Design Innovations Using Fiber Cement in Commercial Construction
Credits: 1 LU
(Please note: The Study Guide is a supplemental presentation entitled "Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens" and is intended to be part of this course. Please download it upon enrolling.)
Designing commercial buildings requires that high performance becomes married with great aesthetics. Increasingly, both must be done while containing the material, labor, and installation costs. One area that has received attention in all of these regards is exterior cladding. While many different choices abound with varying degrees of weight, thickness, and ease of installation one product has emerged as a very appealing solution in many cases. Architectural Wall Panels made from fiber cement have a proven history of allowing architects to create building exteriors that are innovative, affordable, sustainable, and able to create a variety of aesthetic design appearances.