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February 11, 2010
Colorful Alcoa Building Material Stands Out in Vancouver Olympic Village
NEW YORK--Athletes participating in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games starting
Friday in British Columbia will sleep, eat, and watch sporting events in
buildings that include Alcoa’s energy–efficient, recyclable and colorful
Reynobond® aluminum composite material (ACM).
Athletes staying in the Olympic Village are housed in apartments that
are clad in Alcoa Architectural Products’ Reynobond® ACM. The material,
used on the facades of several buildings constructed for lodging, stands
out due to some unique colors, such as Electric Orange and Brite Red, a
key feature of the composite panel.
Neil Deppiesse, Operations Manager of Compass Cladding, a fabricator and
installer with over 30 years of field experience in Vancouver, assisted
local architects in selecting Reynobond® ACM to achieve the color
palette and geometric forms required for the Olympic Village project.
“Reynobond material offered the architects the widest range of colors,
and the best paint finish warranties available to the market. Reynobond
material is ideally suited for the coastal environment of Vancouver
B.C.,” Mr. Deppiesse said.
Alcoa’s Reynobond ACM is exceptionally flat, formable,
corrosion-resistant and surprisingly light – weighing 3.4 times less
than steel and 1.6 times less than pure aluminum. It is also available
in a range of colors. The material integrates easily with curtain wall,
creating a seamless look for façades. And its extreme formability makes
it ideal for curves and unique design accents.
Following the Olympics, the Village will be converted into a model
sustainable community for recreational use, new housing and commercial
About Alcoa Building and Construction Systems
and Constructions Systems, a leading supplier of architectural systems,
services and building products to the global construction market, serves
customers throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the
Middle East. Included in this business is the Kawneer brand of
architectural aluminum building products and systems, the Alcoa
Architectural Products business, which sells the Reynobond® and
Reynolux® brands of aluminum composite materials, and Alcoa
Architectuursystemen NL, which designs, develops and sells aluminum
profile systems for windows, doors, sliding patio doors, conservatories
and curtain walls throughout Europe.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world leader in the
production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and
alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all
major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive,
packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and
industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum
products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy
extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening
systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems. The
Company has been has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
for eight consecutive years. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people
in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.