Copper in Architecture
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
The copper in Architecture Webinar is a one-hour introduction to Copper Brass and Bronze use in building construction. The program covers useful physical properties of copper and copper alloys, the inherent sustainability of these materials and contribution to a building's sustainability. Images provide examples of good design practice, as well as examples of situations where design could be improved. Discussion of industry standard common design practice and situations to avoid are followed by a question and answer session.
- Identify where copper comes from and how it is defined as sustainable
- Describe copper's physical properties and how design professionals make use of these properties when designing high performance, efficient, safe, buildings, and infrastructure
- Discuss basic architectural design practice, available technical resources, design assistance, and situations to avoid
- Explain what an alloy is and identify common copper alloy families: Brass, Bronze, and Nickel Silver
- Discuss recent copper projects and provide examples of current copper/copper alloy use as roofing, wall cladding, and ornamental systems. Images reinforce good design practice, as well as situations where design could be improved