BACK TO WORKSHOPS

Mid-Atlantic

EVENT THEME

Detailing High-Performance Facades: Cladding Decisions and Sealant Strategies

Today’s high-performance facade standards require the deft balancing of aesthetics, technical detailing, and the demands of the client and local building regulations. This workshop will discuss both material and technical solutions to meet those standards. Experts will be on hand to lead tutorials on the most recent innovations in rainscreen cladding, sealant solutions, and much more. Attendees will leave with a greater knowledge of material applications at the cutting-edge of energy performance and code compliance, all while learning of attractive solutions for clients and end users.

Agenda

10AM ET

Build Better Walls: Clearing the air on exterior insulation performance
  • Credit type: 1 HSW
  • Provider: Atlas Roofing
  • Presenter: Lance Williams

This course discusses complex project designs and endless enclosure material options. Demanding weather conditions and confusing product performance attributes can leave you with many questions. Since energy code targets are increasing along with the uncertainty of future energy costs, getting the project’s insulation strategy right is critical. This session will examine the performance of exterior insulation under real-world conditions using modeling, testing, and actual project examples to better enable the design of high performance and high durability walls.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand current building code requirements and testing methodologies for fire propagation and smoke development. Given assembly testing following the Grenfell tragedy, attendees will better understand NFPA285 fire propagation testing in relation to actual material properties and performance.
  • Review material properties governing moisture and air performance as they pertain to conditions encountered in rainscreens and masonry veneers so as to best understand the actual performance characteristics of insulation specification choices.
  • Understand conditions that pose unique challenges, including multiple drain planes, drainage efficiencies, increased water absorption, and water vapor transmission.  Recognize risks associated with exterior insulation when used in combination with cavity insulation, interior vapor retarders, and low-perm water-resistive barriers.
  • Understand the effects of wind-washing and convective heat loss in modern rainscreen systems. Identify and prevent conditions that jeopardize the thermal insulation layer, which may, in turn, affect moisture transfer and overall wall performance

12PM ET

A Complete Approach to Rainscreen Design
  • Credit type: 1 HSW/AIA LU
  • Provider: Sto Corp
  • Presenter: TBA

This course presents the complete design approach to rainscreens and explains why rainscreens are an important topic for the building envelope and enclosures. This course enforces the use of control layers to maximize the use of a drained, backed ventilated rainscreen system performance for both new and existing buildings. Audience will learn and be able to identify different rainscreen technologies and how a complete approach is beneficial to a building’s performance, by ensuring compatibility among components and understand the relationship of control layers of the exterior wall assembly for health and safety of occupants. Lastly, the course will review this approach using real-world rainscreen systems.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine various rainscreen design and project examples, which illustrates the importance of a complete design approach.
  • Identify and describe the various rainscreen technologies and control layers of the building envelope and enclosures.
  • Explain the relationship of building performance with health and safety.
  • Explore the complete approach to rainscreen design and summarize the importance of compatibility among components within each layer.

DATE

Jun 16

TIME

10:00am-3:00pm ET

Register

SPONSORS

OUR PARTNERS

For CEU courses or sponsorship opportunities contact Diana Darling.