Aurubis formally known as Norddeutsche (NA) was founded in 1866 and its history is characterized by its dynamics and flexibility. In the twentieth century its come to be known for its innovative processes, cutting edge technology and exemplary environmental production. Copper is one of the oldest building materials currently in use with its unique characteristics. Once thought of as just a durable roofing material is now being used as a flexible architectural exterior facade option or interior accent wall.
The natural development of copper patina is one of copper’s unique characteristics. The patina film provides impressive protection against corrosion and can repair itself if damaged, defining the exceptional longevity of copper cladding. The rate at which patina forms is dependent on the conditions the materials is exposed to such as rain, sun, salt from marine environments or even airborne pollution. These various factors will determine the rate at which the patina develops giving copper its unique visual characterizes over time.
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Aurubis provides an extensive range of factory prefabricated systems for facades and roofs. These offer the benefit of consistency being fabricated under controlled conditions. Aurubis products are available in a variety of ranges such as profile wall or roof panels, perforated sheets, shingles, and cassettes. Other Custom profiles can also be made.
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Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building Institute of Molecular Medicine
Location: Houston Medical Center, TX
Architect: BNIM, Houston, Texas
GC: Vaughn Construction, Houston, TX
Installer: Byrne Metals, Humble, Texas
Materials/Finish: VM Zinc Quartz, Anthra, Nortic Green Pre-weathered copper
Houston, Austin, San Antonio, South Texas: 281-852- 7900 Bill Wade or Peter Parnham
Dallas, Fort Worth, North Texas: 214-799- 3687 Cynthia Ortiz