Design & Specification of MCM in Today's Architecture

This presentation covers a wide range of timely topics regarding contemporary interior and exterior metal panels that are of particular importance to architects, designers, and specifiers. It provides an overview of aluminum composite materials (ACM) and metal composite materials (MCM), including their attributes, basic design guidelines, attachment systems, specifications, and cost considerations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the physical characteristics as well as the finish characteristics of ACM/MCM, and how those characteristics contribute to sustainability.
  2. Explain the manufacturing process and the application of coatings.
  3. Properly analyze the cost considerations and lifecycle of ACM/MCM versus other materials.
  4. Show how ACM/MCM contributes to the safety and well-being of building occupants.

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