Steel and aluminum cladding are popular choices specified for building construction. These materials are suitable across a wide range of applications and have many benefits, such as ease of installation and durability. This course will detail the metal types used for different architectural metal wall panels and suitable applications of each. A comparison of these materials will be examined throughout the course, as well as an analysis of various coating and finishing products will enhance architects’ knowledge of which products to specify for multiple projects, and why. Finally, sources of panel challenges will help designers and builders avoid unnecessary irregularities and ensure superior performance of metal wall panels.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the various materials used to design metal wall panel systems for curtainwall, storefronts, or wall applications.
  • Compare and contrast the different types of architectural metal wall panels and where they can be specified.
  • Analyze coating systems for various architectural metal wall panels.
  • Identify potential sources of aesthetic issues that may affect the visual appearance of metal wall panels and how to prevent them.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of metal panel systems