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Rainscreen Wall Systems Barrier Wall Systems
Sculpted 3D*
Minimal
Sculpted 3D*
Ribbon
Sculpted 3D*
Parametric
Arcwall
Standard
Arcwall
Advanced
Ameriplate Econowall Omniplate
1500
Omniplate
2510
Performance Drained and
Back-Ventillated
Rainscreen
× ×
AMMA Pressure-
Equalized
Rainscreen
× × × × × × × ×
Dry-Sealed
Barrier Wall
× × × × × × × ×
Wet-Sealed
Barrier Wall
× × × × × × × ×
Materials Coated
Aluminum
Stainless
Steel
Zinc × × × × ×
Panel Forms Flat × × ×
Curved × × × ×
3D × ×
Panel Returns Formed × ×
Flat × × × × × × ×
Back-Scored × × ×
Panel Dimensions
(inches)
Length 24-160" 48-160" 24-160" 12-160" 12-160" 12-240" 12-160" 12-160" 12-240"
Width 24-66" 24-48" 24-50" 12-65" 12-65" 12-72" 6-36" 12-65" 12-72"
Depth Varies Varies Varies 1.75" 3.75" 2", 2.25", 2.75" 1.5" 1.75" 2.25"
Panel Orientation Horizontal
Vertical × × ×
* Patent Pending

Arcwall - Sallie Mae

Arcwall is an economical drained and back-ventilated rainscreen system for both walls and soffits manufactured from formed aluminum or stainless plate.

The system combines excellent performance with a high design flexibility.

Arcwall panels can be flat, curved, or formed into custom 3D profiles and can be installed both horizontally and vertically. Horizontal reveals are also available in varying heights from 5/8” to 2”.

The system is entirely dry-set with integrally formed interlocking longitudinal joints and simplified backup guttering. This includes formed panels with welded corners and factory-mounted j-hook extrusions for male-female engagement.

Arcwall may be installed over stud/sheathed walls, continuous masonry, concrete, or as the outer cladding in a wall assembly that incorporates continuous insulation and a suitable air and water barrier.

Arcwall Details

Arcwall - University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • Manufactured from solid aluminum or stainless plate with integral panel returns formed from a single piece of metal
  • Solid aluminum and stainless steel: high resistance to denting and puncturing, ideal for high-traffic or abusive areas
  • Fully mitered and welded corners ground smooth for seamless appearance
  • 0.625” (15.88 mm) standard horizontal and vertical joint with variable options
  • Adjustable furring to address variable construction tolerances and ensuring vertical sealing to air and water barrier, minimizing shims
  • Non-Combustible: minimal smoke or fuel contribution
  • Avoids NFPA 285 complications by avoiding thermo-plastic cores
  • All panel systems are reinforced/stiffened to resist deflection limits
  • Vertical gutters channel water from horizontal gutters draining moisture to the exterior
  • Panel install both horizontally and vertically
  • Concealed fastened using corrosion-resistant self-tapping screws
  • Aluminum: post-applied finishing for long-term performance and uniform aesthetic
  • As rainscreen systems rely on gravity to drain water, all skyward facing surfaces, copings, sloped conditions and all perimeters must be sealed
  • 100% recyclable with high percentage of post-consumer and industrial content, which may contribute to LEED credits

Arcwall Design Options

Arcwall - NJ Public Health
  • Panels may be flat, curved, or custom 3D profiles 
  • Variable reveals: Horizontal 0.625” - 2” (15.88 mm - 50.8 mm); Vertical 0.25” - 2” (6.35 mm - 50.8 mm)
  • Unlimited color options for aluminum plate
  • Options for #4, #6, #8, and non-directional finishes for stainless plate
  • Matching perforated and louvered panels
  • Projecting eyebrows with integrated framing can be included
  • Available shop-applied appliqués for accents
  • May also be used for soffits, column, beam and pilaster cladding
  • Optional back-cuts on formed panel edges for a sharper bend and crisper appearance

Arcwall Metal Substrate and Finish Options

Aluminum:

  • 3003-H14 aluminum alloy-temper
  • Thickness: 0.125” (3.18 mm) standard and 0.188” (4.78 mm) option
  • Finishes: Kynar®, architectural TGIC Polyester powder coating, or anodized

Stainless Steel:

  • T304 or T316
  • Thickness: 14 gauge (0.078”) (1.98 mm) standard, 16 gauge (0.063”) (1.60 mm), 12 gauge (0.109”) (2.78 mm) options
  • Finishes: #4, #6, #8, and non-directional satin in smooth or custom embossed patterns

Panel Sizes

Widths: 12” (305 mm) to 65” (1,651 mm)*

Lengths: 12” (305 mm) to 160” (4,064 mm)*

Depth: 1.75” (44.45 mm) minimum

* Maximum panel size depends upon plate material, gauge, finish, and geometry.

Panel Weight Range
(dependent upon gauge and geometry)

Aluminum: 2.62 - 3.52lbs./ft2

Stainless Steel: 4.64 - 5.913lbs./ft2

Ranges provided for clarification.
Consult with Metalwërks for further options.

Flashing: 0.040” (1.02 mm) thick to 0.063” (1.60 mm) aluminum

Coping: Wall copings may be produced with the same material as the wall panel system

Furring Channels: As required for proper mounting of panels

Fasteners: Type 304 stainless steel or cadmium-plated as recommended

Shims: High impact thermally-broken plastic shims to maintain co-planar surfaces

Material & Workmanship: 1-year standard, with 2- or 5-year options

Finish Integrity: 10-year standard and up to 20-year for coated aluminum

* Patent Pending