AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice, to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards or people through their improved environment.
AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 15, 2018)
Design & Specification of ACM / MCM in Today’s Architecture: A Technically Orientated Discussion of Today’s Aluminum Composite Material
Join us for a special edition Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
This presentation will cover a wide range of timely topics important to the Architect, Designer, and Specifier of contemporary interior and exterior metal panels. It will provide an overview of aluminum and metal composite materials as well address ACM’s attributes, basic design guidelines, attachment systems, specifications, and cost considerations.
- ACM/MCM: Definitions, attributes and material structures and the manufacturing process,
- Physical Characteristics including strength of material and PE & FR core.
- Finish Characteristics: Paint, PVDF’s vs. FEVE, and natural materials.
- ACM/MCM vs Other Alternatives.
- Attachment Systems including exterior (wet seal, dry seal and rain screen) and interior.
- Application Examples.
- Cost Considerations.
- ACM/MCM Specification Writing.
- Project Communications.
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
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