Build a better building: The importance of using the right composite material
MCM has been around since the early 70s and has proven to be one of the most versatile architectural cladding products available.
Recent global fire events have shed light on the significance of local code compliance in high-rise construction. Although the current focus on metal composite materials (MCM) doesn’t adequately address the entire building envelope ─ which includes many additional components ─ it does provide an opportunity for architects and general contractors to brush up on their role in helping ensure safety.
MCM has been around since the early 70s and has proven to be one of the most versatile architectural cladding products available. Its adaptability, lightweight nature, ease of fabrication and selection of hundreds of colors and finishes help architects and designers achieve nearly any exterior (or interior) aesthetic. But, as with all building products, specifying MCM comes with compliance responsibilities.
Read more on our feature with Building Design + Construction.