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Specifications

Drafting a specification for any project requires clarity and detail. When taking metal composite materials into consideration for exterior and/or interior applications, a good spec document will cover not only the prime attributes of MCM, but how MCM fits into the basic design guidelines.

Architects and fabricators specify ALPOLIC MCM because we offer products that are easy to install and maintain, plus we have the largest range of colors in the industry. Download more information on specific finishes here.

ALPOLIC ManuSpec Documents
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ALPOLIC PE ManuSpec
ALPOLIC PE ManuSpec
ALPOLIC /fr ManuSpec
ALPOLIC /fr ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Copper ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Copper ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Zinc ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Zinc ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Titanium ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Titanium ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Stainless Steel ManuSpec
ALPOLIC Stainless Steel ManuSpec

Specification Programs

These programs allow for customized specifications of ALPOLIC MCM. Search for ALPOLIC Materials on these sites to add our products.

  • ARCAT – CAD, BIM Details and Specs
  • MasterSpec Specification Program with SpecBuilder
  • SpecBuilder Cloud for cloud-based collaboration

For additional guidance on specifying our MCM, our knowledgable sales team is ready to assist you. We also offer an AIA Lunch and Learn, “Design & Specification of ACM/MCM in Today’s Architecture,” and invite you to schedule a presentation of this class.

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Specifications
Specifying MCM

Writing a specification can be difficult. Trying to interpret one can sometimes be harder. Even when starting with an in-house template or using a “canned” spec from a manufacturer, there are often questions or trouble areas that pop up with regularity.

Specifying MCM
What MCM Can Do

Design flexibility: It’s a term often used by architects when discussing building materials and products. But what does it mean? Why is it important?

What MCM Can Do
ACM Versus Fiber Cement: Know the Difference For Your Design

ALPOLIC matte finishes have a number of advantages ─ beyond attractive color ─ over materials such as stucco and fiber cement.

ACM Versus Fiber Cement: Know the Difference For Your Design
Can You Identify This Cladding Material

Many architects swear by MCM for aesthetics, endurance, and unmatched color retention. Ask 10 architects if they’ve ever specified this cladding material and it’s a safe bet most will answer “no,” and this in spite of the fact it covers tens of thousands of U.S. buildings and its environmental benefits may be without equal in its category.

Can You Identify This Cladding Material
The Evolution of Coil Coating

There are various options for applying paint to metal. In the field it is common to see spray or brush applications; in the factory you can spray, powder coat or coil coat. However, when it comes to the performance requirements of today’s metal architecture, products like metal composite materials almost exclusively use the coil coating process to apply finishes that look practically flawless and can last.

The Evolution of Coil Coating
3 Steps to Fail-Safe Composite Panel Performance

Observing IBC 2015 Section 1407 is one thing. Making sure the MCM panels you specify live up to it is another. Metal composite materials (MCM) have proven to be one of the most versatile architectural cladding products in the designer’s palette.

3 Steps to Fail-Safe Composite Panel Performance
Understanding Visual Acceptance Standards for Architectural Panels

What you need to know to ensure the integrity of your architectural design Architects and project owners generally have a good understanding of structural, fire, electrical and other building standards – and can easily agree on whether an item is or is not in compliance.

Understanding Visual Acceptance Standards for Architectural Panels
ALPOLIC and Lumiflon FEVE

With ALPOLIC®, beauty is more than skin deep. As a leading manufacturer of metal composite materials, we create products that maintain their magnificent finishes for years. We source only the best materials and take into consideration every detail of our manufacturing process. Since beginning production in the United States, we’ve focused on quality, sustainability and customer service, and our partnership with Lumiflon® to produce finished MCM contributes to our vision.

ALPOLIC and Lumiflon FEVE
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