Southern Polytechnic State University School of Architecture
Heery International Inc.
Scope of Work:
The building envelope of the School of Architecture, uses a number of materials and systems. AMI fabricated the aluminum plate panel system visible in the next photos. The white panel system is only used to protect multi-story interior spaces. It includes a series of horizontal elements that shade the spaces from high sun angles of the late spring and summer seasons.
Barrier Plate 200 System
Description and Details
Before rainscreens gained popularity, wet seal, or barrier-wall systems as they are sometimes known, were the preferred choice in building skins. The panels act as the primary seal on the building, preventing any air, water or vapor from entering the system.
Wet seal panels have welded and ground smooth corners, and upon installation a backer rod and caulk are applied in the joints between each panel, concealing the fasteners and completing the weather tight seal.
In some instances, a barrier-wall systems is preferred over rainscreens due to weather conditions, climate and areas of high wind loads or pollution. They are still the skin of choice in China and Korea due to air quality conditions there.
Projects that are BPS200:
Here are just a few of our projects. These jobs represent some of our more unique work as well as some of our largest projects to date. To see more examples of our work click here. You will then be taken to our affiliate’s website, Finishing Dynamics.