Aluminum Sheet: 3003-H14 alloy (Standard) or 5005-H34 alloy (For use with anodized finishes).
Typical minimum thickness 14 Ga. (.063” / 1.6 mm)
Stainless Steel Sheet: Type 304 (Standard) or 316 (For higher degree of corrosion resistance).
Minimum gauge 16 Ga. (.063” / 1.6 mm)
Galvanized Steel Sheet: Galvanneal Satin Coat, Typical minimum thickness 16 Ga. (.063” / 1.6 mm)
Aluminum: Baked polyester powder, or two or three-coat fluoropolymer coatings by PPG® or Valspar®, or gray polyester prime for field painting. Also Class I or II anodic treatments.
Stainless Steel: Satin brush # 4, Mirror # 8 or other readily available finishes for example, Non-Directional Brush or Random Swirl.
Galvanized Steel Sheet: Baked polyester powder, or gray polyester prime for field painting.
Column Covers are not available under 8” in diameter
Column Covers are limited to 12’-0” in height or per stack.
Mounting applications and methods will vary application to application.
A. ASTM E84 - Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies.
B. AAMA 605.2 - Specification for High Performance Finishes.
C. ASTM A 366/A 366M Standard Specification for Commercial Steel (CS) Sheet, Carbon (0.15 Maximum Percent) Cold-Rolled; 1997.
D. ASTM A 666 Standard Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar; 2000.
E. ASTM B36/B 36M Standard Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar; 2006.
F. ASTM B 209/B 209M - Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate; 2004.
Available in a variety of designs and finishes, Nelson Architectural Metals Division manufactures Column Covers and beam wraps providing an attractive yet cost-effective approach to visually enhancing structural beams including bare support steel structures, concrete columns and wood beams. The inherent durability and simple beauty of metal make it an ideal candidate for such enclosures.
Nelson’s unique fabricating capabilities lend themselves to manufacturing non-standard shapes and sizes which are often not readily available from other manufacturers. As a result, our architectural metal Column Covers and column wraps have been the number one choice among many prestigious commercial, institutional and transportation facilities across North America.
NelsonAMD's decorative metal column wraps conceal structural elements for the design and construction industry. Beautiful, Decorative, metal column surrounds ensure Nelson is your best choice for column covers.
Commercial Column Covers and architectural metal column wraps are available in a variety of metal alloys best suited for the intended application and typically range from .064 up to .125 inches in thickness. The most common cover and wrap alloys are 3003-H14 for aluminum and T-304 or T-316 for stainless steel column covers. For optimal results, enclosures intended for anodizing plain (Mill) or brushed finishes generally require the use of a 5005-H34 alloy. In addition to the aforementioned options, baked powder enamel, and two and three-coat fluoropolymer type paints are commonly used to enhance the appearance of our enclosures. Nelson also offers a wide range of linear, non-directional and selective brushed finishes, particularly in stainless steel, as well as faux wood options like our exclusive Ourborite™ finish.
At Nelson Architectural we draw from a resource base of over 150 highly skilled employees, many of whom have been engaged in this type of manufacture at Nelson for more than 25 years. Our ability to custom engineer and fabricate metal column covers and beam wraps to meet the rigorous demands of architects and designers makes for a perfect fit from the conception to the completion of a new space.
For information on NelsonAMD's Custom Architectural Metal Column Covers or to solicit our engagement on a potential project, please contact a Nelson Sales Representative near you, or contact us directly. Detailed drawings, product, and finish samples pertaining to our metal Column Covers and beam wraps are available upon request.
Nelson Architectural Metals Division designs, engineers and fabricates architectural metal products for virtually any commercial or institutional application. This includes decorative metal Wall panels and expanded metal Ceiling Panels (including Medium Security Ceiling system), metal Column Covers and beam wraps and unique custom architectural furnishings – all offered in painted steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Our extensive portfolio of projects includes customized installations at transit facilities, stadiums, airport terminals, universities, commercial buildings and many other applications throughout Canada and the United States. Our Custom Architectural metal fabrication team is the partner you can rely on.
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