May30

New Line: Fine Quartz

            With the new season, Acrytec is excited to announce debut a stunning new line of panels. The Fine Quartz line is the newest addition to our existing series of top of the line finishes. This line is colourful, protective, and adds a decorative flare to your paneling needs.

            The line is available in 8 beautiful colours. From red tinted Mahogany, to the eye popping Aqua Blue, this line is our most exciting addition yet. Our full colour availability includes rich shades of Aqua Blue, Dark Grey, Ivory, Light Grey, Mahogany, Raven, Rustic Red, and Terracotta. 

            Coming in a medium texture, this sandblast finish is embedded in 100% acrylic resin. It is available for both our insulated and regular panels to best accommodate your needs. The Fine Quartz line is in great company at Acrytec, as it joins our seven existing series of industry leading panel finishes.

May25

Acrytec at the Festival of Architecture

We are excited to be showcasing our products at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Festival of Architecture. From May 24th - May 26th, we will be featuring both our standard and insulated panels at the national celebration of architecture and design. Located in Ottawa this festival is a must for anyone

 

This festival by the RAIC and the OAA is a celebration of architecture and its role in Canada. This year’s theme, “Architecture 150,” focuses on how architecture contributes to Canada’s rich heritage and history. 

 

Acrytec is proud to be a sponsor at the event among the country’s top providers and architects. Amazing keynotes from industry leaders such as, Catherine Clark, Jeanne Gang and many more complement the diverse offerings of workshops, receptions, panels and courses.

 

Expand your interest in architecture and structural design, and experience all this incredible festival offers. The RAIC and OAA is in great company this year, with their various exhibitors, architects, speakers, and Acrytec’s premium products.

 

May23

Seton Professional Centre

Calgary is Canada’s fastest growing professional city. With many flourishing industries, and ample job prospects, this city has become an attractive location for many young professionals. This being one of the many reasons why we are thrilled to be working on the refurbishment of the Seton Professional Centre.

Located south of Calgary, Seton is a rapidly growing neighbourhood. Often referred to as the destination of South Calgary, or “the core outside of the core.” Seton is growing quickly, and will play a huge part of the rapidly developing landscape of evolved Calgary.

Within this neighbourhood, the Seton Professional Centre is an “A” class building. This building has housed, and currently houses, many medical professionals. From family dental to radiology, and everything in between, the Seton Centre is one of the largest spaces in Calgary that is in accordance with medical zoning guidelines. The refurbishment of this professional centre is a large project meant to update the building and give it the look that a modern professional centre deserves.

   

At Acrytec, we are excited to be installing our panels onto this staple building of the growing Seton community. For this project we will be installing our NC25 insulated panel system. The building will also feature our premium Gemtex Tuxedo Black finish.

This project is just another of our many expansive products all over western Canada. From our home in Toronto all the way to the west coast, Acrytec continues to be a premier supplier for panels on buildings of all kinds.

The installation has already begun, and will be flawlessly finished by the end of July.

 

May11

TCA Members Day

As the Spring season kicks into full gear, there is no shortage of exciting developments and projects that will be dominating the skylines of provinces across the country using our leading edge systems. Part of this busy season involves us remaining active at home here in Toronto, to continue our strong dominance in bringing projects across the city to life.

Part of the busy Spring season means partaking in the 23rd Annual Toronto Construction Association Members Day at the Richmond Hill Construction Centre. Members' day offers a unique opportunity to showcase our company's industry leading systems and technologies right here at TCA, network with key decision makers, grow our business and most importantly raise awareness on the unrivalled solutions we offer.

   

More importantly, it is a platform to continue spreading and sharing the Acrytec vision in every project we are involved in, and showcasing our extensive and storied tradition of quality and aesthetic. From Toronto to British Columbia and everywhere in between, this is a platform to show us the impact we are making throughout the construction industry throughout the country.

Part of our showcase was highlighting the new utilization of our CNC Machining throughout the manufacturing process, as well as our recently unveiled line of new finishes - as a way to exhibit the huge strides we have taken in 2016, and continue to take in 2017.

Continue to check in with us for more up to date project progress and to learn about all the new and upcoming initiatives, innovations, and technologies from Acrytec!

 

Apr19

Getting Ready To Head Out West!

As winter dwindles in the rear-view and we get ready for Spring, there is no better time to begin getting all our machinery, materials, and systems ready for the numerous projects getting set to kick off in 2017.

