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Steelscape is dedicated to the continuous education of the design and metal building communities as well as end-product users.  Steelscape has developed a range of tools designed to educate users of important considerations when designing metal roofs and walls.

Upcoming Webinars

Course Description:
The surface coating is the first line of defense in pre-painted metal, and one of the most important elements to consider as part of a metal purchase. Selecting the right coating, finish, and paint system can affect product lifespan, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. This course discusses the composition of pre-painted metal, its application, performance, and also examines the building and environmental factors that may influence the type of paint system specified.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand 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 specifically to project needs.
  • Identify pre-painted metal durability issues, their causes and applicable warranty considerations for end building users.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern

Location:                             
From your computer

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.

 

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.

Speaker: 

During the live event, you will get a chance to participate in the Q&A with Michelle Vondran of Steelscape.

Michelle VondranMichelle 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.

Continuous Education Courses

AIA CONTINUOUS EDUCATION SYSTEM – EARN LEARNING CREDITS

Steelscape just released its new course, Understanding Pre-Painted Metal, which explores paint fundamentals and important considerations when specifying pre-painted metal. This course provides an extensive overview of enhancement options to improve building envelope aesthetics, durability, and energy efficiency.

This course is valid for 1 LU|HSW credit.

Format options:

  • On Demand (1 hr course) – available online through AEC Daily here.
  • Webinar (Hosted online) – Interact directly with experienced industry specialists. Requires a minimum of a 4-week advanced notification, subject to group minimum size (10) and presenter availability. Inquire using the Ask Steelscape functionality.
  • In Person – (Onsite) Available at either of our facilities, (Rancho Cucamonga, CA or Kalama, WA). Requires a minimum of a 4-week advanced notification, subject to group minimum size (10) and presenter availability. Inquire using the Ask Steelscape functionality. Includes a tour of steel production and coating facilities to see key course concepts in direct application.

Designscape Live: Educational videos

Designscape live is a multipart series covering important painted metal topics in brief video segments.   The series addresses a range of issues including paint systems, enhancement options, failures and warranty coverage. Subscribe to the Steelscape YouTube channel to stay up to date with the latest series updates.

Episode 1 explores the fundamental components of paint and how each plays an important role.

Episode 2 explores how paint is applied to metal and why the pre-painting process creates a consistent, long-lasting product.

Episode 3 explores the important paint and finish layers that makes metal roof and walls durable and beautiful.

Episode 4 explores the importance of color as well as the differences between the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI), Gloss, and Light Reflectance Value (LRV).

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