Rainscreens: Engineering and Installation Issues

Comprised of sub-assemblies and components, learn rainscreens’ many engineering and installation issues

Rainscreens have risen in popularity over the last decade. Water intrusion mitigation, thermal efficiency improvement and decreased maintenance are their features driving this increase. Unlike sealed installation systems, a rainscreen assembly does not rely on a single-face seal approach, but instead consists of several components.

Facades+ Atlanta spotlighted women in design and construction with a roundtable
It’s Women in Construction Week and today is International Women’s Day. At AN, we’ve already kicked off the month honoring women’s contributions to the AEC Industry. At our Facades+ conference in Atlanta last week, this conversation took center stage with AEC Rising: Women in Design & Construction Roundtable.

At the Cutting Edge by Christian Annesley
In recent years Holly Gotfredson has taken over the running of the sister companies American Metalcraft and Finishing Dynamics, with the pair of businesses located on a single site in Atlanta. Christian Annesley caught up with Gotfredson to explore some of the latest thinking in manufacturing – and to find out more about her business philosophy
GasWorld Us January 2023 Issue

Automation, digital transformation and the many dimensions of the talent challenge all shaped the agenda over the course of a busy three days in Atlanta, Georgia in November. Metal formers, fabricators, welders and finishers of every description came together for networking and debate in an industry that’s a heavy user of industrial gases and is engaging with a host of familiar manufacturing challenges – and opportunities – that will define the years ahead.
GasWorld US: Fab Tech – November 2022 Issue

A Quick Guide to Solid Aluminum Metal Wall Panels
Many design variables to consider when specifying solid aluminum plate panels
August 2022

Selecting a Fabricator
What to look for when selecting a partner for projects
March 2022
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November 2021
Perforated Plate Panel
August 2021

Fort Bliss Hospital – El Paso, TX
Metal Construction News Magazine
February 2021 Issue

Meet Holly Gotfredson: Owner/President of American Metalcraft
December 21, 2020 |

American MetalCraft’s President, Holly Gotfredson, presented the “Firm of the Year” award as the Presenting Sponsor for the AIA Georgia Design Awards. Watch below:

Holly Gotfredson, American Metalcraft, Proving Her Mettle

To say that the metal fabrication industry is male-dominated would be an understatement. But that hasn’t stopped Holly Gotfredson from making her own statement. As the owner of American Metalcraft Inc., located just outside of Atlanta, Gotfredson and her leadership directors guide nearly 60 team members in producing painted aluminum architectural products for projects ranging from hospitals, schools and municipal buildings to universities, casinos, museums, corporate headquarters, bridges, and more.

Sherwin Williams Case Study: Thayer High School

We’re green with envy! American Metalcraft coated this rainscreen system with custom shades of green from Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings. The three different green hues on the exterior of Thayer High School in Thayer, Missouri boast a retro vibe that showcases a collaboration of colors + companies at their finest. 

Sherwin Williams Case Study: Lee’s Summit

“A pop of Arabian blue chases the gray vertical rainscreen panels down each side of this water treatment facility.” – Holly Gotfredson, President, American Metalcraft Inc.

Lee’s Summit Water Utility Service Center is clad with American Metalcraft’s fabricated rainscreen system which runs horizontally and vertically around the building and is finished in Arabian blue and Somerset pewter by Finishing Dynamics.

University of Idaho Project
Metal Construction News Magazine
July 2020 Issue

Lee’s Summit Project
Metal Construction News Magazine
June 2020 Issue

MNN – Leadership Lessons – Holly Gotfredson – American Metalcraft

August 19, 2020 |

AMI and Metal Construction News April 2020

April 2020 |

Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Center, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

January 01, 2020 |


November 2019 Issue |

Supply Chain Now Radio Episode 68

April 6, 2019 |

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February 2019 |


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