Modern Metal Walls and Roofs: Colorful, Evocative, Innovative

Sponsored by Metal Construction Association
By Kathy Price-Robinson
 
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; 1 IIBEC CEH; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the benefits of metal architecture for meeting environmental goals, ease of installation, performance, and cost effectiveness
  2. Discuss how metal cladding for roof and walls provide a large array of color, including custom colors, and can match specific brand colors
  3. Identify unique finishes that provide aesthetic options with metal to mimic wood grain, weathering, and natural materials
  4. Describe extraordinary designs that can be created with metal by using rainscreens, varying panel widths, lengths, direction, curves, angles, and perforations

This course is part of the Metal Architecture Academy

The specification of metal roofs and walls has led to some of the country’s most colorful, evocative, and innovative buildings—from San Francisco’s Chase Center, home to the Golden State Warriors, to a Texas residence whose unique undulating roof reflects the sky and trees, to a 10-story building in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood that stands out with single-skin aluminum panels painted with organic pigments and pearlescent inks and formed into geometric angular shapes. This course dives into award-winning projects that illustrate the benefits of metal architecture for meeting environmental goals, ease of installation, performance, and cost effectiveness.

Modern Metal

Metal Construction Association The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology, and education. MCA member companies gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. www.metalconstruction.org

 

Originally published in September 2021

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