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Understanding the impact of transitions on façade performance

  • Sponsor: CO ARCHITECTS
  • Credits: 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU)/HSW
  • Format: Four Video Segments

Course Description

This course will explore the challenges on air and water tightness, thermal continuity, constructability and accountability caused by changes in geometry, materials, systems and gaps in scope allocation using completed interface examples. Using at-grade, in-plane, overhead and parapet transition details from one project as a baseline, the importance of careful interface detailing for high-performance envelopes and the responsibility of the architect in this process will be discussed.

NOTE: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 week to receive your certificate.

Note: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 week to receive your certificate.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the impact of building facades on overall energy consumption and occupant comfort
  • Learn how to simplify envelope detailing to achieve high performance
  • Determine how and when to use visual, virtual and performance mock-ups
  • Ensure façade performance goals are clearly communicated and executed