Finish & Surface Considerations of Anodized Aluminum & Natural Metals in Today's Architecture

Sponsored by ALPOLIC® Metal Composite Materials

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the types of anodic finishes available for architectural aluminum.
  2. Use the Aluminum Associations designation system to define the type of anodic finish.
  3. Describe the types of natural metal finishes available for composite building panels, including zinc, stainless steel, titanium and copper.
  4. Explain the concerns related to natural metal skins and galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals and how to address them.
  5. Properly select a natural metal finish and know how to design a wall assembly to ensure proper performance and to prevent galvanic corrosion.

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

Metal composite materials (MCM) use a variety of finish types that affect their look and performance. This course examines the different types of anodic finishes for architectural aluminum and how to use the Aluminum Association's designation system. Natural metal skins for copper, zinc, stainless steel, and titanium will also be covered.

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