Architectural Castings: Traditional Elegance & Tomorrow’s History - 2018

Architectural Castings: Traditional Elegance & Tomorrow’s History - 2018

In this course you will learn about the history and evolution of bronze and brass castings and their impact on the world. From simple beginnings to modern day technology, you will gain insight and understanding of the sand casting process. The benefits of cast metal signs and plaques will be identified versus other sign options. There are virtually unlimited options available for communicating your message with cast sign and plaques. Learn about the cost effectiveness, quick turnaround time, and long term benefit of using cast metal signs.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Examine various historical applications of cast bronze and brass products and their impact on the evolution of civilization.
  2. Identify the benefits and differences between cast metal and other alternative sign mediums in terms of durability and longevity as well as design.
  3. Discuss the characteristics and composition of bronze, brass and aluminum and examine the production cycle of manufacturing a custom sand cast plaque-sand casting process, and its ease of installation and maintenance.
  4. Explain the inherent sustainable characteristics and benefits of cast metal, and identify what to look for in a manufacturer when specifying metal plaques, signs and decor items.
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(05) Metals
AIA Course Number: 
IMD05B