Building Materials: Metal Presentation

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for use in post-secondary education.  This assignment is not to be used by others without written consent.


  • Research
  • Identify types of metal in the field
  • Assess sustainability of metals
  • Share your learning with others


Create a PowerPoint or InDesign presentation with your partner(s) explaining the following items about the particular type of stone assigned to you in class

  • Where it is found in the world
  • Where most of the interior finish material comes from in the world
  • What a mine/processing factory looks like
  • How it is quarried
  • Maintenance – as an interior finish
  • Durability – as an interior finish
  • Sustainability
  • The different ways it can be used as an interior finish
  • Different colors/finishes available
  • Analysis of the material as an aesthetic choice
  • Local suppliers

Metal Types

  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Tin
  • Nickel

Presentation information

  • Presentation to be 10 – 15 minutes in length
  • Create a one page handout to accompany your presentation
    • I will copy all of them into a packet at the beginning of class
  • All partners are responsible for visual and verbal presentation

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