Aluminum Composite Material (Fire Rated): Manufacturing, Installation & Sustainability

Sponsored by 3A Composites USA, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the fundamentals of ACM: history, attributes and benefits of composite materials.
  2. Discuss and differentiate various materials, manufacturing processes, colors and finishes.
  3. Identify different specifications, codes, testing requirements, ACM cladding systems and installation processes.
  4. Explain sustainability benefits; evaluate environmental product declarations (EPDs) & material energy efficiency.
  5. Describe various building types and applications for ACM.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This presentation summarizes Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) - Fire Rated fundamentals and discusses the manufacturing process, finishes, applications and environmental impacts. It also explains the versatility, sustainability, & functionality of ACM and discusses why it is selected for architectural cladding, interiors, and signage applications in new and existing buildings around the world.

"The Red Pavilion" – situated in a plaza outside a new office building and adjacent to the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus in Vancouver, BC. Photo copyright Robert Stefanowicz courtesy of 3A Composites USA. Material used: 4mm ALUCOBOND® PLUS Custom Rosy Starburst

 

3A Composites 3A Composites has developed, manufactured and marketed high-quality aluminum composite panels, structural composite material, plastic sheets and lightweight foam boards for architecture, visual communication and the transport and industry markets since 1969.

 

Originally published in May 2020

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