Copper for Interiors? The answer is a resounding yes. Aesthetically
enhancing interiors wall systems, ceilings, fixtures and hardware have
been available for hundreds of years. Copper offers many performance advantages, such as being light weight, fire resistant, durable (meaning
that it does not require periodic replacement), and highly workable by
various methods. It also has the advantage of being non-organic and it
does not off-gas.
Within this section you will find information on a wide variety of interior applications that take advantage of the multiple finish options and colours available with copper and copper alloys, as well as a myriad of system options. And, at the end of the day, we must emphasize that copper is
both highly recyclable and highly recycled. It is possibly the greenest architectural metal available today and is frequently used in building applications where a green choice is the preferred choice.
On the following pages you will find out more about copper's potential as
an interior metal and the possibilities for its use in a broad spectrum of
design themes, under the following headings:
1. Raw Material
2. Joining & Fabrication
3. Copper Characteristics
6. Copper: The Green Choice
The Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association offers many resources to assist with the use of copper and copper alloys in the
building industry. Design handbooks and manuals, how-to DVDs and
videos and a variety of publications with a wealth of information, including
our periodical Canadian Copper/Cuivre Canadien. For those interested in obtaining continuing education credits, we also offer free in-house
seminars for architectural and engineering firms. Finally our web site is
full of information about copper, its alloys and applications.
When requesting information on architectural and interior applications, be
sure to ask for the Consider the possibilities… CD-Rom featuring Canadian installations.