Of the many exciting initiatives being undertaken this year, many will be featured in Western Canada, where we now have Acrytec installers and distributors set up to execute and bring any project to life. The first of these to kick off, will be the first shipment sent off to our Prince George project, which will see a brand new Marriott Hotel being built. Designed by Turner Fleisher Architects, this Marriott is set to be a defining landmark that dominates the skyline of Prince George, Vancouver.

 

Marriott International, Inc. is a leading global lodging company with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries. A classic and world recognized brand, the Marriott is dedicated to providing an unrivalled, time-honoured, hospitality for the modern day traveler. From ultra-luxury brands like the Ritz-Carlton to globally recognized chains like the Courtyard, Marriott International is a global hospitality industry leader.

Pictured below, the first shipment of our ULC certified, non-combustible, fine aggregate GFRC panel has officially begun its trek out west! These fine aggregate GFRC panels are specifically unique to this project, and will utilize the crisp clean finish of quartz throughout the entire development. These panels are lightweight and travel easy, in part due to the introduction of our CNC machining that allows for unrivalled precision when cutting these panels. This ensures the highest standards of master craftsmanship during the installation process.

The ability of our panels to be cut onsite with standard power tools also allows for easy transportation of our systems and technologies. Due to their unlimited range of customization, any panel type, colour, and texture can be easily and efficiently transported directly to any site or project.

Stay connected with us on social media and continue to check back for all project updates as we continue to see the beautiful progress of this defining landmark coming to Prince George!

 

Mar30

Re-Cladding, Reinventing, Rejuvenating: Transforming Niagara Falls City Hall

As the beacon of governance, order, and goodwill – city halls have long played an important role in defining a city’s landscape. An iconic landmark in itself, the designs of these buildings are meticulous and well thought out. These buildings act as more than a place of governance and organization, as the combination of expansive space and lush greenery do a good job of making these buildings stand out. 

Within these structures lies the inherit need to be a building that functions on the foundation of efficiency, space, and functionality. Many important decisions are made here every day, and it’s important to facilitate and satisfy these needs though the careful design and construction of the building. These overarching foundations of efficiency, space, and functionality begin to waver over time, and rejuvenating these spaces with fresh structures, additions, and improvements easily transform and improve the entire aesthetic of the building.

This spring, we will be bringing the unrivalled Acrytec touch to Niagara Falls, as we are excited to announce another massive undertaking – the recladding of Niagara Falls City Hall! Utilizing our advanced systems and technologies, we will completely be transforming and improving the current structure that continues to be a piece of history for the city.

Built originally in 1969, this city hall had been constructed using solid built masonry walls with an exterior facing brick wall supported on a concrete foundation. What was being identified was that the exterior masonry walls were not consistently insulated, with the wall areas having no insulation. A combination of wear and tear over the past 48 years has created the need to revamp this space to increase both its functionality as well as its physical appearance. This resulted in the city of Niagara Falls retaining acclaimed architect Peter J. Lesdow to design and revamp the current landmark.  

  

That’s where we come in. Our mandate was to incorporate an insulated, mechanically fastened cladding system that will function as one assembly to prevent any future water penetration. Our industry-leading, ULC certified NC-25 insulated panel will utilize a variety of features and components that work harmoniously together to ensure air tight insulation. Our NC-25 panel boasts a ULC Rated Moisture/Vapour Barrier rigorously tested by multiple third party engineers to ensure they maintain true rain screen principles. Equipped with a continuous vertical 25mm drainage cavity and our Acry Channel 25 with 3M self-sealing membrane – the spray foam insulation ensures a quality build – an expectation that results from using our innovative and advanced cladding system. This will act as the air barrier, thermal barrier, and moisture control in order to protect the masonry from further deterioration.  

   

Beyond functionality, our ability to offer an un-matched array of colours, finishes, and textures completely revolutionize every project they are used in. With this project in particular, the city hall will boast a Slate finish that replicates real Slate, is very strong and durable like the real thing, while maintaining a significantly light weight. Slate is naturally sleek and elegant in its appearance, which will work in giving the city hall a modern and edgy upgrade.

 

Continue to check in with us for more up to date project progress and to learn about all the new and upcoming initiatives, innovations, and technologies from Acrytec!

 

 

Mar27

Building The Acrytec Vision At Buildex Edmonton 2017

Our vision starts with our tried, tested, and true mantra. By practicing this in everything we do, we stay committed in providing industry leading systems and technologies in every project we touch.

