A new “green” cladding product from Acme Brick Co. combines all the benefits of masonry in new sizes and uses a fast method of application. Acme TC (terra cotta) Cladding is manufactured to strict tolerances in an ISO9001-certified plant, ensuring trouble-free installation. These panels combine light weight, durability and low maintenance with a fresh, modern feel. Plus, the panel system requires less on-site labor and installs in all weather conditions using multiple methods, including the Fast Track Stone system. Standard panel sizes are 1.18 x 16 x 36 inches or 1.18 x 16 x 48 inches, and TC Cladding is currently available in 15 colors. For more details and specifications, visit www.acmetccladding.com. Whether you’re designing, specifying or constructing a building, choose Acme TC Cladding for its contemporary look, versatility, performance and savings.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Village Center
Masonry, one of the oldest and most beautiful trades, has been on a steady decline since the 1960s. Due to dramatic changes in the way today’s homes, chimneys, foundations and steps are being constructed, the industry is at its lowest point in 80 years. The average age of masonry professionals is increasing and the number entering apprenticeships is declining. In the northeast corner of the U.S., a Maine-based masonry company is quietly working to revive the declining industry through new product development and innovation.