Acrylic Specification for Architectural Applications

Sponsored by LuciteLux®

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain acrylic types and the terminology used for
  2. Define the properties of acrylic sheet that make them suitable for architectural applications
  3. Discuss how the qualities of acrylic contribute to sustainability
  4. Explain acrylic fabrication and techniques
  5. List case studies that demonstrate the architectural and other uses of acrylics

Credits:

1 AIA LU/HSW
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
0.1 IACET CEU*
This test is no longer available for credit
Acrylic plastics have an unusual combination of properties – outstanding water resistance, brilliant clarity, “light-piping” and “edge-lighting” qualities, chemical resistance, smooth, easy-clean surfaces, and ease of forming and machining. Some brands have outstanding resistance to the damaging effects of sunlight and outdoor weathering. Others are engineered to offer antimicrobial protection. This course clarifies acrylic types and the terminology used to describe them, as well as the properties that make them suitable for architectural applications. The course also discusses how the qualities of acrylic contribute to sustainability. Finally, fabrication techniques are explained and case studies demonstrate the range of architectural and other uses of acrylic.

Credits - Slide 7 - Photographer: Nikhalesh Haval for acrylicize, Slide 36 Photographer: Nikhalesh Haval for acrylicize (color blocks), Slide 38 - Credit: Pavan Consultants/ Mitchell Plastics, Slide 43 - Photographer: Nikhalesh Haval for acrylicize, Slide 67 - Furniture by Zone Creations, www.zone-creations.co.uk

 

LuciteLux® Lucite International is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products. With manufacturing, sales and distribution capabilities across EMEA, The Americas and Asia Pacific, we are the energy and driving force behind some of the world’s best known branded acrylic products, which make a significant contribution to a wide range of growing sectors and geographic markets. Since being acquired by Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd in 2009 we have further strengthened our position as the world’s largest supplier of MMA, the essential building block for all acrylics.

 

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