kind living environment that facilitates interaction between the residents, and adds a new dimension to downtown living,” said Steve Dumez, design director at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. “We were looking for products that were just as innovative as our design and CENTRIA products delivered.  Formawall Dimension Series impressed our team with its advanced thermal and moisture protection and the fully integrated window components.”

                One source of inspiration for the facility’s design came from the European, African and Caribbean traditions that have blended over the years to create the New Orleans culture. The design is also meant to recreate the social interaction that is an integral part of the city’s historic courtyards—in the case of 930 Poydras, that space is the ninth floor level where residents share a communal space.  Comprised of 21 stories, the 462,000 square foot mixed-use residential project includes ground floor retail and 250 residential apartments above a 500-car garage base.  The exterior envelope incorporates a highly detailed metal panel and glass patterned façade. This approach allows for a higher percentage of glazing at the upper residential floors with a minimal amount of glass utilized at the garage level in order to maintain a seamless, animated visual.  Also at the garage levels, the metal skin is perforated to provide natural ventilation where required.

                “At CENTRIA, we consider ourselves an integral part of the building team, and are pleased that our products contributed to the success of this project by helping the team achieve their design and sustainability goals, as well as achieving this prestigious recognition from the AIA,” said Rick Brow, CENTRIA’s director of marketing. 

                The Formawall Dimension Series wall system provides both advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component. Compared to the traditional multi-component wall construction, which typically requires seven separate components, Formawall Dimension Series only requires one installer, simplifying installation and increasing construction efficiency. Formawall Dimension Series is Cradle to CradleCM Certified at the Silver Level, and was the first exterior building product to receive Cradle to Cradle® Certification.

                CENTRIA’s Formavue FV400 window system is designed to integrate seamlessly with Formawall Dimension Series panels, eliminating problems in coordinating window and metal panel intersections and contributing to the overall sleek aesthetic of the building.

                The AIA's Housing Award Program was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource. Eighteen projects from across the United States were recognized in four award categories: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences, One- and Two-Family Production Homes, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing. Projects were judged based on a number of criteria including sustainability, affordability, innovation and design excellence.

                 For more information on CENTRIA’s line of high performance, aesthetic, sustainable products call 800.759.7474, e-mail info@CENTRIA.com or visit CENTRIAperformance.com.

     

    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is a design-driven studio based in New Orleans which produces diverse projects in architecture and planning by blending a signature collaborative process with professional talent, creative thinking and emerging technologies. Since its inception in 1989, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has steadily grown its practice to include projects not only in New Orleans but across the Gulf Coast region and the continental United States. The firm is widely recognized for design excellence, having received nearly two dozen national design awards over the past ten years.

                 

    CENTRIA innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world reimagine the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network.  Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project and to reimagine metal at CENTRIAperformance.com, or find us on Facebook.

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                                                    

  • CENTRIA Announces Expansion of MetalWrap Series

     

    The insulated composite back-up panel of choice for metal now available for brick, terra cotta

     

    Moon Township, Pa., March 2011—CENTRIA is pleased to announce that MetalWrap Series, its renowned insulated composite back-up panel for use with metal exteriors, has been expanded and is now available for use with brick and terra cotta.  The superior design includes a single thermal, air and moisture barrier back-up panel that can be used with all three wall exteriors, or any combination of the three in mixed-medium buildings, to help architects, owners/developers and contractors build better walls.

    “Today’s building teams demand a product that provides a high level of performance as well as ease of installation,” said Bill Hornfeck, MetalWrap Series Product Manager, CENTRIA.MetalWrap Series delivers that and more by positioning the insulation outboard of the studs, but in a single-panel component instead of four separate building materials.”

    Traditional multiple component back-up systems typically include multiple layers of batt or board insulation, exterior gypsum board, air barriers or vapor retarders. These systems have limitations, because each of the individual layers can result in breakdowns that can lead to moisture build-up and entrapment within the wall cavity resulting in stud corrosion, poor insulation performance and mold. In addition, they add costs in terms of multiple work crews, more job site deliveries, and scheduling and sequencing coordination.

    MetalWrap Series’ superior performance is due to CENTRIA’s signature Advanced Thermal and Moisture Protection (ATMP®) technology that controls moisture without sacrificing thermal efficiency.  It combines a super-insulating foam core with a durable metal rainscreen, air/moisture barrier and unique clips, anchors and supports that are designed with the specific requirements of each building material in mind.

