Alpolic Materials

ACM, Rain screens, and a Sustainable Building Envelope

Gain insight into how rain screen systems contribute to the weatherability and sustainability of a building. Learn about the importance using sustainable materials for the system contribute to lower energy consumption, minimal impacts to the environment, and improving indoor environmental quality.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define what a rain screen system is, and what cladding materials are typically used in its construction
  2. Explain the role of rain screen benefits when it comes to temperature and energy savings
  3. Identify the different paint finishes that can be applied to ACM panels and what level of durability they offer
  4. Discuss typical market applications for this type of construction system
Design Category: 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIA Course Number: 
GAP07A
GBCI Course ID: 
0090010315
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion