Designing with Metal

When used in the appropriate manner, metal can be a powerful tool for designers. Whether in primary or complementary roles, it is a material whose durability and flexibility can play a useful role in numerous ways on all kinds of building types. No single material or component is a solution unto itself, but as a team player, metal can be a useful arrow in an architect’s quiver. This article will discuss a number of specific applications where metal components are well suited to particular building systems or project goals. It will examine the behavior and qualities of the material and share design considerations and tips for effective utilization of metal. 

 

Continuing Education (AIA 1 LU)

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

Learning Objectives – After reading this article, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the overall qualities of metal as it relates to design and sustainability objectives
  2. Examine the qualities inherent in metal roof installations and ways these systems can complement things like solar PV and cool roofing
  3. Discuss how metal can be used in roof retrofit applications
  4. Consider the concept of above sheathing ventilation and how it can be used in metal roof retrofits
  5. Learn about the different types of metal wall systems and how they can contribute to the overall aesthetic and performance goals of a building

 

Proceed to take the test

 

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