Architectural Sheet Metal is a combination of technical skills and artistry. The shaping of metal into useful and beautiful forms is a centuries-old craft. By the 19th century, architects began using sheet metal to construct large buildings. You are probably most familiar with 19th and 20th century structures that are built of, clad with, or roofed using sheet metals of various types and thicknesses. Some famous examples include; Staue of Liberty – New York, Empire State Building – New York, Fordham Spire – Chicago, CN Tower – Toronto, Experience Music Project – Seattle. A fully trained Sheet Metal Worker who completes the iTi’s Architectural Curriculum knows how to measure, layout, fabricate and install the various materials and items that are found in the Architectural segment of the sheet metal industry. The Sheet Metal Worker who is trained in Architectural is an asset to architects, designers and building owners who rely on these experts to provide products that will both look appealing, while providing the long lasting durability that is needed for the life of the building.
What is Architectural Sheet Metal?
Architectural Sheet Metal is a very diverse part of the sheet metal industry. It encompasses many types of materials used in various portions of a building. You may work on restoration projects where you have to match work that was installed over 100 years ago. Many of todays buildings are being built utilizing metal wall panel systems. You also will fabricate and install all types of flashings to help keep the buildings water tight. Building interiors also contain an ever growing amount of Architectural sheet metal. Some of the items you may fabricate include; column covers, base, wall panels, ceiling panels, handrails, signage just to name a few. Here are just a few locations you might work: