Metal Plate

Metal Panels
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Material Overview:

Increasingly, various formed or sheet metal panels are being chosen for rainscreen wall assemblies.  These customizable, highly engineered, open joint, drained and back-ventilated, metal panel rainscreen systems are capable of producing stunning, high-end aesthetics. Painted aluminum panels are available in any color using a post fabrication Kynar finish.  Stainless steel panels are available in a variety of alloys and finishes.  Perforated options are available in both aluminum and stainless steel panels. 

Design Considerations:

Depending on the metal panel layout and fabricator's preference, either the Alpha Vci or Alpha Hci system can be selected.  Many designers are using “vertical” panel layouts, which necessitates an attachment wall in a reverse orientation for steel stud walls.  Contact ECO Cladding for the most cost-efficient attachment approach.

James L McGuire Elementary School - North Providence, RI

SLAM Collaborative - CT has designed another eye-catching rainscreen design with the new James L. McGuire Elementary School. Continuing their history of using Swisspearl fiber cement panels, SLAM was the first project in the USA to incorporate the new Swisspearl Reflex Dark Silver metallic color. One of the strengths of the Reflex Dark Silver metallic color from Swisspearl is the ability to be fabricated into unique shapes, and what better location for a fun, creative design than an elementary school.

The design team utilized an Alpha Hci.10 face-fastened subframing system with two different bracket lengths to accommodate the innovative design and variations in cavity depth. With this project, all involved parties rose to the challenge of this innovative design, with SLAM leading the charge with developing these eye-catching details.

Hci Materials

Cladding Materials: 
ACM / MCM / Metal Plate
FRP
Metal Plate
Timber

Vci Materials

Wall Type: 
Concrete
Cladding Materials: 
ACM / MCM / Metal Plate
FRP
HPL Phenolic
Metal Plate
Stone
Timber
Attachment Types: 
Exposed

Available Systems

Alpha Vci System

Alpha Vci System

The Alpha Vci System serves as the Vertical C.I. Subframing system designed to address fire safety, engineering and thermal performance. Based on panel layout, the Alpha Vci System creates an attachment plane for vertical panel layout.  

Alpha Hci System

Alpha Hci System

The Alpha Hci System serves as the Horizontal CI Subframing layer designed to address fire safety, engineering and thermal performance. Based on panel layout, creates an attachment plane for horizontal panel layout.

Recent Projects

SLAM Collaborative - CT has designed another eye-catching rainscreen design with the new ...Read More