Linetec’s online Architectural Resource Center offers AIA/CES courses, “Select and Spec” tool, guide specifications

ArchResourceImage-withLinetec-WEB2Helping architects and the building community better understand architectural finishing, Linetec’s Architectural Resource Center’s online resources include on-demand continuing education courses and tools for simplifying coatings selection and specification.

  • As a registered American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES) provider, Linetec offers “Introduction to Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process” and “Choosing Sustainable Finishes.” Participants can earn 0 Learning Units (LUs) for successfully completing both courses. These programs are available as either an in-person presentation or as a self-guided online course.
  • Linetec’s online “Select and Spec” tool allows visitors to browse color palettes LINETEC_colorsampleguide4
    and order painted aluminum samples. Organized into eight color families with interactive “chips,” the user clicks on a chip to see a larger image and order up to five samples. These 3.5-by-2-inch painted metal samples are mailed to the contact information provided by the user. Each sample is labeled with an “LT” paint code for reference when specifying the finish for future architectural projects.

Visitors to Linetec.com’s Architectural Resource Center also can:

  • Download Guide Specifications for high-performance architectural coatings,
  • Request paint sample color chips,
  • Learn about sustainable design considerations,
  • Watch informative videos,
  • Read Linetec’s blog for technical tips, project highlights and industry news, and
  • Subscribe to Linetec’s educational newsletter received by 15,000 architects.

“Fitting into architects’ busy schedules, these resources, self-guided programs and tools are available at their convenience 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. And, the content remains online for sharing and future reference by all.

For more information about Linetec’s AIA/CES courses, paint and anodize finishes, or other services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit http://www.linetec.com.

Download Guide Specifications for high-performance architectural coatings,Request paint sample color chips,.

Linetec adds new hues to our Terra Cotta coating line

Terra-cotta-color-ring-webLinetec expands its palette of finish colors that mimic the look and feel of natural terra cotta to include 13 new hues. The finish utilizes a 70% PVDF resin-based coating to achieve the highest levels of performance in an exterior environment and a texture additive to help replicate the natural feel of terra cotta.

Adding to the four colors introduced last year, Linetec’s 17 faux terra cotta colors are:

Terra Cotta colors

TerraCotta-3colorselection“In addition, architects like that our faux terra cotta texture colors can be specified on a large variety of shapes and sizes, and on panels manufactured with recycled aluminum content. Compared with true terra cotta, our customers also save time and labor compared to waiting for European shipments and for the heavy, fragile material to be installed on site,” added Close.

As a 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coating, Linetec’s terra cotta painted finish meets the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s most stringent, high-performance specification standard, AAMA 2605-13. These architectural finishes are tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals.

As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec safely captures and destroys the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in liquid paints at the factory before arrival on the building site. These industry-leading practices complement other green building choices and ensure a long-lasting, durable and sustainable finish.

For more information about our expanded palette of faux terra cotta texture colors and other finishing services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit http://www.linetec.com.

Stretch Forming by Linetec curves and finishes architectural aluminum products in one location

curved-metal-rackStretch Forming by Linetec allows our customers to have their metal building components curved and finished in one location. Half-circles, eyebrows and Gothic arches are popular architectural applications.

Customers can ship their aluminum to Linetec for bending and finishing to retain the full finish warranty.

Utilizing Linetec’s dedicated fleet of trucks saves customers shipping costs and transit time, as well as reduces material handling and packaging to minimize the opportunity for damage.
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Linetec’s full scope of bending capabilities includes annealing and tempering to soften and harden aluminum. Born from the aerospace industry, stretch forming maintains precise dimensions throughout a curve. The extrusion is kept under constant tension, while wrapping it around a form, or die. This produces perfectly contoured products, while limiting or even eliminating wrinkling inside the arc.

McDonalds interior dispay2 Jay&Kay mfgIn addition to stretch forming, Linetec offers a broad choice of paint, anodize and powder coat, plus field repair and restoration, thermal improvement and other support for finished aluminum products. For more information about Stretch Forming by Linetec, finishing and other services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit www.linetec.com.