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The warm, natural look only real wood can provide. But on the massive scale that is an international airport hosting more than 9.7 million passengers a year. While meeting all the pertinent building and fire codes. And do it as a renovation and expansion, with minimal disruption of ongoing airport business.

Contact Industries teamed with Hunter Douglas Contract Ceilings to provide a solution that combines the aesthetic appeal of natural wood with the performance characteristics of aluminum. The companies combined talents to create metal wall paneling wrapped in clear maple veneer for a light-colored finish complementing the established color palette. The system was versatile enough to apply in horizontal, vertical and curved applications while also meeting Class A fire standards and other code restrictions.

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PROJECT PROFILE

CLIENT: Hunter Douglas Contract Ceilings; Fentress Architects; Port of San Jose, CA

DETAILS: Mineta San Jose International Airport; renovation and expansion; 1.353 million square feet; $640 million construction cost; 60,000 lineal feet of Hunter Douglas Luxalon Box 4 in maple wood veneer finish

PRODUCT: Profile-wrapped lineal aluminum ceiling components

CONSTRUCTION: Maple veneer over roll formed aluminum

FINISH: Factory finished with Class A fire-rated clear coat

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Hot Melt

TEST PROCEDURES: Boil test

END USE: Wall and ceiling applications

CORE: Roll formed aluminum

FACE VENEER: Maple