Earthquake-Resistant Facades: Are Strong Porcelain Panels Right for Your Best Designs?

Why should you know about earthquake-resistant facades when specifying exterior porcelain panels? On January 17, 1994, at 4:30 AM in the San Fernando Valley in California, the Northridge earthquake occurred for 10 – 20 seconds. For those who’ve never experienced an earthquake, 10 to 20 seconds doesn’t sound very long. Here are some figures to… Continue reading Earthquake-Resistant Facades: Are Strong Porcelain Panels Right for Your Best Designs?

Porcelanosa’s KRION Solid Surface Material Takes Center Stage in Krueck Sexton Partners’ Award-Winning CME Center

The CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) Center Lobby project in Chicago, IL was designed by Krueck Sexton Partners. The project was recently recognized by the jury as the winning entry for Commercial Interiors in Architizer’s 10th Annual A+ Awards.  Luke Haas at Krueck Sexton Partners pointed out this adds to the project’s growing number of awards,… Continue reading Porcelanosa’s KRION Solid Surface Material Takes Center Stage in Krueck Sexton Partners’ Award-Winning CME Center

Let’s celebrate! The results are in from the first annual PIPA. Keep on reading…

Today, we’re going to break from our typical newsletter format to share the details of Porcelanosa’s first International Project Awards.  Don’t worry, we’ll get back to sharing feature projects in our next newsletter.  That said, let’s jump in and share the details of this exciting event, and maybe even how you can be a part… Continue reading Let’s celebrate! The results are in from the first annual PIPA. Keep on reading…

Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 3 / Application & Use

In our last two newsletters, you saw the first seven essential questions you need to ask and answer while you’re choosing the cladding materials for your project’s appearance, and to make sure it fits within your client’s budget: To help your design decision-making process, we’ve developed a Design Guide to give you a step-by-step system. To… Continue reading Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 3 / Application & Use

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Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 2 / The Substructure

In our last newsletter, you learned the first four essential questions you need to ask yourself and answer before choosing the right porcelain cladding for your project. And to make sure it fits in your client’s budget. To help your design decision-making process, we’ve developed a Design Guide to give you a step-by-step system. To help… Continue reading Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 2 / The Substructure

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Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 1 / The Cladding

Porcelain cladding is an effective way to achieve a crisp, clean look on a building’s external appearance. As a result, it’s becoming hugely popular, with many manufacturers springing up. But how much do you know about it? To help you wade through your design decision-making process, we’ve developed a Design Guide to give you a… Continue reading Exterior Porcelain Cladding: Important questions to consider Part 1 / The Cladding

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How Exterior Porcelain Cladding Stands Up Against Everything Mother Nature Throws at It

From a technical standpoint, exterior porcelain cladding panels are the BEST material for your exterior architectural facades. This even applies to your high-rise building projects. As you look through our project examples on our website or in the catalog, you’ll see many high-rise projects are using exterior porcelain cladding panels. And that should tell you something about the quality and… Continue reading How Exterior Porcelain Cladding Stands Up Against Everything Mother Nature Throws at It

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Making Your Facades Beautiful with Exterior Porcelain Cladding

In our last newsletter, we talked about the energy-saving benefits of using a ventilated façade. Today, we’d like to outline just a few of the features of our exterior porcelain cladding panels that can help you explore new options for a unique look for your building projects. In our project example above, the architect took… Continue reading Making Your Facades Beautiful with Exterior Porcelain Cladding

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How Will a Ventilated Facade Work to Cool My Building?

As Ehab found in the project example above, many cladding A ventilated façade provides your client’s building with a boatload of technical and aesthetic benefits.Today, we’re only talking about the technical aspects. More specifically, its effect on your project’s energy savings.Before we get too far, let’s clarify… “What is a ventilated facade?” A ventilated facade… Continue reading How Will a Ventilated Facade Work to Cool My Building?

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3 Ways an Exterior Porcelain Cladding System Can Help Boost Your Building Facade

As Ehab found in the project example above, many cladding manufacturers only provide the cladding itself. They leave the support framing and attachment for you to figure out. Don’t worry – that’s not how we do things… we have you covered with our complete Open-Joint Porcelain Cladding System (“OJ-PC system”). That means less risk for… Continue reading 3 Ways an Exterior Porcelain Cladding System Can Help Boost Your Building Facade

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