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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
Econowall - NJ Public Health

Econowall is an economical drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding system. Econowall panels are dry-set with interlocking longitudinal joints and rigid finished end conditions.

Econowall - Product Image

For any project demanding complete design flexibility, Econowall can accommodate artistic freedom with nearly unlimited finishes, profiles and size options at a competitive value. Econowall has finished end cap conditions and custom modules not available with roll formed products at competitive costs.

Econowall may be installed over continuous masonry, concrete, or as the outer cladding in a wall assembly that incorporates continuous insulation and a suitable air and water barrier. The system is also an excellent choice for open framing application to clad un-conditioned spaces such as fascia, soffit, canopy or screen wall applications. Panels can be solid or perforated for soffit applications.

Econowall Details

Econowall - Lyric Opera House
  • Manufactured from pre-finished aluminum, stainless, or zinc with integral panel returns formed from a single piece of metal
  • Fully mitered aluminum and stainless steel panels
  • 0.5” (12.7 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
  • Panels install horizontally or vertically
  • All panel systems are reinforced/stiffened to resist deflection limits
  • Concealed fastened using corrosion-resistant self-tapping screws
  • 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

Econowall Design Options

Econowall - Morgan State University
  • Panels may be mixed and variable modules in flat or 3D profiles 
  • Variable reveals: Horizontal 0.125” - 2” (3.18 mm - 50.8 mm); Vertical 0.25” - 6” (6.35 mm - 152.4 mm)
  • Panel end joints can be staggered to create running bond patterns
  • Unlimited color options for aluminum
  • Options for #4, #6, #8, and non-directional finishes for stainless steel
  • Matching perforated and louvered panels
  • May also be used for column, beam and pilaster cladding
  • Integrated shop formed reveals

Econowall Metal Substrate and Finish Options

Aluminum Plate:

  • 3003-H14 aluminum alloy-temper
  • Thickness: 0.08” (2.03 mm) standard, 0.05” (1.27 mm), 0.063” (1.60 mm), 0.09” (2.29 mm), 0.125 (3.18 mm) options
  • Finishes: Kynar®, architectural TGIC polyester powder coating, or anodized

Stainless Steel:

  • T304 or T316
  • Thickness: 18 gauge (0.05”) (1.27 mm) standard and 16 gauge (0.063”) (1.60 mm) option
  • Finishes: #4, #6, #8, and non-directional satin in smooth or custom embossed patterns

Zinc:

  • Thickness: 0.059” (1.5 mm) standard and 0.047” (1.2 mm) option
  • Finishes: Consult with Metalwërks for options

Zinc is 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

Widths: 6” (152.4 mm) to 36” (914.4 mm)*

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

Depth: 1.5” (38.1 mm) minimum

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

Panel Weight Range
(dependent upon gauge and geometry)

Aluminum: 2.18 - 2.825 lbs./ft2

Stainless Steel: 2.994 - 3.477 lbs./ft2

Zinc: 3.58 lbs./ft2 - Consult with MetalWërks

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

Flashing: As required at base or penetration conditions produced in the same material finish as the panel system

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