    MetalWrap Series also meets thermal and fire code requirements.  Eliminating four building components with the use of one panel means installation is just one step. This also means faster close-in and dry-in, along with minimal construction waste. 

    In addition, MetalWrap Series is manufactured with a high volume of recycled content, ensuring minimal negative impact on the environment. In line with CENTRIA’s commitment to provide customers with superior sustainability options, MetalWrap Series is Cradle to CradleCM Certified at the Silver Level.

                Finally, MetalWrap Series is the only insulated composite back-up panel on the market backed by a nationwide sales force, an extensive Dealer network, and expert design and engineering support.

                “Now that building codes require higher R-values and superior energy performance, and the demand for on-time delivery and effective and efficient installation has increased, MetalWrap Series gives architects, building owners/developers and contractors the performance they want with the ease of installation they need regardless of the choice of exterior building product,” said Hornfeck.

                For more information on CENTRIA’s MetalWrap Series, call 800.759.7474, e-mail info@CENTRIA.com or visit www.buildbetterwalls.com.

                 

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a worldwide reputation for helping to create commercial, institutional and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Find us on Facebook or visit www.CENTRIA.com and discover why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

     

     

     

     

  • CENTRIA Recognizes Dealers for "Building" Excellence

     

    Moon Township, Pa., Oct. 13 , 2010— CENTRIA Architectural Systems, an industry leader in exterior metal wall systems for commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, recently recognized members of its extensive Dealer Network  for their ongoing commitment and efforts at achieving excellence in the built environment with its 2010 Dealer Awards Program. 

    The awards are judged with regard to application and installation quality of CENTRIA’s product on a building project and the overall aesthetic and sustainable attributes of that project. For the 2010 Dealer Awards, CENTRIA received 155 unique entries from 41 dealers.

    CENTRIA launched its Dealer Awards Program in 1999 as a way to recognize its dealers for their commitment and dedication. This year, dealers were recognized in nine different categories, including: Higher Education, K-12 Education, Government, Healthcare, Industrial, Office, Stadium/Arena, Transportation and Miscellaneous (e.g. retail, multi-residential, recreation, etc.).

     “The Dealer Awards allow us to formally recognize our dealers for their ongoing efforts and dedication to our company and our quality architectural systems,” said Rick Brow, Director of Marketing, CENTRIA. “The awards also provide us with the opportunity to showcase the wide variety of projects on which our products are used and the diverse and innovative ways our products are applied to develop dynamic, innovative designs.”

    CENTIRA’s Dealer Network is comprised of more than 100 authorized companies nationwide. They each have hands-on product installation knowledge and participate in extensive training on a regular basis. With complete enclosure packages and continuous factory training, CENTRIA’s Dealer Network has the ability to deliver both high quality and on-time installation for all types and sizes of projects. In addition to state-of-the-art training, members of CENTRIA’s Dealer Network provide building teams with many added benefits, including: project pricing, electability reviews, scheduling, bonding and more.

    “Our Dealer Network is vital to CENTRIA’s success as an industry leader and, as such, we are pleased to recognize them for their continued commitment to quality and ongoing success,” said Brow. “CENTRIA applauds all of its dealers and congratulates the 2010 Dealer Awards winners.”

     

    ***EDITOR’S NOTE: Please see attached for 2010 Dealer Awards Winners in each category.

     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a worldwide reputation for helping to create commercial, institutional and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Find us on Facebook or visit www.CENTRIA.com and discover why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

  • CENTRIA Introduces Smart-R™ Wall Solution

    Smarter design. Smarter Performance. Smarter Wall.

     

    Moon Township, PA, June 10, 2010—CENTRIA introduces the Smart-R Wall Solution to its unique line of metal wall products. This new system offers a high-performance architectural cladding with seamless integration of panels, windows, louvers and sunshades resulting in sleek sightlines at component joinery intersections. Smart-R provides improved thermal performance, addresses air infiltration and offers superior defense against water intrusion, all with tremendous design flexibility.

                    “The Smart-R Wall Solution is a system that integrates multiple architectural design facets into one innovative wall,” said Greg Lusty, Product Manager, CENTRIA. “Due to its integrated design, Smart-R reduces the amount of materials used while providing an unmatched combination of aesthetics, performance and sustainability. Moreover, the design specifically addresses air infiltration, which is a critical issue in overall wall performance.”

