AIA Course

Innovations in Extruded

Aluminum Corners & Trims

Course Number: ETR05A
Course Title: Innovations in Extruded Aluminum Corners and Trims
Course Credit Hours: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour

Course Description
This course focuses on the emerging use of extruded aluminum trim products in single family, multi family and light commercial construction. Participants of this course will be provided and overview and examination of the benefits of extruded aluminum trim products as compared to traditional trim materials. The course goes into detail and defines what extruded aluminum trims are, how they are manufactured and the short and long term benefits of using extruded aluminum trims versus traditional trim materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the history of corner and trim boards in terms of popular materials used
  • Outline the key differences between extruded aluminum corners and trims and bent steel trims
  • Specify the key difference between a direct and indirect extrusion manufacturing process and how this impacts metallurgical and dimensional attributes
  • Define what extruded aluminum corners and trims are and why they are gaining increased popularity with architects, tradespeople and homeowners
  • Explain the cost and installation benefits of extruded aluminum corners and trims over traditional trim materials
  • Express Sustainable Design concepts
  • Detail how extruded aluminum corners and trims are used as architectural elements in modern architecture
  • Convey the key differences between extruded aluminum corners and trims designed for outdoor use
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