Now that we have set ourselves on the right course, we are now positioning our trajectory west into Western Canada - where we are dedicated to being a part of some of the most awe-inspiring and envelope pushing projects on the west coast.  Part of this advancement includes the expansion of our installers and distributors to the western provinces, as well as the introduction of CNC machining to our manufacturing process. With these two major strides coming to full fruition near the end of 2016, this year is set to continue our strong momentum of brining projects to life 

That’s why we were excited to be a part of this year’s Buildex Show in Edmonton, continuing to showcase our industry leading systems and technologies that continue to push the boundaries of design and architecture for projects of any size. BUILDEX Edmonton is the city’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 150 exhibits, and more than 35 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 2,500 attendees annually. 

 

With the ability to offer pre-finished corner details, as well as modular sized panels that may be cleanly cut on site using standard power tools, the flexibility and ease of our panels are changing the ways in which architects and builders on the west coast are brainstorming their designs.  

 

For larger scale projects, such as our future project in Vancouver for Marriott, our CNC machining manufacturing process ensures we can control exact positioning and velocity to ensure the highest standards of master craftsmanship in every panel.

Because of the precision possible with CNC Machining, this process can produce complex shapes that would be almost impossible to achieve with manual machining. Now more than ever, we can produce various patterns and shapes that substantially increase the aesthetic appeal of any size project – adding a dimension of creative design that can vibrantly make your project stand out. 

Behind the rigorous engineering that has gone in to formulate our systems and technologies, our extensive array of finishes and colour options make sure your project is aesthetically stunning. With the ability to replicate real finishes like slate and quartz, each project is guaranteed stun in both its architecture and its design.

Feb09

Kicking Off 2017 In The West

As 2016 dwindles in the rear-view mirror and we take on 2017 in full force, we are excited to begin multiple endeavours on the Canadian West Coast. Part of what made 2016 a year of innovation and growth was our expansion into Western Canada, with Acrytec installers and distributors being set up out west to ensure we efficiently meet the needs of the architects, builders, and engineers we work with.

Part of this exciting expansion means seeing our systems and technologies implemented in projects on the other side of the country, leaving a distinct Acrytec feel through every collaboration we are a part of. One of these exciting projects will be the Marriott Courtyard, coming to Prince George, Vancouver in the spring of 2017! Designed by Turner Fleisher Architects, this Marriott is set to be a defining landmark that dominates the skyline of Prince George, Vancouver. 

 

 

Marriott International, Inc. is a leading global lodging company with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries. A classic and world recognized brand, the Marriott is dedicated to providing an unrivalled, time-honoured, hospitality for the modern day traveler. From ultra-luxury brands like the Ritz-Carlton to globally recognized chains like the Courtyard, Marriott International is a global hospitality industry leader.

This newly proposed Courtyard Marriott will see the installation of our ULC certified, non-combustible, fine aggregate GFRC panel – specifically unique to this project. These Acry fine aggregate panels will utilize the crisp clean finish of quartz throughout the entire development.  Part of the installation process will see the utilization of our brand new CNC machine, offering unrivalled precision and efficiency when cutting panels to very exact specifications. With our CNC machining, we can control the exact positioning and velocity, ensuring the highest standards of master craftsmanship.  

 

  

Even more unique to this project is the stunning visual aesthetic that will emerge from the Acry fine aggregate GFRC panel. Majority of the panels will be 8” x 48” quartz finish that will be installed in a vertically staggered manner. This will add extra elements of texture and depth that will be exclusive to this Marriott location. 

  

Continue to check in with us for more up to date project progress and to learn about all the new and upcoming initiatives, innovations, and technologies from Acrytec! 

 

 

Feb06

Acrytec Is Coming To Buildex Vancouver 2017

As 2017 kicks off, we here at Acrytec are extremely focused in continuing to practice our forward-thinking mantra of innovation in 2017. 2016 has been a year of true growth and advancement, with many exciting announcements and innovations coming to fruition. Part of these consistent strides forward is our ability to adapt to the ever changing landscape of the industry, bringing forward leading technologies and systems that continue to break barriers and push the creative envelopes.

That’s why we are excited to announce that you can find us at booth 717 at BUILDEX Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design, and property management industries. With over 600 exhibits, and more than 80 educational seminars, BUILDEX attracts over 14,000 attendees annually. Taking place February 15 & 16, Buildex converges some of the best global leaders in design, construction, product innovation, technologies, best practices, and applications.  