                    The Smart-R Wall Solution integrates the following components:

    ·         3” Formawall®-T insulated metal wall panel – available with all popular Formawall profiles

    ·         FV-600 Formavue™ window – shop assembled, integrated punched or strip window system

    ·         Formawall® IMV insulated metal vertical joint – the only foam panel product that offers a 4-sided metal joint, allowing for added aesthetic flexibility and  a superior defense against water intrusion

    The system’s factory assembled field glazed windows and 3” thick factory foamed insulated metal panels combine exterior aesthetic wall surface, insulation and continuous air and vapor barrier in one panel. This decreases the risk of improper field installation and increases the speed of construction.

    For more information on CENTRIA’s Smart-R Wall Solution, call 800.759.7474, e-mail info@CENTRIA.com or visit www.CENTRIA.com.

     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a worldwide reputation for helping to create commercial, institutional and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Find us on Facebook or visit www.CENTRIA.com and discover why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

  • CENTRIA’s Kolorshift™ Series
    Amplifies Design Possibilities

    Unique paints transform based on the viewing angle or direction of sunlight

    Moon Township, Pa., June 10, 2010—CENTRIA introduces Kolorshift, a series of iridescent paint colors designed to change the appearance of the metal surface of a building depending on the viewing angle or direction of sunlight.

    “CENTRIA prides itself on offering architects and building owners unlimited design possibilities in terms of form, color and texture,” said Rick Brow, Director of Marketing, CENTRIA. “Kolorshift provides yet another unique option with aesthetically pleasing results that helps create a truly distinctive design.”

    By using Kolorshift, an architect can design a building where a pedestrian’s first experience it as silver, then purple as they walk by it. While design teams have always employed solar orientation, especially as part of improving a building’s performance (i.e. heat loss/gain), now they can also use it to create a building that transforms from green as the sun rises to copper as the sun sets.

    This new line of CENTRIA paints offers a myriad of design possibilities for exterior metal walls. The continuous iridescent color gradient creates depth to the exterior of a building and adds distinguished aesthetic value—all with the exceptional performance expected from CENTRIA’s products.

    Kolorshift Series paints are formulated as a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coating system with 70 percent Kynar 500®/Hylar 5000® resins, which provide lasting durability. The Kolorshift paints are applied by coil coating in order to provide consistent color and available with a standard 20-year warranty.

    For more information on CENTRIA’s Kolorshift Series call 800.759.7474, e-mail info@CENTRIA.com or visit www.CENTRIA.com.

                     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a worldwide reputation for helping to create commercial, institutional and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Find us on Facebook or visit www.CENTRIA.com and discover why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

  • CENTRIA Announces New
    FormaBond® II Metal Wall System

    Convenience, performance all in an aesthetically pleasing package

    Moon Township, Pa., June 10, 2010—CENTRIA introduces FormaBond II, a complete metal composite wall system that receives CENTRIA’s hallmark start-to-finish service. The Formabond II system combines the beauty and popularity of an industry standard Metal Composite Panel (MCM) with the leader in metal wall systems.

     “In today’s building construction industry, building teams demand convenience and performance, all in an aesthetically pleasing package,” said Tom Zombek, Product Manager, CENTRIA. “The FormaBond II panel solution delivers that and more, all backed by CENTRIA’s commitment to customer satisfaction.”

    For convenience, this new metal composite material panel (MCM) system is installation ready and lightweight; and because of its dry seal construction, there is no costly exterior wet seal maintenance required.

    The panels feature CENTRIA’s unique horizontal dry seal joinery to minimize water penetration and maximize ventilation. This innovative design improves the integrity of the application by reducing the chance of entrapped moisture behind the rainscreen, which minimizes the potential for material degradation and mold. FormaBond II demonstrated its high performance capabilities under the American Architectural Manufacturer’s Association’s 509-09 test and classification method for drained and back-ventilated rainscreen wall cladding systems.

                    Aesthetically, this smooth panel has a sleek, flat design that offers sharp exterior sight lines with crisp corner transitions or soft flowing curves and is available in a variety of colors and coating systems.

    Also available with a fire resistant core, the FormaBond II system is the only MCM wall system backed by a nationwide sales force, Dealer/installer network and expert design and engineering support. The Formabond II solution unites value and convenience with high performance and outstanding customer service.                

