Facade Designing - Viva Knowledge Center (VKC)

Viva Aluminium Composite Panels are ideal for a variety of exterior architectural, interior decorative, signage advertising, transport, and industrial applications.

For project cost estimate and purchasing, an elevation drawing showing panel layout, panel dimensions, and support rail/fixing positions should be made available to relevant project stakeholders (such as sub-contracting fabricator and installer).

Following checklist is recommended to the designers:

1. Wind Load Calculation
To determine the maximum positive and negative wind impact resistance requirement.

2. Tray Dimension
The maximum dimension of the panel depends on the panel dimension less tray return dimension. For instance, for a 1220 x 2440 mm panel.

3. Panel Joints
To determine the number of fixing rivets required along each edge of the tray to install trays on the cladding structure on the wall.

4. Panel Layout
Based on building requirements.

5. Abutment Details
Justify horizontal & vertical span/spacing distance for stiffeners & fixings by Maximum Uniformly Distributed Load (KN/m²) = UDL.

6. Colour Shade Difference
Due to nature of production engineering (coating is done in one direction and each batch of coating is unique), a slight difference in colour may be noticeable if panels are mixed with several batches of production and if panels are installed in different directions (not following directional arrows printed on protective film).

To avoid such a difference in colour, designers must the estimated total required quantity of panels adequately with safety buffer, ensuring that each project will use panels only from identical coating batch. In addition, designers must ensure that sub-contracting installers would install panels in the same direction as marked on the protective film.