"Curve-ology 101: New materials, techniques save time and money” by Chuck Mears, FAIA. Metal Construction News. May 2013. Print.
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Curves for Acoustic Performance at New World Center
"New Purposes for Cold-Formed Steel" by Chuck Mears, FAIA, The Construction Specifier, May 2013
Cold-formed steel is a lighter and more flexible replacement for structural steel, and a new way to frame apertures, create support for shaped façades, and achieve curved surfaces of any type.
Read the full article in The Construction Specifier's online edition
Port Canaveral Welcome Center Curves Skyward
Curves are found everywhere in Port Canaveral on Florida’s legendary Space Coast. “The geometry of the parabolic curve was extremely complex,” says Rick Kruger at Firestone MetalProducts/UNA-CLAD. “Radius Track did a marvelousjob in providing the exacting detail we needed to avoid clashes during construction." Firestone Metal Products/UNA-CLAD leveragedRadius Track’s 3D Modeling and Design Assistsolution to simplify a complex parabolic façadedesign, and resolve potential clashes prior toconstruction.
"Twist and Shout" by Chuck Mears, FAIA, Construction Canada Magazine, April 2013
Metal creates an iconic building at Edmonton International Airport; by Chuck Mears, FAIA, “Edmonton’s new international airport features a giant ribbon-like metal wrap twisting and turning around it. The story of how the metal was engineered is as compelling as the building itself.”
Read the full article in Construction Canada's online edition
SMHa Uses Curves to Add Magic at Charleston ENT
Tidewater Interiors, Inc. in Charleston, SouthCarolina, used Radius Track Corporation’s Curved-Right™ pre-curved track and box beam framing solutions to meet the architect’s design intent. We are pleased to have been selected by Tidewater Interiors, Inc. to help them deliver the spectacular results shown in the photos.
Spirits will Soar in Sunlit Domes
This spring, members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will celebrate the opening of a glorious new Byzantine style church, designed by noted architects CJK Design Group, widely recognized for their skill in replicating the majesty of ancient Greek churches of the 1400s.
Let’s face it – a trip to a sunny climate sounds pretty good right about now. And there’s nothing wrong with mixing a little business with pleasure, especially when you have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate curved forms and shapes into your project and see the products to get the job done. At the AWCI Convention and INTEX Expo in sunny San Antonio, Texas.
Rising stars in a quaint Missouri River town, Cape Girardeau, will soon have an extraordinary performing arts center at Central High School to fine tune their talents. In a space designed for drama, the architecture is no exception to the rule. Huge, billowing, curved “clouds” that punctuate the space were framed with Curved-Right™ pre-curved track and studs at Radius Track’s Minneapolis facility. Graceful curves adorn the second story balcony, also framed with Curved-Right™ pre-curved profiles by Radius Track.