                    For more information on CENTRIA’s FormaBond II, call 800.759.7474, e-mail info@CENTRIA.com or visit www.CENTRIA.com.

                     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a worldwide reputation for helping to create commercial, institutional and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Find us on Facebook or visit www.CENTRIA.com and discover why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

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    CENTRIA Launches Digital e-Binder

     

    Online catalog a virtual library of innovative ideas, real-world building solutions

    Moon Township, Pa., June 10, 2010— CENTRIA, an industry leader in architectural metal wall and roof systems, recently launched its Digital e-Binder. This virtual catalog features detailed information on the organization’s numerous products, making it easy for building teams to create buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable.

                    “CENTRIA’s Digital e-Binder brings all of our products, services and capabilities to life in one dynamic user-friendly format,” said Julie Pawuk, Marketing Communications Manager, CENTRIA. “In addition, it gives architects, building owners and contractors insight and information on innovations and initiatives that have made CENTRIA a leader in the commercial building industry for more than 100 years.” 

    While the Digital e-Binder is set up like a traditional publication—users can even “flip” through its pages—it has tremendous functionality that goes beyond a physical binder. It can be downloaded and saved to a user’s desktop; it can be emailed to others, it’s searchable and can be bookmarked for ease of reference. Users can even make their own notes and quickly and easily share information with others electronically.

    “The architectural community is just that, a community,” said Pawuk. “However, many architects are reducing the size of their community office libraries, so we feel that features enabling users to forward or share information from the electronic binder are invaluable.”

    To access the Digital e-Binder, visit the “Hot Products & Features” section at www.CENTRIA.com/CAS.

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a worldwide reputation for helping to create commercial, institutional and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Find us on Facebook or visit www.CENTRIA.com and discover why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.
     
     
     
  • CENTRIA Launches Formawall® Dimension Series®

    BIM Objects

    Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool helps architects, owners bring projects to life

    Pittsburgh, October 23, 2009 — CENTRIA Architectural Systems announces the launch of BIM objects representing its Formawall Dimension Series wall system. These BIM objects are available to the architectural community through the e-CENTRIA portal located at www.CENTRIA.com and can be found in the details section under the Formawall Dimension Series pages.

    “Building Information Modeling is the process of creating and utilizing 3-D digital models for design, detailing and drawings for building projects,” said Greg Lusty, Foam Product Manager, CENTRIA. “In 2007, 28 percent of the market was using BIM in one form or another. Today, almost 50 percent of the market uses BIM. Through the use of BIM, architects can benefit by reduced information coordination, improved productivity and by offering superior visualization of a project. Building owners benefit through lower project costs, a faster construction process and better overall construction.”

    CENTRIA’s Formawall Dimension Series BIM objects create the three-dimensional representations of the insulated metal wall panel system. Revit®, the industry’s leading BIM development software program was used to create the objects. The Formawall Dimension Series BIM object allows users the flexibility to easily change module sizes, panel lengths and reveals. The objects can also be customized with CENTRIA standard and custom colors as well as its Duracast® textured finish.

    Openings, such as windows, can be easily inserted into the Formawall Dimension Series BIM object, and other building materials such as brick, concrete and curtainwall can also be used in correlation with the product. Additionally, material take offs can be easily created through the use of the BIM object. The model automatically counts the sizes and quantities of the panels used in the project and exports the information to a spreadsheet.

    “Formawall Dimension Series is the only wall system that provides both advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component,” said Lusty. “This performance, along with the system’s ability to provide designers virtually unlimited design possibilities in form, color and texture, have made it the industry’s preferred metal wall system. Now architects and owners can take one step further toward realizing their vision through Formawall Dimension Series BIM Objects.”

    For more information about Formawall Dimension Series BIM objects, visit the e-CENTRIA portal located at www.CENTRIA.com, e-mail info@centria.com or call 1.800.759.7474.

     

    Revit® is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Autodesk Revit Architecture is purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM).

