The Art of Metal Wall Panels

This course will examine the key starting points for designers in selecting, designing, and detailing metal wall panels – both corrugated and concealed attachment systems. This course will also examine the field examples of these wall panel systems, "dos and don'ts" of these specific applications, and how they affect environmental efficiency, project sustainability, and product performance.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify problem areas during the DD and CD stages of design and seek recommendations from the manufacturer and expert contractor to solve these potential problems.
  2. Examine the importance of the incorporation of the Structural-Engineer-of-Record Wind Loads and Cladding and Component Negative Loads early in the DD and CD stages to ensure that the specified wall panel systems will meet/exceed the wind loads for the specific project.
  3. Examine basic wall panel details and sheet metal wall flashing details and conditions, and recognize the proper installation of these flashing details.
  4. Understand the importance and layout of wall flashing details in providing the owner the desired watertight and aesthetically attractive completed metal wall panel system.
Education Content: Intermediate
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: MTL301-PACe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH