Enhancing the Built Environment with Architectural Metal Fabric

Sponsored by GKD Metal Fabrics

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine how architectural metal fabrics for exterior applications provide solutions for outdoor design challenges.
  2. Learn the performance benefits of exterior metal fabrics including safety and security, solar management, and sustainability.
  3. Explore how to create visual identity and branding with metal fabrics, including etching, lighting, color, and transparent media facades.
  4. Identify ideal applications for the product and review case studies where the material was used.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
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

Architectural metal fabric is a dynamic exterior material than can be used to create beautiful and functional facades, balustrades, and screening for libraries, academic buildings, parking garages, stadiums, and other public and commercial buildings. This course will discuss exterior applications for metal fabric and its performance benefits including safety, security, solar management and sustainability. We will also explore coatings and graphics technologies that can be incorporated into metal fabrics to create a building and brand’s visual identity.

Enhancing Built Environment

Photo © Kevin Scott

 

GKD Metal Fabrics As a leading provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions, GKD Metal Fabrics offers architects the ability to create dynamic, modern environments that address numerous building concerns. Drawing on more than 95 years of German engineering excellence and precise American manufacturing, GKD revolutionized the category of metal fabric applications. With thousands of interior and exterior installations constructed worldwide, architects and specifiers recognize GKD as the metal fabric authority.

 

Originally published in April 2021

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