 

Drop by the Acrytec booth to see our detailed showcase of our entire line of innovative, ULC certified, cladding systems. Discover how we continue to lead the industry with our unrivalled, extensive line of colours and finishes that provide a substantial visual aesthetic to any scale project. Here you will see first-hand some of the new and exciting changes, features, and systems that have continued to sustain our industry leading reputation of quality, innovation, and sustainability.

  

  

Here you will also immerse yourself in everything Acrytec. From our manufacturing to installation process – find out the ways in which we have enhanced and innovated our overall operations to better meet the current demands of the industry. Part of this improvement involves the implementation of our CNC Machining. This process can produce complex shapes that would be almost impossible to achieve with manual machining. Now more than ever, we can produce various patterns and shapes that substantially increase the aesthetic appeal of any size project – adding a dimension of creative design that can vibrantly make your project stand out.

 

Learn about our ULC certification, our commitment to environmental sustainability, our approach to safe and efficient applications/installations, as well as the immense detail and strategy that goes behind every cladding panel system we offer. See you there!

For more information on where to buy tickets and event details, you can visit http://buildexvancouver.com/

 

Dec06

CNC Machinery Coming To Acrytec!

As the year winds to a close and the holiday season draws upon us, it’s time to reflect on the good, learn from our experiences, and gear up for a busy and exciting 2017 ahead! But the innovations of 2016 aren’t over yet, as we have more exciting updates to share with you!

As we continue to strive for innovative and advanced solutions for some of today’s projects more complex problems – we continue to stay committed to our forward thinking mantra of sustainability, always finding ways to improve our systems and technologies.

New to the Acrytec manufacturing process will be the introduction of our new Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine, set to be fully operational by the end of the year. This involves the use of computers to control machine tools in the manufacturing process, offering unrivalled precision and efficiency when we are producing various panel types.

Under CNC Machining, machine tools function through numerical control. A computer program is customized for an object and the machines are programmed with CNC machining language that essentially controls all features like feed rate, coordination, location and speeds. With CNC machining, the computer can control exact positioning and velocity ensuring the highest standards of master craftsmanship in every panel. 

The process is more precise than manual machining, and can be repeated in exactly the same manner over and over again. Because of the precision possible with CNC Machining, this process can produce complex shapes that would be almost impossible to achieve with manual machining. Now more than ever, we can produce various patterns and shapes that substantially increase the aesthetic appeal of any size project – adding a dimension of creative design that can vibrantly make your project stand out.  

More importantly, this allows the creative visions of architects, engineers, and builders to come to life regardless of the scope and size of their project. Our CNC machine now provides a platform to push the creative envelope – allowing for a more unique and creative implementation of colour, texture, and design in the panels that we produce, and ultimately in the projects that incorporate our systems and technologies.

 

 

Nov29

We Are 1 Day Away From Construct Canada 2016!

Whether you’re an architect overseeing the creative design of a project or working on a DIY project for your residence – we take pride in offering a wide range of systems and finishes that are guaranteed to bring any scale project to life. Our ability to seamlessly replicate real materials like stone, wood, and slate is part of what makes our technologies industry leading and we’re excited to be able to showcase this to you!

You can find us at booth 296 at North America’s largest exposition, networking, and educational event for design, construction, and real estate – The Buildings Show hosted by Construct Canada! The event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will run from November 30th to Dec 2nd. It will feature over 1600 exhibitors, converging some of the best global leaders in design, construction, product innovation, technologies, best practices, and applications.

We will be showcasing our newly certified ULC system, featuring both insulated and non-insulated options – available in our newest finishes, fine and textured wood!  The innovative systems have been rated by the internationally recognized ULC, ensuring air tight insulation while consistently maintaining true rain screen principles. Colour, texture and design are customizable to help your vision for any project come to life. From the complete cladding of industrial/commercial projects to small residential accent areas, the possibilities are endless.

Get a first-hand look at the easy, seamless, and practical installation of our systems. Additionally, you can view the newest editions to our lineup of panels including the new stone, slate, natural, wood, and smooth textured wood that stunningly replicate the textures, feel, and look of their real counterparts.

Learn about our ULC certification, our commitment to environmental sustainability, our approach to safe and efficient applications/installations, as well as the immense detail and strategy that goes behind every cladding panel system we offer. See you there!