Metalwërks® provides expert consultation to building design teams for selecting the most appropriate system for achieving aesthetic, functional, and performance criteria according to a project's budget. Here are just some of the questions we help to answer:
Does your project require a rainscreen or barrier wall system?
Metalwërks Rainscreen Systems - including pressure-equalized rainscreens - are engineered to shed the vast majority of water from the building. Small volumes of water that are transported behind the system move downward within the air space or cavity between the back of the panels and an approved air and water barrier. This water is drained back out of the cavity via flashing at the base of walls and the cavity dries after a rain event via ample natural air circulation. Learn more...
Specific load conditions will determine the thickness of plate materials used in any rainscreen or barrier wall system, and may dictate additional stiffener or structural support requirements. Consult with Metalwërks to select the right plate thickness needed to meet load conditions for your project.
Beyond the exterior wall system, consider integrating Metalwërks systems in spandrel areas, feature walls and elements, overhangs, sunshades, column and beam wraps, and more. The location of these additional features on a project can play a role in the thickness, and overall system choice, so remember to discuss your whole project with a Metalwërks representative to ensure the correct specification.
Capable of achieving complex 3D forms, variable reveals, curved or flat designs, and more, Metalwërks systems give designers the luxury of virtually unlimited form and line. System choice will be impacted by design conditions, installation requirements, and aesthetic choices, so be sure to take advantage of Metalwërks complete design and engineering support to specify a system tailored for your project's specific considerations.