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Advanced Materials for Building, Transport and Industry

Enrollment is Closed
  1. Course Number

  2. Classes Start

    Nov 01, 2016
  3. Classes End

    Dec 31, 2016


1. Properties

1.1. Characteristics of ACM/MCM

1.2. Continuous Manufacturing Process

1.3. ACM and Coil Coating

1.4. Coil Coating / Paint Basics

1.5. Paint System Tradeoffs

1.6. PvDF / Kynar Resin Paint

1.7. FEVE Resin Paint

1.8. HQP – High Quality Polyesters

1.9. SP – Siliconized Polyesters

1.10. Standard Polyester

2. New Technologies

2.1.Product Range

2.2.Natural Metal Composite

2.3. Textures and Effects

2.4.Brushed Aluminum

2.5.Embossed Metals

2.6.Wood Grain Finishes

2.7.Powder Coating

2.8.Competitive Analysis



3. Case Studies

3.1. Buildings

3.2. Marine

3.3. Railway

3.4. Industry

3.5. Solar Energy

About This Course

Aluminum composite panel larson ® (ACM) is a fully tested and certified, top quality architectural wall cladding panel providing the strength and flexibility required for the most demanding design criteria.

larson ® is especially recommended for new-construction ventilated façade sectors as well as renovation. It allows for ventilated, semi-ventilated or air-tight façades.

larson ® composite panel is produced by two metal sheets (Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass or Zinc) for architectural façade cladding.

Course Structure

1. Properties

2. New Technologies

3. Case Studies

Learning Objectives

This course introduces participants into the best practices for light design. The projects featured will provide real world examples of how new techniques and technologies can be used to illuminate indoor and outdoor spaces.


This course requires 2 hours of work, watching videos, reading and taking quizzes related to the course subject.

Course Format

The course consists of videos featuring a selection of products by Alucoil and case studies on projects using them.


The course includes multiple-choice questions and a lighting design project.


Course participants receive a certificate from Build Academy after successful completion of the course.


The course will award 2 CEU credit by AIA-CES.


No prior knowledge will be required for this course.

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