The world may be getting smaller, but possibilities continue to expand, especially when it comes to designing with exterior metal panels. Today's global construction market is fluid; businesses continue to expand their reach overseas, whether it's highperformance metal coatings for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, fire-resistant insulation to meet China's rigorous code regulations, or portable mills supplying metal panels to facilities in the most remote areas of Thailand and Indonesia.
The construction market is also cyclical, as a downturn in one economy may signal an upturn in another. As a result, many of today's larger architectural firms have offices in multiple countries to increase their competitiveness, and provide the best products and services to their customers around the world.
All of this dynamism in the market means that architectural firms need to think about their designs and the products they specify from a global perspective. These considerations include product performance, aesthetics and overall value. Architectural metal wall and roof systems are some of the most versatile and sustainable building materials. Metal is a strong trend in markets, from stadiums, arenas and convention centres to healthcare, government, power plants and logistics.
Designing on an international scale means meeting the performance requirements of multiple countries. Advanced architectural metal panels, such as those from CENTRIA, deliver all-in-one performance, and undergo rigorous testing to achieve maximum thermal and moisture protection, even for the most demanding global projects.
For instance, North East Asian markets require metal panel systems that incorporate fire-resistant mineral wool cores, such as CENTRIA's Formashield DSR panels. Around the world, foam-insulated panels, including CENTRIA's Formawall system, are designed to meet stringent international standards and many are environmental product declaration (EPD)-certified to demonstrate the company's commitment to transparency in the building process.
Thanks to years of innovations and enhancements, metal panels offer architects unlimited creative potential. From efficient, utilitarian aesthetics to some of today's most colourful and dynamic facades, metal panels are one of the most flexible and sustainable exterior building products on the market. Interchangeable panels offer a variety of design options with multiple profiles and reveals as well as vertical or horizontal orientation.
With a palette of high-quality coating systems and unique surface treatments, designers can play with a variety of colours and textures. Designers are even creating organic curves and smooth, crisp corners. These nimble features allow the freedom to create a unique expression and make a personal or corporate statement.
Architectural metal panels are engineered for efficiency in reducing waste and quick installation. Working with a manufacturer that can rollform on location is an important factor. For international design teams, companies such as CENTRIA have global sales and service experts in four continents who consult with clients to ensure projects are installed under budget and on time.
The trend towards individuality has generated an increased demand for customised building products and systems. Partnering with building product manufacturers can open up a wider world of design possibilities for architects. CENTRIA collaborates with build teams to customise any project to meet their design visions.
With its commitment to reimagine metal on an international scale, CENTRIA has grown immensely since its founding. The company takes pride in being a single-source solution that provides everything from project design to delivery in any market.
Consultants work with build teams to bring projects with architectural metal wall and roof systems to life around the world.