12.5. Structural Systems

Description: These panels are designed to be attached directly to the wall structure, without the use of a continuous substrate. The panels must withstand all forces and transfer those forces to the structure. Therefore, the panel dimensions and thicknesses, z-clip and structure designs must be reviewed by a structural engineer to ensure that all codes and structural requirements are satisfied.

Substrate: Structural system. A continuous substrate is not required.

Fastening Method: Stainless steel z-clips and rubber isolators.

12.5A. Typical Section

This section shows the rubber isolator clips and the stainless steel z-clip required to hold the copper panels and prevent direct contact with the structural system.

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12.5B. Typical Axonometric

Staggering the transverse seams, as shown, is required to avoid having many layers of the copper panels at one point. It also helps improve weather resistance.

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12.5C. Parapet Detail

A continuous copper trim/lock strip is nailed to the wood blocking. This strip holds the top edge of the copper panels. The coping cover locks into this strip, extends over the wood blocking and is locked into a continuous edge strip on the opposite side of the wall.

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12.5D. Base Detail

Wood blocking is attached to the structure at the base of the wall. A continuous copper flashing/lock strip is nailed to the bottom of the blocking. The bottom edge of the copper panel is locked into the strip.

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