Anodizing Course Online

ANODIZING 101 – AAC’s First Online Course for Architects

Anodizing Course for Building, Design and Construction

AEC_Daily_Continuing_EduThe Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has released a new online learning course for architects, designers, engineers, building developers and others. Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design is available on AEC Daily, a continuing education website for B&C professionals.

Anodizing Course Description: Provides an overview of the sustainability of aluminum, the anodizing process, and the performance characteristics of architectural anodized aluminum. It includes information to assist in the selection and specification of architectural anodized finishes for aluminum sheet, extrusions, and panels.

Presented by: Todd Hamilton, Southern Aluminum Finishing Company

This Anodizing Course is part of one or more “AAC Course Collections”. Click here to view the details.

The focus of the Anodizing 101 course is sustainable design. This course may qualify for USGBC approved GBCI CE Hours, please check course details pages for particulars. AEC Daily Continuing Education link.

Anodizing Course Learning Objectives:

  • What is Anodizing?
  • Benefits of Anodizing
  • How to Specify Anodized Materials
  • Care of Anodized Materials

What is Anodizing

  • Advantages of Aluminum
  • Types of Materials- sheet, extrusion, fabricated
  • Sustainability of aluminum and anodizing/Green message
  • Types of anodizing

Benefits of Anodizing

  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Versatility- easily fabricated and colored
  • Cost
  • Ease of Maintenance
  • Advantages of anodizing over paint and powder coat finishes

Specifying Anodized Materials

  • AAMA 611
  • Aluminum Association Bulletin 45
  • Aluminum Association Designation System

Care of Anodized Materials

  • Finish restored using mild soap and water
  • AAMA 609 and AAMA 610- cleaning and care specifications

AAC Aluminum Anodizers Council