Free AIA-Approved Webinar “Understanding Pre-Painted Metal” – August 2021
AIA Course Description:
This FREE webinar on prepainted metal with Architectural Record and Steelscape’s Michelle Vondran provides an understanding of the fundamentals of pre-painted metal, common paint systems, their differences and suitability for different environments.
This course also provides an extensive overview of pre-painted metal enhancement options that can improve aesthetics, durability or energy efficiency. The final section of this course explores paint system failures and how they can be avoided. At the conclusion of this course, the designer or specifier will have an improved ability to select the right pre-painted product relative to environmental considerations and building owner expectations.
- Explain the pre-painted metal fundamentals, the paint application process and the advantages of this process relevant to exterior building applications.
- Identify the three common types of paint systems, their differences and appropriate applications.
- Recognize the enhancement options available for pre-painted metal and how they can be modified specific to project needs.
- Identify pre-painted metal durability issues, their causes and applicable warranty considerations for end building users.
AIA CES Learning Units:
1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units/HSW/SD (No fee)
Earned credits are based on attendance and updated upon completion of the webinar.
Michelle Vondran is Technical Manager for NS BlueScope Coated Products, North America. Michelle graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She started her career as a research chemist with Morton (later BASF) coil coatings with a focus on polymers. This position also included lab development as well as lab-to-production scale-up and manufacturing quality and process control.
Eventually, Michelle’s focus shifted to cool pigmentation where she brought the first cool coil coatings to market. She was active in the Cool Roof Rating Council and Energy Star Roofing Program. She joined Steelscape as a Quality Engineer for the Rancho Cucamonga, CA paint line. While there, she has held the Quality Systems Manager role and now, in her current position, as Technical Manager. She oversees quality systems and technical service for BlueScope Coated Products North America, which is comprised of Steelscape and ASC Profiles.
Michelle is an active member of the National Coil Coaters Association, sitting on the technical committee, as well as the Zinc Aluminum Coaters Association.
Can’t make it during the scheduled time?
Register anyway, and we’ll email you a link to the recording afterward! All our webinars are available on-the-go from your phone or tablet and on-demand following the live broadcast.
Steelscape is a national supplier of coated metal used in the construction industry. Our products create a wide range of finished products including, metal roofing and siding, decking, and framing. Our capabilities encompass the entire coating process, from metallic-coating (corrosion-resistant coating) to painting, ensuring quality, consistency, and on-time delivery for customers. With extensive prototyping and development capabilities, Steelscape continuously evolves the color and finish options available for the design community. Our innovative products, such as Vintage® and the Eternal Collection®, continue to transform roof and wall surfaces throughout the US.
Our highly experienced workforce began manufacturing coated steel products in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in 1968. We expanded to our Kalama Washington plant in 1997. Today we are jointly owned by two leaders of the modern steel industry, Nippon Steel Corporation, and BlueScope Steel Limited. Steelscape is committed to the ongoing development and application of pre-painted metal and is a proud member of the National Coil Coater’s Association (NCCA).
For more information on our capabilities, explore the ‘What We Do’ section of the website, or call us at 1-888-285-7717.
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