This course provides an update on the advancements in perimeter fire containment systems for galvanized backpan assemblies. The value of understanding the performance of galvanized backpan assemblies in today’s ever changing complex designs cannot be overstated. By identifying the unique challenges that these assemblies present in the design phase, you can eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.
Complex project designs & evolving enclosure material options combined with demanding weather conditions & confusing product performance attributes can be challenging to synthesize. Because thermal value code targets are increasing, along with the uncertainty of future energy costs & weather patterns, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session examines the performance attributes of exterior insulation options under real world conditions to better enable the design & installation of higher performing, more resilient and durable walls.
12PM - 1PM ET
This course provides details and information in exterior facade applications using porcelain panels. Provides knowledge on sustainability values in the material itself and installation process and also gives a full understanding of design possibilities.
This course is an introduction to the timeless beauty of natural stone, manufactured for use as a lightweight façade alternative to traditional masonry materials when planning a new project. Participants will get an understanding of the extraction of common types of stone suitable for lightweight manufacturing. The process by which dimensional stone slabs are fabricated and bonded to aluminum honeycomb, and an education in the various finishes that can be achieved on lightweight panels for specific architectural features, such as cornices and other design conditions. Lastly, the participants will learn about performance testing, LEED benefits, the speed and ease of lightweight stone panels, and how lightweight stone can reduce design, engineering, and installation costs.
Insulation has come a long way from the days of traditional foams, fiberglass and mineral fiber products. Today’s rigid insulation board technologies offer architects and builders choices that can optimize energy efficiency, moisture resistance and fire performance – and provide thinner walls to increase leasable space and ROI. Specific rigid insulation board technologies are suitable for foundations, floors, walls, and soffits. By understanding these technologies, architects can select the best insulation type for each part of a project.