Historically Proven, Future Facing: Architectural Zinc for Walls and Roofing

Sponsored by RHEINZINK America, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the use of zinc for walls and roofs from historic European buildings to contemporary North American designs.
  2. Discuss the specifiable aspects of architectural zinc for a wide range of design goals.
  3. Identify architectural zinc’s performance and aesthetic qualities, its natural and accelerated patina process, and how zinc differs from other metals.
  4. Define architectural zinc’s proven sustainable qualities.
  5. Discuss several case studies that show how architectural zinc walls and roofing enhance a variety of project applications.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
1 IACET CEU*
GBCI
1 GBCI CE Hour
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH
LEED_AP_BD
1 LEED AP BD+C
SITES_AP
1 SITES AP
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.
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

Architectural zinc cladding and roofing are natural choices for innovative, creative, and forward-thinking architects and designers. Rarely does an architectural product combine the qualities of natural beauty, sustainability, ease of workmanship, durability, and low maintenance. This course explains the nature of zinc, its abundance in the earth’s crust, and its multitudes of use in history and in contemporary design. The course defines the material’s performance qualities and its proven sustainable credentials, as well as showing various seam treatments available. The course illustrates the specifiable aspects of zinc for walls and roofs. Finally, the material’s stunning aesthetic and versatility is demonstrated in a numerous of high-profile case studies.

Architectural Zinc

 

RHEINZINK America, Inc. RHEINZINK America, Inc. is the most reliable, trusted brand of architectural zinc in North America. Ideal for roofing, wall cladding and gutters, RHEINZINK is environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable and offers a potential lifespan of 100 years or more.

 

Originally published in September 2021

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