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Rainscreen Wall Systems Barrier Wall Systems
Sculpted 3D*
Sculpted 3D*
Sculpted 3D*
Econowall Omniplate
Performance Drained and
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AMMA Pressure-
× × × × × × × ×
Barrier Wall
× × × × × × × ×
Barrier Wall
× × × × × × × ×
Materials Coated
Zinc × × × × ×
Panel Forms Flat × × ×
Curved × × × ×
3D × ×
Panel Returns Formed × ×
Flat × × × × × × ×
Back-Scored × × ×
Panel Dimensions
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

Metalwerks Column and Beam Cladding - Dupont

Metalwërks® Column Covers and and Beam Cladding are engineered to provide expanded design flexibility.

Beyond typical cylindrical or square tubular enclosures, Metalwërks Column Covers and Beam Cladding take on virtually any geometrical form as they are manufactured from solid metal plate.

Perfect for enclosing any vertical, sloped, or horizontal structural member – concrete, structural steel, and stud backup – Metalwërks Column Covers and Beam Cladding panels beautifully integrate with Metalwërks plate wall systems.

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Features and Benefits of Column Covers and Beam Cladding

Column and Beam Cladding
  • Integrate with Metalwërks plate wall systems or stand-alone applications
  • Typically manufactured in solid 0.125” (3.18mm) or 0.188” (4.78mm) thick aluminum and 16-12 gauge stainless steel (smooth and textured)
  • More abuse resistant than gypsum- or fiberglass-based products or aluminum composite material
  • Can be custom formed to adapt to all types of geometric designs, including curves with
    radii down to 6”
  • 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 butt joints or open 0.625" reveals with recessed batten strip, or backer rod and sealant
  • Panels custom manufactured and not limited by minimum production runs
  • Metalwërks supplies engineered supports for the enclosure products
  • 100% recyclable and manufactured from materials with high post-consumer/industrial content which can contribute to LEED credits
  • Virtually limitless palette of colors,
    finishes, and textures
  • Aluminum: high performance finishes are post applied for the highest coverage and uniformity
  • Available in no-VOC powder coated finishes. Non-toxic and non-combustible.
  • Finish warranties up to 20 years (coated aluminum). Consult Metalwërks for limitations.

Uses of Column Covers and Beam Cladding

Column and Beam Cladding
  • Enclosures for exposed columns, beams, or pilasters
  • Custom duct enclosures
  • Enhanced interior lobby aesthetics
  • Glazed or non-glazed curtain wall applications
  • Available with articulations, reveals and appliqués
  • High durability for high traffic areas and transit centers
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Metal Substrate and Finish Options

Aluminum Plate:

  • 3003-H14 aluminum alloy-temper
  • Thickness: 0.125” (3.18mm) standard, 0.188” (4.78mm), 0.25” (6.35mm) options.
    Consult with Metalwërks for additional options.
  • Finishes: Kynar® or architectural TGIC Polyester powder coating

Stainless Steel:

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


  • Consult with Metalwërks for options.

Zinc is a natural metal which has specific properties that will limit its use. It must be adequately drained, ventilated and weeped when used in exterior applications to prevent excessive corrosion. Please consult Metalwërks for the appropriate uses for your project design.

Panel Sizes

Profiles: Curved and Formed: 12" (305mm) to 66" (1,676mm)*

Lengths: Curved: 12" (305mm) to 192" (4,877mm)*
Formed: 12" (305mm) to 240" (6,096mm)*

Depth: Varies

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

Panel Weight Range
(dependent upon gauge and geometry)

Consult with Metalwërks for options.

Round or square

Elliptical & racetrack ovals

Conical or tapered

Non symmetrical articulations

Support framing

Articulated capitals and bases

“Snug fit” spring loaded ceiling closures

Welded mitered sections, end caps, base reveals beam penetrations

Access doors

Sloped base, ceiling terminations

Curved base, ceiling terminations

Extruded or formed appliqués

Accent color reveals

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

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

* Patent Pending