Envel in the News
02.03.20 | Metal Construction News
“[Shaffner Heaney] is a multifaceted company with fabrication, installation and distribution… [It] spun off a brand called SHApe Architectural, which is now its metals’ division… It also owns Envel Façades Inc. a separate company manufacturing ultra-high-performance concrete rainscreen façade panels. Because Shaffner Heaney manufactures its own [products], it can exercise a great deal of process control and respond quickly to ever-changing project conditions and schedules. Its project managers can communicate expectations directly to its contractor customers.”
10.24.19 | The Architect’s Newspaper
“The bulk of the elevations are clad with light-gray cementitious boards produced by Envel that, from a distance, resemble oversized and weathered shingles or vertically-oriented wood cladding. The boards themselves are all a standard width of 12 inches and reach a height of up to 15 feet, although the latter varies to accommodate sloping roofs and parapets. The panels are fastened to the steel structure through a steel girt and two layers of steel angled brackets.
“‘The design team decided to use cementitious boards based on its ability to achieve this appearance. But inherent in this agricultural aesthetic are imperfections, and those imperfections caused some issues with tolerances—both with the thickness of the boards themselves as well as the backing with its insulation and steel angles and girts,’ said Elkus Manfredi Architects. ‘There was concern about the aesthetics with these variations, but in the end, they contributed to the look that had been envisioned all along.'”
08.01.16 | Concrete Products
“LafargeHolcim and SHApe Architectural, Shaffner Heaney’s newly designated design, fabrication and installation division, are operating under the ‘Envel’ façade banner. SHApe Architectural’s building enclosure expertise dovetails LafargeHolcim’s cement and concrete competencies.
“‘We want to offer the rainscreen and façade market a number of different products,’ says Envel President Craig Heaney.”
03.08.15 | South Bend Tribune
“Concrete, in most people’s minds, is a utilitarian material — the gray, mundane stuff of driveways, sidewalks and drainage pipes. But one local business is using concrete to make something more artistic… [Shaffner Heaney] is diversifying with a $2.2 million project to make a new line of concrete panels that will lend different colors, textures and patterns to building exteriors.”