Cast to Last: Architectural Metal Castings

Cast to Last: Architectural Metal Castings

In this one-hour course you will learn about the history and evolution of bronze and brass castings and the way that have contributed to the advancement of society. From simple beginnings to modern day technology, you will identify the advantages of using cast metal signs.
The characteristics and benefits of metal signs will be discussed. The design professional will examine cast metal mounting methods and simple maintenance tips. Examine an array of current applications and analyze cost-effective, sustainable solutions in order to provide a readily available product that will stand the test of time.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain how the evolution of brass and cast metal has been a catalyst for change and positively impacted the advancement of civilization
  2. Compare and contrast cast metal to wood, acrylic, vinyl, and luminous products
  3. Discuss the various types of mounting applications to better understand the importance of using mounting techniques
  4. Examine modern applications of cast metal to discover ways to create sustainable, cost-effective signs that will endure the test of time
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
South Central US
Design Category: 
(05) Metals
AIA Course Number: 
IMD05C