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Should I specify an MCM manufacturer or a fabricator?

Should I specify an MCM manufacturer or a fabricator?

As you may have already realized, there are many topics within the metal cladding industry that can cause confusion to those new to the industry.  Whether to specify an MCM manufacturer or fabricator is one area of confusion that we come across a lot. In fact, the answer is quite simple but before we give you that let’s look at ...
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How will NFPA 285 affect MCM in 2022?

How will NFPA 285 affect MCM in 2022?

Cladding Safety with Metal Composite Material (MCM) and NFPA 285-19   One of the most talked about points when specifying MCM panels, is NPFA 285 compliance. Fire safety standards are a big concern globally, and understandably so. Since the 1980s, innovative exterior wall systems have been developed to enhance a buildings appearance, and to improve the overall performance of a ...
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Why is coil coated metal the best choice for exterior façade panels?

Why is coil coated metal the best choice for exterior façade panels?

Designing the exterior façade for a building project is often considered the fun part but getting your building from the blueprint stage through to the ribbon-cutting ceremony often requires a marathon level of attention to detail. To get the look that you want combined with the durability your clients need and the ease-of-use your contractors demand, requires you to choose ...
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Can you recycle aluminum composite panels?

Can you recycle aluminum composite panels?

Sustainability is a hot topic in all industries around the world at the moment and for good reason. However, within the construction market, it is a little-known fact that aluminum composite materials (ACM) provide a high level of environmental protection. This is because these products, unlike other cladding materials, are 100% recyclable including into other construction products making a truly ...
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What are the processes in the Supply Chain for coated metal panel products? (Vitrabond®, VitrabondG2®, Vitraplate® and Edgeline®)

What are the processes in the Supply Chain for coated metal panel products? (Vitrabond®, VitrabondG2®, Vitraplate® and Edgeline®)

The manufacturing processes for Fairview’s metal panel products begin with the mining of bauxite, the elementary material used in production of aluminum. Step 1 – Bauxite mining – Bauxite is mined in many countries around the world, with the Top 3 bauxite producers being Australia, China, and Guinea. [1] Notably, very little Bauxite is extracted in USA, much of which ...
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9 Reasons Why Using the Arrowhead System Can Help You Complete More Projects in 2022

9 Reasons Why Using the Arrowhead System Can Help You Complete More Projects in 2022

Fairview is the only ACM/MCM manufacturer that offers a fully patented and tested installation system: Arrowhead. Arrowhead was designed in 2017 by industry professionals as a more efficient solution to traditional (sequential) installation systems. Arrowhead is a full rain screen tested installation system. It is rated for AAMA 508 and AAMA 509 and is also hurricane-rated and Miami Dade-rated. Arrowhead ...
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7 reasons you need to use Vitraplate aluminum cladding panels on your next project

7 reasons you need to use Vitraplate aluminum cladding panels on your next project

At Fairview Architectural, we love to talk about our Vitraplate 3mm solid aluminum cladding panels. Over the years, we’ve worked with many fabricators and have worked hard to learn what issues are most important to getting the job done well. We are passionate about enabling our network of fabricators to improve production efficiencies, reduce risk, and save money. And our ...
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Benefits of purchasing from a single-source supplier

Benefits of purchasing from a single-source supplier

Single-source supply has always been a popular choice in many industries where procuring items from multiple suppliers is required. We are now seeing an increasing trend for this on construction projects with regular requests coming in from our architectural network. It’s not surprising as there are many benefits of single-sourcing for construction projects as we will explain below. The number ...
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4 advantages of choosing VitrabondG2® as the non-combustible aluminum cladding solution for your project

4 advantages of choosing VitrabondG2® as the non-combustible aluminum cladding solution for your project

The year 2022 has only just begun but there is already a trend appearing in the North American construction market towards the use of non-combustible cladding. There have been rumblings about the need for non-combustible cladding for certain construction projects for several years and State and Local Building Codes are now being updated to include this as a requirement. When ...
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What are the top 4 brands of ACM in the USA?

What are the top 4 brands of ACM in the USA?

| | Blogs, Featured, Vitrabond
Are you asking yourself who are the best brands of Aluminum Composite Material in the United States? Well, you are not alone, we are often asked the same question, so we decided to create the first unbiased "Big 4" industry list of the best-known brands of ACM in North America for the building façade industry. The reason we call this ...
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5 reasons why you need to become an Arrowhead-Certified Installer today

5 reasons why you need to become an Arrowhead-Certified Installer today

| | Arrowhead, Blogs
Our Arrowhead system is the only fully patented and tested rain screen installation system offered by an ACM/MCM manufacturer. We currently offer three Arrowhead systems: FLEX, LEAN, and FLUSH, with more options currently in development. Our Arrowhead packages include versatile facade materials, fully tested labor-saving installation and manufacturer’s in-house training programs. Benefits of the Arrowhead System vs. Traditional rain screen ...
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How do our flexible metal sheet widths help your bottom line?

How do our flexible metal sheet widths help your bottom line?

Imagine you are taking measurements for your next project, but the dimensions are going to require you to order a lot of waste material. It is unfortunate, but what can you do? Metal sheets only come in a couple of width options, right? You probably have this assumption because most metal composite materials (MCM) manufacturers only offer sheets in one ...
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