Tour Held in Allentown, PA or Mesa, AZ
Participants in this plant tour will experience first-hand the processes in which metal components for the building envelope are manufactured.
Discover several types of metal used to create building envelope components, and understand the processes of metal roll forming, metal stamping and custom forming metal on a brake, to create a variety of different profiles and shapes.
Identify the importance of precision leveling metal prior to forming it into panel profiles, to eliminate the metal memory and to alleviate stressing of the metal in the roll forming process.
Recognize the differences of factory-formed metal panels versus those which are formed at the job site, by viewing the process of slowly forming metal through many forming stations, within a quality controlled environment.
Realize the customization that can be achieved within the metal forming processes to obtain particular aesthetics, to create ease of installation or to provide a solution to a project challenge. As well, understand how to integrate sustainable technologies into building construction and renovation using metal panel systems.