Downloads & Technical Details
Here are some technical details and information that might be useful. NORTEM’s cladding system can be applied as a cosmetic facelift to the exterior surface of both new and older buildings. This is a simple process that generates a fundamental transition to the modern architectural era — catapulting building appearances from their outdated images into fashionable, trendy and slick expressions the urban outfit of 21-century demands.
Our mounting system consists of aluminum extruded or stainless steel profiles, are fastened onto the wall vertically or horizontally depending on the direction of your panels but usually perpendicular with each other. The required spacing in-between each panel depends on the design and sometimes limited to dimensions.
- Cladding system is an integral part of building design that serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. It involves the application of an external layer of material to a building’s structure, providing protection, insulation, and visual appeal. Here are some technical details about cladding systems:
- 1. Material Selection: The choice of cladding material plays a critical role in determining the system’s performance and appearance. Common cladding materials include: Metal: Aluminum, steel, zinc, and copper are popular choices due to their durability, versatility, and modern aesthetic.
Brick: A traditional option known for its durability and classic appearance.
Stone: Natural stone or engineered stone veneers offer a timeless and elegant look.
Fiber Cement: Composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, providing durability and a range of textures.
Glass: Offers transparency, visual appeal, and the potential for energy efficiency.
- 2. Attachment Methods: Cladding panels are typically attached to the building’s structural framework using various methods:
Mechanical Fixing: Cladding panels are mechanically attached using screws, bolts, or other fasteners.
Adhesive Bonding: Glues or adhesives are used to bond the panels directly to the substrate.
Rainscreen Principle: An air gap between the cladding and the building’s structure improves ventilation and drainage, enhancing moisture management.
- 3. Ventilation and Insulation: Modern cladding systems often incorporate ventilation and insulation components to improve energy efficiency and moisture control. This is achieved through the use of:
Ventilated Cavities: An air gap between the cladding and the building structure helps manage moisture and heat buildup. Insulation Materials: Insulated cladding panels can help regulate indoor temperatures, reduce energy consumption, and enhance acoustic insulation.
- 4. Fire Performance: Cladding systems should adhere to fire safety regulations. Some materials, such as metal and fiber cement, are naturally fire-resistant, while others may require additional fire-retardant treatments.
- 5. Structural Considerations: Cladding systems must be designed to accommodate the building’s structural movements, including expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. Flexibility is crucial to prevent damage over time.
- 6. Maintenance and Durability: Different materials have varying maintenance requirements. Metal cladding might require occasional cleaning, while wood cladding may need periodic sealing or painting. Durability considerations are crucial to ensure the cladding’s long-term performance.
- 7. Design Flexibility: Cladding systems offer design flexibility in terms of color, texture, pattern, and arrangement. Different installation techniques, such as horizontal, vertical, or diagonal orientation, can impact the building’s visual appearance.
- 8. Environmental Impact: Sustainable cladding materials, such as reclaimed wood or recycled metal, contribute to environmentally friendly construction practices.
- 9. Building Codes and Regulations: Cladding systems must adhere to local building codes and regulations. Different regions might have specific requirements related to fire safety, wind load resistance, and energy efficiency.
ACM Installation Details
Here are some aluminum composite panels section details that clearly shows the joint, caps, fasteners, extrusions, and other structural details of the final product.
ALPOLIC ACM Details
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