Four reasons why novinger’s inc. should build your mega panels (prefabricated exterior wall panels)
1) experience – 30 years and nearly 300 megapanel projects
2) large fabrication shop – space to lay out hundreds of panels at a time
3) WARRANTY – written warranty for the customer
4) LEEDS EXPERIENCE – experience building energy efficient panels
We have constructed stud walls in commercial buildings for 70 years. About thirty years ago, we began fabricating mega panels (prefabricated exterior wall panels) with various finishes. Our crews have completed nearly 300 exterior wall projects to date.
Our mega panel projects range from one-story retail buildings with thin-brick cladding to 50-story mixed-use projects. We have experience with a wide variety of wall types and external cladding components. We’ve finished mega panels with EIFS, aluminum composite panel (ACM) material, thin brick, stone veneer, various metal sidings, and also insulated metal panel material in many widths and textures. We’ve also done panels with ACM and siding over insulated metal panels that use an integral furring.
FROM DESIGN TO FABRICATION
Using the project architectural and structural drawings, our staff creates shop drawings. These drawings are then reviewed, modified as directed, and then eventually approved by the architect and also by a structural engineer before fabrication begins.
We frequently build mock-up panels to send to outside consultants to test panel durability and weather-resistance before finalizing our shop drawing designs.
We have a large, climate-controlled fabrication shop to lay out and build the panels and apply various finishes. For most projects, steel panel frames are welded together on jigs. Cross members are added to the framework. Additional layers of sheathing, insulation, and finishes or prefab sections as specified in the architectural drawings are applied to the frames.
Window receivers and trims may be added on the fabrication shop floor or after panel placement on the building frame.
Our shop foremen inspect each panel at every step of production to insure proper quality control. Checklists are used to track progress and address any deficiencies if they arise.