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a world-wide reputation of helping to create commercial and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Visit www.CENTRIA.com and find out more about why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

     

  • CENTRIA Announces New
    Versacor® Ultra Coatings


    Ultra family of premium coatings offers protection, performance and aesthetics 

    Moon Township, Pa., April 14, 2009 — CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) announces Versacor Ultra, new high-build coatings that offer enhanced protection against harsh climatic or environmental conditions. Compared to most thin-film architectural coatings available, Versacor Ultra coatings provide a 3-mil-thick Versacor Ultra Barrier Coat Primer over the metal substrate and several topcoat finish combinations to achieve superior resistance against corrosion, humidity and abrasion.  

     “CENTRIA has more than 100 years of experience and technology in providing high-quality color and coating solutions for metal walls and roofs,” said Rick Brow, Director of Marketing for CENTRIA Architectural Systems. “These Versacor Ultra coatings not only continue that tradition of quality in terms of performance, they also satisfy owners’ and architects’ aesthetic needs with a full palette of color options.”

    Coatings within the Versacor Ultra family include Versacor Ultra PF and Versacor Ultra TF and HF. Versacor Ultra PF is ideal for corrosive architectural applications such as coastal environments. This coating consists of a 3-mil-thick Versacor Ultra Barrier Coat Primer and a .8-mil-thick PVDF top coat. On industrial applications, Versacor Ultra TF and HF combine the superior corrosion resistance of the 3-mil-thick Versacor Ultra Barrier Coat Primer with the durability of a Urethane topcoat. The Urethane topcoat ranges from 1.5-mils thick on Versacor Ultra TF to 3-mils thick on Versacor Ultra HF.

    Additionally, on most of CENTRIA’s Profile Series panels with a Versacor Ultra coating system, an additional 3-mil-thick Versacor Barrier Coat Primer is applied to the interior of the metal substrate, offering full reverse side coating protection. A Urethane topcoat, wash coat or primer is then applied over the barrier coat, helping to protect the metal against corrosion from the interior. As more exterior walls are designed with back ventilated rainscreen wall systems, this additional protection can extend the life of the wall system.

    For more information about the Versacor Ultra family of premium coatings, visit www.CENTRIA.com.

     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a world-wide reputation of helping to create commercial and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Visit www.CENTRIA.com and find out more about why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

  • CENTRIA Introduces SolarCrest

    New line of superior solar roof panels provides energy solutions, resolves issues of the past

    Moon Township, Pa., April 02, 2009—CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) introduces SolarCrest, a line of superior solar roof systems that will help reduce building costs and increase the value of the finished structure over time. Ultimately, SolarCrest will aid in sustaining and protecting the environment by providing a highly effective and efficient renewable energy source.

                “SolarCrest provides 20 percent more energy production (kWhr) per rated output than polycrystalline silicone panels by using a thin-film Building Integrated Photovaltaic (BIPV) technology to an already exceptionally engineered roof system,” said Julie Pawuk, marketing communications manager for CENTRIA.

    SolarCrest roof panels are manufactured using CENTRIA’s Versapanel® foam composite roof panels, which provide a complete roofing system including superior thermal insulation, weatherproofing and an air and vapor barrier. SolarCrest is also available on CENTRIA’s standing seam roof panels.

    Because of its thin film technology and integrated design, SolarCrest is lightweight for easy installation and helps to reduce building and labor costs because on-site assembly is not required. SolarCrest is also highly durable, helping it stand up to foot traffic, and is backed by a 20-year guarantee.

    As a sustainability leader, CENTRIA has taken an active role in the development of new and innovative ways to reduce the impact of the built environment’s footprint on the natural environment.  However, the company has not sacrificed its commitment to developing aesthetically appealing, high performance products as well. Through a unique partnership with EnergyPeak™, SolarCrest’s innovative design, durability and flexibility add even more breadth and depth to CENTRIA’s already dynamic and distinctive portfolio of sustainable products.

    For more information on SolarCrest, visit www.CENTRIA.com/roofpanels/solarcrest or call 1.800.759.7474.

