Design & Specification of MCM in Today's Architecture

Sponsored by ALPOLIC® Metal Composite Materials

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the physical characteristics as well as the finish characteristics of MCM, and how those characteristics contribute to sustainability.
  2. Explain the manufacturing process and the application of coatings.
  3. Properly analyze the cost considerations and lifecycle of MCM versus other materials.
  4. Show how MCM contributes to the safety and well-being of building occupants.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
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 will cover a wide range of timely topics important to the Architect, Designer and Specifier of contemporary interior and exterior metal panels. It will also provide an overview of aluminum and metal composite materials, address ACM's attributes, basic design guidelines, attachment systems, specifications, and cost considerations.

Design Spec

Photo courtesy of Alpolic ® Metal Composite Materials

 

ALPOLIC<sup>®</sup>/Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America is proud to be a global leader in premium metal composite manufacturing. Our ALPOLIC® materials inspired new aesthetics and enabled new design possibilities, and our commitment to quality, sustainability and customer care is unmatched.

 

Originally published in May 2020

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