International Masonry Institute News

It's Raining Screen Walls


One of the main reasons people go to conventions is to check out what’s new. At last week’s American Institute of Architects convention in San Francisco, where IMI had a booth, we noticed a lot of rain screen walls, and a lot of architects talking about them.

That provided the perfect opening for us to talk about one of our favorite subjects – training.

By partnering with manufacturers of new products, we ensure proper training for craftworkers, with additional education to help contractors get comfortable bidding and using them. Our current partnerships with rain screen wall manufacturers are already bringing more work for BAC members, and these new contacts can provide more.

Rain screen wall systems are gaining a greater share of the building envelope, because architects and building owners like both their performance and appearance. IMI training makes them even more comfortable specifying the systems, when installed by BAC craftworkers.