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Course Description: AEC Daily: Architectural Aluminum Canopies for Commercial Buildings
ONGOING - 1 HOUR
Architectural canopies are versatile additions to a wide variety of commercial buildings and serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. They can highlight entrances, create visual interest, support signs and lights, and offer protection from snow, rain, and sun. This course examines canopy types, styles, materials, finishes, and wall attachment considerations and offers guidance on how to select the right system for a project. Case studies demonstrate how canopies can assist in solving common building design challenges.
Compare and contrast the purposes, support needs, installation considerations, and long-term durability of different canopy materials.
Differentiate the types of aluminum canopies in terms of their shading, load-bearing, and aesthetic characteristics
summarize the considerations for attaching a canopy safely and securely to various types of wall materials.
Explore the canopy features that help guide selection of the level of quality, performance, and durability suitable for a given project.
Recall case studies that use canopies to address common design challenges and enhance how occupants use and experience buildings.