Modern Metal Walls and Roofs: Colorful, Evocative, Innovative

Metal Construction Association
By Kathy Price-Robinson

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

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU/HSW
ICC
0.1 ICC CEU
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
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.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BNP Media offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
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

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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