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Linetec’s clear anodize finishing helps Texas career center withstand constant student use

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Sep 11, 2019

Celebrating the beginning of its second academic year, the Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center (CTC) serves approximately 2,400 high school juniors and seniors from across the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in Texas. Helping this educational building stand up to constant use by students, Linetec finished approximately 75,000 feet of Tubelite’s extruded aluminum framing systems in clear anodize.

Designed by VLK Architects, the CTC emphasizes transparency to promote collaboration and connection throughout the center. Bringing this architectural vision to reality, Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and sun shades were installed on both the building’s exterior and interior.

Selected for its durability, minimal maintenance and modern aesthetic, Linetec’s anodize finishing enhances the longevity and appearance of aluminum framing. Minimizing maintenance and associated costs, the clear anodize finish on all of Tubelite’s aluminum systems for the CTC meets the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s AAMA 611 specification.

Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center Anodized aluminum resists the ravages of time, temperature, corrosion, humidity, warping, abrasions and wear. It also is an inert material that is not combustible, 100 percent recyclable and poses no health risk. An integral part of the substrate, the anodize process produces an oxide film that is uniform, hard and protects the structural integrity of the aluminum, adding to its long life cycle.

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