CRL-U.S. Aluminum recently hosted University of Florida School of Architecture students and staff for a tour of its ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities.

crlThe tour highlighted CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s fabrication and distribution efficiencies, and the 19 participating students were granted AIA CES Continuing Education credits. CRL product and design specialists were on hand to provide technical support and insight into current application advancements. Topics discussed included manufacturing best practices, trends in design and function, thermal performance, water management and code compliance.

“We are interested in introducing students to a wide range of fabrication methods so they can develop greater facility with fabrication and design thinking that is informed by making,” says Bradley Walters, a University of Florida School of Architecture associate professor. “CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s manufacturing capabilities and expertise are well-known, so they were the ideal venue to host our plant tour.”