Alcoa Kawneer Introduces New Institutional Solutions Brochure Demonstrating Its Capabilities for Education, Healthcare and Public Buildings

April 13, 2009

NORCROSS, Ga.–Alcoa’s Kawneer business, the leading manufacturer of architectural
aluminum building products and systems for commercial construction, has
introduced a new institutional solutions brochure that offers architects
an array of information and projects-specific examples that shows the
flexibility and sustainability of Kawneer’s comprehensive product
portfolio. The brochure showcases Kawneer’s strong knowledge of the
institutional market, specifically in the education, healthcare and
public buildings segments.

Designing institutional buildings can present unique architectural
challenges. Kawneer specializes in meeting the challenges of the
institutional market through exceptional design, an integrated product
portfolio, world-class engineering and unparalleled expertise. Kawneer’s
commitment to social and environmental responsibility enables it to
provide solutions that are smart, healthy and secure. The goal of
educational buildings is to foster student development, as well as
reduce energy demand and environmental impact by using smarter products.
Healthcare facilities require an environment that is designed for
healing as well as operational efficiency, while public buildings must
provide maximum security for occupants. Kawneer’s high-performance
products and systems that comply with LEED standards are designed to
allow maximum use of daylight, improve energy efficiency, promote
superior ventilation and create secure environments, helping meet the
needs of the institutional market.

The brochure features key information, excerpts and images from several
institutional projects that Kawneer has completed. The projects were
selected to provide a wide range of real-world building examples in the
education, healthcare and public markets.

Kawneer also brings the institutional solutions brochure to life via its
website (
The website includes a downloadable version of the print tool and direct
links to Kawneer products, project profiles and Kawneer’s LEED Planning

Kawneer believes institutional buildings should be more than just shared
spaces and should inspire and reflect the people occupying these spaces.
The new institutional brochure demonstrates Kawneer’s capabilities
within the institutional segment – as well as its ongoing commitment to
delivering energy-efficient solutions – while promoting integrated,
whole-building design practices.

To learn more about Kawneer, its range of products and institutional
capabilities, as well as to download a copy of the print version of the
Institutional Solutions Brochure, visit

About Kawneer

With more than 100 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North
America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and is the leading
manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the
commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Alcoa’s global
Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. Alcoa BCS
manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North
America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alcoa is the world’s leading
producer and manager of primary aluminum, and alumina facilities, and is
active in all major aspects of the industry. For more information on
Kawneer or its products, please visit

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world leader in the production and management of
primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its
active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry.
Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing
design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s
businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components
including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings,
Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and
investment castings, and building systems. The Company has been named
one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for seven consecutive years. More information
can be found at