NEWS & EVENTS
“[Shaffner Heaney] is a multifaceted company with fabrication, installation and distribution… [It] spun off a brand called SHApe Architectural, which is now its metals’ division… It also owns Envel Façade Inc. a separate company manufacturing Envel™ ultra-high-performance concrete rainscreen façade panels. Because Shaffner Heaney manufactures its own [products], it can exercise a great deal of process control and respond quickly to ever-changing project conditions and schedules. Its project managers can communicate expectations directly to its contractor customers.”
10.24.19 | The Architect’s Newspaper
“The bulk of the elevations are clad with light-gray cementitious boards produced by Envel™ that, from a distance, resemble oversized and weathered shingles or vertically-oriented wood cladding. The boards themselves are all a standard width of 12 inches and reach a height of up to 15 feet, although the latter varies to accommodate sloping roofs and parapets. The panels are fastened to the steel structure through a steel girt and two layers of steel angled brackets.
“Concrete, in most people’s minds, is a utilitarian material — the gray, mundane stuff of driveways, sidewalks and drainage pipes. But one local business is using concrete to make something more artistic… [Shaffner Heaney] is diversifying with a $2.2 million project to make a new line of concrete panels that will lend different colors, textures and patterns to building exteriors.”