Steelscape Launches Metal Coil Prints Website

Steelscape LLC understands that inspiration for a building design can come from many places. In an effort to facilitate the design process for architects, building owners, and homeowners, Steelscape has launched the Design Solutions website featuring its portfolio of specialty metal coil prints ideal for architectural wall and roof panels.

“In working with our customers, architects, and designers to address specific needs, we have refreshed our portfolio of prints and have expanded our services to include custom solutions,” says Scott Cooley, vice president of sales and customer service for Steelscape LLC. “This website reflects our dedication and commitment to providing design solutions to the architect community.”

The Design Solutions website features prints which were developed through Steelscape’s collaborative approach with its customers. “Continuously engaging and listening to our customers’ needs helps us keep an outward focus on the market and continuously make adjustments to our product line,” states Cooley. “We are excited to announce we have expanded our services to include custom solutions for our customers, such a Montana based Bridger Steel.

“Working with Steelscape, we know we have more than just a vendor, but a partner in creating products that can satisfy our customers’ needs,” states Steve Collins, marketing manager for Bridger Steel. “The ability to collaborate on new ideas and concepts helps us stay in front of trends, and, with the expertise Steelscape can provide, we are ensured that the product exceeds all standards.”

“Bridger Steel has mastered the rustic design style, and they have an idea of what the market wants,” states Jon King, new product development specialist for Steelscape LLC. “When I presented test samples of rustic prints with more open patterns, Bridger was responsive and arranged exclusive rights to their new Rustic Rawhide print which has been a success.”

“We have mastered the art of combining metal to colors and patterns,” states Cooley. “If you can imagine it, we can help you achieve your vision.”

Valspar Offers BIM Material Library for Exterior Coatings

Valspar offers Autodesk Revit BIM material library for its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings.

Valspar offers Autodesk Revit BIM material library for its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings.

The Valspar Corp. continues to enhance creative choices and simplify architectural coating specifications by adding color-accurate, building information modeling (BIM) tools to Autodesk Revit software for its Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. With its high durability and large color palette, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have been used for metal coil coating and aluminum extrusion applications since its launch in 1965.

“For more than 200 years, Valspar has helped people connect to the power of color. For the last 50 years, architects and design professionals have relied on our Fluropon products to protect their commercial buildings’ exteriors. We are excited to offer our proven products with Revit’s software for convenience in previewing color selections on their buildings’ designs,” says Jeff Alexander, vice president of sales for Valspar’s global coil and extrusion businesses.

Once Valspar’s Fluropon material library has been loaded into a Revit model, the Fluropon colors are ready to select by using the “Paint” tool on a variety of architectural building products exterior metal surfaces. Valspar’s Fluropon material library in Revit is built around accurate Valspar color palettes to ensure consistency in both the virtual and real world. After selecting final colors, Revit users have the option to order physical color samples by visiting Valspar’s architectural website and referencing the product code listed next to the color name within the material library. Alexander continues: “Color can bring a design to life. Now, it’s easier than ever before. With our BIM tools and a few clicks of a button, you can see how yellow curtainwall framing contrasts with a blue wall panel system, how a white metal roof matches the skylight framing, or how bright purple window framing pops next to a red entrance system.”

For easy access to every color, download and store the Autodesk Library file on a local machine, or centrally on a server for a larger project team, and load it right into the Revit model for easy access. Users may import favorite colors or entire color families and palettes, to meet their specific project needs.

Meeting the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 2605 high-performance exterior specification, Fluropon demonstrates reliable performance including resistance to harmful ultraviolet rays, chemical degradation, abrasion and humidity. These field-proven, high-performance, 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings are offered in two- to four-coat systems in nearly any formulation, including low gloss, low sheen and solar reflective ENERGY STAR. A wide variety of colors also are available, from neutral to bright colors, micas, metallic and pearlescent coatings.