     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a world-wide reputation of helping to create commercial and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Visit www.CENTRIA.com and find out more about why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

  • CENTRIA Introduces New Formawall® PE

    Pressure Equalized Vertical Seal Plate provides superior defense against water intrusion

     

    Moon Township, Pa., March 17, 2009 — CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) introduces Formawall PE, a pressure equalized vertical seal plate for CENTRIA’s horizontal Formawall® Dimension Series® and Formawall®  Graphix Series™ exterior metal wall panels.
                    “CENTRIA’s Formawall panels have always offered architects a complete wall system with advanced thermal efficiency and a pressure equalized horizontal joint for moisture control in a single panelized solution,” said Greg Lusty, architectural foam product manager, CENTRIA. “Now in addition to these features, and along with virtually unlimited possibilities in form, color and texture, the Formawall PE vertical seal plate offers even more advanced protection against water infiltration, especially with integrated wall components like windows, louvers and sunshades.”
                    Key features and benefits of Formawall PE include a versatile extruded aluminum seal plate design that can be used on structural tubes or studs. A gasket and sealant create two lines of defense against water intrusion and the air seal can be inspected for continuity from the interior. Now the vertical and horizontal joinery, all pressure-equalized, minimize the force that normally drives water through an opening and the integrated vented drainage channel in the seal plate vents any moisture penetrating the gasket seal to the exterior without compromising the air seal.

    For more information about Formawall PE for Formawall Dimension Series and Graphix Series visit www.centria.com/wallpanels/pesealplate.

     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a world-wide reputation of helping to create commercial and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Visit www.CENTRIA.com and find out more about why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

     

     

     

  • CENTRIA Launches MetalWrap

    New insulated composite backup solution for CENTRIA metal walls offers protection, shortens construction time

    Moon Township, Pa., March 3, 2009 — CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) introduces MetalWrap, an innovative backup system alternative designed specifically for CENTRIA Profile Series and FormaBond® metal wall systems. This new foam-insulated composite backup system offers superior air, water, vapor and thermal protection while also helping to reduce construction costs.
                    “What’s unique about MetalWrap is its integrated single-panel design,” said Greg Lusty, architectural foam product manager, CENTRIA. “Unlike a traditional multi-component wall system, MetalWrap’s design not only provides advanced thermal and moisture protection, but also flexible installation options that can help reduce the number of trades required on the job site.” This all-in-one panel minimizes the number of shipments to the jobsite, reduces coordination and minimizes penetrations.
                    Developed using Advanced Thermal Moisture Protection (ATMP)® Technology, MetalWrap maximizes a wall system’s ability to effectively control moisture without sacrificing thermal efficiency. The 2-inch thick panels provide an R-value of 14, while 3-inch thick panels test at R-21. The panel’s unique clip design minimizes penetration of the air barrier. Additionally, the clip system allows for either vertical or horizontal installation of the exterior cladding, making MetalWrap compatible with a variety of CENTRIA products.

    MetalWrap, Patent Pending, is Cradle to CradleSM Silver certified. The superior insulation, moisture protection and durability of MetalWrap can also help buildings earn LEED points in categories such as energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.  For more information on MetalWrap visit http://metalwrap.centria.com

     

    CENTRIA (www.CENTRIA.com) is where building teams turn for solutions, support and a distinct advantage in architectural metal wall and roof systems. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA has a world-wide reputation of helping to create commercial and industrial buildings that are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Visit www.CENTRIA.com and find out more about why we are…Distinctively CENTRIA.

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    New Variable Striation Design Option Now Available on CENTRIA Formawall Dimension Series Panels

     

    Moon Township, Pa., September 25, 2008— CENTRIA (www.centria.com) introduces a variable striation option for their Formawall Dimension Series exterior metal wall panels. Striations can be placed in various combinations of 6-inch bands across the face of the panel, and will help to increase the design versatility within the wall solution already known for its insulation and durability.

                    “Our Formawall Dimension Series panels have always provided extraordinary performance in terms of advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control,” said Greg Lusty, architectural foam product manager, CENTRIA. “Now with the variable striation design option, Formawall Dimension Series panels allow architects and building teams to expand their creative designs with virtually unlimited possibilities in form, color and texture.”

                    The lightweight panels can be installed both vertically and horizontally, are available in a variety of CENTRIA colors and coatings and can be seamlessly integrated with louvers, sunshades and Formavue® window systems. Additionally, Formawall Dimension Series panels are the first-ever exterior wall system to earn Cradle-to-CradleCM certification at the silver level. 

    Based in Pittsburgh, (Moon Township, Pa.) CENTRIA is an international company and the nation’s premier supplier of architectural metal wall and roofing systems used in commercial/ industrial products. Since 1906, CENTRIA professionals have provided quality products and services for architectural and construction firms worldwide. For more information about CENTRIA call 1.800.759.7474 or visit www.centria.com  

     

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