Contrarian Metal Resources provides materials applications assistance for Architects throughout our website. Below is quick information and links to directly connect you to the resources you need:
CMR's Project Gallery provide excellent examples of the beauty and versatility of stainless steel, and it's suitability for building envelope applications, roofing and wall systems, as well as more traditional uses for interiors.
Contrarian has an unrivaled selection of decorative flat rolled finishes. This website includes visual images of many of our products. Don't see exactly what you're looking for? Contact us and we'll work with you to create a custom solution to suit your needs. Product Data Sheets provide size ranges and other application information to enable designers to find the product that will best work visually and practically.
Beyond our product data sheet information, which can help the specifier develop material specifications, Contrarian also offers downloadable 3-part Specifications and/orBIM Object files in a variety of formats and versions - click here to view and download! We have regional product consultants in the United States who are prepared to provide personal assistance as well. Click here to request contact from a Product Consultant.
In addition to the many technical reference articles In addition to the many technical reference articles available on the website under Resources, Contrarian's product consultants are available to provide personal expertise relating to the application of our products to your projects. Click here to request contact from a CMR Product Consultant.
Product Selection Guide
Based on common selection criteria for materials, our Materials Selection tab provides resources to help you narrow down choices to those most appropriate for your specific application.
Contrarian has professional product binders available which include numerous sample chips and product information. Individual samples for design boards and product submittals are also available on request.
Stainless steel saves energy and mitigates the heat island effect of buildings. With its high recycled content and complete recyclability, the potential for stainless steel to last as long as the building stands, creates a sustainability loop that is the envy of other materials. When used for exterior cladding, stainless steel does not create runoff of bio toxins (common occurrences with traditional metals used in construction). Information about environmental issues, including LEED® and Green Globes Design™ can be found under the Save Energy tab and throughout our Resources section. Topics include:
- Thermal & Solar Reflectance
- The Insulation Value of Stainless Steel
- Stainless Steel Buildings Combat Climate Change
- The Enhanced Thermal and Solar Reflectance of InvariMatte® Stainless Steel
- Extraordinary Recycling Efficiency
- LEED® and Green Globes Design™ Points
- The Superior Durability of Stainless Steel
- Eliminate Biocide Runoff
As key advisors to building owners, architects may benefit from understanding the economics of stainless steel building ownership. The following information can be found under the Reduce Costs tab and throughout our Resources section: