Course Overview

As part of a well-designed rainscreen system, single-skin metal panels offer unique aesthetic options combined with the assurance that the building envelope will withstand the effects of long-term exposure to the elements. This course compares common cladding types; presents single-skin metal panel materials, coatings, finishes, and design options; and examines using single-skin metal panels with a single-component barrier wall to form a complete rainscreen assembly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. differentiate between single-skin metal wall panels, insulated metal panels (IMPs), and metal composite material (MCM) panels across a variety of parameters including suitable applications, appearance, installation, sustainability, and their contribution to weathertight design.
  2. specify single-skin metal wall panel materials, finishes, and system types appropriate for the intended application and environment to ensure long-term durability and performance.
  3. discuss the performance, economic, environmental, installation, and aesthetic advantages of using a single-skin metal panel, single-component barrier wall rainscreen assembly.
  4. summarize the AAMA rainscreen design requirements and testing methods.


AIA Credit: 1.25 LU/HSW

AIA Course Number: MBCI001

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Format: Instructor-led & Web-based

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