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Alucobond has the educational resources you need to transform your vision into reality! We are proud to offer four different courses, either in person or online, to assist with furthering your ACM (aluminum composite material) education as well as keeping up with industry standards, requirements, and progressions.
If you have any questions about our educational resources you can reach out to your local sales representative or contact us at 1-800-626-3365.
Manufacturing, Installation, and Sustainability
This program is designed to provide information to design professionals regarding the versatility, sustainability, and functionality of Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) and discusses why it is selected for architectural cladding, interiors, and signage application in new and existing buildings around the world.
Aluminum Composite Material:
NFPA 285 Fire Test of Exterior Wall Assemblies
Understanding and complying with building code life safety measures requires effective standards and reliable test results. NFPA 285 is used to establish life safety measures, but this test and the implementation in the building code has been challenged recently. This presentation discusses these challenges and analyzes the effects of NFPA 285 on building designs.
Aluminum composite material (ACM) is a lightweight composite material consisting of two sheets of aluminum facings thermobonded to a polyethylene core or to a fire retardant core. It is used for exterior as well as interior applications for architectural cladding, interiors, and signage applications in new and existing buildings around the world. This course discusses the versatility, sustainability, and functionality of ACM by examining common design, testing, and manufacturing techniques and evaluating different types of ACM systems, finishes, and coatings.
The demand for high-performance, durable, energy-efficient buildings has led to building envelope designs that incorporate greater amounts of combustible material in cladding, insulation, and weather-resistive barriers. Understanding how to meet both sustainability challenges and code requirements can be a complex and confusing process. Beginning with the history of NFPA 285, this course presents an overview of the test method and fire code in relation to various building envelope materials, with particular attention given to metal composite materials (MCMs).